Artificial intelligence can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions.

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NASA searches for Planetary Protection Officer to save Earth from alien contamination

Looking for a fresh career challenge? NASA is looking for a planetary protection officer to protect Earth from extraterrestrial contamination.

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Columbus under construction to become America's first 'smart city'

In 2016, Columbus, Ohio won the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge and received $40 million dollars to develop smart technology in their city.

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This autonomous flying taxi will start picking up passengers this summer, apparently

Dubai’s a busy place, with the rush hour often a major challenge for drivers crawling along the packed multi-lane freeways. So could this autonomous flying taxi, which is set to go into service there this summer, be the answer?

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Does Zuckerberg's 2017 personal challenge suggest political plans?

Mark Zuckerberg sets a personal challenge for himself every year, and the one for 2017 sounds more suited to a political candidate than a tech CEO: In a Facebook post Tuesday, Zuckerberg said he wants to have visited all 50 states by the end of the year.

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Nazi hunters build virtual reality Auschwitz to help prosecute war criminals

Bavaria’s State Criminal Office will use the reconstruction to challenge people charged with war crimes who deny having witnessed atrocities at the camp.

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Nazi hunters build virtual reality Auschwitz to help prosecute war criminals

Bavaria’s State Criminal Office will use the reconstruction to challenge people charged with war crimes who deny having witnessed atrocities at the camp.

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Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee wants to close America's digital divide

Six-time Olympic medal winner Jackie Joyner-Kersee has a new challenge in her sights – ensuring that low-income families across the U.S. have access to the internet.

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Sustainable Smartphone Features

Smartphones face a bit of a challenge when it comes to environmental sustainability, given their heavy reliance on such potentially toxic materials as lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury, and cadmiu…

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DARPA wants to use AI to squeeze more bandwidth out of the airwaves

DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has launched its latest Grand Challenge, this time to bring advanced machine-learning capabilities to the way the radio frequencies are used.

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NIST Risk-Assessment Framework Shapes Federal Cybersecurity Strategy


The U.S. government is under pressure to improve cybersecurity and is meeting that challenge with a commitment to substantially enhance spending for protecting IT systems. The Obama administration projected that the federal budget for cybersecurity spending in fiscal 2016 would be about $14 billion — an increase of $1.4 billion from 2015. That funding level represents strong support not only to safeguard agency operations, but also to protect millions of citizens whose personal data resides on federal IT systems.

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Apple lodges challenge to UK digital surveillance bill, rails against weak encryption

Article Image In an “unprecedented” move, Apple on Monday issued a formal challenge to the UK House of Parliament over a proposed Investigatory Powers Bill that would leave services like iMessage open to backdoors and intercept capabilities.

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iOS9 is the target of the biggest bug bounty ever: $1 million

An enormous new challenge has been set for the information security community, what’s known as a “bug-bounty” — a cash reward in return for the discovery of vulnerabilities.

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Apple Watch is better for you than Obamacare, Jeb Bush says

During a Thursday stop in Phoenix, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush –?widely expected to challenge for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 –?reportedly said that he would do away with the Affordable Care Act in favor of health tracking on the Apple Watch.



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Feds Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Access Demand


The explosion in the use of mobile devices in the United States is posing a major challenge for the federal government to provide public access to agencies via wireless channels. In an effort to keep pace with technology, the U.S. government launched the Digital Government Strategy in May 2012 with the goal of providing citizen access to federal services and information anywhere, anytime, on any device. The performance of federal agencies in meeting the goals of the strategy has been mixed.

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Feds Seek Advice on Privacy Tech Spending


Various U.S. government agencies have been conducting research on how best to meet the challenge of privacy in the digital age, with investigations of a wide range of technology issues including encryption, data tagging, sensors, healthcare records and clinical informatics. As useful as this research eventually may become, the fragmented nature of these efforts poses a problem that plagues many federal IT projects: Individual agencies pursue their own agendas with little coordination.

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Dr. Dre accepts ALS ice bucket challenge, nominates fellow rappers

The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association continued at Apple on Monday, with Dr. Dre accepting CEO Tim Cook’s dare on the set of his upcoming movie “Straight Outta Compton.”



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