A clever new approach could help monitor an incredibly complicated, increasingly automated system that thrives on secrecy.
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Autonomous technology is being developed at a remarkable rate. This could raise new fears about cars malfunctioning.
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One AI researcher suggests that an ambitious plan to build a more intelligent machine may be flawed.
The world lost a brilliant activist and a leading proponent of information freedom last week.
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