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UNL Researchers Explore the Complexities, Dangers of Deep Learning
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UNL Researchers Explore the Complexities, Dangers of Deep Learning

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are on the cutting edge of machine-learning development.

Google's AI Can Now Spot Shoulder-Surfers Peeking at Your Screen
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Google's AI Can Now Spot Shoulder-Surfers Peeking at Your Screen

Google researchers have developed an "electronic screen protector" application that can immediately spot people glancing at a user's handheld screen.

Lawrence Livermore's Newest and Fastest Supercomputer Is Taking Shape
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Lawrence Livermore's Newest and Fastest Supercomputer Is Taking Shape

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Livermore Computing Complex will be the home of the lab's newest high-performance supercomputer, scheduled for acceptance...

Battling AI Biases
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Battling AI Biases

Machine learning mimics human biases; addressing the problem is complicated.

South Korea Developing AI System to Keep Journalism Alive
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South Korea Developing AI System to Keep Journalism Alive

Researchers in South Korea are developing an artificial intelligence system to help the journalism industry regain the public trust and recoup lost earnings.

AI-Controlled Brain Implants for Mood Disorders Tested in People
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AI-Controlled Brain Implants for Mood Disorders Tested in People

Brain implants that deliver electrical pulses tuned to a person's feelings and behaviour are being tested in people for the first time. Two teams funded by the...

How the Pentagon Is Preparing for the Coming Drone Wars
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How the Pentagon Is Preparing for the Coming Drone Wars

More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is battling another relatively rudimentary...

Scientists Have Built a 'Hallucination Machine' for a Drug-Free Brain Trip
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Scientists Have Built a 'Hallucination Machine' for a Drug-Free Brain Trip

Researchers say they can replicate hallucinatory experiences by combining virtual reality technology and Google's Deep Dream neural network system into a "Hallucination...

UTC Students' Research Project Controls Drones Using Brainwaves
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UTC Students' Research Project Controls Drones Using Brainwaves

Researchers are developing a system in which a person can control multiple drones by thought alone.

Driverless Cars Promise Far Greater Mobility for the Elderly and People With Disabilities
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Driverless Cars Promise Far Greater Mobility for the Elderly and People With Disabilities

Autonomous vehicles stand to benefit mobility-challenged seniors and other people with physical, cognitive, and mental disabilities.

This AI Can Spot Art Forgeries by Looking at One Brushstroke
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This AI Can Spot Art Forgeries by Looking at One Brushstroke

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that can identify an art forgery by examining the piece's brush strokes.

Parallel Computational Thinking
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Parallel Computational Thinking

Applications must be programmed to process instructions in parallel to take full advantage of the new multicore processors.

Computer Science Teachers to be Tripled, Chancellor Announces
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Computer Science Teachers to be Tripled, Chancellor Announces


NASA Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt
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NASA Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt

A new NASA tool links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice, such as southern Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula...

New Way to Write Magnetic Info Could Pave the Way for Hardware Neural Networks
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New Way to Write Magnetic Info Could Pave the Way for Hardware Neural Networks

A new method for writing magnetic information in any pattern uses a very small magnetic probe known as a magnetic force microscope.

Armed With Tough Computer Chips, Scientists Are Ready to Return to the Hell of Venus
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Armed With Tough Computer Chips, Scientists Are Ready to Return to the Hell of Venus

Robot missions to Venus could become routine within the next decade by sending exploratory probes with highly durable computer chips that can handle the planet's...

Voice Impersonators Can Fool Speaker Recognition Systems
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Voice Impersonators Can Fool Speaker Recognition Systems

Researchers have found skillful voice impersonators are able to fool state-of-the-art speaker recognition systems, posing a significant security risk.

Cultivating STEM Success
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Cultivating STEM Success

Harvard University's Pooja Chandrashekar founded the ProjectCSGIRLS coding competition, now the largest such competition for middle-school girls in the U.S.

Virginia Becomes First State to Require Computer Science Instruction
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Virginia Becomes First State to Require Computer Science Instruction

Virginia has completed a series of computer science standards designed to configure the curriculum and what instructors are expected to teach at each grade level...

2017 AAAS Fellows Recognized for Advancing Science
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2017 AAAS Fellows Recognized for Advancing Science

The 2017 AAAS Fellows will be honored at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, Feb. 15-19, 2018.
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