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After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government says resources will be diverted to local public health authorities.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants a "clean" Internet.
Computing power, not data, is the secret to tech dominance.
A new report tells us which criminal applications of AI we should really worry about.
Singapore law enforcement is testing two unmanned drones designed by developer Airobotics to help enforce social distancing measures, by tracking gatherings and streaming video of them to police.
The Check Point security firm found 400 code vulnerabilities on Qualcomm's Snapdragon digital signal processor chip, used in more than 40% of Android smartphones worldwide.
A study by the American Automobile Association found that current advanced driver assistance technology does not provide reliable safety benefits.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have unveiled a quantum computing architecture that performs low-error computations while rapidly sharing quantum data between processors.
Researchers used machine learning to help a computer understand what a chemical smells like to humans.
About 50 hospitals use sensor technology to monitor whether staff are washing their hands when they enter and exit patient rooms, and to keep tabs on expensive equipment like wheelchairs.
Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China used a single-photon version of LiDAR to remotely capture extremely detailed three-dimensional images from afar.
Researchers have designed a deep learning method to help develop personalized cancer vaccines by better understanding the biological mechanisms of interaction between cancer cells and the human immune system.
Researchers at Tufts University have developed a flexible electronic sensing patch that can analyze a person's sweat for multiple health markers while being worn.
Vodafone has joined forces with the U.K. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs and Forest Research to study the role of trees in addressing climate change.
Australia is deploying unmanned robot boats to patrol its waters and monitor weather and wildlife, as well as identifying boats potentially transporting asylum seekers.
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has recommended detailed actions to spur "Industries of the Future," meet national STEM workforce needs, and better leverage national labs..
Automaker BMW used pandemic-related work stoppages as an opportunity to increase the use of artificial intelligence at its manufacturing facilities in Germany.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology says there are 15 contenders remaining in its competition to develop quantum-proof encryption, down from an initial list of 69.
Researchers at Stanford University were able to capture the acoustics of the Hagia Sophia, prior to the Byzantine cathedral in Istanbul being rededicated as a Muslim place of worship.
Researchers have developed a machine learning method that can facilitate the sharing of patient data without compromising privacy.
More than 7,000 languages are spoken worldwide, but speech- and text-based services that use artificial intelligence are dominated by a handful.
Marine scientists and architects created three-dimensionally-printed terra-cotta tiles to function as artificial coral reefs, in order to help restore devastated coral colonies.
With the coronavirus pandemic highlighting the need for safety, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament will replace human line judges on 15 of 17 match courts with an electronic system that makes automated line calls.
A study found how "critical states" can be used to optimize artificial neural networks running on brain-inspired neuromorphic hardware.
China has completed its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), with the 55th and final geostationary satellite in the constellation launched June 23.BDS-3, the third iteration of the BeiDou system, could rival the U.S.…
The U.S. Marine Corps will test use-cases for Guardian XO Alpha, a wearable robotic exoskeleton from the defense-focused subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics.
Researchers at enterprise device security company Eclypsium reported a buffer-flow flaw during booting that could potentially compromise billions of Linux and Windows-based computing devices.
The pandemic has turned cleaning and other mundane building tasks into a challenge, stoking interest in machines as cost-effective solutions.
The tech giants' latest machine-learning system comes with both ethical and environmental costs.