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People with Type 1 Diabetes in England to Receive Skin Sensor to Monitor Blood Sugar
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People with Type 1 Diabetes in England to Receive Skin Sensor to Monitor Blood Sugar

The U.K. National Health Service will offer roughly 250,000 people in England with type 1 diabetes a skin sensor to monitor their blood sugar.

Google Bans Apps With Hidden Data-Harvesting Software
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Google Bans Apps With Hidden Data-Harvesting Software

Google has pulled dozens of applications from its Google Play store amid researchers' findings that they contain software that secretly harvests data.

Scientists Spy on Mount Etna with Fiber-Optic Cables
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Scientists Spy on Mount Etna with Fiber-Optic Cables

Scientists are monitoring Italy’s Mount Etna through fiber-optic cables, using distributed acoustic sensing to detect seismic signals that conventional sensors...

AI-Based Model Can Use ECG Images to Diagnose Multiple Heart Rhythm, Conduction Disorders
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AI-Based Model Can Use ECG Images to Diagnose Multiple Heart Rhythm, Conduction Disorders

An artificial intelligence model can diagnose several heart rhythm and conduction disorders using electrocardiogram images in various formats and layouts.

Better, Faster, Energy Efficient Predictions
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Better, Faster, Energy Efficient Predictions

The research combines artificial intelligence and computational science for accurate and efficient simulations of complex systems.

The Failings of Machine Learning Models
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The Failings of Machine Learning Models

Risk assessment, accountability, explainability, and bias, among other factors, challenge the success of machine learning.  

Facial Recognition Goes to War
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Facial Recognition Goes to War

Hoan Ton-That enlisted his facial recognition company Clearview AI in Russia’s war on Ukraine by tapping its technology to help bring some clarity to the conflict...

New Federal IT Dashboard Falls Short of Its Aims
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New Federal IT Dashboard Falls Short of Its Aims

Unfortunately, it does not appear GSA designed the new dashboard for all users, but rather seems to have tailored it to OMB or GSA staff engaged in monitoring and...

Google Pulls Apps that May Have Harvested Data from Millions of Android Devices
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Google Pulls Apps that May Have Harvested Data from Millions of Android Devices

The apps took users' precise location, email, phone numbers, and more, researchers said.

How Retail is Using Digital Twins
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How Retail is Using Digital Twins


Google Using AI to Update Business Hours on Google Maps
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Google Using AI to Update Business Hours on Google Maps

The predictions are run by humans along the way.

Europe Is Building a Huge International Facial Recognition System
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Europe Is Building a Huge International Facial Recognition System

Lawmakers advance proposals to let police forces across the EU link their photo databases—which include millions of pictures of people's faces.

Drone Operators Who Halted Russian Convoy Headed for Kyiv
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Drone Operators Who Halted Russian Convoy Headed for Kyiv

A Russian armored convey headed toward Kyiv was halted by night ambushes by Ukrainian special forces and drone operators who are part of an air reconnaissance unit...

AI-Driven Algorithm Can Detect Autism in Brain 'Fingerprints'
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AI-Driven Algorithm Can Detect Autism in Brain 'Fingerprints'

A new algorithm may help detect autism by analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging rain scans, and can also forecast the severity of autism symptoms in individuals...

Chinese AI Turns Commercial Satellite into Spy Tracker Able to Follow Small Objects with Precision: Paper
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Chinese AI Turns Commercial Satellite into Spy Tracker Able to Follow Small Objects with Precision: Paper

The AI algorithm could be uploaded to processors on some of China's Earth observation satellites already in orbit without any ground assistance: researchers.

You're Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way
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You're Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

Cities Using Digital Twins Like SimCity for Policymakers
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Cities Using Digital Twins Like SimCity for Policymakers

Cities like Orlando, FL, and Singapore are using digital twins to generate virtual models of themselves, in order to simulate the effects of potential new policies...

'We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted Tech to Save Lives
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'We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted Tech to Save Lives

Kyiv city officials have been working to adapt and repurpose the Ukrainian capital's technology amid the war with Russia.

Study Reveals Why Facebook Ads Can Miss Target
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Study Reveals Why Facebook Ads Can Miss Target

North Carolina State University researchers have determined that Facebook's targeted advertising algorithm does not account for the context of users' activities...

Algorithm Can Identify People by Their Heartbeat
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Algorithm Can Identify People by Their Heartbeat

Researchers are developing an algorithm that can identify people by heartbeat.
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