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Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby's heartbeat continuously at home with a device that is potentially more accurate than conventional…
Australia's New South Wales government will soon initiate trials for the $600-million (US$404-million) M4 Smart Motorway project.
Researchers at the University of Lincoln found that computers are more accurate than humans at detecting photos that have undergone face morphing, a digital manipulation which merges the images of two people into one face.
Startups and large healthcare organizations are developing tools designed to give parents frequent updates on what is happening to their children during surgeries or hospital stays.
Researchers at the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany have developed software to help make sense of vast datasets generated by modern light microscopy of biological tissues.
Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies found three potential ways to alter conversations in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app.
IBM and a number of other multinational corporations have jointly developed a new blockchain network, with the goal of improving manual and cumbersome supply chain management.
Ernst & Young and other companies are recruiting people with autism for artificial intelligence jobs through neurodiversity hiring programs.
Visa is launching a platform to help its engineers quickly test artificial intelligence algorithms designed to detect and prevent credit card fraud.
The nonprofit Girls Who Code is collaborating with U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) on legislation whose overarching goal is to help close the gender gap in computer science by gauging the effectiveness of federal programs in boosting…
The U.K. National Health Service is launching a national AI laboratory to enhance the care of patients and facilitate research.
Most people would prefer to lose their job to a robot than to another person, but at the same time would rather see a co-worker replaced by a human than a robot, according to a poll conducted at the Technical University of Munich…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with French software company Dassault Systemes to develop a virtual model of the human heart for evaluating new medical devices and treatments.
Rapid advancements of AI and facial recognition technologies, combined with a dramatic decline in costs, means that these systems are now viable for use by supermarkets and other shops as a way to prevent theft.
A 12-week study by drugmaker Eli Lilly, Apple, and Evidation Health found consumer devices and mobile apps could potentially help identify people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease…
Data from the College Board shows that more girls and minority high school students are taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course.
Microsoft warns hackers associated with Russian spy agencies are exploiting Internet-of-Things devices to infiltrate corporate networks.
A new study has found that two-minute-long smartphone videos of patients' faces can be used to take blood-pressure readings of those individuals that are 96% accurate.
The Swiss government is working to develop a system to handle ever-increasing aerial drone traffic, with the goal of allowing such unmanned aircraft to operate in more of the country's airspace.
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Illinois-based Facebook users can sue the social network for using facial recognition software.
A new chess algorithm evaluates the quality of chess moves by analyzing the reactions of expert commentators.
Google researchers have disclosed six vulnerabilities in Apple's iMessage app that could make devices using it exploitable.
The results of a recent study suggest people ascribe racial characteristics to humanoid robots, and apply race-based prejudices to machines.
The Accenture professional services firm is expanding its quantum computing consulting practice, reflecting growing corporate interest in the technology.
EU project creates robotic hands that can sense and fix damage without human intervention.
Nigerian technologist Chinenye Udeh has launched a program that aims to boost gender parity in the technology industry in her home country, where women make up less than 20% of the technology sector.
A new machine vision system can analyze the poses of human subjects in fine art paintings throughout history, then identify other paintings that contain people in similar poses.
Scientists at the GFZ German Research Center in Potsdam, Germany, have developed a computer model which they say boosts the accuracy of volcanic eruption prediction.
Researchers at Keio University in Japan have developed a prototype robot tail to enhance human balance and help make seniors less susceptible to falls.
Jaywalking could neutralize self-driving automobiles' purported benefit of reducing traffic congestion, and researchers are considering potential solutions.