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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers demonstrated that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources can marginalize online misinformation.
Amazon has launched a new open source project that aims to optimize the performance of machine learning models for numerous platforms.
Google's Threat Analysis Group is an in-house counterespionage unit committed to keeping sensitive online information safe from hackers and spies.
Apple and U.S. insurance firm Aetna have partnered on a new Apple Watch application, through which users can access detailed health records.
Digital forensics seeks evidence in stored digital information; it's not as easy as it sounds.
Columbia University researchers have developed a system that can produce intelligible synthetic speech through computer processing of human brain activity.
Facebook has announced plans to prevent the spread of misinformation and add transparency to political and issue advertising.
Iran is moving toward launching a state-backed cryptocurrency.
A new smart sensing technology could help spread grit and salt on icy roads more efficiently.
The Pentagon warns the U.S. military's cybersecurity capabilities are not advancing with sufficient speed to head off an "onslaught of multipronged" attacks by adversaries.
A study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning is coming to an end.
Researchers have discovered two security flaws that impact 26 Proof of Stake cryptocurrencies.
Facebook is using two automated tools to find and repair low-level bugs in its mobile apps.
Uber AI Labs researchers have designed an algorithm that organizes its own curriculum for teaching simulated robots to walk on uneven ground without falling.
A growing number of counter-drone systems look to overwhelm rogue drones, and find their pilots.
The wonders–and mysteries–of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 continue to multiply as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beams home new images of its New Year's Day 2019 flyby target.
A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world.
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have begun transmitting a new set of commands to the Opportunity rover in an attempt to compel the 15-year-old Martian explorer to contact Earth.
A prototype self-driving air taxi from Boeing's research and development unit completed its first flight in Manassas, VA, last week.
Harvard University researchers hope to make ethical considerations a key component of computer science education.
Cybersecurity professionals are in short supply, presenting a serious problem as a wave of cyber-attacks is expected this year.
A hotel that opened in China last month utilizes robots and a suite of other high-tech tools that drastically reduce the hotel's cost of human labor.
A U.K-based campaign for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics gender equity has called on the sector to break down negative stereotypes that put girls off science careers.
Several world leaders urged global technology regulation at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Pelco, a California-based security camera maker, set lofty sales targets last year for a model with sharper video resolution and other cutting-edge features. That was until Congress derailed its plans.
Ola Svensson, of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, will receive the 2019 Michael and Sheila Held Prize.
NASA's Opportunity rover began its 15th year on Mars this week, although the intrepid robotic explorer may already be dead.
The US Federal government is in the midst of the longest gap in funding for many of its agencies in history. As the "shutdown" extends into a second month, the economic impact is mounting for federal workers—including civil servants…
The Brookings Institution has determined that about 36 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation.
Researchers have demonstrated a computer program that turns a normal digital camera into a periscope, allowing the camera to see objects hidden from view around a corner.