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DC Police Say 2 of 6 African Teens Who Went Missing From Robotics Competition Are in Canada

Hordes of teenagers displaying colors and flags from 157 countries cheered wildly in DAR Constitution Hall on Tuesday afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated from two days of robotics competitions. Somewhere on the packed auditorium floor, six teenagers from Burundi quietly slipped away amid the closing gala. (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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Robots are Poised to Take Over the Human Workplace, But Christians Have Nothing to Fear

The goal was to save money,” Ken Dean said. A senior IT manager near Sacramento, California, Dean oversaw Sprint’s mailroom operations in the early 2000s. Inside the data center, one of three in the United States, hundreds of employees folded bills and stuffed envelopes. (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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8-Year-Old Boy Fighting Cancer Has His Dream Fulfilled to See Behind the Scenes at Amazon

Ben Bicknese is a tinkerer, the kind of kid who loves to take things apart and build new things with the parts. (more…)

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Cars, Robots Expected to be Biggest Hits at CES 2017

One of the biggest tech hits of 2016 was a talking kitchen speaker from Amazon that could play music, tell you the time and weather, and buy things online for you. (more…)

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OpenAI Releases Universe, a Tool for Training AIs to Play Games, Use Apps, Interact With Websites

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company, wants to let AIs loose in their own universe, where they can learn to play games, use apps and interact with websites. (more…)

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Stephen Hawking Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Britain

Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research center at Britain's Cambridge University. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly "smart" smartphones to robot surgeons and "Terminator"-style military droids. Funded by a $12.3-million grant from the Leverhulme

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Humans Will Follow This Emergency Robot Even When It’s Wrong

Getting people to trust robots is as big a deal for the future of technology as building them. But, it turns out, acquiring that trust might not be that difficult. Test subjects at the Georgia Institute of Technology willingly followed an emergency robot to safety during a simulated fire, even

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