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Decoding Canine Cognition
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Decoding Canine Cognition

Emory University researchers have decoded visual images from a dog's brain.

Truly Autonomous Cars May Be Impossible Without Helpful Human Touch
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Truly Autonomous Cars May Be Impossible Without Helpful Human Touch

While startups have promised to develop truly driverless cars, industry executives and experts say remote human supervisors may need to be a permanent part of the...

AI Supports Displaced Peoples, Refugees in Ukraine and Beyond
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AI Supports Displaced Peoples, Refugees in Ukraine and Beyond

Artificial intelligence is playing a growing role in refugee relief and resettlement programs.

One Solution to the Digital Divide: Teens
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One Solution to the Digital Divide: Teens

The 4-H Tech Changemakers program provides young people with the education and tools needed to teach digital skills to adults in their communities.

NIST, Google to Create Chips for Researchers, Startups
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NIST, Google to Create Chips for Researchers, Startups

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and Google have signed an agreement to develop and produce chips researchers can use to create new technologies...

Harvard, AWS Alliance to Advance Research in Quantum Science
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Harvard, AWS Alliance to Advance Research in Quantum Science

Harvard University and Amazon Web Services have partnered to further faculty-led quantum networking research.

This Robot Catches Grandma Before She Falls
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This Robot Catches Grandma Before She Falls

A mobile robot balance assistant developed by scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University can anticipate and catch seniors before they fall.

 How ML Helps The New York Times Power its Paywall
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How ML Helps The New York Times Power its Paywall

Powered with data-driven user insights, the causal machine learning model determinines the right number of free articles each user should get to keep them interested...

Sensory Trick Makes Objects Seem Heavy or Light in VR
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Sensory Trick Makes Objects Seem Heavy or Light in VR

Vibrating pads on people's arms can support a more convincing illusion of weight in virtual reality by fooling the brain into ignoring certain sensory input.

Will Moths Inspire a New Kind of Microphone?
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Will Moths Inspire a New Kind of Microphone?

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Strathclyde created a simulated ear to study the hearing system of the lesser wax moth, Achroia grisella.

AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative
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AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative

The Composable Diffusion model can help artificial intelligence-based image generators produce more complex imagery with better comprehension.

Software Insecurity
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Software Insecurity

Software is more vulnerable than we think.

The Supply Chain Broke. Robots Are Supposed to Help Fix It
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The Supply Chain Broke. Robots Are Supposed to Help Fix It

The companies behind e-commerce are embracing automation as the means of transcending the limitations of humans.

Facial Recognition May Reveal Maine Harbor Seal Lifestyles
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Facial Recognition May Reveal Maine Harbor Seal Lifestyles

Facial recognition software could provide scientists with insights into the behavior of harbor seals in Maine.

Light-Sensing 3D-Printed Device Could Help People with Lupus
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Light-Sensing 3D-Printed Device Could Help People with Lupus

A three-dimensionally printed wearable device features an ultraviolet and visible light detector to correlate light exposure with symptom flare-ups in people with...

Voice-Operated Smartphones Target Africa's Illiterate
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Voice-Operated Smartphones Target Africa's Illiterate

The Cerco company, in partnership with French teleco Orange, is rolling out a "superphone" equipped with a voice assistant in the Ivory Coast.

Computer Experts Urge Georgia to Replace Voting Machines
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Computer Experts Urge Georgia to Replace Voting Machines

A group of computer and election security experts said hand-marked paper ballots should replace Georgia's Dominion Voting Systems touchscreen voting machines.

He Used AI to Win a Fine-Arts Competition. Was It Cheating?
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He Used AI to Win a Fine-Arts Competition. Was It Cheating?

One judge said the striking piece evoked Renaissance art. But some critics compared it to 'entering a marathon and driving a Lamborghini to the finish line.'

How Silicon Chips Rule the World
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How Silicon Chips Rule the World

Maintaining the flow of oil is still crucial for the world economy. But now the supply of semiconductors is also critical for commerce, and war and peace.

U.S. Recovers Over $30 Million in Cryptocurrency Stolen by North Korean Hackers
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U.S. Recovers Over $30 Million in Cryptocurrency Stolen by North Korean Hackers

Sum is only a fraction of hundreds of millions siphoned in breach of 'Axie Infinity' online videogame this year.
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