The day before a fully automated grocery store opened its doors in 1939, the inventor Clarence Saunders took out a full page advertisement in the Memphis Press-Scimitar warning "old duds" with "cobwebby brains" to keep away.
In the early spring of 1977, Larry Zottarelli, a 40-year-old computer engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, set out for Cape Canaveral, Fla., in his Toyota Corolla.
The technology world's $400 billion-and-up club—long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon—needs to make room for two Chinese members.
More young women took an Advanced Placement computer science exam in 2016 than in 2007 through 2013 combined, mainly because of the College Board's new AP CS Principles course.
Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right courses.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has released the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017. The report ranks more than 4,000 universities in 52 subjects.
Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it sounds, since all the Peppers were robots.
The Georgia Institute of Technology's Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines supports the Robotarium, an arena where scientists can run experiments on remote-controlled machines.
Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.
Xu Li's software scans more faces than maybe any on earth. He has the Chinese police to thank.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has a lot on his mind these days. North Korea, obviously. China's expanding claims on the South China sea. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. And, closer to home, the Pentagon lagging behind the tech industry in leveraging artificial intelligence.
NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies.
A Google engineer who got fired over a controversial memo that criticized the company's diversity policies said that there might be biological reasons there are fewer women engineers. But top computer science schools have proven that a few cultural changes can increase the number of women in the field.
Not much about Makoto Koike's adult life suggests that he would be a farmer.
During a recent White House meeting with President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook remarked that "coding should be a requirement in every public school."
Are there benefits to teaching computational thinking to preschoolers?
As the Chinese government develops drones, the American technology giant Qualcomm is helping.
The Big IDEA and the PD Pipeline are two examples of industry-changing initiatives launched by the Computer Science Teachers Association over the past two years.
Andrew Ng is a soft-spoken AI researcher whose online postings talk loudly.
I summarize my first three years of research as an assistant professor on studying and building tools to support people who are learning computer programming.