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The U.S. Military Wants AI to Dream Up Weird New Helicopters
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The U.S. Military Wants AI to Dream Up Weird New Helicopters

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding efforts to employ artificial intelligence to conceptualize complex component designs, including the...

Machine Learning Drives NSynth Super's New Sounds of Music
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Machine Learning Drives NSynth Super's New Sounds of Music

Google's Project Magenta researchers have developed a machine to serve as an instrument that acts as a physical interface for the NSynth algorithm, which uses a...

Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming
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Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming

Scientists are working on a "farm of the future" project based on microbiology and machine learning. The team is growing crops at an Arkansas farm that they hope...

It Could Be Time To Move Into the AI Job Market
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It Could Be Time To Move Into the AI Job Market

Machine learning engineers and data scientists are the two fastest-growing new jobs in the United States, according to LinkedIn's latest Emerging Jobs Report.

Targeting China, Trump Threatens Student Visas. That Would Hit a Big U.S. Export
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Targeting China, Trump Threatens Student Visas. That Would Hit a Big U.S. Export

The Trump administration's proposed crackdown on China's trade practices could hit one sector where the U.S. runs a big trade surplus: higher education.

Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More
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Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have little incentive...

Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid
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Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid

Trump administration officials on Thursday accused the Russian government of staging a multi-year cyberattack campaign against the energy grid and other elements...

Origami-Inspired 'Inspector Gadget Robotic Arm'
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Origami-Inspired 'Inspector Gadget Robotic Arm'

Researchers at Seoul National University's Soft Robotics Research Center have developed a foldable origami-inspired robotic arm that can self-fold while also being...

Can Bitcoin Technology Improve Research Data Integrity? This Clemson Professor Thinks So
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Can Bitcoin Technology Improve Research Data Integrity? This Clemson Professor Thinks So

Researchers at Clemson University have developed a technique to secure raw data using blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin.

How Accurate Is Your AI?
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How Accurate Is Your AI?

A researcher at Kyoto University in Japan has developed a new technique that evaluates an artificial intelligence program's ability based on the nature of its input...

Field-Data Study Finds No Evidence of Racial Bias in Predictive Policing
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Field-Data Study Finds No Evidence of Racial Bias in Predictive Policing

Predictive policing does not lead police to make discriminatory arrests, according to research conducted at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

STEM is Losing Male LGBQ Undergrads
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STEM is Losing Male LGBQ Undergrads

A recent study provides quantitative evidence that STEM fields have a problem retaining men who identify as part of the LGBQ community, while LGBQ women are actually...

Live High Definition Video From Mars? NASA Is Getting Ready
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Live High Definition Video From Mars? NASA Is Getting Ready

Nothing conveys the excitement of space exploration like pictures from another planet. Now NASA is planning to go one better than pictures.

Machine Learning Classifies Cancer
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Machine Learning Classifies Cancer

Accurate diagnosis is essential for appropriate disease treatment.

New AI Can Tell If a Person Is Male or Female by Reading Their Smile
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New AI Can Tell If a Person Is Male or Female by Reading Their Smile

A new artificial intelligence system that identifies gender by reading a person's smiles.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Investigate Illegal Wildlife Trade on Social Media
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Investigate Illegal Wildlife Trade on Social Media

Researchers in Finland say artificial intelligence can be used to help monitor illegal wildlife trade on social media.

Mapping Battery Materials With Atomic Precision
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Mapping Battery Materials With Atomic Precision

Researchers have demonstrated how the ratio of materials that make up a lithium-ion battery electrode impacts its structure at the atomic level.

Robotic Tortoise Helps Kids to Learn That Robot Abuse Is a Bad Thing
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Robotic Tortoise Helps Kids to Learn That Robot Abuse Is a Bad Thing

Researchers used a tortoise-shaped robot to teach children not to abuse robots.

'Body on a Chip' Could Improve Drug Evaluation
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'Body on a Chip' Could Improve Drug Evaluation

A microfluidic platform links engineered tissues from multiple human organs to replicate organ-drug interactions so medications' effects on different parts of the...

Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.
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Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.

There is little doubt that the Defense Department needs help from Silicon Valley's biggest companies as it pursues work on artificial intelligence. The question...
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