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Researchers have demonstrated that artificial intelligence can speed up X-ray diffraction data analysis and improve accuracy in searches for new materials.
McAfee mobile researchers have discovered malware hidden in eight Google Play apps that steals users' text messages and makes unauthorized purchases.
Federal regulators now require hospitals and insurers to disclose long-confidential pricing data, including rates that insurers pay for services.
Opening up the world around us by detecting changes in quantum states.
Kate Crawford, who holds positions at USC and Microsoft, says in a new book that even experts working on the technology misunderstand AI.
Programs such as GPT-3 can compose convincing text. Some people are using the tool to automate software development and hunt for bugs.
Researchers have released the most accurate estimates to date for the carbon footprint of large artificial intelligence systems.
University of Texas at Austin researchers encoded a quote from Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park in software-readable plastic molecules.
The retirement of older aircraft during the pandemic has resulted in a fleet increasingly equipped with digital technologies.
A professional social network surveyed users at technology firms in five U.S. cities to determine which cities they think treat tech workers best.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said hackers had infiltrated federal agencies and other critical organizations.
Researchers programmed a humanoid robot with software that models human cognitive processes.
Almost every carmaker has had to curtail production, hampering the economic recovery.
Amazon's palm-scanning payment system will be rolled out to a Whole Foods store in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Final rules from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that permit small drones to fly over people and to fly at night took effect April 21.
Computer models created by researchers suggest the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex had a slow walking speed.
One of the Dead Sea Scrolls was written by two scribes with very similar handwriting, according to researchers at the Netherlands' University of Groningen.
To reduce illicit use of three-dimensional printers, researchers devised a method to accurately identify each machine’s unique "fingerprint."
Its ad-delivery system is excluding women from opportunities without regard to their qualifications. That would be illegal under U.S. employment law.
More than a year into the pandemic's remote work, corporate tech leaders try to help staff fight feelings of loneliness, fatigue.
The retailer has been phasing out automated pickup towers as curbside services have become popular.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy ride for many sectors, but a New Scientist Jobs/SRG survey shows science and tech have weathered the storm better than most.
One expert warns that the field is overpromising, while another says his firm is on the verge of building "useful" machines.
Brazil's Digital Government Secretariat has rolled out a toolkit to facilitate central government agencies' compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Facebook has made public its Casual Conversations dataset, comprised of more than 45,000 videos of 3,000 individuals of different skin tones sharing their age and gender.
Researchers have advanced the development of molecule-based materials that can serve as light-addressable fundamental quantum bits.
The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more.
How basic IT research has yielded huge commercial benefits.
Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.
Researchers used computer modeling to determine that eviction bans during the COVID-19 pandemic lowered infection rates, shielding entire communities from the virus.