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Andrew Ng is a soft-spoken AI researcher whose online postings talk loudly. A March blog post in which the Stanford professor announced he was leaving Chinese search engine Baidu temporarily wiped more than a billion dollars off the company’s value. A June tweet about a new Ng website, Deeplearning.ai, triggered a wave of industry and …

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When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone’s map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again—but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want to use the power of …

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A Google employee’s screed against workplace diversity has thrust company executives into a tight spot: Discipline the author and risk criticism that Google is censoring speech, or stand by and inflame concerns that the company does not welcome women, an issue that is already the source of internal debate and a government investigation. The 10-page …

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The AR revolution will come not with a bang, but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new augmented-reality platform. ARKit lets developers build AR apps—which integrate digital experiences into the physical world via iPhone or iPad, a la Pokemon Go. Those apps will be available …

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Tech companies pitch chatbots to businesses as a way to keep customers coming back for more. A new bot built by Microsoft employees in their spare time is designed to do exactly the opposite. The chatbot, tested recently in Seattle, Atlanta, and Washington D.C., lurks behind fake online ads for sex posted by nonprofits working …

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On January 3, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg posted a status update to his Facebook page. “Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside of my work,” the Facebook CEO wrote to his 84 million followers. “In recent years, I’ve run 365 miles, built a simple AI for my home, …

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Late last autumn, a Russian mathematician and programmer named Alex decided he’d had enough of running his eight-year-old business. Though his St. Petersburg firm was thriving, he’d grown weary of dealing with payroll, hiring, and management headaches. He pined for the days when he could devote himself solely to tinkering with code, his primary passion. …

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In the year 2017, justice can seem in short supply. But on Friday, as news broke that pharma-bro-turned-internet-troll Martin Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud, schadenfreude circulated through the online masses; justice, for this one brief moment, had been served. It can be tough to keep a running mental list of all the reasons the …

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Earlier this year, after multiple reports that ads appeared with YouTube videos promoting hate and terrorism, several big brands, including Walmart, PepsiCo, and Verizon quit the video company’s ad network. In response, YouTube parent Google increased both the number of “ads quality raters”—the people who spend hours watching YouTube looking for violence, profanity, even death—and …

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The backlash against tech giants has reanimated interest in antitrust recently, thanks to major fines in the European Union and the unsettling prospect of Amazon moving into your neighborhood through its acquisition of Whole Foods. The rebel yell to break up big tech is not sitting right with Joshua Wright, former FTC commissioner and professor …

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