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Computers Aid Dentistry
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Computers Aid Dentistry

Small-scale CAD/CAM tools are among the high-tech capabilities being added to the arsenals of increasingly digital dentists.

Meta Fined More Than $400 Million in EU for Serving Ads Based on Online Activity
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Meta Fined More Than $400 Million in EU for Serving Ads Based on Online Activity

Irish privacy regulator tells the Facebook and Instagram owner it can't use its contracts with users to justify sending them such ads.

Deep Learning Can Predict Tsunami Impacts in Less Than a Second
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Deep Learning Can Predict Tsunami Impacts in Less Than a Second

Researchers at Japan's RIKEN Prediction Science Laboratory applied deep learning to predict the impact of tsunamis in less than a second.

JPSO Used Facial Recognition Technology to Arrest a Man. The Tech Was Wrong
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JPSO Used Facial Recognition Technology to Arrest a Man. The Tech Was Wrong

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana relied on facial-recognition technology to arrest an alleged purse thief, detaining the wrong person, who is...

Designers in Hong Kong Try Out New Assistant: AI Fashion Maven AiDA
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Designers in Hong Kong Try Out New Assistant: AI Fashion Maven AiDA

Fashion designers in Hong Kong showcased ensembles co-created by the Artificial intelligence-based Interactive Design Assistant (AiDA) at the Fashion X AI show....

Virtual Clothes Could Help Solve Fashion's Waste Problem
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Virtual Clothes Could Help Solve Fashion's Waste Problem

The fashion industry is tapping digital technologies to cut waste and modernize.

Researchers Construct Computer-Derived Marker for Coronary Artery Disease
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Researchers Construct Computer-Derived Marker for Coronary Artery Disease

A new computer-derived marker for coronary artery disease is based on machine learning and clinical data from electronic health records.

Google Wallet Will Host Digital Driver's License in Maryland
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Google Wallet Will Host Digital Driver's License in Maryland

Google has started beta testing hosting of digital driver's licenses and state ID cards for its Wallet application on Android, which will be exclusive to Maryland...

Inventor of World Wide Web Wants Us to Reclaim Our Data from Tech Giants
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Inventor of World Wide Web Wants Us to Reclaim Our Data from Tech Giants

World Wide Web inventor and 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee founded the startup Inrupt with John Bruce to help users reclaim their personal...

Wi-Fi Could Help Identify When You're Struggling to Breathe
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Wi-Fi Could Help Identify When You're Struggling to Breathe

Researchers developed the BreatheSmart algorithm to analyze a person's movements and determine whether they have difficulty breathing via Wi-Fi routers and devices...

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
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Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

In Memoriam: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1931-2022
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In Memoriam: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1931-2022

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. "was a statesman in the best sense of the word, as well as a great leader, a very kind man, and a fine engineer," said fellow ACM A.M....

Remembering Valérie Issarny
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Remembering Valérie Issarny

Computer scientist Valérie Issarny, a director of research at France's National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology and chair of the ACM Europe...

University of Michigan to Install Smart Intersection Technology
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University of Michigan to Install Smart Intersection Technology

The goal of the $20-million smart intersections project is to have intersections communicate with the technology in cars to warn drivers of potential dangers that...

This Little-Known Bottleneck is Blocking Clean Energy for Millions
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This Little-Known Bottleneck is Blocking Clean Energy for Millions

Energy developers want to build a ton of wind and solar — they just can't get it connected to the grid.

OECD Countries Limit Government Access to Personal Data
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OECD Countries Limit Government Access to Personal Data

Officials from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 38 member-states finalized a framework to limit governments' access to citizens' personal...

Particles of Light May Create Fluid Flow, Data-Theory Comparison Suggests
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Particles of Light May Create Fluid Flow, Data-Theory Comparison Suggests

A computational analysis supports the idea that photons colliding with heavy ions can create a fluid of “strongly interacting” particles.

Chinese Scientists Make 'Impossible' AI Breakthrough in Drug Research
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Chinese Scientists Make 'Impossible' AI Breakthrough in Drug Research

The team says its machine learning model can accurately predict the complex molecular changes that determine a drug's effectiveness.

Researchers Develop Framework for Multiancestry Genomic Studies
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Researchers Develop Framework for Multiancestry Genomic Studies

A multi-institutional team of researchers has devised a framework for analyzing multiancestry genomic studies across multiple biobanks.

Blockchain Fails to Gain Traction in the Enterprise
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Blockchain Fails to Gain Traction in the Enterprise

Maersk and IBM last month shut down their global platform that was supposed to bring blockchain to the shipping industry. Other big bets are moving slowly.
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