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Recent AWS glitches illustrate the power, and fragility, of cloud computing
Amazon Web Services and other major cloud providers underpin much of the internet. Here's what to know about them—and why they can fail.
A look inside TikTok’s seemingly all-knowing algorithm
A leaked internal document offers clues on what information TikTok uses to curate your video stream.
A beginner’s guide to how cryptocurrencies work
From Bitcoin to blockchain, here's what to know.
MIT scientists taught robots how to sabotage each other
Understanding social robots could help psychology, the military, and more.
Britain makes Alan Turing, the father of AI, the face of its 50-pound note
The country only recently pardoned him for criminal charges of homosexuality, for which he was chemically castrated.
Spot faked photos using digital forensic techniques
You're not very good at recognizing faked photos, but these techniques can help.
Here Are The 2016 MacArthur Fellows in Science
Meet the inventor of the origami microscope and six others who are shaping science and medicine
IARPA Wants Human-Like Robot Brains
At least, brain-inspired computers
Rethinking The Turing Test
Oversimplified competitions encourage computer programs that are snarky rather than intelligent--but it doesn't have to be that way.
How It Works: A Flexible, Pneumatic Robot Snake
One ingredient: baby powder