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May 6, 2018
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Like taking a whole scientific team with you on a walk: iNaturalist helps spawn a generation of citizen scientists

Jennifer Rycenga used to get depressed when she thought about the environment. The impacts of climate change made the avid birdwatcher feel powerless. Until a rattlesnake appeared in her path on a hike six years ago.

May 30, 2017
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Why artificial intelligence needs the human touch

Forget the scare stories: AI is produced by engineers and its creators have the capability to design it in ways that enhance, rather than hinder, peoples’ lives “I propose to consider the question, ‘can machines think?’ This should begin with … Continue reading

May 13, 2017
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Microsoft aims to empower every developer for a new era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge

Digital technology and its impact on every corner of our lives is profound today. Every part of our economies and our society, whether it’s precision agriculture or precision medicine, is being shaped by the advances in digital technology.

January 20, 2017
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AI’s transformative potential and what’s next …

Artificial intelligence holds the key to a new era of innovation, one where computers begin to work intelligently on our behalf rather than under our command. It’s an era where technology will become more intuitive, more conversational, more intelligent, will … Continue reading

January 3, 2017
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Big Ideas in 2016: How 2016’s tech trends are setting the stage for a smarter 2017

2016 was a year full of big technology promises – disruptive, breakthrough technologies which shook up business models, presented new ways of solving old problems and opened a wealth of opportunities for businesses of all sizes and industries.

November 28, 2016
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Further Products: Turning grease into soap as a family business

It all started with Marshall Dostal making biodiesel at home to power his old, rumbly Mercedes 300D. He would pick up kitchen grease from restaurants around Los Angeles and brew it into biofuel, leaving drums of the byproduct glycerin amassing … Continue reading

September 5, 2016
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Katie Stone Perez: Getting everyone in the game

Katie Stone Perez brims over with excitement when talking about Xbox games. All Xbox games. Today the senior program manager for Microsoft’s independent developer program, ID@Xbox, is particularly enthused about “The Hole Story,” a new game about a budding young … Continue reading