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China Is Catching Up to the US in A.I. Research, Fast
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China Is Catching Up to the US in A.I. Research, Fast

At the world's top computer-vision conference last June, Google and Apple sponsored an academic contest that challenged algorithms to make sense of images from...

U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies
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U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies

The U.S. has apparently warned Germany that if Chinese tech companies such as Huawei help build the country's new 5G telecom infrastructure, U.S. agencies might...

Cooler Screens' Display Cases Scan Your Face to Size Up Buying Habits
From ACM TechNews

Cooler Screens' Display Cases Scan Your Face to Size Up Buying Habits

Chicago-based Cooler Screens has developed a facial-profiling system that tries to guess what consumers will buy next based on how they appear in front of a refrigerated...

Cybersecurity System Offers Protection Against Hacking, Censorship
From ACM TechNews

Cybersecurity System Offers Protection Against Hacking, Censorship

Researchers have developed a  cybersecurity system that sets a new standard in the fight to protect users from malicious online attacks.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

Twenty-one leading U.S. universities have formed a group that aims to promote programs to teach students how to handle the consequences of technology.

Researchers Find Critical Backdoor in Swiss Online Voting System
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Researchers Find Critical Backdoor in Swiss Online Voting System

An international research team warned of a critical backdoor flaw in Switzerland's new Internet voting system.

Tonight's Dinner? In a Cooler-Sized Robot That Knows Where You Live
From ACM TechNews

Tonight's Dinner? In a Cooler-Sized Robot That Knows Where You Live

Venture-backed startups have been dispatching cooler-sized robots in cities around the U.S. to deliver food and groceries to customers' doorsteps.

Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects
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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic...

The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?
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The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, on his invention of the World Wide Web in 1989.

Shuttering of NSA Surveillance Program Emboldens Privacy Groups
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Shuttering of NSA Surveillance Program Emboldens Privacy Groups

The potential end to a controversial National Security Agency phone records collection program is energizing privacy groups and lawmakers who have long called for...

An All-in-One Cyber Toolkit for Criminal Investigations
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An All-in-One Cyber Toolkit for Criminal Investigations

Researchers at Purdue University have developed an all-in-one platform to help investigators solve cybersecurity crimes.

AI Efforts at Large Companies May Be Hindered by Poor Quality Data
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AI Efforts at Large Companies May Be Hindered by Poor Quality Data

Poor-quality customer and business data may be keeping companies from leveraging digital tools to reduce costs, increase revenue, and stay competitive.

Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable
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Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable

A new ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the human brain could help small robots collaborate and learn from their experiences.

Berners-Lee Says World Wide Web, at 30, Must Emerge from 'Adolescence'
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Berners-Lee Says World Wide Web, at 30, Must Emerge from 'Adolescence'

The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of...

The World Needs Big Data
From ACM News

The World Needs Big Data

Big data can support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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