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Robots Look Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise
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Robots Look Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise

Automakers are again turning their attention to robots to address rising labor costs.

Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year
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Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year

A study found that water use by bitcoin miners hit 591 billion gallons so far this year, up from 415 billion gallons in 2021.

The App Store–But for Cars–May Not be Far Off
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The App Store–But for Cars–May Not be Far Off

Automaker General Motors has released a suite of open source application programming interfaces so software developers can build apps that integrate with connected...

Your School's Next Security Guard May Be a Robot
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Your School's Next Security Guard May Be a Robot

Several technology companies have started offering security robots to U.S. schools.

Chip Makers Stack 'Chiplets' Like Lego Blocks to Drive AI
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Chip Makers Stack 'Chiplets' Like Lego Blocks to Drive AI

Chip makers are stacking pre-existing chips to speed the development of more powerful chips.

Welcome to White Castle. Would You Like Human Interaction with That?
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Welcome to White Castle. Would You Like Human Interaction with That?

Fast-food chains like White Castle are deploying artificial intelligence-enabled chatbots in drive-throughs.

Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses
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Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses

Automation developers are building a new generation of humanoid machines meant to help fill labor gaps in logistics operations.

IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push
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IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push

Quantum computing research has been given a boost at the University of Chicago and Japan's University of Tokyo with a $150-million investment from IBM and Google...

Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms
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Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms

Farm-equipment company Deere aims to network farms in remote regions of Brazil and the U.S. via satellites.

Advanced AI Faces New Regulatory Push in Europe
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Advanced AI Faces New Regulatory Push in Europe

In an open letter, a group of EU lawmakers said regulators should be given authority to govern the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Companies Turn to AI to Avoid 'Cloud Sprawl'
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Companies Turn to AI to Avoid 'Cloud Sprawl'

Cloud-computing usage at large companies is measured in millions of records a day, making it 'humanly impossible' to keep track of costs.

AI is Teaching Us New, Surprising Things About the Human Mind
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AI is Teaching Us New, Surprising Things About the Human Mind

Scientists are gaining new insights into the human mind though artificial intelligence, including the mechanism of communication between neurons, and the roots...

For Chip Makers, a Choice Between the U.S. and China Looms
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For Chip Makers, a Choice Between the U.S. and China Looms

Washington seeks to steer the semiconductor supply chain using 'guardrails' under the Chips Act.

Publishers Prepare for Showdown With Microsoft, Google Over AI Tools
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Publishers Prepare for Showdown With Microsoft, Google Over AI Tools

Media executives want compensation for use of their content in ChatGPT, Bing and Bard.

Wave of Stealthy China Cyberattacks Hits U.S., Private Networks, Google Says
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Wave of Stealthy China Cyberattacks Hits U.S., Private Networks, Google Says

Researchers in Google's Mandiant division have found state-sponsored hackers in China have been evading common cybersecurity tools and spying on government and...

Generative AI Helping Boost Productivity of Some Software Developers
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Generative AI Helping Boost Productivity of Some Software Developers

Enterprise technology chiefs still have questions about the security and governance of the code-writing programs.

Silicon Valley Layoffs Mean D.C. Is Hotter Tech Hiring Market
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Silicon Valley Layoffs Mean D.C. Is Hotter Tech Hiring Market

Layoffs by technology giants and startups have created a windfall for nontechnology companies in Washington, D.C., and New York City starved for software engineers...

Japan, Netherlands Agree to Limit Exports of Chip-Making Equipment to China
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Japan, Netherlands Agree to Limit Exports of Chip-Making Equipment to China

Deal with U.S. comes as President Biden seeks to slow China's military development.

U.S. Intelligence Wants to Use Psychology to Avert Cyberattacks
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U.S. Intelligence Wants to Use Psychology to Avert Cyberattacks

IARPA scientists are taking up the nascent field of cyber psychology to predict and counter hacker behavior.

LG, Whirlpool Target Customers Disconnected from 'Smart' Appliances
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LG, Whirlpool Target Customers Disconnected from 'Smart' Appliances

Appliance manufacturers LG Electronics and Whirlpool are trying to entice customers whose "smart" appliances are not connected to the Internet to embrace the technology...
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