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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.  

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Pledges $50 Million to Cyber Civil Defense
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Craig Newmark Philanthropies Pledges $50 Million to Cyber Civil Defense

The Cyber Civil Defense will focus on basic cyber education and literacy for people and small businesses, will help people get jobs cybersecurity, and work with...

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself Against Cyberattacks: Lessons for the U.S.
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How Ukraine Has Defended Itself Against Cyberattacks: Lessons for the U.S.

In Ukraine in recent years, hackers entered poorly protected networks by techniques as simple as guessing passwords or intercepting their use on unsecure computers...

The Huge Endeavor to Produce a Tiny Microchip
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The Huge Endeavor to Produce a Tiny Microchip

As the global chip shortage continues, we take an inside look at how semiconductors are fabricated.

Engineer Makes Footgear to Guide People with Vision Problems
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Engineer Makes Footgear to Guide People with Vision Problems

Japanese engineer Wataru Chino has designed footwear that incorporates a flexible motor-mounted device embedded to guide vision-impaired users.

U.S. FBI Says It Disrupted Russian Hackers
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U.S. FBI Says It Disrupted Russian Hackers

U.S. officials said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had seized control of thousands of routers and firewall appliances from Russian hackers.

Does This AI Think Like a Human?
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Does This AI Think Like a Human?

Scientists have developed the Shared Interest method for rapidly analyzing a machine learning model's behavior by evaluating its individual explanations.

Hackers Target Bridges Between Blockchains for Crypto Heists
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Hackers Target Bridges Between Blockchains for Crypto Heists

Hackers pulled off a $540-million cryptocurrency heist by exploiting Ronin Network software that lets players of the online game "Axie Infinity" transfer digital...

The Senate Bill That Has Big Tech Scared
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The Senate Bill That Has Big Tech Scared

The proposal would stop the biggest platforms from giving themselves an advantage over the little guys. Who's afraid of a little competition?

Spreadsheets Are Hot—and Cranking Out Complex Code
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Spreadsheets Are Hot—and Cranking Out Complex Code

The venerable (and yes, super dull) piece of officeware is getting reinvented as a tool for non-coders to automate and simplify their lives.

Meet DALL-E, the A.I. That Draws Anything at Your Command
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Meet DALL-E, the A.I. That Draws Anything at Your Command

New technology that blends language and images could serve graphic artists—and speed disinformation campaigns.

Volunteers Scramble to Preserve Ukraine's Digital Culture
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Volunteers Scramble to Preserve Ukraine's Digital Culture

More than 1,300 volunteers are working to preserve Ukraine's digital culture.

Meet Geoffrey, the Pink Robot with Heart-Shaped Eyes that Delivers Coffee in Charlotte
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Meet Geoffrey, the Pink Robot with Heart-Shaped Eyes that Delivers Coffee in Charlotte

Toronto, Canada-based robotics company Tiny Mile deployed the first of its "Geoffrey" delivery robots in the U.S. as part of a two-month test in Charlotte, NC. ...

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...

Brokenwire Hack Could Let Remote Attackers Disrupt Electric Vehicle Charging
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Brokenwire Hack Could Let Remote Attackers Disrupt Electric Vehicle Charging

Researchers have identified a method for attacking the Combined Charging System and interrupting electric vehicle charging sessions.

AI Could Help Night Vision Cameras See Color in the Dark
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AI Could Help Night Vision Cameras See Color in the Dark

Could an AI algorithm better predict colors in an image from a night vision camera that uses multiple wavelengths of infrared light?

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

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