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Europeans Can’t Talk about Racist AI systems. They Lack the Words.
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Europeans Can’t Talk about Racist AI systems. They Lack the Words.

In Europe, several automated systems, either planned or operational, actively contribute to entrenching racism. But European civil society literally lacks the words...

NVIDIA Completely Re-Imagines The Data Center For AI
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NVIDIA Completely Re-Imagines The Data Center For AI

It is all about tighter integration with memory, CPUs, and accelerators for trillion-parameter AI models.

AI Set to Reshape Workplace as Physical Offices Open Up
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AI Set to Reshape Workplace as Physical Offices Open Up

Artificial intelligence (AI) powered software and platforms will be adopted by more companies as they reopen physical workplaces.

Classify This Robot-Woven Sneaker with 3D-Printed Soles as 'Footware'
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Classify This Robot-Woven Sneaker with 3D-Printed Soles as 'Footware'

Adidas is merging three-dimensional printing and robotic automation to produce mass-market footwear through its Futurecraft.Strung project.

Swedish Central Bank Reveals First Study of Digital Currency
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Swedish Central Bank Reveals First Study of Digital Currency

Sweden's central bank has released the results of the first phase of a pilot project into what is essentially the most advanced exploration of a post-cash era to...

Where are the Women? Mapping the Gender Job Gap in AI
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Where are the Women? Mapping the Gender Job Gap in AI

This policy briefing from the Turing Institute's Women in Data Science and AI project presents new research into gender gaps in artificial intelligence and data...

These New Vulnerabilities put Millions of IoT Devices at Risk, so Patch Now
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These New Vulnerabilities put Millions of IoT Devices at Risk, so Patch Now

Detailed by researchers at Forescout, the Name:Wreck vulnerabilities could allow attackers to control devices and remotely execute code, act as a gateway to the...

Student's Physics Homework Picked Up by Amazon Quantum Researchers
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Student's Physics Homework Picked Up by Amazon Quantum Researchers

The simple but ingenious change to quantum error correcting code has grabbed the attention of quantum researchers.

Computer Model Fosters Potential Improvements to 'Bionic Eye' Technology
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Computer Model Fosters Potential Improvements to 'Bionic Eye' Technology

Researchers are using an advanced computer model to mimic the human retina, in order to improve prosthetic eye technology.

Microsoft to Buy Nuance for $16 Billion to Focus on Health Care Tech
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Microsoft to Buy Nuance for $16 Billion to Focus on Health Care Tech

By acquiring a provider of artificial intelligence software, the tech giant is hoping to bolster its offerings for the fast-growing field of medical computing. ...

'Master,' 'Slave,' and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing
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'Master,' 'Slave,' and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

Nearly a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force took up a plan to replace words that could be considered racist, the debate is still raging.

This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer
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This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

Medtronic's GI Genius, recently cleared by the FDA, will help doctors identify precancerous polyps.

Robots Can Be More Aware of Human Co-Workers, with System That Provides Context
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Robots Can Be More Aware of Human Co-Workers, with System That Provides Context

Researchers have designed a context-aware system that could enable robots to work alongside humans on assembly lines with greater efficiency, while foregoing needless...

AI Could 'Crack the Language of Cancer, Alzheimer's'
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AI Could 'Crack the Language of Cancer, Alzheimer's'

A study has found that the "biological language" of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases can be predicted by machine learning.

Bitcoin Mining Emissions in China Will Hit 130 Million Tons by 2024
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Bitcoin Mining Emissions in China Will Hit 130 Million Tons by 2024

Researchers at China's Tsinghua University predicted Chinese bitcoin mining will emit roughly 130 million metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere by 2024.

Facebook Algorithm Shows Gender Bias in Job Ads, Study Finds
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Facebook Algorithm Shows Gender Bias in Job Ads, Study Finds

Facebook disproportionately shows certain types of job ads to men and women, raising questions about efforts to eliminate bias in its algorithms.

How AI could Revolutionize Biology — and Vice Versa
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How AI could Revolutionize Biology — and Vice Versa

Last month, researchers reported using a new technique to figure out how genes are expressed in individual cells and how those cells interact in people who had...

A New Era of Innovation: Moore's Law is Not Dead and AI is Ready to Explode
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A New Era of Innovation: Moore's Law is Not Dead and AI is Ready to Explode

Moore's Law is dead, right? Think again.

Human Brain Organoids Grown in Cheap 3D-Printed Bioreactor
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Human Brain Organoids Grown in Cheap 3D-Printed Bioreactor

A human brain organoid was cultured in a week in a three-dimensionally-printed microfluidic bioreactor.
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