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What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

Should we be afraid of a cybernetic takeover? A scientist working on AI reflects on the technology's promise – and what could go wrong

Book excerpt: Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

The former Vice President writes on promising technologies that will help the world phase out fossil fuels, and says the will to change social behaviors (such as relying on polluting energy sources) is itself a renewable resource

Al Gore's quest to change the thinking on global warming

Preview: In interview with "Sunday Morning" former vice president talks about challenges of combating climate change deniers and Trump administration's controversies

Virtual reality helps reinvent police training

"If you make a mistake in virtual reality you don't get hurt, no one else gets hurt, and you learn"

Should police be allowed to shame suspects on Facebook?

Civil rights advocates say police Facebook posts about suspects often amount to public shaming of people who have not been convicted

If Amazon starts sharing Alexa recordings, should we be concerned?

Amazon is reportedly considering giving transcripts of Alexa's audio recordings to third-party app developers

Do digital home devices put your privacy at risk?

Millions of Americans use voice-activated digital devices like Amazon Echo with the Alexa personal assistant, but the growing trend also raises privacy concerns. According to a report on the tech news website, "The Information," Amazon is considering giving transcripts of Alexa's audio recording to third-party app developers. Show More Summary

Brits fight to bring most beloved creature back from brink

At least 800 "rehabilitators" spring up around the country to try to redress plummeting population levels

Can pacemaker data be used against a defendant?

An alleged arsonist's version of events is being questioned because of his pacemaker data. Can your most personal tech be used against you?

Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be auctioned

The moon dust is the first example of Earth's satellite ever collected

Ancient stone tombs discovered in land of "dead fire"

Archaeologists have found valuable clues about how human life changed in the region over the course of millennia

See the first movie uploaded to DNA of living cells

Harvard scientists hope their molecular equivalent of an airplane "black box" could help unlock mysteries of human biology

Daily step counts: Which countries are most active - and which are least?

Counting steps daily? A new study provides big-picture perspective on how you stack up on a global scale

Verizon data breach reveals millions of customers' info

Customers' names, addresses and PINs were left on a server that anyone could access, but Verizon says no one did

Whale kills rescuer after he helps free it

A Canadian man who had worked for years to free dozens of entangled whales was killed soon after helping cut one loose

Brandless co-founders want to offer fewer options -- not more

A startup launched this week is trying to disrupt the grocery industry. Brandless sells items ranging from organic peanut butter and fluoride-free toothpaste to cooking knives -- and everything is $3. By cutting out supermarkets and traditional marketing, the company says it brings savings directly to customers. Show More Summary

Who benefits when a business goes cashless?

Visa is offering some small businesses an incentive to get rid of cash altogether. The company's "cashless challenge" is offering 50 food service owners an award of up to $10,000 to upgrade their payment technology and grow their business. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what a future without cash may look like.

Boy high-fives with new 3D-printed prosthetic arm

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Life has changed for 8-year-old Garrett Clark thanks to the "Fab Lab" at the University of Texas at Arlington

Why the FCC wants to roll back net neutrality rules

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Some of the biggest tech companies, like Facebook and Google, are participating in the Net Neutrality Day of Action

Jupiter's Great Red Spot seen in new photos

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA's Juno probe has sent back its first pictures of Jupiter's Great Red Spot from a close flyby Monday

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