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Japan hotel’s robots at your service

Japan hotel’s robots at your service

SASEBO (Japan) — The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, while the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes. “If you want to...

Windows Phone is not dead, says Microsoft CEO

Windows Phone is not dead, says Microsoft CEO

ORLANDO — Microsoft may have just cut 7,800 jobs and taken a US$7.6 billion (S$10.4 billion) hit on its smartphone business, but the company’s chief executive Satya Nadella...

Algorithms mayecho human bias, study finds

NEW YORK — There is a widespread belief that software and algorithms that rely on data are objective. But software is not free of human influence. Algorithms are written and...

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