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Autonomous vehicles may put people in life-or-death situations. Will the outcomes be decided by ethics or data?
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Researchers put out preliminary results of a study more closely linking cell phone radiation with cancer. The study has some issues but plenty of merit as well. Curious that they dropped the news on the Friday before a holiday. I guess they didn't want to upset the wireless industry. Anyway, I wrote this sidebar to the main story that explains why it's been so difficult to link cell phones with cancer.
An expert answers questions about what could happen at the cellular level after a report links radiofrequency signals to tumors in rats
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Winning this mechanized shoving match takes the right mix of might and agility—or at least a robot that works when switched on
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A breakthrough in robotic surgery: someone programmed a robotic arm to suture on its own. Well, not exactly on its own, but it's still closer than anything else out there to an autonomous robot surgeon. Consider this, a robot will probably operate on you during your lifetime (either a robot controlled by a physician or a machine programmed to do the work on its own).
Automated surgical systems still need handholding, but one system holds its own against humans
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I'm a little late to the party with this one, but it's got some good analysis of what Facebook's new chatbots are and how they use artificial intelligence (AI).
The social media giant is introducing chatbots to help advertisers reach Messenger’s 900 million users
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Autonomous vehicles could meet current safety standards, but only if they include standard features found in traditional models
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Facebook's Yann LeCun and Soumith Chintala discuss their efforts to tune computers to be able to learn for themselves, a key step toward machines that can figure things out without being told (programmed).
The social network is ramping up artificial intelligence to teach machines to figure out what users want—without human help
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Video of the robot sumo tournament at Cooper Union that I covered with my colleague Lydia Chain earlier this week. Cool idea and a great approach to learning. Check out the action ...
Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
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Here's a flying robot designed to perch on surfaces using static electricity. The idea is to extend battery life while they're sent on missions. Still several years away but an interesting development.
A new type of micro aerial vehicle saves precious power by perching on leaves or walls instead of hovering
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If you watched 60 Minutes this past Sunday then you probably saw a segment about how hackers can attack your mobile phone. This article analyzes the main attack described on the show.
The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy
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Hand-launched drone experiment at the bottom of the world ...
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter for the first time used unmanned aircraft to help it navigate the frozen continent’s icy inlet during a crucial summertime mission
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DARPA’s new “Improv” program encourages hackers to weaponize common gadgets to help anticipate the next big threats
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  • Purdue University
    Communications, Sociology, 1990 - 1994
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 2003 - 2004
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    Associate Editor, Tech, 2007 - present
  • InformationWeek
    Senior Editor, 1999 - 2007
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