A new study argues that mining people’s searches could help catch cancer sooner, providing a tantalizing glimpse of how our online habits might be used to improve health.
Behavioral psychologists have long used mazes to test rodent learning skills. Now computer scientists are taking the same approach with AI machines.
The rise of malware that holds data hostage has led companies to buy Bitcoin to use as ransom in case of an attack.
Quantum physicists have long thought it possible to send a perfectly secure message using a key that is shorter than the message itself. Now they’ve done it.
Apple’s Tim Cook says he doesn’t want his company to be able to read customer data—but he probably can’t make that happen.
A machine-vision algorithm has learned to analyze and categorize scientific figures.
If cybersecurity experts are to combat malevolent artificial intelligence, they will need to know how such a system can emerge, say computer scientists.
If cybersecurity experts are to combat malevolent artificial intelligence, they will need to know how such a system is likely to emerge, says computer scientists.
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Google’s Web trackers are present on the majority of the Web’s top million sites.