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Kids, Meet Alexa, Your AI Mary Poppins

Amazon has announced new kid-friendly features and parental controls for the Echo home assistant. What do AI experts think about encouraging kids to spend more time with Alexa?

Labryinths Daedelus
Deliverance Anouar Brahem
Another Term For Miwon
Endless Voyage Groundislava
L'eschappe Pavane
Recensere Rous
Compromise Dan Romer
We Will Become Silhouettes The Postal Service
Arctic Vision Arctic Vision
The Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne Henderson

Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, speaks at Nobel Week Dialogue: the Future of Truth conference on Dec. 9, 2017, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Julia Reinhart/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-CIA Director On National Security, Post-Truth 'Assault On Intelligence'

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Transcendentalism EP Dustin O'Halloran
Physical Graffiti Physical Graffiti
Tootya Toufic Farroukh
Camphor MF Doom
Fresh Air Hugh Masekela

Ellen Stofan saw her first rocket launch when she was 4 years old. Now, more than 50 years later, she's director of the National Air and Space Museum — the first woman to hold the position. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery hide caption

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New Director Of Air And Space Museum Is The First Woman To Hold The Job

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It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry David Bromberg
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Stumbleweeds Desert Sound Colony

Steel coils sit on wagons leaving a factory in Duisburg, Germany on March 2. U.S. President Trump Monday decided to hold off on imposing most steel and aluminum tariffs until at least June 1. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Delays Most Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum

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