Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to …

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Study finds engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than “dumping words” on them. A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families. This “30-million-word gap” correlates with significant differences in tests […]

Wipro’s memo to engineers: To earn more, learn more

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Wipro believes the new strategy will eventually help put it back on the growth pedestal India’s third-largest software services exporter is making its most aggressive push to get its over 120,000 engineers to learn newer technologies. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Wipro Ltd’s chief executive AbidaliNeemuchwala has a simple message for its engineers looking to earn […]

Self-driving taxis make their debut in Singapore

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SINGAPORE: The world’s first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, […]

Artificial intelligence will be the defining tech of the 21st …

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Artificial intelligence (AI) could make every company and employee smarter, faster, and more productive Over the last 30 years, consumers have reaped the benefits of dramatic technological advances. In many countries, most people now have in their pockets a personal computer more powerful than the mainframes of the 1980s. The Atari 800XL computer that I […]

With new rules, US signals backing for driverless cars

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The guidelines promise strong oversight and bets on automated technology to improve safety The regulators will have to balance the commercial interests of companies including Google, Tesla and Uber with concerns over public safety. Photo: AP Washington: Federal auto safety regulators in the US on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation’s highways […]