CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents.
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SAN FRANCISCO — IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.
WASHINGTON — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers.
AT&T’s victory over the government’s attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch and pay for TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants to adapt to deal with its new environment. In short: Bigger is better.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple introduced new controls for limiting how much time customers spend on their devices as the company tackles criticism that its devices are becoming increasingly addictive and distracting.
Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they’re talking to a robot.
NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service ‚Äî 27 pages worth of them, in fact.
SHANGHAI — The rivalry is so notorious it’s been called the “great cat-and-dog war.” On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. On the other is JD.com Inc., a fast-growing upstart represented by its white dog logo.
WASHINGTON — Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth.
Lost amid a flurry of Facebook announcements about privacy settings and data access is a much more fundamental question: Is Facebook really changing its relationship with users, or just tinkering around the edges of a deeper problem ‚Äî its insatiable appetite for the data it uses to sell ads?