The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
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Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.
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A Ford prototype and a Volvo user study show how carefully automated driving will be commercialized.
Forget robotic product delivery. I suspect that as usual for Google, it’s all about the data.
The way humans assist Twitter’s search and advertising algorithms shows that machines still need a helping hand in some important areas.
The speculation about driverless cars took a few questionable turns this week.
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A clever new approach could help monitor an incredibly complicated, increasingly automated system that thrives on secrecy.
A new website is the start of a bold project to digitize America's cultural heritage.