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May 2019


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Dreams of Ubiquitous Social Robots Still Aren't Coming True

Dreams of Ubiquitous Social Robots Still Aren't Coming True

The closure of consumer robotics firms previously considered potentially game-changing has diminished industry prospects of social robots eventually achieving mainstream acceptance.


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Jaguar Land Rover Planning to Allow Helpful Car Drivers to Earn Cryptocurrency

Jaguar Land Rover Planning to Allow Helpful Car Drivers to Earn Cryptocurrency

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.


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Addressing Quantum Error Correction

Addressing Quantum Error Correction

Seeking to prevent premature decoherence of qubits.


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Girls Outscore Boys on Tech, Engineering, Even Without Class

Girls Outscore Boys on Tech, Engineering, Even Without Class

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.


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Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman

Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman

An aerial drone recently was used to deliver a kidney for implantation into a Maryland woman.


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Facial Recognition Software Meets Its Match: Barnyard Animals

Facial Recognition Software Meets Its Match: Barnyard Animals

Attempts to identify barnyard animals via facial recognition are complicated by the software's difficulty in distinguishing between animals.


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Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings

Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings

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.


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Could TypeScript Replace JavaScript? Use of Programming Language Spin-Off Soars

Could TypeScript Replace JavaScript? Use of Programming Language Spin-Off Soars

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.


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Drones, Supercomputers and Sonar Deployed Against Floods

Drones, Supercomputers and Sonar Deployed Against Floods

Emerging technologies are being used to flight floods in the U.S.


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4 Computer Scientists Among Newest NAS Members

4 Computer Scientists Among Newest NAS Members

The National Academy of Sciences said 40% of its newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year.


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Questioning Quantum

Questioning Quantum

Researchers hunt for ways to keep quantum computing honest.


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Code Talkers

Code Talkers

Using voice input to write programs.


From Communications of the ACM

Deep Insecurities: The Internet of Things Shifts Technology Risk

Deep Insecurities

A more connected world sounds alluring, but without better protections, the Internet of Things could lead to disaster.

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