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Two reports raise concerns about privacy and proper consent during a controversial data-sharing agreement, but find that only the National Health Service broke the law.

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AI Lends Computing Power to Academic Search Engines

By | November 15, 2016

A tool that uses machine learning algorithms to comb and categorize the scientific literature is making waves in neuroscience.

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2015

January 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Watson to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

By | September 8, 2014

IBM’s cognitive computer will be individualizing trial plans for cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic.

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2014

An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence, and Dataclysm

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Watson, MD

By | February 1, 2013

A collaborative project between IBM and the Cleveland Clinic brings artificial intelligence to patients’ bedsides.

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Watson, MD, In Action

By | February 1, 2013

Meet the people behind teaching IBM's Jeopardy-winning robot how to excel in the medical profession.

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Watson’s Potty Mouth

By | January 15, 2013

IBM programmers had to clean up the super computer’s language after it learned profanity on the Internet.

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Robo Rat

By | April 1, 2012

More-realistic whiskered robots are better able to navigate dark or dusty environments, while providing insights into rodent sensory processing.

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How Bees Choose Home

By | December 8, 2011

For honeybees, there’s no place like home. And every year, they must find a new one. Now, a study publishing today (December 8) in Science suggests that the honeybee swarms use inhibitory signals when house-hunting, paralleling the human brain’s decision-making process.

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