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China Can Help Drive Global Progress in Quantum Computing
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China Can Help Drive Global Progress in Quantum Computing

2000 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Andrew Chi-Chih Yao says China could potentially take a global lead in quantum computing innovation.

New Project to Boost Sat Nav Positioning Accuracy Anywhere in the World
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New Project to Boost Sat Nav Positioning Accuracy Anywhere in the World

The University of Nottingham in the U.K. will participate in a four-year project using Global Navigation Satellite Systems to establish an architecture for the...

A Computer Program That Learns How to Save Fuel
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A Computer Program That Learns How to Save Fuel

Artificial intelligence may one day be able to help cars use energy more efficiently.

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers New Insight Into Biophysics of Cancer
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Artificial Intelligence Uncovers New Insight Into Biophysics of Cancer

Researchers have used a machine-learning artificial intelligence platform to predict three reagents that produced a previously unseen cancer-like phenotype in tadpoles...

Supercool Electrons
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Supercool Electrons

The Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan is researching a potential system for quantum computing...

Monero, the Drug Dealer's Cryptocurrency of Choice, Is on Fire
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Monero, the Drug Dealer's Cryptocurrency of Choice, Is on Fire

For the cryptocurrency community, 2016 was a very good year.

Neuroscience: Big Brain, Big Data
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Neuroscience: Big Brain, Big Data

As big brain-mapping initiatives go, Taiwan's might seem small.

The AI that Learns Our Habits and Knows When People Cheat
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The AI that Learns Our Habits and Knows When People Cheat

For people who play the video game Counter Strike online, it's hard enough watching your back at the best of times. In the fast-paced first-person shooter, there...

How AI is Changing Software Development
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How AI is Changing Software Development

Artificial intelligence technologies like advanced machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing will help build better software faster.

AI Could Transform the Science of Counting Crowds
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AI Could Transform the Science of Counting Crowds

The University of Central Florida has been developing artificial intelligence solutions to relieve crowd scientists from the task of manually counting heads.

Medical, Scientific Image Analysis Vastly Improved by New Software
From ACM TechNews

Medical, Scientific Image Analysis Vastly Improved by New Software

University of Missouri researchers have developed that very quickly and accurately analyzes any series of images.

This App Offers Personal Recommendations While Keeping Your Data Private
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This App Offers Personal Recommendations While Keeping Your Data Private

A personalized news recommendation application collects data about the user to suggest relevant stories without sending any personal information to a remote server...

App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients
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App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed software that helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents correctly take their medications.

Your (Social Media) Votes Matter
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Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

A recent study demonstrates how a single up/down vote on Reddit dictates the content users see on the site.

D-Wave Upgrade: How Scientists Are Using the World's Most Controversial Quantum Computer
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D-Wave Upgrade: How Scientists Are Using the World's Most Controversial Quantum Computer

The company that makes the world's only commercially available quantum computers has released its biggest machine yet—and researchers are paying close attention...

US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language  
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US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language  

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the US Intelligence Community’s own science and technology research arm, has announced it is seeking...

Brief Interventions Help Online Learners Persist With Coursework, Stanford Research Finds
From ACM TechNews

Brief Interventions Help Online Learners Persist With Coursework, Stanford Research Finds

Assuring learners from less-developed countries they belong and affirming their core values can help them succeed in massive open online courses, according to a...

SMART Automation
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SMART Automation

Researchers at the Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance for Research and Technology have spent the last several years developing autonomous...

Your Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts
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Your Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts

Researchers have found attackers can crack Android's Pattern Lock security system within five attempts by using video and computer-vision software.

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software
From ACM TechNews

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software

Several research organizations are working to create artificial intelligences that can in turn develop machine-learning software.
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