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  • Robot apocalypse unlikely, but researchers need to understand AI risks

    Recent concerns from tech luminaries about a robot apocalypse may be overblown, but artificial intelligence researchers need to start thinking about security measures as they build ever more intelligent machines, according to a group of AI experts.

    Written by Grant Gross01 July 15 03:54
  • Cuba's pending tech revolution

    Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a US decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau17 Jan. 15 08:24
  • Researchers, medical workers seek tech answers to Ebola outbreak

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Researchers in robotics will meet with health care and aid workers around the country Friday to get ideas on how technology could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak, as well as the spread of other dangerous viruses.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin08 Nov. 14 06:40
  • Experts: Google antitrust probe to shed light on search

    The US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust investigation into Google's search engine could shine some light on the secret inner workings of the company's search ranking decisions and the relationship between advertising and free search results, some Google critics said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Sept. 11 07:29
  • Building a more resourceful cloud

    While managers may anticipate how cloud computing will one day ease IT headaches, the purveyors of cloud services themselves still need to further fine-tune the way their cloud services are metered and managed in order to make truly flexible cloud computing a reality.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 June 11 07:47
  • Mobile phones are great for phishers, researchers find

    Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.

    Written by Robert McMillan28 May 11 08:23
  • Graphene modulators could break network speed limits

    Fiber optic networks are at the forefront of record-setting Internet speeds. Now the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a graphene modulator that could push the curve forward by a ten-fold leap.

    Written by Kevin Lee09 May 11 07:18
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