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Josh Sweat, 'Nerdy' Eagles DE, Builds Computers From Scratch
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Josh Sweat, 'Nerdy' Eagles DE, Builds Computers From Scratch

Josh Sweat, the 25-year-old pass-rusher for the Philadelpha Eagles, has built 20 computers from scratch over the past decade.

Software Engineer Arrested for Felony Theft Inspired by Cult Movie
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Software Engineer Arrested for Felony Theft Inspired by Cult Movie

A former software engineer with Zulily, Ernie Castro, has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 from the Seattle company in a scheme straight out of the...

Machine Learning Could Create the Perfect Game Bosses
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Machine Learning Could Create the Perfect Game Bosses

Romain Trachel and Alexandre Peyrot, machine-learning specialists at Eidos-Sherbrooke, have demonstrated a game tool that combines machine learning with a feature...

Astronauts Get Medical Training by Playing Video Games
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Astronauts Get Medical Training by Playing Video Games

SpaceX has partnered with Level Ex to use video games to train the crew of the upcoming Polaris Dawn spaceflight to perform medical ultrasound procedures.

Man Simulates Time Travel Using Generative AI Model
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Man Simulates Time Travel Using Generative AI Model

A social media user known as Stelfie the Time Traveller has been crafting a time-hopping travelogue using the Stable Diffusion generative AI model, inserting himself...

A Computer Scientist with a Biologist's Ambition
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A Computer Scientist with a Biologist's Ambition: Advance Humanity

I became a computer science student without ever having seen a computer before.

Film Festival Will Only Show Movies Made Using AI
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Film Festival Will Only Show Movies Made Using AI

Runway, an artificial intelligence startup, is accepting submissions for an AI Film Festival slated for February where movies created with the help of AI will compete...

Why Silly Distractions at Work Can be Good for You
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Why Silly Distractions at Work Can be Good for You

Positive interventions that distract workers from difficult tasks may help reduce stress and increase effectiveness, according to a study by an international team...

Why I Left Tech to Pursue Art
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Why I Left Tech to Pursue Art

I don't enjoy working in tech anymore. I want to get out of the bubble I currently live in and experience new ways of living.

New Dimensions In Computer Science
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New Dimensions In Computer Science

Associate Professor William Bare's Immersive Stories Lab at Whitman College gives students an opportunity to create their own digital worlds through immersive displays...

Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology
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Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology

A study published in Al and Ethics found that people in Japan, Germany, and the United States have different concerns over the use of artificial intelligence technology...

Scientists Develop Model That Adjusts Videogame Difficulty Based on Player Emotions
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Scientists Develop Model That Adjusts Videogame Difficulty Based on Player Emotions

A research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology developed DDA agents that adjust a videogame's difficulty to maximize a player's affective...

The Overworked Humans Behind China's Virtual Influencers
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The Overworked Humans Behind China's Virtual Influencers

Hidden behind the perfect faces of China's $16 billion virtual celebrity industry is an angry, overworked labor force.

Code/Art Paints A More Equitable Tech Future for Miami
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Code/Art Paints A More Equitable Tech Future for Miami

To tackle the gender disparity in tech, Amy Austin Renshaw founded the Miami-based nonprofit Code/Art which uses art to help increase the number of girls interested...

Wimbledon Hoping Big Data Will Improve Fan Experience
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Wimbledon Hoping Big Data Will Improve Fan Experience

All England Club and IBM are offering a tool that aims to keep Wimbledon fans engaged with detailed AI-powered stats.

Making Art Through Computation
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Making Art Through Computation

MIT graduate student Chelsi Cocking develops software to use as artistic tools, including facial detection techniques, body tracking software, and machine learning...

AI-Created Craft Beer Available in New Orleans
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AI-Created Craft Beer Available in New Orleans

New Orleans locals can now order the AI Blonde Ale craft beer created by an artificial intelligence platform.

Grad Students Develop Robot That Paints Like a Human
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Grad Students Develop Robot That Paints Like a Human

Graduate students at Georgia Institute of Technology have built a graffiti-painting robot system that uses motion capture technology to record human motions then...

Using Math to Improve Your Workout
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Using Math to Improve Your Workout

Exercise physiologist and University of Montreal Adjunct Professor Guy Thibault is developing a web application for interval training.

How It Feels to Build a Videogame and Watch It Die
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How It Feels to Build a Videogame and Watch It Die

How do developers feel about working for years on videogames that fail and vanish for reasons beyond their control? "Disappointing and frustrating," one said.
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