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Why Google’s new AI assistant tells you it’s a robot – even if it sounds human

Duplex is the company’s next-generation virtual helper. In the months ahead, Duplex will be introduced for three types of tasks: booking restaurant reservations, calling stores to inquire about holiday hours, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they’re talking to a robot.


AI has a dirty little secret: It’s powered by people

There’s a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It’s powered by hundreds of thousands of real people.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Washington State University eyes composting human remains

Washington State University is acquiring the necessary approvals to test equipment to compost human remains at one of its facilities in what is bluntly being called the Urban Death Project.


Montana confirms first West Nile virus cases of the season

The first human cases of West Nile virus this season have been reported in four Montana counties.