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Virtual assistants seem to be great at retrieving facts, and absolutely terrible at giving advice as they have no common sense.
Researchers have programmed a chemical computer to solve specific problems, following earlier research on encoding data into the system.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are training microscopes to find new materials faster using an intuitive algorithm.
Retail giant Target has deployed fingernail-painting robots manufactured by the Clockwork company at three stores in California and Minnesota.
A mathematical framework aims to quantify and evaluate the understandability of a machine learning model's explanations for its predictions.
Researchers created a new quantum bit (qubit) platform using frozen neon gas.
Brown University scientists led a multi-institutional team in employing new DNA analysis methods to better understand genetic conditions' impact across different populations.
Award recipients made contributions to areas including secure systems, software, privacy, and artificial intelligence.
The online campaign has tapped into widespread Western sympathy and produced meaningful donations for the country's war effort.
The attack focused on a system run by Viasat, a California company that provides high-speed satellite communication services — and was used heavily by the Ukrainian government.
A pilot program designed in part by educators at South Dakota's Sanford Underground Research Facility is introducing computational thinking into elementary school curricula.
A reinforcement learning algorithm aims to speed up materials discovery by modeling material properties at the atomic and molecular scale.
Researchers at Japan's Tokyo University of Science proposed two methods for reducing the computational cost of bicycle sharing systems without impacting performance.
The attack crippled the country's customs and taxes platforms alongside several other government agencies, even bringing down one Costa Rican town's energy supplier.
Drone makers are donating, or selling at cost, unmanned aerial drones to Ukraine.
The facial recognition software maker is largely prohibited from selling its database of photos to private companies.
Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being.
A new machine learning system may someday help driverless cars predict the next moves of nearby drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in real-time.
Dartmouth College researchers found that smartphone technology and artificial intelligence could be employed as an "early detection system" for mental health issues.
Apple, Google, and Microsoft are launching a "joint effort" to "expand support for a common password-less sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium."
A new artificial intelligence algorithm can identify patients with weak heart pumps based on single-lead ECG tracings from an Apple Watch.
Audio recorders have reliably identified birds in Norwegian forests by their songs.
An international team of researchers has modeled digital twins of diseases, in order to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Researchers at cybersecurity software company SentinelOne reported two high-severity bugs in Avast and AVG antivirus products that have gone undetected for a decade.
Together, the papers revolutionized both the theory and practice of nonblocking algorithms.
In 1969, he was part of a team of young engineers who built the first machine to switch data among computers using the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.
Facebook's parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3.
A tremendous surge in VPN downloads represents a challenge to Putin and his version of the Ukraine war.
Co-faculty advisor Mary Lauren Benton said she thinks more female role models are needed in the field to encourage women to believe computer science is a viable choice for them.