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  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies.
  • Rand Paul offers views on bitcoin at Washington talk

    When he travels to Silicon Valley, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a libertarian posse. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel sunk seven figures into a super PAC that supported the 2012 presidential bid of Paul's father, Ron. In visits to tech companies, Paul has...

    Founders Fund invests millions in cannabis venture Privateer Holdings

    Founders Fund invests millions in cannabis venture Privateer Holdings
    The nation’s burgeoning legal cannabis industry now has a major tech player on its side. Founders Fund, a leading San Francisco venture capital firm, said Thursday it was making a multimillion-dollar investment in Privateer Holdings, a private...

    Venture capital firm gives marijuana industry a shot of credibility

    Venture capital firm gives marijuana industry a shot of credibility
    Despite growing momentum toward marijuana legalization, big-name investors have largely stayed on the sidelines of the budding industry, content to hold out until federal prohibition is one day repealed. But legal cannabis now has the backing of a major...

    Uber: As drivers get perks, riders losing patience on privacy snafus

    Uber: As drivers get perks, riders losing patience on privacy snafus
    Negative news about ride-hailing service Uber continues to mount. Uber said Wednesday that an executive in New York City was under investigation for allegedly tracking a journalist's journey without her consent. That follows reports that a top Uber exec...