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Robots Look Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise
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Robots Look Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise

Automakers are again turning their attention to robots to address rising labor costs.

Microsoft Targets Nuclear to Power AI Operations
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Microsoft Targets Nuclear to Power AI Operations

Microsoft is looking to tap nuclear power for its artificial intelligence and supercomputing electricity needs.

Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year
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Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year

A study found that water use by bitcoin miners hit 591 billion gallons so far this year, up from 415 billion gallons in 2021.

Most Tech-Forward U.S. City Has Doubts About Self-Driving Cars
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Most Tech-Forward U.S. City Has Doubts About Self-Driving Cars

San Francisco officials and residents are not impressed by self-driving cars, underscoring the challenges ahead for autonomous vehicle companies.

Your School's Next Security Guard May Be a Robot
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Your School's Next Security Guard May Be a Robot

Several technology companies have started offering security robots to U.S. schools.

Rising Data Center Costs Linked to AI Demands
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Rising Data Center Costs Linked to AI Demands

Energy usage associated with running AI number-crunching is fast becoming a key driver of rising data center bills.

Chip Makers Stack 'Chiplets' Like Lego Blocks to Drive AI
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Chip Makers Stack 'Chiplets' Like Lego Blocks to Drive AI

Chip makers are stacking pre-existing chips to speed the development of more powerful chips.

Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses
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Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses

Automation developers are building a new generation of humanoid machines meant to help fill labor gaps in logistics operations.

IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push
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IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push

Quantum computing research has been given a boost at the University of Chicago and Japan's University of Tokyo with a $150-million investment from IBM and Google...

Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms
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Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms

Farm-equipment company Deere aims to network farms in remote regions of Brazil and the U.S. via satellites.

AI is Teaching Us New, Surprising Things About the Human Mind
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AI is Teaching Us New, Surprising Things About the Human Mind

Scientists are gaining new insights into the human mind though artificial intelligence, including the mechanism of communication between neurons, and the roots...

For Chip Makers, a Choice Between the U.S. and China Looms
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For Chip Makers, a Choice Between the U.S. and China Looms

Washington seeks to steer the semiconductor supply chain using 'guardrails' under the Chips Act.

Morris Tanenbaum, Who Helped Put Silicon in Microchips, Dies at 94
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Morris Tanenbaum, Who Helped Put Silicon in Microchips, Dies at 94

AT&T chemist found a better way to make transistors and helped manage the phone company's breakup.

How Doctors Use AI to Help Diagnose Patients
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How Doctors Use AI to Help Diagnose Patients

Artificial intelligence is enhancing physicians' diagnostic abilities to better identify patients who might be vulnerable to certain ailments.

Japan, Netherlands Agree to Limit Exports of Chip-Making Equipment to China
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Japan, Netherlands Agree to Limit Exports of Chip-Making Equipment to China

Deal with U.S. comes as President Biden seeks to slow China's military development.

LG, Whirlpool Target Customers Disconnected from 'Smart' Appliances
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LG, Whirlpool Target Customers Disconnected from 'Smart' Appliances

Appliance manufacturers LG Electronics and Whirlpool are trying to entice customers whose "smart" appliances are not connected to the Internet to embrace the technology...

Global IT Spending Decreased in 2022
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Global IT Spending Decreased in 2022

The devices segment of Gartner's spending forecast is projected to fall 5.1% this year to roughly $685 billion, after dropping more than 10% in 2022.

Ukraine Has Digitized Its Fighting Forces on a Shoestring
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Ukraine Has Digitized Its Fighting Forces on a Shoestring

Ukraine has digitally networked its fighting forces, intelligence, and weapons on the cheap through satellite communications and custom software.

Meta CEO Zuckerberg Testifies in FTC Case to Block Virtual-Reality Deal
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Meta CEO Zuckerberg Testifies in FTC Case to Block Virtual-Reality Deal

Federal Trade Commission seeks to prevent social-media company from acquiring Within Unlimited.

Amazon's Quest for the 'Holy Grail' of Robotics
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Amazon's Quest for the 'Holy Grail' of Robotics

Automating some warehouse functions could let the giant do more with its existing workforce—or the retailer may not require all the humans it employs today.
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