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Elon Musk: AI could be more dangerous than nukes

The entrepreneur has used technology to reshape payments, electric cars and space travel, but he's still really worried about what could happen if tech gets super-smart.

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Your phone will never love you back (and you shouldn't want it to)

Commentary: Futurist Ray Kurzweil says our devices will soon be able to process and mimic human emotions. But even if that's possible, it's not exactly a great idea.

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Crossed up! Anki Drive unveils new cars and first new tracks

The game featuring artificially intelligent cars is expanding, meaning players can buy all-new racing tracks, as well as two new cars. There's also a free software update opening up a set of new racing tools.

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Marissa Mayer: Aviate key to Yahoo's mobile ad biz

During Marissa Mayer's tenure as CEO, Yahoo has acquired many companies. But Mayer singled out the artificial intelligence service Aviate for its potential to help the company make big ad bucks on mobile.

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Of course you need a robot to help prioritize your email

An app called Seer peeks at your behavior and uses AI to tell you which e-mails are important and which are merely drudgery from your boss. Just to reassure you, this AI has CIA roots.

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Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

Of the almost 40 companies Marissa Mayer acquired since taking over Yahoo in 2012, artificial intelligence service Aviate — and not Tumblr — may turn out to be the biggest catch.

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Musk, Zuckerberg, Kutcher invest in AI firm Vicarious

The three are joining in on a $40 million round that will help Vicarious toward its ambitious goal: translating the brain's neocortex into code.

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Bot or not? Try to tell a human poet from a computer

The Bot or Not Web site, called a "Turing test for poetry," lets users guess whether poems have been penned by a human or an algorithm. It's not always easy.

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Ep. 1414: Where a podcast is just a story we tell ourselves

Google adds artificial intelligence to their equation of total world domination, how to survive the Netflix winter blues, the best of eSports competition freak-outs, and the 1% can now bid on the original Velociraptor cage from "Jurassic Park."

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Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive

A trademark dispute forces Microsoft to rebrand its cloud-based storage service, Google gains new smarts in artificial intelligence, and Android grows its global market share.

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A trademark dispute forces Microsoft to rebrand its cloud-based storage service, Google gains new smarts in artificial intelligence, and Android grows its global market share.

Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive

A trademark dispute forces Microsoft to rebrand its cloud-based storage service, Google gains new smarts in artificial intelligence, and Android grows its global market share.

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Ep. 1411: Where we need to talk about 'Her'

"Her," by Spike Jonze, is a movie that follows a modern man as he falls in love with his operating system. Naturally, we'll need an entire show to review it, and CNET's Ty Pendlebury and Sarah Tew sub in for Jeff to join the conversation. Warning: This episode contains spoilers!

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