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Our iPhones will soon be more intelligent than we are

Within 14 years, the smartphones in our pockets will be as intelligent as we are. In fact, if we focus just on computational intelligence (leaving aside emotional and other forms of intelligence), our phones will match us in just seven years — about when the iPhone 11 is likely to be released.

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Sensible immigration reform may finally have a chance in Washington

Congress’ inability to move forward on immigration reform has taken a toll on the country’s global competitiveness. Chinese companies such as Alibaba and Xiaomi now have their eyes on U.S. markets. But there may finally be hope to slow the skilled immigrant exodus that has been crippling U.S. innovation.

Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.

Why India shouldn’t be succeeding — but is about to experience an innovation boom

When I started researching India’s engineering education in 2005, my first conclusion was that Indian I.T. was doomed. The country was barely graduating enough engineers to staff this growing industry. The quality of engineers that India’s universities graduated was also inconsistent, and most were unemployable.

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How today’s technology is rapidly catching up to 'Star Trek'

Science fiction is quickly becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in “Star Trek” are beginning to materialize, and ours might actually be better than Starfleet’s. Best of all, we won’t have to wait 300 years.