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Watch: Microsoft hosts 300-lb. security guard robots

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this report overstated the length of time security guard robots could be seen on Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus.</i><p>Mall cops everywhere, beware.<p>Five robot security guards have been seen whirring about Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus.<p>Why? …

Robots face new test of creative abilities

<b>A US professor is proposing a new way to test whether artificial intelligence (AI) is on a par with that of humans.</b><p>Currently scientists use the Turing test - named after computer scientist Alan Turing - which evaluates whether an AI can convince a judge that it is human in a conversation.<p>Prof Mark …

This sanctioned Russian company makes the missile that may have destroyed Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Almaz-Antey<p>US and Ukrainian officials believe a “Buk” surface-to-air missile shot Malaysia Airlines flight 17 out of the sky in eastern Ukraine yesterday, killing all 298 people on board.<p>Truck-mounted Buk missile systems were originally designed in Russia in the 1970s. They are now made by …

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