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App Identifies Parkinson's, COVID-19 Based on User's Voice
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App Identifies Parkinson's, COVID-19 Based on User's Voice

Machine learning algorithms in a smartphone application analyze people's voices to identify those in the early stages of Parkinson's disease or severe COVID-19...

Amazon Launches Warehouse Robot That Can Do Human Jobs
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Amazon Launches Warehouse Robot That Can Do Human Jobs

Amazon has rolled out a new warehouse robot in order to automate more jobs as the company seeks to reduce logistics costs.

Chip Production Lead Times Shrink As Cyclical Downturn Takes Shape
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Chip Production Lead Times Shrink As Cyclical Downturn Takes Shape

Semiconductor lead times are now 1.5 weeks below the record highs set in May.

Herzog, Žižek Become AI Bots Trapped in Endless Conversation
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Herzog, Žižek Become AI Bots Trapped in Endless Conversation

The Infinite Conversation website features a nonstop "chat" between artificial intelligence versions of German director Werner Herzog and Slovenian philosopher...

Open-Source Fish Robot Collecting Microplastics from U.K. Lakes
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Open-Source Fish Robot Collecting Microplastics from U.K. Lakes

A robot fish that won the 2022 Natural Robotics Contest has been developed into a functioning prototype that can collect microplastics from waterways.

After Election, Cautious Optimism That Few False Narratives Took Hold
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After Election, Cautious Optimism That Few False Narratives Took Hold

Researchers who study disinformation said most efforts to stoke doubt about results had failed to spread widely.

Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX
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Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX

The rapid collapse of FTX, built by the billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, suggests that no company in the freewheeling, loosely regulated crypto industry is safe. ...

Cryptography's Future Will Be Quantum-Safe. Here’s How It Will Work
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Cryptography's Future Will Be Quantum-Safe. Here’s How It Will Work

Lattice cryptography promises to protect secrets from the attacks of far-future quantum computers.

Lego Animated 3D-Printed Duck is a Peek at the Toy's Future
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Lego Animated 3D-Printed Duck is a Peek at the Toy's Future

Lego is offering visitors to the Minifigure Factory experience at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the chance to buy a limited-edition 3D-printed plastic duck...

LLNL's SUNDIALS Team Awarded SIAM/ACM Prize
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LLNL's SUNDIALS Team Awarded SIAM/ACM Prize

A team of researchers at the U.S Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will receive the 2023 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and...

Shift Robotics Used AI to Create 'World's Fastest Shoes'
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Shift Robotics Used AI to Create 'World's Fastest Shoes'

Shift Robotics has unveiled what it calls the "world's fastest shoes," which allow wearers to "walk at the speed of a run" via a combination of artificial intelligence...

DOJ Seized Billions in Bitcoin Stolen from Silk Road Darknet Marketplace
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DOJ Seized Billions in Bitcoin Stolen from Silk Road Darknet Marketplace

The Justice Department called the seizure the largest involving cryptocurrency in its history and the second-largest financial seizure ever.

Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission
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Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission

The U.S. Army flew an autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter 134 kilometers (83 miles) to deliver 230 kilograms (507 lbs.) of simulated and real blood.

The Sci-Fi Dream of a 'Molecular Computer' Is Getting More Real
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The Sci-Fi Dream of a 'Molecular Computer' Is Getting More Real

Chemists have long conceptualized tiny machines that could fabricate drugs, plastics, and other polymers that are hard to build with bigger tools.

Trust in Online Content Moderation Depends on Moderator
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Trust in Online Content Moderation Depends on Moderator

New research found an individual's trust in online content moderation systems depends on whether the moderator is human or artificial intelligence, and the type...

Facebook Reveals Language of Loneliness vs. Depression
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Facebook Reveals Language of Loneliness vs. Depression

Researchers analyzed Facebook posts to differentiate language associated with depression and with loneliness.

Samsung Breach Slams Consumers
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Samsung Breach Slams Consumers

Including this writer.

Researchers Use Lasers to Trick Autonomous Cars
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Researchers Use Lasers to Trick Autonomous Cars

Researchers used a laser to trick autonomous vehicles' LiDAR systems to remove obstacles and pedestrians from view.

Manslaughter Case Has a Strange Twist: Tesla That Killed Couple Was on Autopilot
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Manslaughter Case Has a Strange Twist: Tesla That Killed Couple Was on Autopilot

"Who's at fault, man or machine?"

F.T.C. Accuses Ed Tech Firm Chegg of 'Careless' Data Security
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F.T.C. Accuses Ed Tech Firm Chegg of 'Careless' Data Security

Chegg, a homework help app, exposed the data of 40 million users, including details about some students' sexual orientation and religion, regulators said in a legal...
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