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Several years ago, I met a woman for coffee at Battery, a private club in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood where technology swells used to hang out pre-COVID-19. The woman ran communications for Andreessen Horowitz, the famed venture capital firm whose official tagline is: "Software is eating the world." Our talk turned to artificial intelligence. I marveled at the wonderful things AI ...

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"Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro; Knopf (320 pages, $28) ——— Klara, the narrator of the new novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, isn’t human, but understanding humans is her mission. In "Klara and the Sun," the reader follows her in that mission, in a world that seems like our own in a none too distant future. It’s a dazzling and deeply moving journey. Ishiguro, who was born in Japan but has lived ...

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That means renewable energy has not yet disrupted industrial processes such as cement and steelmaking. And that's a problem because the world has an insatiable appetite for those materials. Cement, for instance, is used to make the concrete required to build homes, hospitals and schools. These industries are responsible for more than a fifth of global emissions, according to the EPA.

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So, how do you pronounce the word February? Find out why most people say it wrong! Plus, McCormick's artificial intelligence spice combos, Andy Cohen's new baby, a strange city vs. squirrel court case, and a celebration of #NationalWeatherPersonDay on today's 5 to Know with Nat Cardona!

So, how do you pronounce the word February? Find out why most people say it wrong! Plus, McCormick's artificial intelligence spice combos, Andy Cohen's new baby, a strange city vs. squirrel court case, and a celebration of #NationalWeatherPersonDay on today's 5 to Know with Nat Cardona!

The question artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and the future of human work is a Rorschach test: the answer you get depends on what you s…

“Alexa, entertain my kid with high-quality content.” If you have an Echo device, you know this is a tall order. Not only is Alexa a finicky listener, but you need to launch specific “skills” to get the device to do what you want. With hundreds of skills in a huge range of categories listed on the Amazon Alexa app or website, it can take some digging to find the good stuff. But if you do dig, you’ll be rewarded with some pretty sweet games and activities, including interactive storytelling, math practice, exercise, games to play together, and more.

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Google predicts that artificial intelligence will play a greater role in our lives. CEO Sundar Pichai said computing is transitioning to an AI -first world, just as it moved to a mobile-first world just a few years ago.

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