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Amazon Watches Its Workers and Waits for Them to Fail

Amazon Watches Its Workers and Waits for Them to Fail

Ever sit there waiting for an Amazon package to be delivered, constantly refreshing your screen to see up-to-the-minute location updates? That’s kind of how it works in an Amazon warehouse too. The only difference is that Amazon isn’t only tracking packages, it’s tracking its workers’ movements. This week, Vice revealed internal Amazon documents that outline …

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Microsoft's Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers

Microsoft’s Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers

Microsoft just showed how artificial intelligence could find its way into many software applications—by writing code on the fly. At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, the company’s chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, demonstrated an AI helper for the game Minecraft. The non-player character within the game is powered by the same machine learning technology …

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