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Technique Improves AI Ability to Understand 3D Space Using 2D Images
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Technique Improves AI Ability to Understand 3D Space Using 2D Images

A new technique uses two-dimensional images to improve the ability of artificial intelligence programs to identify three-dimensional objects.

Birthday Wishes Inadvertently Give Away Private Information Online
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Birthday Wishes Inadvertently Give Away Private Information Online

Researchers have determined that birthday wishes on Twitter can inadvertently expose private data that could jeopardize recipients' online security.

Forget Zoom School. For Some Students, Class Is in Session in VR
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Forget Zoom School. For Some Students, Class Is in Session in VR

More schools and universities are conducting classes in virtual reality, especially given the availability of better and less expensive VR headsets.

New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution
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New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution

Some animals and plants are rapidly adapting to our warming, polluted world. How alarming that is depends on your perspective.

I.R.S. to End Use of Facial Recognition for Identity Verification
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I.R.S. to End Use of Facial Recognition for Identity Verification

After a bipartisan backlash, the agency will transition away from using a service from ID.me.

Apple Acquires Song-shifting Startup AI Music
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Apple Acquires Song-shifting Startup AI Music

AI Music uses artificial intelligence to dynamically create music based on several factors and user interaction.

Tiny Chips, Big Headaches
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Tiny Chips, Big Headaches

Concern is growing about larger, more intricate cloud computing networks' fundamental dependence on less reliable and less predictable chips.

Algorithm Amplifies Trustworthy News Content on Social Media Without Shielding Bias
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Algorithm Amplifies Trustworthy News Content on Social Media Without Shielding Bias

Researchers have developed a method for amplifying trustworthy news on social media.

Student-Built Robot Rover on Track to Explore the Moon
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Student-Built Robot Rover on Track to Explore the Moon

Iris, a tiny wheeled robot built by students at Carnegie Mellon University, is expected to be the first uncrewed rover from the U.S. to explore the Moon.

Food-Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in LTC Homes
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Food-Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in LTC Homes

Researchers have developed a smart system that uses artificial intelligence to track food consumption by residents of long-term care communities.

The New Spy Wars
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The New Spy Wars

A tale about Israel, Pegasus, and the world.

DeepMind Says its New AI Coding Engine is As Good As an Average Human Programmer
From ACM News

DeepMind Says its New AI Coding Engine is As Good As an Average Human Programmer

AlphaCode is good, but not great — not yet.
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