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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.

Unfinished Video Games Are Turning into Hits
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Unfinished Video Games Are Turning into Hits

Video game developers are benefiting from early access periods.

Meta-Optical Devices Enhance Thermal Imaging Applications
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Meta-Optical Devices Enhance Thermal Imaging Applications

A new system enables meta-optical devices to perform thermal imaging and accurately identify the objects and materials being imaged.

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.

Google DeepMind's New AI Matches Gold Medal Performance in Math Olympics
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Google DeepMind's New AI Matches Gold Medal Performance in Math Olympics

AlphaGeometry incorporates a rule-bound logical model that attempts to find an answer, and a large language model to generate out-of-the-box ideas.

VW Vehicles to Converse with Drivers via ChatGPT by Mid-Year
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VW Vehicles to Converse with Drivers via ChatGPT by Mid-Year

Volkswagen (VW) drivers soon will be able to engage in back-and-forth dialogue with their vehicle's voice assistant via ChatGPT integration.

Housekeeping Humanoid System Can Cook, Clean
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Housekeeping Humanoid System Can Cook, Clean

A humanoid robotic system could be trained to perform various household tasks, including cooking and organizing.

Artificial Organs Evolve
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Artificial Organs Evolve

Crafting replacement parts for the human body.

Biorobotic Heart Helps Scientists Study Cardiac Function
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Biorobotic Heart Helps Scientists Study Cardiac Function

Researchers developed a biorobotic replica of the human heart to help scientists better understand cardiac function.  

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.

Hochul Proposes NY AI Research Center Using $275 Million in State Funds
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Hochul Proposes NY AI Research Center Using $275 Million in State Funds

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, in a State of the State address on Jan. 9, proposed a consortium that would position the state as a leader in AI development.

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.

The Next Front in the U.S.-China Battle Over Chips
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The Next Front in the U.S.-China Battle Over Chips

A U.S.-born chip technology called RISC-V has become critical to China's ambitions. Washington is debating whether and how to limit the technology.

Robot with Sense of Touch Grabs Ocean Trash
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Robot with Sense of Touch Grabs Ocean Trash

University of California, Los Angeles researchers developed an artificial skin that allows a robot to distinguish between inanimate objects and living sea creatures...

Wi-Fi 7 Receives Official Certification
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Wi-Fi 7 Receives Official Certification

Wi-Fi 7 has been finalized.

IBM Built the Biggest, Coolest Quantum Computer. Now Comes the Hard Part
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IBM Built the Biggest, Coolest Quantum Computer. Now Comes the Hard Part

New York's Thomas J. Watson Research Lab houses the world's largest quantum computer system, IBM's Quantum System Two.
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