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Bringing Neural Networks to Cellphones
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Bringing Neural Networks to Cellphones

Researchers at MIT have developed a battery of techniques for modeling neural networks' power consumption which could make the systems available for mobile devices...

Russian Weapons Maker To Build AI-Directed Guns
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Russian Weapons Maker To Build AI-Directed Guns

The maker of the famous AK-47 rifle is building "a range of products based on neural networks," including a "fully automated combat module" that can identify and...

Robot Physical Therapist Helps People Walk Again After a Stroke
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Robot Physical Therapist Helps People Walk Again After a Stroke

A robotic harness controlled by a neural network is helping people regain their mobility after certain neurological injuries.

Silicon Valley Mostly Quiet in Internet Surveillance Debate in Congress
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Silicon Valley Mostly Quiet in Internet Surveillance Debate in Congress

Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance...

Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots To Help People
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Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots To Help People

While some middle schoolers spend their summers lounging poolside, others spend time building robots. At the Women in Robotics Summer Youth Program last week, 23...

NSA-Funded Virtual Cybersecurity Lab to Improve Cloud Networking Security
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NSA-Funded Virtual Cybersecurity Lab to Improve Cloud Networking Security

Mengjun Xie, a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has garnered additional funding from the U.S. National Security Agency to develop a virtual...

U.S. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream
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U.S. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream

Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the Russian cybersecurity software firm that bears his name, had a big American dream.

Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice for Governments Across the World
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Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice for Governments Across the World

Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with...

AI Expert Affirms Musk's Claim: Robots Will Kill Jobs
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AI Expert Affirms Musk's Claim: Robots Will Kill Jobs

New York Institute of Technology Professor Kevin LaGrandeur argues that intelligent technology is displacing not only manual labor, but also middle-class jobs and...

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs
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These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk. ...

High School Girls Learn 'Virtuous Hacking' in Computer Science Program
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High School Girls Learn 'Virtuous Hacking' in Computer Science Program

Forty-five high school girls are tackling programming, virtuous hacking, and digital forensics at New York University's Computer Science for Cyber Security program...

Filling the Science Communication Gap
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Filling the Science Communication Gap

Two English professors have co-edited a book they hope will make science communication easier for instructors, and their students, to teach and learn.

The Innovation Dream Team: Opposites Succeed
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The Innovation Dream Team: Opposites Succeed

Two sides of the design thinking coin, both the creative and analytical, are essential to solving problems.

US to Create Independent Military Cyber Command
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US to Create Independent Military Cyber Command

After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes...

Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead
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Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead

The computers in modern data centers—the engine rooms of the digital economy—are powered mainly by Intel chips.

Physicists Gain New Understanding of Quantum Cooling Process
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Physicists Gain New Understanding of Quantum Cooling Process

New research at the University of Arkansas is helping physicists better understand optomechanical cooling, a process that is expected to find applications in quantum...

Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play
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Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play

The US mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, whose life spanned the tumultuous, technologically explosive twentieth century, is often called the...

Artificial Intelligence Helps Build Brain Atlas of Fruit Fly Behavior
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Artificial Intelligence Helps Build Brain Atlas of Fruit Fly Behavior

A machine-learning program named JAABA has helped scientists create a brain-wide atlas of fruit fly behavior.

Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament
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Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament

The Championships at Wimbledon, which consumes some 28 tons of strawberries, 10,000 litres of cream, and 320,000 glasses of Pimm's per year, is notable for its...
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