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November 2020


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White Castle Plans to Use Robot in More Locations

White Castle Plans to Use Robot in More Locations

The White Castle restaurant chain said it is expanding the use of the Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail system to more U.S. locations.


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Tricking Fake News Detectors With Malicious User Comments

Tricking Fake News Detectors With Malicious User Comments

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University have demonstrated how fake news detectors can be manipulated through user comments.


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'Sneakernet' Helps Election Officials Process Results

'Sneakernet' Helps Election Officials Process Results

U.S. election officials used voting machines and other devices linked to the "sneakernet" to process results from Tuesday's elections.


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First Drone Goes Flying to North Pole on Climate Mission

First Drone Goes Flying to North Pole on Climate Mission

Researchers at the Finnish Meteorological Institute joined the biggest Arctic expedition in history to fly the first drone near the North Pole.


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Regulation of AI Remains Elusive

Regulation of AI Remains Elusive

The U.S. and EU are considering regulations on artificial intelligence, but none have been implemented...yet.


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NASA's New Rocket Would be the Most Powerful Ever. But it's the Software that has Some Officials Worried.

NASA's New Rocket Would be the Most Powerful Ever. But it's the Software that has Some Officials Worried.

The SLS software concerns are the latest red flags for a program that has struggled to overcome cost overruns and setbacks.


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Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality

Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality

The desire for faster, higher-frequency wireless networking is a constant. Terahertz technology could deliver large gains.


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Seeking Artificial Common Sense

Seeking Artificial Common Sense

The long-standing goal of providing artificial intelligence some measure of common sense remains elusive.


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Natural Language Misunderstanding

Natural Language Misunderstanding

How do we eliminate bias in automated speech recognition?

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