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Algorithms in the Courtroom
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Algorithms in the Courtroom

The use of software to determine bail and sentencing terms has gone mainstream. How fair are these systems?

Toward Computers That Teach Themselves
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Toward Computers That Teach Themselves

The artificial intelligence industry is experiencing a supervised learning revolution, as researchers teach computers to recognize patterns and learn from them....

Companies Seek to Pool Medical Records to Create Coronavirus Patient Registry
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Companies Seek to Pool Medical Records to Create Coronavirus Patient Registry

Software and healthcare companies are seeking to create a registry of COVID-19 patients by gathering medical records from across the country.

AI Techniques Used to Improve Battery Health, Safety
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AI Techniques Used to Improve Battery Health, Safety

A new machine learning method can predict battery health with 10 times greater accuracy than the current industry standard.

UC Berkeley's AI-Powered Robot Teaches Itself to Drive Off-Road
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UC Berkeley's AI-Powered Robot Teaches Itself to Drive Off-Road

A new robot learning system can learn about the environment through its own experiences in the real world.

Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise
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Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise

Cornell University researchers used supercomputers to project scenarios for expanding U.S. wind power capacity.

Artificial Intelligence is Evolving All by Itself
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Artificial Intelligence is Evolving All by Itself

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving—literally.

Internet Voting is Not the Solution to the Coronavirus Election Challenge
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Internet Voting is Not the Solution to the Coronavirus Election Challenge

The scientific evidence is clear: Security risks pose threat to free and fair elections

Google, UCSF Collaborate on Machine Learning Tool to Help Prevent Harmful Prescription Errors
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Google, UCSF Collaborate on Machine Learning Tool to Help Prevent Harmful Prescription Errors

A new machine learning model  predicts normal physician drug prescribing patterns, using a patient's electronic health records as input.

Autonomous Robot Could Help in the Search for Signs of Life in Space
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Autonomous Robot Could Help in the Search for Signs of Life in Space

An autonomous robot could be used in the future to search for signs of life in outer space.

Mirror Arrays Make Augmented Reality More Realistic
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Mirror Arrays Make Augmented Reality More Realistic

A compact augmented reality system uses an array of miniature mirrors to create virtual images that appear more "solid" in front of real-world objects.

Grocery Stores Turn to Robots During the Coronavirus
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Grocery Stores Turn to Robots During the Coronavirus

Local grocers and large supermarket chains are deploying robots to clean floors, stock shelves, and deliver groceries during the coronavirus pandemic

Tech Hiring Slows as Businesses Grapple with Economic Volatility
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Tech Hiring Slows as Businesses Grapple with Economic Volatility

A report by information technology trade group CompTIA found that U.S. employers slashed 19,000 IT jobs during March.

AI Helping Scientists Understand an Ocean's Worth of Data
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AI Helping Scientists Understand an Ocean's Worth of Data

Researchers have trained a neural network to distinguish humpback whale songs from other ocean noise.

'Punch-Card' DNA Could Mean Cheaper High-Capacity Data Storage
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'Punch-Card' DNA Could Mean Cheaper High-Capacity Data Storage

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have proposed an alternative to custom-synthesizing DNA for high-capacity data storage.

Supervised Self-Driving Shuttles Move COVID-19 Tests in Florida
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Supervised Self-Driving Shuttles Move COVID-19 Tests in Florida

Self-driving shuttles are transporting COVID-19 tests from a Jacksonville, FL, testing site to a Mayo Clinic processing location.

RAND Study Advocates 'Postquantum Cryptography'
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RAND Study Advocates 'Postquantum Cryptography'

A government think tank says a coordinated, long-term approach is needed to confront the "retroactive risk" to secure communications posed by quantum computing....

Visualization Tool Illustrates Critical Care Bed Capacities All Over Germany
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Visualization Tool Illustrates Critical Care Bed Capacities All Over Germany

The tool gives doctors an easy way to see critical care bed capacities in German hospitals.

Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19
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Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19

Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are aiding hospitals and healthcare experts in the battle against the coronavirus.

A Digital Court for a Digital Age
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A Digital Court for a Digital Age

Researchers have created a mechanism that uses blockchain to settle legal disputes.
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