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Economics and machine learning researchers have found artificial intelligence is making companies change how they communicate.
Amazon researcher Aleksander Kubica won the world's first quantum chess tournament during the virtual Practical Quantum Computing (Q2B) conference.
Researchers have developed self-learning algorithms that can help analyze medical image data.
Facebook and other major technology platforms pledged to improve their diversity and antiracism efforts this year in response to racial unrest in the U.S. How have they fared?
The Wiliot Internet of Things tag is a printable chip that harvests energy from ambient radio waves, so it requires no battery.
Upscaled looks back at a big year for CPUs.
A New Jersey man was accused of shoplifting and trying to hit an officer with a car. He is the third known Black man to be wrongfully arrested based on face recognition.
This year wasn't all bad.
Researchers have discovered the alloy InGaAs could potentially lead to smaller, more energy-efficient nonsilicon transistors.
A Harvard Business Review study of organizations found "a growing divide between teams with ready access to automation and AI tools and teams without."
Apple and Google said they will bar data broker X-Mode Social from culling location information from mobile devices running their operating systems.
Some fear artificial intelligence could replace teachers, but it has a long way to go.
Using teletherapy, metrics, and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken.
Clarke was best known for his work in model checking, an automated method for detecting design errors in computer hardware and software.
Researchers contend Russia's use of North Korean IP addresses for a 2018 cyberattack underscored the need for a new cybersecurity strategy involving selective retaliation.
A three-dimensionally printed soft robotic finger features a built-in sensor with adjustable stiffness that could pave the way for more dexterous robotic handling.
Purdue University innovators generated a virtual reality model of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France, using battlefield simulations designed to train future military leaders.
Researchers found online users are more likely to expose private information based on the structuring of website forms.
A survey of 45 information technology executives found that many expect tech investment will grow next year, crediting the Covid-19 pandemic for justifying more investment.
The MuZero artificial intelligence developed by Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind can master games without learning their rules beforehand.
In a weird way, I've known Ray Holt all my life, but I never knew what he had accomplished—or how his inventions wove their way into my own family.
Developers and investors see more opportunities in commercial real estate as businesses and consumers gobble up more data.
Two Marin County, CA, high school students built apps to help local schools contain the spread of Covid-19, hoping to encourage in-person attendance while maintaining pandemic safety.
Retailers are increasingly reliant on augmented reality technology to help consumers try on products, hoping to virtually recreate the real-world shopping experience during the pandemic.
The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center has published guidance for farmers to help guard against cyberattacks.
Researchers at Norway's SINTEF institute are designing an underwater robot to autonomously inspect fish farms.
Shortages of security personnel in Japan have prompted adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence, drones, and 4K video cameras.
The field of haptics—the use of technology to simulate touch, feeling, and motion—is finally hitting its stride.
Google, Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft are partnering to stop Kazakhstan's government from decrypting and reading HTTPS-encrypted traffic between citizens and overseas social media sites.
The University of Pittsburgh recently received an $8-million+ National Institutes of Health grant to develop brain-computer interfaces.