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Deadbots can speak for you after your death. Is that ethical?

Machine-learning systems are increasingly worming their way through our everyday lives, challenging our moral and social values and the rules that govern them. These days, virtual assistants threaten the privacy of the home; ...

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Stock-owning warehouse worker asking shareholders to make Amazon slow down

Daniel Olayiwola didn't feel Amazon was listening to his concerns as an employee, so he decided to raise his voice as a shareholder.

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On-demand warehousing holds powerful potential for supply chains

New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that innovative business models that tap into extra warehouse space can be a potential solution for companies with changing demand requirements or tight fulfillment ...

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Amazon-linked developer eyes big revamp of old Fremont tech campus

A veteran Texas real estate developer with links to Amazon is eyeing a wide-ranging redevelopment of an aging tech campus in Fremont, city documents show.

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Amazon drone crashes hit Jeff Bezos' delivery dreams

Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes in 2013 and pledged to fill the skies with a fleet of delivery drones that could zip parcels to customers' homes in 30 minutes. Asked when this future would arrive, the Amazon.com Inc. founder ...

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Sign of times: MLB gives OK to electronic pitch calling

In a move that ends a tradition dating more than 150 years, Major League Baseball approved the use of an electronic device for catchers to signal pitches in an effort to eliminate sign stealing and speed games.

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New approach to scanning objects of illumination

Scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology created a new approach to compensate for variations in illumination while scanning cathedral stained-glass windows. This work may be applied to other objects of cultural ...