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  • St. Patrick's Day: 5 great books that celebrate Ireland

    St. Patrick's Day: 5 great books that celebrate Ireland

    What should you read on St. Patrick's Day? If you're hoping to celebrate Ireland with a book in hand, the hardest part will be figuring out which one, as the Emerald Isle has long been a wildly prolific source of inspiration to writers. And so to my earlier list of 10 best books about Ireland (which I still stand by), I can easily add five more.

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  • Upfront Blog You can call me "A.I."

    Artificial intelligence may soon reach the point where it can answer questions that make it seem indistinguishable from human intelligence. But machines and humans are a long way from answering the most basic question of all: Where did intelligence itself come from?

  • AI through the ages

    A look back over the years at the major stages of artificial intelligence design.

  • Android smartphones get 'ecosystem supercharge' [VIDEO]

    Android smartphones get 'ecosystem supercharge' [VIDEO]

    Android smartphones and their users can thank Google for splashing out $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility along with all the patents they hold. The purchase will be Google's largest.

  • St. Patrick's Day: 5 great books that celebrate Ireland

    St. Patrick's Day: 5 great books that celebrate Ireland

    What should you read on St. Patrick's Day? If you're hoping to celebrate Ireland with a book in hand, the hardest part will be figuring out which one, as the Emerald Isle has long been a wildly prolific source of inspiration to writers. And so to my earlier list of 10 best books about Ireland (which I still stand by), I can easily add five more.

  • Robocop statue: A youthful lift for Detroit or a monument to blight?

    Robocop statue: A youthful lift for Detroit or a monument to blight?

    Could a Robocop statue do for Detroit today what the sci-fi movie hero did for the dystopian Motor City of the future? Critics of the proposal dismiss its pop-culture pop as Rust Belt chic.