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AI That Teaches Other AI
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AI That Teaches Other AI

Scientist demonstrated that robots can be trained to train other robots by sharing their knowledge.

Google Touts AI for News, Insists Journalists Can't be Replaced
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Google Touts AI for News, Insists Journalists Can't be Replaced

Tech giant says AI-powered tool is not intended to replace 'essential' role journalists play in covering the news.

Is the Digital Dollar Dead?
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Is the Digital Dollar Dead?

Prominent politicians want to make sure a central bank digital currency never happens in the U.S.—just as we've learned the basics of how one might work.

U.S. Program to Identify Safe Smart Devices
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U.S. Program to Identify Safe Smart Devices

The Biden administration has announced a program to identify smart devices that are more resilient against cyberattacks.

Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback
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Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback

Researchers at Iran's Shahrood University of Technology engineered a new biosensor to expedite hemodialysis procedures by providing dialysis feedback in real time...

Chipotle Introduces Guacamole Prep Robot Autocado
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Chipotle Introduces Guacamole Prep Robot Autocado

Chipotle has partnered with the automation solutions firm Vebu to debut Autocado, an avocado processing robot that will reduce guacamole prep time by 50%.

Face Recognition In the U.S. Is About to Meet One of Its Biggest Tests
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Face Recognition In the U.S. Is About to Meet One of Its Biggest Tests

A Massachusetts bill restricting police use could set the standard for how the technology is regulated in America.

White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program
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White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program

The goal of the new certification is to help consumers make choices.

Digital Twins Give Hydrogen a Greener Path to Growth
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Digital Twins Give Hydrogen a Greener Path to Growth

A researcher thinks digital twins could help lower clean hydrogen production costs by monitoring the state of hydrogen electrolyzers.

Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths
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Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

AImay be considered an invaluable tool when talking about traffic and pedestrian deaths in a city where two more lives were lost this past weekend in hit and run...

ChatGPT's Evil Twin 'WormGPT' is Silently Entering Emails, Raiding Banks
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ChatGPT's Evil Twin 'WormGPT' is Silently Entering Emails, Raiding Banks

SlashNext says WormGPT is an example of the threat that language-generative AI models pose.

Robot Injects Drugs into Back of Eyeball More Accurately Than Surgeons
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Robot Injects Drugs into Back of Eyeball More Accurately Than Surgeons

The Steady Hand Eye Robot can inject drugs into the back of the eyeball faster and more accurately than surgeons to treat retinal vein occlusion, according to Johns...

Tech Firms Hope Workouts Can Sell Women on VR Headsets
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Tech Firms Hope Workouts Can Sell Women on VR Headsets

Major technology companies hope to establish a mainstream market for virtual reality products by selling work, fitness, and entertainment applications to young...

Wearable Biosensor for Monitoring Sweat Electrolytes
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Wearable Biosensor for Monitoring Sweat Electrolytes

Researchers in Japan engineered an innovative sweat biosensor by depositing a flexible chloride ion sensor onto a textile substrate through heat-transfer printing...

Europe Looks to Virtual Factories in New Industrial Revolution
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Europe Looks to Virtual Factories in New Industrial Revolution

The European Union is funding the Digital Intelligent MOdular FACtories project to advance the concept of virtual factories or digital twins throughout Europe. ...

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.

EU Looks to Take Lead in Metaverse World, Avoid Big Tech Dominance
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EU Looks to Take Lead in Metaverse World, Avoid Big Tech Dominance

The European Commission has outlined a strategy for the European Union to assume a lead role in the metaverse sector and block its domination by technology giants...

AI-Powered Brain Surgery Becomes A Reality In Hong Kong
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AI-Powered Brain Surgery Becomes A Reality In Hong Kong

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, completed successful trials of a robot that treats brain tumors.

Computer Vision That Works More Like a Brain Sees More Like People Do
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Computer Vision That Works More Like a Brain Sees More Like People Do

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers trained an artificial neural network to function like the brain's inferior temporal cortex to improve computer...

AI Robots Could Play Future Role as Companions in Care Homes
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AI Robots Could Play Future Role as Companions in Care Homes

Artificial intelligence-powered social robots could help care for the sick and aged in the future.
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