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In a public address at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump embraced a new Senate bill called the RAISE Act, which he promised would usher in a wave of high-skilled immigration, “restore our competitive edge in the 21st century,” and make the United States’ vetting system more like Canada and Australia’s. It was a …

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The collapse of the diagnostic company Theranos shook the world of venture-funded biotechnology. Theranos was a “unicorn,” valued by its investors at $9 billion at one point. That made its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest woman billionaire in the world for inventing a technology that, she said, allowed pharmacies and doctors’ offices to do a …

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Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with President Lyndon B. Johnson. In his 20s, he pioneered software that could digitize printed text, and in his 30s he cofounded a synthesizer company with Stevie Wonder. More …

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After a presidential campaign ends–particularly if it ends badly—the campaign’s once-innovative tools to target voters tend to collect dust along with unused boxes of buttons and bumper stickers. Unlike the campaign tchotchke, however, those data analytics and targeting tools could actually be useful to future national and state campaigns. Now, a group of former Obama …

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Robots are coming for our jobs—but not all of our jobs. They’re coming, in ever increasing numbers, for a certain kind of work. For farm and factory labor. For construction. For haulage. In other words, blue-collar jobs traditionally done by men. This is why automation is so much more than an economic problem. It is …

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The notion of machines rising up against their creators is a common theme in culture and in breathless news coverage. That helps explain the lurid headlines in recent days describing how Facebook AI researchers in a “panic” were “forced” to “kill” their “creepy” bots that had started speaking in their own language. That’s not quite …

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Imagine logging onto your checking account and seeing that you now also have a second account stocked with an equal amount of a newly created currency. It could happen this morning to many people who hold cryptocurrency bitcoin. Not long after 8am EDT, a new currency called Bitcoin Cash is due to appear, split from …

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The influence and proliferation of extremist content, hate speech, and state-sponsored propaganda on the internet has risen around the globe, as demonstrated by Russia’s involvement in the US election and the rise of ISIS recruitment online. As a result, the pressure that governments, media, and civil society are placing on technology companies to take meaningful action to stem …

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If you’ve searched for the name of a movie on Google recently, you may have seen and heard something you didn’t expect: a trailer for that film automatically playing on the search result page. Google has begun embedding autoplaying videos in the search results of a small number of its users, as first reported by …

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It was a very good week for two of the biggest tech companies on Earth. Facebook announced it made $9.3 billion this quarter, a 45 percent increase compared with last year, while Google’s parent company, Alphabet, posted earnings of $26 billion in the same time period, a 21-percent jump from a year ago. The vast …

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