Stories by Sharon Gaudin

AI is getting smarter

With two-legged humanoid robots climbing stairs and driving cars, Internet of Things technology starting to control our houses and speech recognition software answering questions on mobile phones, artificial intelligence may be on the cusp of making huge advances that will change the way we work and live.

Ford drives scheduling with artificial intelligence

At Ford Motor Co., managers were struggling to work out a schedule for the growing number of people in a three-year program for new hires fresh out of college.

Amazon hits 5-year high in Cloud market

Despite Microsoft's strong growth in the Cloud market, Amazon reached a five-year high in its share of the cloud infrastructure service market.

Google Earth Pro, once $399, is now free

Google Earth Pro, which had a price tag of US$399, is now available for free.

Scientists say AI fears unfounded, could hinder tech advances

Artificial intelligence research for at least the foreseeable future is going to help humans, not harm them.

NASA tests robotic helicopter that would act as Mars scout

The robotic rovers driving across the surface of Mars are limited by what their onboard cameras can see.

No worries! Asteroid to safely pass Earth on Monday

An asteroid that will zoom past Earth on Monday poses no threat, but will be in a good position for scientists to study, NASA said.

Atlas Unplugged: DARPA challenge robot gets major makeover

The 6-foot, 2-in. tall humanoid robot that many teams in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will be using in June has gotten a major makeover. And the teams using it in the finals got their first look just last week.

Uh oh, Google, here comes Microsoft's HoloLens

Less than a week after Google said that it would stop selling prototypes of its Glass wearable, Microsoft announced today that it's coming out with its own computerized headset.

White House uses social media to amplify Obama's big speech

The White House updated its social media efforts in an effort to control the messages coming out of the president's State of the Union address last night.

Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

Google tries to reset Glass embarrassment with cooler wearable

Is it too late for Google Glass to become the big hit that people are excited to be seen wearing and will use in their everyday lives, taking video of their work projects and vacation adventures?

Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network

Facebook, the world's largest social network, is making its first move into the enterprise.

Suspected computer glitch forces astronauts to evacuate part of space station

The astronauts living onboard the International Space Station are safe after evacuating part of the station when they awoke to an alarm going off this morning.