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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has called on researchers to use artificial intelligence to analyze scholarly articles to gain insight into the coronavirus.
The number of open source software vulnerabilities identified rose from 4,100 last year to 6,100 this year, according to security firm WhiteSource.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking comment on updated regulations meant to improve automotive passenger safety in autonomous vehicles.
Intel and Cornell University researchers have trained Intel's Loihi neuromorphic processor to identify 10 materials from their odors.
A study of salary survey data by job search site Dice indicated that U.S. women in technology fields still earn less than men overall.
A study of the privacy protection provided by major browsers ranked upstart browser Brave at the top of the list.
The company is fixing the posts and bringing them back.
With the help of intelligent machines, humans can be nudged to make choices that make workplaces fairer for everyone.
Companies seeking treatments for the coronavirus increasingly are using artificial intelligence to speed up their drug-discovery efforts.
Researchers have found that the better a robot can balance, the better prepared it will be for walking like a human.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne created a proof of concept platform for hard drives that will be smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient.
Hanrahan and Catmull's innovations paved the way for today's 3D animated films.
Should lethal autonomous weapon systems be programmed to strike and kill without direct human oversight?
A team of computer scientists in France and the U.S. has set a record for integer factorization, a major challenge in the security of most public key cryptography currently in use.
Four states account for 90% of all ZipRecruiter-advertised jobs requiring advanced artificial intelligence skills, and 60% of all artificial intelligence jobs on the employment marketplace.
Some education experts think robots can help disadvantaged children.
The Congressional Cyberspace Solarium Commission report on the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. included sweeping recommendations for shoring up cyberdefense.
Researchers demonstrated that virtual reality users are more likely to exercise better when vying with realistic, rather than idealized, avatars of themselves.
Salmon seem to prefer small robots to larger ones, a discovery that could help guide how fish farms are automated.
Information technology security experts assessing personal identification numbers codes for securing smartphones found six-digit PINs offer little more security than four-digit PINs.
Facebook and Twitter suspended a Russian-linked campaign designed to inflame racial tensions among African Americans in the U.S.
Researchers have created a system that uses the Amazon Alexa smart speaker's microphone array in combination with echoes of one’s voice to localize a user's whereabouts.
Technology companies increasingly are backing proposed laws that would limit the use of facial recognition systems, in an effort to head off more restrictive bills.
Extensive mitigations deployed during the last six years have failed to eliminate modern random-access memory (RAM) cards' vulnerability to Rowhammer exploits.
A new system allows robots to learn complicated tasks that would normally confuse them with too many complicated rules.
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to increase the lifetime of qubits inside quantum computers, through the use of an additional "filter" qubit.
Researchers said Chinese social media platforms censored keywords related to the coronavirus outbreak as early as December, potentially limiting the Chinese public's ability to inform and protect themselves.
Smartphones can analyze virtually every aspect of your personality, beliefs, and behaviors.
A National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) published March 10 details the NSF's Quantum Algorithm Challenge.
The group's goal is to make recommendations like those from the 9/11 Commission Report, but before a major disaster in which an adversary could undermine parts of the nation's electrical grid or telecommunications systems.