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Researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new technique for three-dimensional printing of gels and other soft materials.
Regina Barzilay, the first winner of the Squirrel AI Award, on why the pandemic should be a wake-up call.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence named artificial intelligence researcher Regina Barzilay the first recipient of its new award for those developing or promoting AI for the benefit of society.
Twitter has issued an apology for an image-cropping algorithm deemed racist after users found it would automatically focus on white faces over black ones.
Researchers at Liverpool Hope University in the U.K. created a tool that can sort materials for recycling by combining a Raspberry Pi 3 model with optical sensors and computer vision algorithms.
A free, open source software package enables real-time sound streaming, allowing musicians to perform together online in real time.
Computer models developed by researchers at the University of Wyoming use artificial intelligence to identify images of wild animals in camera-trap photographs.
The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center is warning colleges and universities that increasing numbers of cyberattacks threaten to disrupt the start of the Fall term.
A conversation with U.S. National Science Foundation director Sethuraman Panchanathan.
Using a brain-computer interface can fundamentally change our grey matter, a view of ourselves, and even how fast our brains can change the world.
Operation Disruptor is an unprecedented international law enforcement effort, stemming from last year's seizure of a popular underground bazaar called Wall Street Market.
An advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns of attacks against U.S. federal networks by hacker groups associated with China's Ministry of State Security over the past year.
U.K. grocery chain Tesco next month will start trialing a drone delivery service in Ireland's County Galway, using unmanned aerial vehicles from Manna to deliver goods to customers of Tesco's Oranmore outlet.
Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge have demonstrated via computational modeling why blue and green are the most vivid natural hues.
The RISC-V open standard instruction-set architecture can improve cybersecurity.
Apple and Singapore's government have partnered on the two-year LumiHealth initiative, which will monitor and reward user behavior via the Apple Watch and an iPhone application.
A woman in Germany suffering a life-threatening illness was the first person to die from a cyberattack on a healthcare system.
A soft wearable device developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales Sydney in Australia recreates the sense of touch using haptic technology.
Researchers at Germany's Technical University of Munich say they have created accident-preventing software for autonomous vehicles that anticipates variations of traffic scenarios.
A survey of more than 14,000 people in 16 countries found most Europeans would consider technological augmentation to their bodies.
The European Commission is boosting its commitment under the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking with a planned €8-billion ($9.4-billion) infusion into developing European supercomputing leadership and digital sovereignty.
The rule that the same dollar buys twice the computing power every 18 months is no longer true, but a new law—which we named for the CEO of Nvidia, the company now most emblematic of commercial AI—is in full effect.
IBM announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), led by Howard University and 12 other HBCUs.
Researchers have enhanced deep neural network performance by integrating feature normalization and feature attention modules into a hybrid attentive normalization module.
The Phish Scale could help organizations better train their employees to avoid being deceived by seemingly trustworthy emails.
U.K. police agencies are trying out the use of aerial drones to support ground-based forces in scenarios where helicopter or aircraft deployments may be less practical.
Arizona State University engineers have come up with an algorithm that manages autonomous vehicle traffic through intersections safely, under real-life conditions.
Researchers have developed a modeling and simulation toolkit to help researchers and city planners determine the specific advantages and disadvantages of urban transportation systems.
When Steve Jobs demoed his NeXT computer at a 1988 user meeting, Charles Mann was there to record it—along with dozens of other talks by computing pioneers.
Researchers at India's International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) have developed artificial intelligence that tweaks video footage in real time to sync audio to people's lips.