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Scientists at Canada's University of Alberta have created a machine learning model that can identify linguistic clues indicating early signs of depression in written text, like Twitter messages. T
Chinese security researchers from Tencent's Xuanwu Lab said they can corrupt the firmware of fast chargers to cause damage to the items they charge.The BadPower exploit alters the default charging setting to deliver more …
Amazon has announced the deployment of its Scout autonomous delivery system to Atlanta, GA, and Franklin, TN, following year-long pilots elsewhere.
Despite Google's promise that its smartphone software does not track user locations, governments were surprised to learn location-setting must be active for the software to work with Android phones.
Purdue University engineers have developed a quantum random walk method that could eventually allow computers to sift through data at incredibly fast speeds.
Universities across the United States are grappling with how to reopen safely amid a pandemic.
A new system can mimic the brain's olfactory senses.
Researchers have outlined the ethical and legal challenges of developing and implementing digital tools for managing the Covid-19 pandemic.
The New York State legislature Wednesday passed a moratorium on the use of facial recognition and other biometric identification methods in schools statewide until 2022.
Python's dominance as the most popular programming language is holding steady in 2020, according to IEEE Spectrum's latest rankings of top languages.
FThe autonomous vehicle industry is refocusing on more-profitable opportunities after efforts to commercialize robotaxis failed to live up to the hype.
Researchers are creating tools to calculate the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence models to help developers understand their environmental impact.
Hundreds of universities across the United States are poised to reopen their campuses this fall with a mix of online and in-person courses. Academics are dismayed.
"The Department of Energy is proud to play an instrumental role in the development of the national quantum Internet," U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said in a news release.
A new tool identifies cryptographic vulnerabilities in Java (and soon, in Python) automatically.
The researchers hope software engineers will be able to build on their work to create a real-time monitoring system for exposing foreign influence in American politics.
Researchers proposed a new machine learning approach that induces a photonic tensor core to conduct multiplications of matrices in parallel, boosting the speed and efficiency of deep learning paradigms.
Engineers have developed a robot that can install fiber cables on medium-voltage power lines.
Researchers have developed a technique for realizing higher-resolution detection of nearby fast-moving objects in frequency modulated continuous wave LiDAR, critical for autonomous vehicles.
Human-machine interaction gets a fresh look.
Restaurant chains are testing the use of cooking robots.
Over three dozen universities worldwide will compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge, a race between self-driving vehicles to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2021.
The Interspecies I/O forum last week announced the $1-million Coller Prize for Interspecies Conversation, whose backers include rock artist Peter Gabriel and former ACM president Vint Cerf.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. National Science Foundation are investing $75 million in three quantum computing centers.
Researchers have demonstrated a method for inferring crime patterns, using anonymized data from location technology platforms.
Software engineer Frederic Rechtenstein found a South Korean mobile application designed to enforce pandemic quarantines contained major security flaws that could compromise users' private information.
Roboticists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a technique that uses a color camera to enable robots to pick up transparent and reflective objects.
Auto industry executives are speeding up plans to automate routine driving tasks and aim to make the technologies widely available within five years.
An expert committee appointed by the Indian government has called for the creation of a new data regulator to oversee the sharing, monetization, and privacy of information collected online.
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.