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Facial Recognition Software Results in Few Arrests, Raises Concerns
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Facial Recognition Software Results in Few Arrests, Raises Concerns

Clearview AI has been marketing facial recognition software to law enforcement around the country. In Minnesota, some agencies are finding out the technology doesn't...

Geico to Use AI to Speed Up Car Repairs
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Geico to Use AI to Speed Up Car Repairs

Auto insurer Geico has partnered with Tractable Ltd. to use artificial intelligence (AI) to obtain accurate damage estimates more quickly in an effort to speed...

EU Beefs Up Disinformation Code to Prevent Digital Ad Profit
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EU Beefs Up Disinformation Code to Prevent Digital Ad Profit

The EU has released plans to strengthen its three-year-old voluntary code of practice on online disinformation.

Russia Pressures Tech Firms to Obey Online Crackdown
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Russia Pressures Tech Firms to Obey Online Crackdown

Its campaign is part of a global wave of actions by governments that are testing how far they can go to control online speech.

More Efficient LiDAR Sensing for Self-Driving Cars
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More Efficient LiDAR Sensing for Self-Driving Cars

A new machine learning system for driverless cars uses an end-to-end mapless driving framework that taps raw Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data for autonomous...

The Army's Latest Night-Vision Tech Looks Like Something Out of a Video Game
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The Army's Latest Night-Vision Tech Looks Like Something Out of a Video Game

The U.S. Army is training on a new night-vision system that generates a videogame-like view of a scene.

Drones Flying Near Airports, Infrastructure Prompt U.S. Action
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Drones Flying Near Airports, Infrastructure Prompt U.S. Action

With consumer drone use surging in U.S. airspace above critical sites like airports, federal agencies are acting to address potential safety and security issues...

Digital Twin Technology a Powerful Tool but Requires Significant Investment, Say Experts
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Digital Twin Technology a Powerful Tool but Requires Significant Investment, Say Experts

Researchers say digital twin technology can play a significant role in predictive and precision medicine and in improving decision-making for aerospace systems....

Fed Takes Closer Look at Creating Digital Money
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Fed Takes Closer Look at Creating Digital Money

The U.S. wants to make sure it has a prominent seat at the table as the rules of future cross-border payments are drawn.

Microsoft Pushes into Growing Grocery Tech Market with Deal in China
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Microsoft Pushes into Growing Grocery Tech Market with Deal in China

Microsoft's Chinese branch has announced its latest omnichannel retail push to develop cloud-based software for store operators.

Jack Minker (1927–2021)
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Jack Minker (1927–2021)

ACM Fellow Jack Minker was a leader in the development of automating logistic reasoning, but he is perhaps best known for his efforts to promote the social responsibility...

Let the Algorithm Decide?
From Communications of the ACM

Let the Algorithm Decide?

Algorithms fail their first test to replace student exams.

Novel Approach Identifies Genes Linked to Autism, Predicts Patient IQ
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Novel Approach Identifies Genes Linked to Autism, Predicts Patient IQ

Researchers have identified a novel computational approach for identifying genes most likely associated with autism spectrum disorders.

Digital Nose Stimulation Enables Smelling in Stereo
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Digital Nose Stimulation Enables Smelling in Stereo

Researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago) have developed a wireless, nose-worn device that can enable directional smell using tiny electrical impulses...

Researchers Use 'Hole-y' Math, ML to Study Cellular Self-Assembly
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Researchers Use 'Hole-y' Math, ML to Study Cellular Self-Assembly

Brown University researchers have demonstrated a machine learning method that measures the topological properties of cell clusters.

AI Program Accurately Predicts Lung Cancer Risk
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AI Program Accurately Predicts Lung Cancer Risk

A deep learning artificial intelligence algorithm can accurately predict the risk of lung nodules detected on computed tomography images turning cancerous.

Stunning Simulation of Stars Being Born is Most Realistic Ever
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Stunning Simulation of Stars Being Born is Most Realistic Ever

STARFORGE is the first computational framework to simulate an entire gas cloud in which stars are born.

The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus
From ACM TechNews

The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus

Researchers have transformed the Colorado Mesa University campus into an epidemiological laboratory researching new avenues of pandemic management.

A New Way of Seeing
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A New Way of Seeing

Vision AI provides a deeper view.

Endless Scrolling Through Social Media can Literally Make You Sick
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Endless Scrolling Through Social Media can Literally Make You Sick

Once mainly a scourge of VR headsets, cybersickness seems to be on the rise as the pandemic pushes our bodies to their digital limits.
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