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The U.S. Defense Innovation Board has published a set of ethical principles for how military agencies should design weapons enabled by artificial intelligence and apply them on the battlefield.
Talent acquisition platform iCIMS found a substantial shortage of professionals with technology skills, despite an upsurge of hiring across the U.S. technology sector.
Researchers in South Korea have developed a biometric system that uses a transducer to generate vibrations and sound waves that can be used to identify individuals.
Police Scotland has launched a new aerial drone system to help search for missing people.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have developed a handheld robot for remote assistance with repairs.
The TERA project is one of the latest experiments in constructing homes with the aid of 3D printing technology.
The U.S.-China trade war is fracturing the world's semiconductor manufacturing base, and that won't stop even if the tariffs do.
Chinese officials have unveiled guidelines for limiting online videogame use by persons under 18, claiming it hurts health and learning.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled plans to help public universities produce 31,000 additional degree-holders in computer science and related disciplines over the next 20 years.
The Kiwi Campus startup near the University of California, Berkeley, offers robot meal deliveries to students, with remote "pilots" in Colombia setting and adjusting way points as the bots travel.
Microsoft-owned GitHub's annual Octoverse report said its software developer community now exceeds 40 million developers.
Disney Research roboticists have found that slowing a robot’s reaction time and movements made people feel less threatened, helping to avoid the "uncanny valley" effect.
Joanna Bryson is one of the few computer scientists who are experts in both artificial intelligence and natural intelligence.
A group of researchers claim to have developed a method for bypassing biometric security on smartphones using photographs of fingerprints.
Germany and France are launching a government-backed project to develop European cloud infrastructure, to help local providers compete with U.S. technology companies.
A new artificial intelligence tool scans millions of publicly available photos to effectively identify fashion trends around the world, as well as traditions and events with signature styles.
Researchers have developed self-assembling robotic cubes that can climb over and around one another, leap through the air, and roll across the ground.
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells.
Justice Department says the two former employees accessed information about people who made posts critical of the Saudi royal family.
Researchers at Maimonides Medical Center found that medical drones carrying emergency supplies can reach 911 callers in New York City significantly faster than ambulances.
A new model can help autonomous vehicles determine when it is safe to proceed into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.
Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can experience collisions without being damaged.
Researchers used laser pointers and flashlights to effectively hijack digital assistants like Google Home, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri from hundreds of feet away.
A study by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement found inconsistent computer literacy rates across 12 countries.
The plan includes $2 million in state grants to help schools establish advanced, high-quality computer science programs.
"I've become convinced that AI and the surrounding disciplines are going to bring a change in human consciousness, like the Enlightenment."
Election interference and government surveillance on social media are hurting Internet freedoms.
Researchers have developed a teleoperation system that allows a two-legged robot to "borrow" a human operator's physical skills to move with greater agility.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to handle a steadily increasing number of patent applications, including an influx of AI-related filings.
Researchers in two U.S. Department of Defense units collaborated with a health IT company to develop a predictive algorithm that determines if a service member is falling ill up to 48 hours before any symptoms appear.