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A Stroke Stole Her Ability to Speak at 30. A.I. Is Helping to Restore It Years Later.
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A Stroke Stole Her Ability to Speak at 30. A.I. Is Helping to Restore It Years Later.

The brain activity of a paralyzed woman is being translated into words spoken by an avatar. This milestone could help others who have lost speech.

The Myth of 'Open Source' AI
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The Myth of 'Open Source' AI

A new analysis shows that "open source" AI tools like Llama 2 are still controlled by big tech companies in a number of ways.

Teen's Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest from CVS Pharmacy
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Teen's Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest from CVS Pharmacy

U.S. pharmacy chain CVS is among those interested in a pill-tracking device created by Virginia-based high school student Archishma Marrapu.

Making Your Phone Screen Blurry Could Stop Snooping
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Making Your Phone Screen Blurry Could Stop Snooping

A new system can blur smartphone screens to prevent snooping.

Competing Agendas Roil Online Content Moderation Efforts
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Competing Agendas Roil Online Content Moderation Efforts

The EU and the U.S. diverge on how they handle online content moderation.

Driverless Cars May Struggle to Spot Children, Dark-Skinned People
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Driverless Cars May Struggle to Spot Children, Dark-Skinned People

Scientists evaluated eight artificial intelligence-based pedestrian detectors used in driverless car research, and found they may have difficulty detecting children...

Research Hack Reveals Call Security Risk in Smartphones
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Research Hack Reveals Call Security Risk in Smartphones

A multi-institutional team of researchers developed malware to extract caller information by screening vibration data from ear speakers recorded by a smartphone's...
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