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AI that knows you're sick before you do: IBM's five-year plan to remake healthcare

A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.<p>A chip …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump: Pharmaceutical executives told to cut drug prices

<b>US President Donald Trump has called on pharmaceutical bosses to cut "astronomical" drug prices.</b><p>During a White House meeting with senior pharmaceutical executives he told the firms to manufacture more of their drugs in the US.<p>However, he also vowed to help the firms by speeding the approval of new …

In a first, Emirati foreign minister defends Trump visa ban

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump's order …

Middle East

Israel to build entirely new settlement in West Bank

<b>Amona, West Bank (CNN) —</b> For the first time in about 20 years, Israel has announced it will build a new settlement in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Wednesday.<p>In the first two weeks of US President Donald Trump's term, Netanyahu has announced plans for 5,500 housing …

Israel

Trump state visit plans put queen in 'difficult position'

LONDON (AP) — The British government's decision to invite President Donald Trump for a state visit, one of the highest honors it can bestow on a …

Donald Trump

AG Nominee Sen. Sessions Once Told Fired Acting AG Sally Yates: You Have ‘to Say No to President’

Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court’s conservative majority and help shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump fires acting AG after she declines to defend travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said.<p>"(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice," the White House statement said.<p>Dana …

Donald Trump

A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

When the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was announced in September, it was with the stated goal of educating the public on artificial intelligence, studying AI’s potential impact on the world, and establishing industry best practices. Now, how those goals will …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and …

Facebook Trending adds headlines for context but drops personalization

Facebook’s controversial Trending topics feature is sacrificing support for niche interests in favor of an internationally scalable approach that could create nationwide digital water cooler moments you can read at a glance. Facebook is making three significant updates to Trending that will start …

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

Here’s how you use mobile phones to learn programming when you don’t have a desktop

• Automatic scaffolding, which are supporting techniques automatically presented on the interface. These include instructions on which buttons to press, error prompts and suggestions to view an example while working on a program. These scaffolding techniques fade away as the student gets more …

Programming

Scientists Create First Stable Semisynthetic Organism

Life’s genetic code has only ever contained four natural bases. These bases pair up to form two “base pairs”—the rungs of the DNA ladder—and they …

New sensors can detect single protein molecules

For the first time, MIT engineers have designed sensors that can detect single protein molecules as they are secreted by cells or even a single cell. …

Israel announces 2,500 more West Bank settlement homes

Announcement of construction in occupied Palestinian territories is second since Donald Trump became US president<p>Israel has approved a massive new building programme of Jewish settlement homes in the occupied Palestinian territories, following hard on the heels of the swearing-in of the US …

Google starts testing Android Instant Apps to collect user feedback

Google today announced it has begun a limited test of Android Instant Apps. The company says Android users can try “a few” Instant Apps, including from BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope, and Viki, in a limited test. The goal is to collect user feedback and iterate on how Instant Apps work before expanding …

Apps

These Countries Are All Scrambling to Save the TPP After Donald Trump Pulled Out

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to …

Trump talks to U.S. automakers, pushes for new American plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged the chief executives of the Big Three U.S. automakers on Tuesday to build more cars in the country, pressing his pledge to bring jobs to America and discourage the car industry from investing in Mexico.<p>Trump, who has threatened to impose 35 …

Paul Ryan invites Trump to address Congress February 28

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday invited President Donald Trump to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress on February 28.<p>"We look forward to welcoming the president to the Capitol ... next month," Ryan announced during a weekly Republican congressional leadership news …

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

DETROIT (AP) — The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. …

New study: Trump to inherit $559B deficit, stable economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy but a government that faces a worsening debt and deficit picture, congressional analysts said Tuesday.<p>The estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively steady, with economic …

Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

By Abby Phillip<p>, Reporter<p>Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the …

Donald Trump

Trump gets to work for his blue-collar base

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is what "America First" looks like.<p>President Donald Trump is showing that he is not forgetting the blue-collar voters who sent him to the White House, making clear during an energetic first full weekday in office that his administration will be devoted to US workers.<p>Flexing his broad …

Donald Trump

Trump goes to work

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> "The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action."<p>President Donald Trump's blunt declaration during his stark inaugural address now becomes a yardstick to judge his administration's ability to fundamentally reshape America's politics and global posture.<p>The first …