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Investing in Artificial Intelligence: A Path for US Leadership

I am fortunate today to be in Washington with leaders from three dozen companies, including many of our close partners, to discuss with administration officials how the U.S. can continue to lead the world in research, development and the adoption of artificial intelligence. I’d like to thank the Office of Science and Technology Policy for convening this important meeting. AI is becoming the world’s most important computational tool...

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Scientists Want to Study Exoplanet Atmospheres for Signs of Alien Life

Astronomers have discovered nearly 4,000 exoplanets to date and at least 50 of these alien worlds fall within the habitable zone of their host star. This means these planets are not too hot and not too cold to support liquid water on their surface, which as far as we know is necessary for all organic life. Actually discovering whether non-intelligent life exists on an exoplanet is a bit trickier, however. Most exoplanet hunting...