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Facebook disproportionately shows certain types of job ads to men and women, raising questions about efforts to eliminate bias in its algorithms.
A study has found that the "biological language" of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases can be predicted by machine learning.
Researchers have designed a context-aware system that could enable robots to work alongside humans on assembly lines with greater efficiency, while foregoing needless interruptions.
Researchers at China's Tsinghua University predicted Chinese bitcoin mining will emit roughly 130 million metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere by 2024.
Last month, researchers reported using a new technique to figure out how genes are expressed in individual cells and how those cells interact in people who had died with Alzheimer's disease.
Moore's Law is dead, right? Think again.
A 2020 locust plague in East Africa was mitigated by technology-driven countermeasures.
Elon Musk's Neuralink company released a blog post and video showing a monkey playing the game of Pong by thought, via the firm's sensor hardware and brain implant.
A new version of physically unclonable functions could prevent even the most sophisticated hackers from accessing electronic devices.
A robot is using ultraviolet light to kill viruses aboard Swiss passenger planes, in a test being conducted with airport services company Dnata in the United Arab Emirates.
A human brain organoid was cultured in a week in a three-dimensionally-printed microfluidic bioreactor.
Apple's CEO is clear that he isn't making decisions based on what's best for Facebook, but for Apple and its customers.
Artificial intelligence increasingly is being used to forecast demand more accurately, in order to optimize supply chains.
IBM has agreed to deploy a quantum computer at a new research center for researching viral pathogens, virus-induced diseases, genomics, immunology, and immunotherapies.
Recent developments in the field may signal quantum technology will soon be ready for prime time.
Artificial intelligence can make the government more efficient and effective. But first, it has to hire the people who can make it all happen.
China's new digital yuan cryptocurrency is expected to give its government a vast economic and social monitoring tool, and strip users of their anonymity.
Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches, often without the knowledge of the public or their own departments.
Businesses and universities want easy ways to see if students and customers are vaccinated, but conservative politicians are turning "vaccine passports" into a cultural flash point.
Arm Ltd. has announced version 9 of its architecture. What does it mean for the semiconductor industry?
Apple's Objective-C finally exits the top 20 list of popular programming languages tracked by Tiobe, but a 'dinosaur' language has had an unexpected boost.
A lower court had ruled that Google's Android operating system infringed Java copyrights held by Oracle.
The variety of low-cost products for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss is expected to increase due to a new law.
An international team of scientists has enhanced quantum Monte Carlo computation speeds based on error reduction.
Researchers sent drug-impregnated microscopic robots into mouse brains to treat tumors, coating the machines in E. coli to let them pass through the blood-brain barrier.
In a long-running prediction challenge, DeepMind's algorithms change the game.
We fear and yearn for "the singularity." But it will probably never come.
A new robot can locate and grasp hidden objects using radio waves in combination with traditional computer vision.
Researchers suggest video games could be a beneficial tool for training surgeons.
Japan plans to issue digital vaccine passports to citizens who have been immunized against the coronavirus, in order to facilitate international travel.