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Experts Warn Artificial Intelligence May Build Weapons

By Richard Lardner | Jul 29
According to an open letter signed by hundreds of scientists and technology experts, artificial intelligence could be used to build weapons with minds of their own. Here are five important things to know about artificial intelligence.

Experts Warn Artificial Intelligence May Build Weapons

SCIENCE | By Richard Lardner | Jul 29
According to an open letter signed by hundreds of scientists and technology experts, artificial intelligence could be used to build weapons with minds of their own. Here are five important things to know about artificial intelligence.

Spaceship Pilot Describes Harrowing Free Fall After Breakup

SCIENCE | Jul 29
Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.

Apple Watch will be Sold at Some Best Buy Stores

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 28
The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Uber Debate Divides Democrats Over 'Sharing Economy,' GOP Moves In

PERSONAL TECH | By Nicholas Riccardi | Jul 28
The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into the wealthy tech sector.

21st Century Gold Rush: Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon

SCIENCE | By David McFadden | Jul 28
The deep oceans span more than half the globe have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning.