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In A Landmark First, An AI Program Fools The Turing Test

In an artificial intelligence breakthrough, a computer program has become the first to pass the Turing Test, according to scholars in England. Designed by Alan Turing, the test is meant to distinguish machines from humans in a series of natural language conversations. This program fooled humans into believing it was a 13-year-old boy.
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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.
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'Digital Deadly Sins': The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

Envy, pride, lust and the rest ... a new interactive explores the shifting morality of our always-connected lives.
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HealthCare.gov's Next Version Is In The Hands Of Young Techies

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.
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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?
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Bartering With Billions: How Silicon Valley Makes It Rain

Carlos Watson, co-founder of the online magazine Ozy.com, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the offense and defense of making billion-dollar deals in Silicon Valley.
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Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.
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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.
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Despite Va. Order, Car Services Uber, Lyft Refuse To Pull Over

The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.
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Computer Guys and Gal

Apple unveils new operating systems, California okays tests of driverless cars and Facebook wants to listen in when you post a status update. The Computer Guys and Gal area here.

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