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New York City Takes Aim at AI
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New York City Takes Aim at AI

The Big Apple fields an action plan for artificial intelligence.

Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act
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Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act

The agreement comes three weeks before the Online News Act rules come into force.

Drones with Defibrillators Are Saving Lives
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Drones with Defibrillators Are Saving Lives

Researchers found drones with automated external defibrillators arrived at the scene of a suspected cardiac arrest more than 3 minutes before ambulances in 67%...

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Windows Hello Implementations
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Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Windows Hello Implementations

Researchers found vulnerabilities in several laptop makers’ implementations of Windows Hello, the biometric login feature built into Windows.

Synthetic Imagery Sets New Bar in AI Training Efficiency
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Synthetic Imagery Sets New Bar in AI Training Efficiency

A team of researchers demonstrated that training machine learning models with synthetic images can outperform traditional training methods using real images.

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change
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6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change

Northeastern University researchers said over-the-air spectroscopy could enable next-generation 6G networks to monitor climate change and air pollution.

ML Technique Better at Predicting Cancer Cure Rates
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ML Technique Better at Predicting Cancer Cure Rates

A machine learning model developed by University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) researchers can better predict cancer cure rates.

Breakthrough in Tackling Increasing Demand by IoT on Mobile Networks
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Breakthrough in Tackling Increasing Demand by IoT on Mobile Networks

Computer scientists developed a technique to manage mobile network demand by multiple Internet of Things devices using terahertz frequencies.

Outdated Password Practices are Widespread
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Outdated Password Practices are Widespread

Researchers say a majority of the world’s most popular websites put users and their data at risk by failing to meet minimum password requirement standards.

Scientists Turn Invasive Carp into Traitors
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Scientists Turn Invasive Carp into Traitors

Agencies are using "traitors" to find hotspot hideouts of invasive carp that are threatening the Great Lakes.

South Korea Allows Autonomous Robots to Use Sidewalks
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South Korea Allows Autonomous Robots to Use Sidewalks

The South Korean government is allowing authorized autonomous robots to drive along the country's sidewalks.

Researchers Find More Potential Discrimination in Facebook Ads
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Researchers Find More Potential Discrimination in Facebook Ads

A study of job advertisements on Meta's Facebook identified potentially discriminatory employment ads with images of people that overrepresented or excluded certain...

What Would the Chatbot Say?
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What Would the Chatbot Say?

Seeking to explain the unanticipated abilities of large language models.

Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin
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Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin

A team led by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has three-dimensionally (3D) printed hair follicles in lab-grown human skin tissue.

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.
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Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.

About an hour after delivering a speech in California on Wednesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared in Singapore via hologram.

Saving Digital Libraries and the Internet Archive
From Communications of the ACM

Saving Digital Libraries and the Internet Archive

A battle over "truth and who has access to it in the digital age."

Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known
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Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known

Web browsing data is being collected and sold in greater detail than previously thought, according to a report by the non-profit Irish Council for Civil Liberties...

Glasses Use Sonar, AI to Interpret Upper Body Poses in 3D
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Glasses Use Sonar, AI to Interpret Upper Body Poses in 3D

Cornell University researchers have developed a wearable device that uses inaudible soundwaves and artificial intelligence to track the user's upper body movements...

Making Empathy Artificial
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Making Empathy Artificial

Scientists strive to add the ability to understand what others are feeling to artificial intelligence.

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather
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Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather

A new system calculates the fastest routes for emergency services to respond to calls while factoring in traffic disruptions that may result from climate-related...
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