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How Secure Are Voice Authentication Systems?
From ACM TechNews

How Secure Are Voice Authentication Systems?

Computer scientists have developed an attack that can bypass voice authentication security systems within six attempts.

Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Molecular Hallmark of Inflammation
From ACM TechNews

Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Molecular Hallmark of Inflammation

A multi-institutional team of researchers created a wearable skin sensor that can detect the C-reactive protein inflammation biomarker in perspiration.

More People Are Going Blind. AI Can Help Fight It
From ACM News

More People Are Going Blind. AI Can Help Fight It

Early detection is crucial for treating eye disease. AI-enhanced eye scan analyses could spot warning signs quicker—and reach patients at scale.

A.I. May Someday Work Medical Miracles. For Now, It Helps Do Paperwork
From ACM News

A.I. May Someday Work Medical Miracles. For Now, It Helps Do Paperwork

The best use for generative A.I. in health care, doctors say, is to ease the heavy burden of documentation that takes them hours a day and contributes to burnout...

After Twitter
From ACM News

After Twitter

New social apps arise to challenge troubled Twitter.

Robot Uses Fake Raspberry to Practice Picking Fruit
From ACM TechNews

Robot Uses Fake Raspberry to Practice Picking Fruit

Scientists engineered a robot that practiced raspberry-picking on a silicone raspberry mockup with an artificial stem to ensure it learned how to handle the fragile...

VR Suit Could Help You 'Feel' Things in the Metaverse
From ACM TechNews

VR Suit Could Help You 'Feel' Things in the Metaverse

Engineers at Switzerland's ETH Zurich constructed a full-body tactile suit to amplify immersive virtual reality experiences.

Atlas of Human Brain Blood Vessels Highlights Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
From ACM TechNews

Atlas of Human Brain Blood Vessels Highlights Changes in Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists created a molecular atlas of human brain blood vessels to highlight Alzheimer's disease-related changes across six regions.

Atlas of Biomedical Literature Could Help Track Down Fabricated Studies
From ACM TechNews

Atlas of Biomedical Literature Could Help Track Down Fabricated Studies

An atlas of biomedical literature could prove useful in identifying fraudulent studies.

Computational Advance Will Help Researchers Model Climate with Higher Fidelity
From ACM TechNews

Computational Advance Will Help Researchers Model Climate with Higher Fidelity

Researchers have proposed an algorithmic improvement that could advance climate modeling by balancing computational resources and precise cloud modeling.

The Rise of the Chatbots
From Communications of the ACM

The Rise of the Chatbots

How do we keep track of the truth when bots are becoming increasingly skilled liars?

Outsmarting Deepfake Video
From Communications of the ACM

Outsmarting Deepfake Video

Looking for truth, when "it's becoming surprisingly easy to distort reality."

Mapping by Human Brain Project Advances Understanding of Neuroreceptor Organization
From ACM TechNews

Mapping by Human Brain Project Advances Understanding of Neuroreceptor Organization

Human Brain Project scientists have gained new insights into the arrangement of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain through a new mapping.

Wimbledon to Use AI for Video Highlight Commentary
From ACM News

Wimbledon to Use AI for Video Highlight Commentary

The announcement is part of a wider trend in tennis as the sport embraces technology.

Doctors Train in Virtual Reality
From ACM News

Doctors Train in Virtual Reality

Simulations prepare surgeons for the real thing.

AI Helps Show How the Brain's Fluids Flow
From ACM TechNews

AI Helps Show How the Brain's Fluids Flow

A team of scientists created artificial intelligence-based velocimetry measurements to quantify the flow of fluids around cerebral blood vessels in the human brain...

How A.I. Is Helping Architects Change Workplace Design
From ACM News

How A.I. Is Helping Architects Change Workplace Design

With more hybrid workers and new office needs, firms like Zaha Hadid Architects are turning to artificial intelligence for solutions.

Mercedes Bringing ChatGPT into its Cars
From ACM TechNews

Mercedes Bringing ChatGPT into its Cars

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Microsoft to add ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence software to Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S.

Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats
From ACM TechNews

Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats

Executives of U.S. food and agriculture companies say they are collaboratively formalizing information-sharing to fortify themselves against escalating cybersecurity...

Robotic Dog Spots Invasive Fire Ant Nests Better Than Humans
From ACM TechNews

Robotic Dog Spots Invasive Fire Ant Nests Better Than Humans

Scientists in China and Brazil are testing robotic dogs and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect invasive fire ant nests.
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