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The Phony Patriots of Silicon Valley

Not long ago, many leading technologists considered themselves too lofty and idealistic to concern themselves with the petty affairs of government. John Perry Barlow, a lion of the early internet, addressed his “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” to the “governments of the industrial world,” saying that for him and his fellow netizens, these creaky […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook called out companies like Facebook, Theranos, and YouTube in a speech pushing for responsibility in Silicon Valley

GettyGetty Apple CEO Tim Cook said in his commencement speech at Stanford University that the tech industry is becoming known for the belief that “you can claim credit without accepting responsibility.”  Although he didn’t reference any companies by name, his comments seem to apply to recent controversies surrounding firms like Facebook and Theranos. He urged […]

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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

ImageCreditCreditChris Koehler SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge The Commerce Department is considering national security restrictions on artificial intelligence. Some worry they could stunt the industry in the U.S. CreditCreditChris Koehler Supported by By Cade Metz Jan. 1, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — A common belief […]

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Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

Supported by Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel ImageAndy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon’s cloud computing service. Amazon is now building its own chip for its servers, giving the company new leverage over its longtime supplier, Intel.CreditCreditDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg By Cade Metz Dec. 10, 2018 Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and […]

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Welcome to the uncanny valley: This robot head shows lifelike expressions

[embedded content] You only have to look at the number of research labs and companies developing artificial skin, machine muscles, and, err, sex robots to realize that robots are becoming increasingly lifelike in their appearance. Even with that background, however, we weren’t quite prepared for SEER (short for “Simulative Emotional Expression Robot”), the lifelike robotic […]