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Measuring Trust in AI
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Measuring Trust in AI

Researchers find public trust in AI varies greatly depending on the application.

A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Allows for Efficient and Accurate Verification of Quantum Devices
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A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Allows for Efficient and Accurate Verification of Quantum Devices

The new tool tool could make verifying the behavior of quantum devices a more efficient and precise undertaking than it is at present.

Milestone in Quantum Computing With Error Correction
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Milestone in Quantum Computing With Error Correction

Scientists have integrated high-fidelity operations on encoded quantum data with a scalable framework for repeated data stabilization.

Busted for Not Social Distancing by a COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Robot
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Busted for Not Social Distancing by a COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Robot

Surveillance robot could help reduce disease spread and also aid contact tracing.

Superconducting Silicon-Photonic Chip Developed for Quantum Communication
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Superconducting Silicon-Photonic Chip Developed for Quantum Communication

The researchers resolved a long-standing challenge in quantum optics.

Supercomputer Simulations Provide Clue to Missing Planets Mystery
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Supercomputer Simulations Provide Clue to Missing Planets Mystery

Researchers in Japan used the world's most powerful astronomical supercomputer to simulate a planet moving away from its initial formation site.

'Logic Gate' Paves Way for Nanoscale Computers To Treat Cancer and Other Diseases
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'Logic Gate' Paves Way for Nanoscale Computers To Treat Cancer and Other Diseases

The team's logic gate comprised two sensor domains designed to respond to two inputs—light and the drug rapamycin.

Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language
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Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language

Neuroscientists find the internal workings of next-word prediction models resemble those of language-processing centers in the brain.

Machine Learning System Gives Robots Social Skills
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Machine Learning System Gives Robots Social Skills

A new machine-learning system helps robots understand and perform certain social interactions.

Autonomous Robotic Rover Provides New Insight Into Life on the Deep Abyssal Seafloor
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Autonomous Robotic Rover Provides New Insight Into Life on the Deep Abyssal Seafloor

Autonomous robotic rover helps scientists with long-term monitoring of deep-sea carbon cycle and climate change.

Deep Learning AI Explained: Neural Networks
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Deep Learning AI Explained: Neural Networks

Ballyhooed artificial-intelligence technique known as "deep learning" revives 70-year-old idea.

Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits Achieved in Silicon
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Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits Achieved in Silicon


Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Leads to Pivotal Discovery for the Development of New Quantum Devices
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Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Leads to Pivotal Discovery for the Development of New Quantum Devices

Ultrafast electron microscope opens up new avenues for the development of sensors and quantum devices.

A Peculiar State of Matter in Layers of Semiconductors Could Advance Quantum Computing
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A Peculiar State of Matter in Layers of Semiconductors Could Advance Quantum Computing

Researchers show a superlattice embedded with nanodots may be immune from dissipating energy to the environment, a finding that could benefit quantum computing....

Supercomputer Helps Protect Earth From Space Storms
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Supercomputer Helps Protect Earth From Space Storms

University of Michigan researchers used Frontera supercomputer to improve a space weather forecasting system.

Eye-Tracking VR Technology to Make MRI a New Experience
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Eye-Tracking VR Technology to Make MRI a New Experience

Magnetic resonance imaging scans could become less stressful for patients, thanks to a novel interactive virtual reality system.

DeepMind Releases Accurate Picture of the Human Proteome
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DeepMind Releases Accurate Picture of the Human Proteome

"We believe this represents the most significant contribution AI has made to advancing scientific knowledge to date," said DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis...

Astronomers Use Artificial Intelligence to Reveal the Actual Shape of the Universe
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Astronomers Use Artificial Intelligence to Reveal the Actual Shape of the Universe

Using artificial intelligence-driven data analysis to peel back the noise and find the actual shape of the universe.

Scientists Warn of 'Bleak Cyborg Future' From Brain-Computer Interfaces
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Scientists Warn of 'Bleak Cyborg Future' From Brain-Computer Interfaces

Researchers warn of the potential social, ethical, and legal consequences of technologies interacting heavily with human brains.

NASA Struggles to Restore Aging Payload Computer on Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA Struggles to Restore Aging Payload Computer on Hubble Space Telescope

NASA may have to resort to the backup system.
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