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Dear Graduate, Here's What Nobody Told You

Dear Graduate,<p>This is a big milestone moment. I hope you’re proud of all you accomplished. You did good, kid.<p>Graduation brings up a bag of mixed …

How a human Go champion finally beat Google's artificial intelligence machine

It took four tries, but the world's top-ranked Go player finally scored a win over Google DeepMind's AlphaGo on Sunday, putting a dent in the artificial intelligence program's surprising dominance in the ancient East Asian board game.<p>Lee Sedol and AlphaGo have been facing off in a five-game match …

Britain to test driverless cars on motorways from next year

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it will begin trialing driverless cars on motorways for the first time in 2017, as it moves toward its goal of allowing autonomous cars to take to the streets by 2020.<p>File photograph shows the rear of a Lexus SUV equipped with Google self-driving sensors during a …

George Osborne

George Osborne has agreed to allow driverless 'road trains' on UK motorways by 2020

Google chairman Eric Schmidt previously said he had been approached by UK officials to conduct driverless vehicle tests in the UK. It is not clear whether Google will be involved in the truck tests, however.<p>Automated driving of trucks allows them to travel nose-to-tail down motorways at high speed, …

Driverless cars could be tested on UK motorways in 2017

LONDON — Driverless cars will begin trials on local roads in the UK this year, motorways the next, and could be widely used by 2020, if Chancellor …

George Osborne

The beginning of the end: Google’s AI has beaten a top human player at the complex game of Go

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we have entered the beginning of the end for the human race as we know it.<p>Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent algorithm developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, categorically beat Lee Sedol, one of the best players of the Chinese board …

Google’s robotic arms are teaching themselves to do things and it’s terrifying

When it comes to robots replacing humans, we might think we have the upper hand since we’re the ones who build and program them but that’s not neccesarily the case anymore.<p>Google is taking a different approach to training its robots – it’s letting them teach each other.<p>Researchers at Google have …

Google’s self-driving car for purchase? Not until it’s ‘safer than a human’

Google has been hard at work on developing the driverless car for 8 years now, and more than ever there’s promise that we will live in a future where driving is no longer required. But just how far off are we before we have mass adoption of the driverless car? Google Self-Driving Car Head Chris …

Why companies that take pride in diversity programs still wind up hiring white guys

Imagine that you’re the CEO of a male-dominated tech company that’s been excoriated for its lack of women managers. You decide to introduce a new leadership program for women.<p>In theory, it’s a great idea. In practice, such programs can wind up exacerbating existing gender bias at your company, …

Free and affordable college will help students who don’t really need it

Last summer, as the United States presidential campaign was just getting rolling in earnest, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced “New College Compact,” a proposal designed to provide relief for the rapidly rising sticker price of college.<p>Subsequently, Senator Bernie Sanders took …

Struggling to talk to your kids about race and privilege? Disney’s “Zootopia” has you covered

Most of the time, we get the pop culture we deserve–not the pop culture we need. And that’s what makes <i>Zootopia</i>, Disney Animation’s newest feature film, so important. The movie is already a blockbuster hit, scoring a Disney-record $74 million in its opening weekend. But what’s truly noteworthy about</i> …