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Datacenter Waste Energy to Heat Homes in 'U.K.-First' Scheme
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Datacenter Waste Energy to Heat Homes in 'U.K.-First' Scheme

The London scheme is the U.K.'s first large-scale project to use datacenter waste heat to power homes.

5G-Powered Robots Clean Singapore's Rivers
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5G-Powered Robots Clean Singapore's Rivers

Singapore-based Weston Robot is supplying uncrewed surface vessels to clean Singapore's rivers by collecting garbage and monitoring water quality.

Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care
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Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of artificial intelligence tools has raised doubts among doctors about their ability to improve patient care.

Kids with Disabilities Are Gamers, Too
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Kids with Disabilities Are Gamers, Too

Students developed prototype assistive technologies that could enable children with cerebral palsy to play video games.

OpenAI Announces Bigger, Badder, and Weirder Chatbots
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OpenAI Announces Bigger, Badder, and Weirder Chatbots

GPTs promises to let users create their own fully-customizable chatbots with zero coding experience required.

Bengio Receives Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering
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Bengio Receives Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

The award is given annually to an individual whose body of work, conducted in Canada in the natural sciences or engineering, has demonstrated persistent excellence...

AIrtist: Co-creativity and Computer-Human Collaboration in the Arts
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AIrtist: Co-creativity and Computer-Human Collaboration in the Arts

Far from being threatened by artificial intelligence, many creative practitioners are already embracing it—with some novel and unexpected results.

Vision via Sound for the Blind
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Vision via Sound for the Blind

Scientists have created "acoustic touch" technology that uses sound to help blind people "see."

Smart Scalpel Helps Doctors Hone Surgical Skills
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Smart Scalpel Helps Doctors Hone Surgical Skills

A smart scalpel developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh measures the amount of force applied during surgical procedures and could facilitate...

UMD-Led Research Powers Montgomery County's Prosecution Data Dashboard
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UMD-Led Research Powers Montgomery County's Prosecution Data Dashboard

University of Maryland researchers helped the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office roll out the state's first Prosecution Data Dashboard to clarify its handling...

Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize
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Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize

When summarizing facts, ChatGPT technology makes things up about 3% of the time, according to research from a new start-up. A Google system's rate was 27%.

As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria
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As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria

In Senegal, Rokhaya Diagne is using artificial intelligence to help the world eradicate malaria by 2030.

Checking for Counterfeit Medication Using a Smartphone
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Checking for Counterfeit Medication Using a Smartphone

The SmartID barcode system developed by researchers at a group of Germany's Fraunhofer research institutes allows users to verify a medical product is genuine using...

As Baby Boomers Retire, German Businesses Turn to Robots
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As Baby Boomers Retire, German Businesses Turn to Robots

As Germany's baby boomers retire, exacerbating the country's labor shortage, many companies are filling job openings with robots.

Gallaudet's Latest Technological Innovation Is a Helmet
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Gallaudet's Latest Technological Innovation Is a Helmet

Hearing-impaired football players could benefit from a prototype helmet that provides visual displays of plays.

Nvidia Piloting a Generative AI for Its Engineers
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Nvidia Piloting a Generative AI for Its Engineers

Nvidia's Bill Dally said the company is testing whether it can increase the productivity of its chip designers using generative artificial intelligence.

Keeping Secrets in a Quantum World
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Keeping Secrets in a Quantum World

Cryptographers are working on data-encryption schemes strong enough to withstand attacks from future quantum computers.

The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit
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The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit

We welcome relevant international efforts to examine and address the potential impact of AI systems in existing fora and other relevant initiatives.

The Beatles' New Song 'Now and Then' Used AI to Lift Out John Lennon's Voice
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The Beatles' New Song 'Now and Then' Used AI to Lift Out John Lennon's Voice

Technology has come a long way since the last time Paul McCartney released new Beatles tracks.

Researchers Simplify Switching for Quantum Electronics
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Researchers Simplify Switching for Quantum Electronics

Exploiting a quantum effect electrically brings it closer to practical use.
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