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SO-SO SOFTWARE When it comes to predicting whether or not someone will commit another crime — which can affect lockup time — computer programs don’t have an edge over people.

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FORWARD THINKING  Toby Walsh cuts through the hype to give a critical assessment of how much we should welcome or worry about a future full of “thinking” machines.

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OVERSHARING  Before personal devices reveal too much about what you’re up to, researchers are trying to build in user protections — or at least call attention to vulnerabilities.

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