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ALPHAGO, the artificial intelligence system built by the Google subsidiary DeepMind, has just defeated the human champion, Lee Se-dol, four games to one in the tournament of the strategy game of Go. Why does this matter? After all, computers surpassed humans in chess in 1997,...

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — John Hayes, cleareyed and wild-haired, stood before his silent creation. Big as a slim refrigerator, it held 16 petabytes of data, roughly equal to 16 billion thick books. “People are going to have to think about things to put into this,” he...

Let this be said at the outset: I'm a virtual reality convert. And it's been a rough couple of weeks for me. The trouble started here, with this picture from the Mobile World Congress of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg walking by a crowd of people...

The tech world is in many ways like a large city. While we spend most of our time in a few neighborhoods, it doesn’t really come as a surprise to encounter an old friend or colleague that you haven’t talked to in years, hanging out...