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Beware, Journalists! Google Is Funding a New Software Project That Will Automate Writing Local News

Google is awarding the Press Association, a large British news agency, $805,000 to build software to automate the writing of 30,000 local stories a month. (more…)

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Elon Musk Warns America’s Governors Against Artificial Intelligence, Says It Poses An ‘Existential Risk’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an "existential threat" to human civilization. (more…)

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Google Announces New Plans to Remove Terrorist, Extremist Content on YouTube

Alphabet's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. (more…)

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Amazon Executive Says Alexa and Siri Should be Able to Communicate With Each Other

Alexa and Siri, rival voice assistants on Amazon's Echo and Apple's iPhone, don’t directly communicate with one another. But the Amazon executive in charge of Alexa and the Amazon Echo said he'd welcome the idea. (more…)

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IBM Successfully Tests Its 2 Most Powerful Quantum Computers Ever

IBM said it has successfully tested its two most powerful quantum computers ever with both holding processing power far in excess of its famous Watson infrastructure. (more…)

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Jeb Bush says People Should ‘March in the Streets’ to Demand Education Enabling Students to Better Compete Against Robots in Job Market

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Sunday that people "should be marching in the streets" to demand changes to "antiquated" education systems that aren't preparing students to be competitive in the job market against the robots of the future. (more…)

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Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed

Last Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif., Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot and began flailing his arms as though warming up for a workout, causing the robot’s enormous appendages to mimic his movements. (more…)

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Samsung Confirms Galaxy S8 Smartphone Will Have Digital Assistant Bixby

Ahead of the March 29 launch of its next flagship smartphone, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will have a new voice-driven digital assistant named Bixby, molded by artificial intelligence. (more…)

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Ford Bets $1 Billion on Self-driving Car Startup in Pennsylvania

Ford Motor is betting $1 billion on the world's self-driving car future. (more…)

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