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Tech oracle Jaron Lanier warned us all about the evils of social media. Too few of us listened. Now, in the most chaotic of moments, his fears—and his bighearted solutions—are more urgent than ever.
Brain-to-Brain interfaces give a new meaning to putting our heads together.
Researchers have created a low-cost method of training robots, in an effort to scale the collection of training data and enable widespread adoption.
The Trump administration has proposed a 30% increase in spending in the 2021 U.S. nondefense budget for artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency successfully completed a biannual simulated cyberattack on critical systems.
A diverse group of researchers developed a robot to remotely measure vital signs in patients for Covid-19 with contactless equipment.
Texas A&M University researchers have come up with a technique for using a three-dimensional printer to build greener buildings from soil.
Researchers have developed a novel sensor and software application to help unmanned aerial systems avoid active power lines.
The NoTraffic autonomous traffic management company has deployed an artificial intelligence-driven traffic management system in Phoenix, AZ.
Carrie Shaw's struggle with her mother's dementia led her to create a company that allows users to experience the struggles of growing older.
Inspired by a mother's question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.
Researchers at Facebook Inc. and NYU Langone Health say that a two-year experiment demonstrates how artificial intelligence can produce a fourfold increase in the speed of magnetic resonance imaging.
The U.K. Ministry of Defence is looking to fast-track new virtual reality technology from software developer Improbable that would create a digital "twin" of the country.
Researchers from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications have demonstrated secure measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (MDI-QKD) transmission across 170 kilometers (106 miles).
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a virtual assistant that screens phone calls to block robocallers.
Robots could limit how much extra labor U.S. hotels must hire to meet sanitation demands during the global pandemic.
Researchers at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have created knowledge-primed neural networks which utilize signaling pathways and gene-regulatory networks.
Microsoft has awarded $13.7 million to security researchers since July 2019 for reporting bugs in its software, which is triple the $4.4 million from the same period the previous year and double Google's 2019 payouts.
A team of students from Emory University has won this year's $500,000 Alexa Prize from Amazon for advancing conversational artificial intelligence by designing innovative chatbots that Alexa customers can interact with through…
Carnegie Mellon University researchers conducted a large-scale study and determined that sound can help robots differentiate between objects and identify what action was causing specific sounds.
Researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum and New York University Abu Dhabi eavesdropped on cellphone calls by exploiting a security flaw in basestation implementations.
The British government has changed its strategy of using an algorithm to estimate how students would have performed on A-level college admissions exams after results appeared to benefit students at exclusive private schools.…
Cornell University researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the fairness of online search rankings while retaining their utility and relevance.
The pandemic has prompted more companies to replace workers with robots and artificial intelligence to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace and lower operating costs.
The U.S. Air Force, Red Balloon Security, and the Defense Digital Service teamed up on the NyanSat project to build an open source satellite communication tool from inexpensive hardware.
Researchers from Intel and MIT have unveiled a machine learning tool that brings developers one step closer to automated coding.
A study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University demonstrated novel tools for flagging fake news on social media platforms.
Demand has slackened for Python coding language skills since March amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to HackerRank, the developer hiring platform.
The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have publicly exposed a sophisicated hacking tool that Russian intelligence used to penetrate Linux-based computers.
Google says it has created "the world's largest earthquake detection network" by adding quake detection features to almost all Google Play Android phones.