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A 2011 Kentucky law requires judges to consult an algorithm when deciding whether defendants must post cash bail. More whites were allowed to go home, but not blacks.
The Roborace motorsport competition is a testbed for autonomous vehicle technology, as international teams pit driverless electric racing cars against each other.
Researchers have developed a wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain.
Artificial intelligence is transforming surveillance cameras from passive devices into active observers that can identify people, suspicious behavior, and guns.For example, if the cameras have a previously captured image …
Google researchers discovered thousands of iPhones have been compromised with sophisticated spyware over the last two years, contradicting assumptions about the rarity of such hacks.
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Researchers have gained new insights into human evolution via digital reconstruction of 3.8-million-year-old fossilized cranium fragments of a hominid from Ethiopia.
Scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working to gain a better understanding of what happens within a hurricane during periods of rapid intensification.
U.S. companies and universities are developing cybersecurity training facilities that model real-world networks and scenarios to educate staff and evaluate theories about cyberdefense and response strategies.
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence introduced an artificial intelligence system that successfully passed an eighth-grade multiple-choice science test, correctly answering over 90% of the questions.
Researchers in a consortium of eight partners from six EU countries have created a platform that makes it possible to develop energy-efficient embedded image processing systems more quickly and less expensively.
A French cryptographer has exposed a security flaw in an electronic voting system to be used in this month's municipal elections in Moscow.
Google has launched an artificial intelligence-powered tool that automatically detects grammar mistakes while messages are being composed in Gmail, and auto-corrects some common spelling mistakes.
Researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed an algorithm for performing multistep retrosynthesis and predicting the most efficiency synthetic pathways. The algorithm has been extended to libraries of compounds…
The U.S. government intends to launch a program to shield voter registration databases and systems from hackers ahead of the 2020 election.
Big data and modern analytics offer enormous possibilities for research, provided scientists can produce consistent results.
Formidable optical challenges are yielding to intensive research, development.
Smartphone apps offering location data services may be desirable, but their ability to collect personal data that can be sold to third parties is less attractive.