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The future of privacy starts in California

Posted by   /  October 1, 2019  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Jennifer A. Kingson, Kia Kokalitcheva | Axios A landmark privacy law in California, which kicks in Jan. 1, will give Golden State residents the right to find out what a company knows about them and get it deleted — and to stop the company from selling it. Why it matters: It […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Lockheed Martin wins NASA contract for Orion program, which will send first woman to the moon

Posted by   /  September 27, 2019  /  Technology  /  No Comments

NASA sees Orion as key to deep-space exploration, part of path to Mars Technicians working on the Orion Structural Test Article Crew Module at the Lockheed Martin Space Waterton Facility. April 16, 2018 Littleton, CO /Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post By Judith Kohler | The Denver Post Lockheed Martin has won a contract from […]

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CenturyLink beefing up network infrastructure in Mesa Gateway area

Posted by   /  September 24, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Technology  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter CenturyLink is expanding its network infrastructure and technology footprint in Mesa’s Gateway Airport area as the East Valley submarket continues to see growth. That growth includes a new Google data center as well as new commercial and residential developments near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Mesa has branded part […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Big Tech’s 2020 news push

Posted by   /  September 15, 2019  /  Featured News, Technology  /  No Comments

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Sara Fischer | Axios Tech companies are ramping up efforts to support news companies as they face pressure to elevate quality news and information ahead of the 2020 election. Why it matters: Tech titans, particularly Google and Facebook, have been blamed for their role in spreading misinformation during the 2016 election […]

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Food delivery robots target NAU, other college towns

Posted by   /  August 31, 2019  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Marisa Fernandez Axios College students may soon have to share their campus sidewalks with thousands of 6-wheeled robots ready to deliver their dinners. Driving the news: Food delivery company Starship Technologies announced plans in late August to deploy cooler-sized, self-driving robots to 100 U.S. college campuses by 2022. The big picture: […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] The problem with believing what we’re told

Posted by   /  August 31, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

ILLUSTRATION: TOMASZ WALENTA In an age of information overload, it’s important to find ways to resist the brain’s difficulty in separating fact from falsehood By Gary Marcus and Annie Duke | The Wall Street Journal In a perfect world, to determine whether an idea or fact is true, we would patiently evaluate how it fits […]

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‘Hey, Google! Let me talk to my departed father.

Posted by   /  August 30, 2019  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Andrew Kaplan, 78, at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Aug. 14. Kaplan may be remembered as one of the world’s first “digital humans.” / Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post Will the rise of virtual beings be the next step in the human quest for immortality? By Peter Holley | The Washington Post When Andrew […]

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What is the state of biometric data security in Arizona?

Posted by   /  August 27, 2019  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Illustration by Mike MacKenzie | Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Court okays class action against Facebook over facial recognition software By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror A recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on a case brought by residents of Illinois against social media giant Facebook over its use of facial recognition software could reignite conversations […]

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Humans need to take charge of their robots

Posted by   /  August 24, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

 Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Steve LeVine | Axios In 2013, two young Oxford University researchers ignited a provocative debate with a landmark forecast that 47% of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to automation. Since then, experts around the world have relentlessly argued whether the new age of robots will wipe out whole classes of jobs, or […]

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Meet the researchers working to make sure artificial intelligence is a force for good

Posted by   /  August 23, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

AI has plenty of success stories, with positive outcomes in fields from healthcare to education to urban planning. But there have also been unexpected pitfalls. By Alejandro De La Garza | TIME  With glass interior walls, exposed plumbing and a staff of young researchers dressed like Urban Outfitters models, New York University’s AI Now Institute […]

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