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Book Review: When robots go to war

By Mark Wolverton In the 1970 science fiction film “Colossus: The Forbin Project,” the United States decides to turn over control of its strategic arsenal to Colossus, a massive supercomputer. Big mistake. Almost immediately it becomes clear that, as its creator Dr. Charles Forbin says, “Colossus is built even better than we thought.” In fact, it’s

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New in school: AI-driven gun detection systems

Several companies hope to use artificial intelligence to automatically detect guns before shooters get them into classrooms. Can it work? by Jeremy Hsu Last February, Tim Button got some of the worst news possible: His 15-year-old nephew Luke Hoyer was killed in the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since

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The tech in Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ isn’t to code, but that’s the fun

When it comes to action heroes, Hollywood doesn’t usually choose the guy with a 143-point checklist and a granular understanding of access control systems. But in Skyscraper—the action flick critics are calling “Die Hard” meets “The Towering Inferno”—the man with the building plans is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson plays Will Sawyer, an independent security

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