The short answer is "no," but the long answer is much more interesting.
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Every rig driver in America will soon be tracked by an electronic recorder. Proponents claim it will make the roads safer, but some wonder what else the data could be used for.
All it takes is a firm grasp of arbitrage economics and a flexible ethical code.
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Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.
Twitter would have a durable position as the most powerful live medium in the post-broadcast TV age.
Let's just say that the Arab Spring doesn't make an appearance.
A meditation on one of the world's most common technologies
Because who hasn't seen Minority Report, right?
Microsoft uses Kinect technology to turn gestures into text, and text into speech.
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We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses. That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails?
Bourbon makers attempt to perfect a 2,000-year-old invention.
Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
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