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AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom
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AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom

Researchers increasingly are looking to generative AI to better understand animal languages.

Do You Think the Chatbot Likes Me?
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Do You Think the Chatbot Likes Me?

Artificial intelligence chatbots increasingly are being given distinct personalities to increase the appeal of interacting with them.

2023 ACM Fellows Celebrated for Contributions to Computing That Underpin Our Daily Lives
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2023 ACM Fellows Celebrated for Contributions to Computing That Underpin Our Daily Lives

Members of the global society are hailed for their work, including advances to AI Technologies, the World Wide Web, graphics, cybersecurity, mobile computing, and...

Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis
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Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis

Japan, the world's fastest-aging economy, is turning to technologies like AI, avatars, and robots to address labor shortages.

Is Google Search Getting Worse?
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Is Google Search Getting Worse?

A study by German researchers found that Google's search results are deteriorating in quality.

Deepfake Audio of Biden Alarms Experts
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Deepfake Audio of Biden Alarms Experts

A telephone message containing deepfake audio of U.S. President Joe Biden called on New Hampshire voters to avoid yesterday’s Democratic primary and save their...

Robots Are Changing the World of High Jewelry
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Robots Are Changing the World of High Jewelry

Robots increasingly are being used to automate the jewelry-making process.

DNA Sequencing Helps Craft Database of Marine Microbes
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DNA Sequencing Helps Craft Database of Marine Microbes

Researchers at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology created a detailed database of marine microbe information.

Susan Landau Awarded AMS Bertrand Russell Prize
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Susan Landau Awarded AMS Bertrand Russell Prize

Landau was awarded the 2024 Bertrand Russell Prize for writing technical research papers and op-eds, publishing public-facing work, briefing policymakers, and participating...

Microsoft Says Russian Government Hackers Stole Its Emails
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Microsoft Says Russian Government Hackers Stole Its Emails

Microsoft said hackers working for the Russian government breached its corporate networks recently and stole email from executives and some employees to find out...

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.

AI's Latest Challenge: The Math Olympics
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AI's Latest Challenge: The Math Olympics

New York University computer scientist Trieu Trinh has developed an AI model that can solve geometry problems from the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Australia Responds to Rapid Rise of AI
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Australia Responds to Rapid Rise of AI

In response to accelerated use of AI technologies, the Australian government has announced plans to formulate mandatory "safeguards" for the highest-risk AI technologies...

Amazon Turns to AI to Help Customers Find Clothes That Fit
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Amazon Turns to AI to Help Customers Find Clothes That Fit

Amazon Fashion has integrated AI into the online shopping experience.

AI Certification Program Verifies Systems Are 'Fairly Trained'
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AI Certification Program Verifies Systems Are 'Fairly Trained'

New system seeks to create a sort of 'organic' or 'fair trade' label for AI.

Artificial Organs Evolve
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Artificial Organs Evolve

Crafting replacement parts for the human body.

Robots Key to New Ways of Farming as Labor Shortage Looms
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Robots Key to New Ways of Farming as Labor Shortage Looms

Robots increasingly are being deployed on farms in Japan amid an impending labor shortage.

Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires
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Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires

Technology increasingly is being used to predict and fight wildfires.

Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge
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Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge

Activists are challenging law enforcement's use of Google search data in solving criminal cases.

Bitcoin ETFs Have Arrived. Here's Who Stands to Get Rich
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Bitcoin ETFs Have Arrived. Here's Who Stands to Get Rich

U.S. approval of spot bitcoin ETFs, a new way to track the price of bitcoin, could trigger a gold rush for investors.
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