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Clearview AI Settles Suit, Agrees to Limit Sales of Facial Recognition Database
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Clearview AI Settles Suit, Agrees to Limit Sales of Facial Recognition Database

The facial recognition software maker is largely prohibited from selling its database of photos to private companies.

V.R. 'Reminiscence Therapy' Lets Seniors Relive the Past
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V.R. 'Reminiscence Therapy' Lets Seniors Relive the Past

Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being.

Pandemic Exposed Mental Health Divide Among College Students, Study Finds
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Pandemic Exposed Mental Health Divide Among College Students, Study Finds

Dartmouth College researchers found that smartphone technology and artificial intelligence could be employed as an "early detection system" for mental health issues...

Predicting Others' Behavior on the Road With Artificial Intelligence
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Predicting Others' Behavior on the Road With Artificial Intelligence

A new machine learning system may someday help driverless cars predict the next moves of nearby drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in real-time.

Apple, Google, Microsoft Want to Kill the Password with 'Passkey' Standard
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Apple, Google, Microsoft Want to Kill the Password with 'Passkey' Standard

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are launching a "joint effort" to "expand support for a common password-less sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the...

Researchers Use AI to Detect Weak Heart Pump via Patients' Apple Watch ECGs
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Researchers Use AI to Detect Weak Heart Pump via Patients' Apple Watch ECGs

A new artificial intelligence algorithm can identify patients with weak heart pumps based on single-lead ECG tracings from an Apple Watch.

Automatic Audio Loggers Map the Sound of Norway
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Automatic Audio Loggers Map the Sound of Norway

Audio recorders have reliably identified birds in Norwegian forests by their songs.

Digital Twins Aid Giving Individual Patients the Right Treatment at the Right Time
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Digital Twins Aid Giving Individual Patients the Right Treatment at the Right Time

An international team of researchers has modeled digital twins of diseases, in order to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Two Papers Selected to Receive 2022 Dijkstra Prizes
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Two Papers Selected to Receive 2022 Dijkstra Prizes

Together, the papers revolutionized both the theory and practice of nonblocking algorithms. 

David Walden, Computer Scientist at Dawn of Internet, Dies at 79
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David Walden, Computer Scientist at Dawn of Internet, Dies at 79

In 1969, he was part of a team of young engineers who built the first machine to switch data among computers using the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.

Meta Has Built a Massive New Language AI—and It's Giving It Away for Free
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Meta Has Built a Massive New Language AI—and It's Giving It Away for Free

Facebook's parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3.

How Millions of Russians are Tearing Holes in the Digital Iron Curtain
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How Millions of Russians are Tearing Holes in the Digital Iron Curtain

A tremendous surge in VPN downloads represents a challenge to Putin and his version of the Ukraine war.

Women in Computer Science Strives for Community, Professional Growth
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Women in Computer Science Strives for Community, Professional Growth

Co-faculty advisor Mary Lauren Benton said she thinks more female role models are needed in the field to encourage women to believe computer science is a viable...

Mission to Monitor Migrating Monarchs
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Mission to Monitor Migrating Monarchs

University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a tracking system to monitor the migration of monarch butterflies to specific mountain peaks in central Mexico...

Interactive Tools May Help People Become Big Data Journalists
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Interactive Tools May Help People Become Big Data Journalists

Researchers say people could use interactive tools to navigate, save, and tailor online content to extract meaning from big data.

Swarming Drones Autonomously Navigate Dense Forest, Chase Human
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Swarming Drones Autonomously Navigate Dense Forest, Chase Human

Researchers in China demonstrated the ability of an autonomous flying drone swarm to navigate a thick forest it had never before encountered.

Gear from Netgear, Linksys, 200 Others Has Unpatched DNS Poisoning Flaw
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Gear from Netgear, Linksys, 200 Others Has Unpatched DNS Poisoning Flaw

Researchers at security firm Nozomi Networks identified an unpatched vulnerability in third-party code libraries used by 200 hardware and software vendors.

How Can Universities Help Close the Digital Divide?
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How Can Universities Help Close the Digital Divide?

Institutions are leading projects with community partners to expand high-speed Internet access.

World's Largest Computing Society Honors FIU Engineering Professor with Top Education Award
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World's Largest Computing Society Honors FIU Engineering Professor with Top Education Award

Weiss is also co-leading a project to help the U.S. National Science Foundation set priorities for computer science education research.

Building a Better Quantum Bit
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Building a Better Quantum Bit

A new qubit breakthrough could transform quantum computing.
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