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A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania has developed tiny robots, thousands of which can fit side by side on a single silicon wafer.
The White House Office of Science and Technology has launched a request for information seeking insight into developing standards around artificial intelligence.
The Gender Balance in Computing initiative will use a "range of tailored interventions" to encourage more young women to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
A new computer chip architecture could enable proactive defense against cyberthreats.
Some of China's biggest technology companies are helping the government operate a mass surveillance system.
Companies like Amazon are using software to monitor employee productivity and terminate underperforming workers.
Jennifer Rexford, Class of 1991 and chair of Princeton's computer science department, discusses the computational whirlwind that has transformed almost every walk of life and has even reshaped the fundamentals of a university…
Police in Washington County, OR, have used a facial-recognition algorithm from Amazon to publicly test new surveillance techniques for more than a year.
Advanced driver-assistance technologies can help prevent accidents caused by distracted driving.
A study to determine why people compulsively check their phones found a series of triggers, common across age groups, that start and end habitual smartphone use.
Researchers in Spain have developed a predictive modeling system for personalized student dropout rates.
Humans often anthropomorphize robots, which designers concede can be exploited for both connection and manipulation.
The closure of consumer robotics firms previously considered potentially game-changing has diminished industry prospects of social robots eventually achieving mainstream acceptance.
Researchers suggest the vulnerability of compressed, or quantized, artificial intelligence models to adversarial attack could be remedied by adding a mathematical constraint
U.K. automaker Jaguar Land Rover is testing software that will allow drivers of its vehicles to earn virtual currency as an incentive for sharing data.
Seeking to prevent premature decoherence of qubits.
U.S. eighth graders in 2019 did significantly better in school compared to 2014, especially among students who are white, black, Asian, or low-income.
An aerial drone recently was used to deliver a kidney for implantation into a Maryland woman.
Attempts to identify barnyard animals via facial recognition are complicated by the software's difficulty in distinguishing between animals.
The Partnership on AI has released a report declaring the algorithms now in use to automate the pre-trial bail process unfit to do so.
In a recent survey of developers who use npm, 62% of respondents said they used Microsoft's TypeScript to build native mobile and desktop apps, up from 46% in last year's survey.
Emerging technologies are being used to flight floods in the U.S.
The National Academy of Sciences said 40% of its newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year.
Researchers hunt for ways to keep quantum computing honest.
Using voice input to write programs.
A more connected world sounds alluring, but without better protections, the Internet of Things could lead to disaster.