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A new study found that health knowledge graphs perform poorly for diseases with high percentages of very old or young patients, or high percentages of male or female patients.
Wall Street banks are accelerating their research into quantum computing.
Scientists have computationally improved the accuracy of crop yield forecasts according to genetic data from corn seedlings.
In his new book, Avi Wigderson argues for computing’s central role in human thought.
Facebook users will now receive notifications reminding them that third parties have a glimpse into their information, and that controls are available to restrict how much personal data they can collect.
Researchers have created tiny living robots made of frog cells using a supercomputer, an achievement with implications for regenerative medicine.
Some of Google's biggest rivals filed amicus briefs on its behalf Monday in a copyright battle with Oracle.
Major South Korean companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) to screen job applicants, giving rise to an industry to help job-seekers beat these systems.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a cryogenic memory cell circuit incorporating three inductively coupled Josephson junctions that can harness magnetic flux to store data.
Online dating services are spreading personal user information in ways that may violate privacy laws in Europe and elsewhere.
The U.S. Department of Justice ia pressuring Apple to unlock two iPhones owned by a Saudi student who allegedly killed three people on a U.S. Naval base in Florida last month.
A study found artificial neural networks can evolve to perform tasks without learning.
Louisiana State University researchers have proposed a satellite array for building a global quantum Internet to broadcast entangled photon pairs to two different terrestrial base stations.
At CES 2020, Samsung's STAR Labs research group unveiled Neon, a simulated human assistant.
Light can “jump the air gap.”
There are signs that the hype over artificial intelligence might be about to start cooling off.
A man paralyzed from the waist down has broken the world record for finishing a marathon in an exoskeleton suit.
Video game developers are creating technologies to support the training of doctors performing surgery and other medical procedures.
Engineering company Robert Bosch is deploying artificial intelligence to fortify cars' electronic systems against hackers who attempt to feed the systems intentionally incorrect road-sign information.
Recent movies have made extensive use of digital visual effects to make performers appear younger.
Researchers designed an unmanned surface vessel to deploy research equipment in remote and inaccessible ocean locations.
Danish researchers reported a security vulnerability affecting cable modems that use Broadcom chips, which is believed to impact about 200 million cable modems in Europe alone.
Researchers have demonstrated that machine learning algorithms can track evolving online social media conversations, which could eventually yield an automated method to detect trolling.
Late last month, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Building Blocks of STEM Act to boost young girls' access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Surgeons are utilizing artificial intelligence and new imaging methods to diagnose brain tumors faster than pathologists, and with similar accuracy.
Researchers found that ballot-marking devices, which will be used in at least 18% of U.S. districts in November’s presidential election, lack sufficient safeguards from hacking.
Kaiser Permanente is expanding a program in which patients recovering from a cardiac event wear smartwatches to confirm their adherence to prescribed exercise and medication regimens.
Developments in the public and private sectors put the U.K. on the cusp of critical advances in helping people get healthier through digital tools.
Companies are dedicating increasing amounts of money to digital defenses in an effort to stop the spread of malware.
Researchers used computer graphics software to reproduce Leonardo da Vinci's painting Salvator Mundi in order to study how light refracts through glass orbs.