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Shift Robotics Used AI to Create 'World's Fastest Shoes'
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Shift Robotics Used AI to Create 'World's Fastest Shoes'

Shift Robotics has unveiled what it calls the "world's fastest shoes," which allow wearers to "walk at the speed of a run" via a combination of artificial intelligence...

Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission
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Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission

The U.S. Army flew an autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter 134 kilometers (83 miles) to deliver 230 kilograms (507 lbs.) of simulated and real blood.

Trust in Online Content Moderation Depends on Moderator
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Trust in Online Content Moderation Depends on Moderator

New research found an individual's trust in online content moderation systems depends on whether the moderator is human or artificial intelligence, and the type...

Researcher Combines AI, Microelectronics to Create Neural Implants that Fight Brain Disorders
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Researcher Combines AI, Microelectronics to Create Neural Implants that Fight Brain Disorders

Researchers at Canada's University of Toronto are leveraging microelectronics and artificial intelligence to make neural implants smarter and safer.

Music, Science and Healing Intersect in an A.I. Opera
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Music, Science and Healing Intersect in an A.I. Opera

The work-in-progress "Song of the Ambassadors" got a test run at Alice Tully Hall — with Lincoln Center's artistic director lending her brain.

Software Tools Aim to Aid 3D Content Creation for Metaverse
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Software Tools Aim to Aid 3D Content Creation for Metaverse

A set of software tools rolled out by Adobe Inc. aims to facilitate the development three-dimensional digital objects for marketing campaigns, video games, and...

Singapore, Germany to Mutually Recognize IoT Cybersecurity Labels
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Singapore, Germany to Mutually Recognize IoT Cybersecurity Labels

Singapore and Germany have agreed to mutually recognize their respective smart computer product cybersecurity rating labels.

Scientists Using Fitness Trackers, AI to Detect Depression with '80% Accuracy'
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Scientists Using Fitness Trackers, AI to Detect Depression with '80% Accuracy'

Scientists in Singapore are tapping artificial intelligence to detect depression, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders earlier.

Is AI Becoming Sentient?
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Is AI Becoming Sentient?

Determining AI's sentience, its capacity to experience feelings and sensations, will take some time.

New Method Exposes How Artificial Intelligence Works
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New Method Exposes How Artificial Intelligence Works

The neural networks are harder to fool thanks to adversarial training.

'Deepfakes' of Celebrities Appearing in Ads
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'Deepfakes' of Celebrities Appearing in Ads

Deepfakes of celebrities have started to appear in ads, with and without their consent.

AI-Powered Material Can Learn Behaviors, Adapt
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AI-Powered Material Can Learn Behaviors, Adapt

Mechanical engineers have developed an artificial intelligence-powered material that learns behaviors over time, and can adjust to changing circumstances.

Applying the Metaverse
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Applying the Metaverse

Business, entertainment, and fashion companies already are staking their claims in this enhanced virtual world.

Goalkeeping Robot Dog Tends Net Like a Pro
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Goalkeeping Robot Dog Tends Net Like a Pro

The Mini Cheetah robotic goalie developed by scientists in the University of California, Berkeley's Hybrid Robotics Lab can save 87.5% of shots taken on goal.

Deep Learning is Human, Through and Through
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Deep Learning is Human, Through and Through

At the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, a diverse panel of researchers discussed the applications and implications of deep learning.

Team Uses Digital Cameras, ML to Predict Neurological Disease
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Team Uses Digital Cameras, ML to Predict Neurological Disease

A new machine learning algorithm aims to improve the diagnosis of people with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

Lyft Testing Pay Algorithm to Lure Drivers
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Lyft Testing Pay Algorithm to Lure Drivers

Ride-hailing firm Lyft announced it was testing an earnings algorithm so drivers in 18 U.S. cities can view destination and pay details before accepting requests...

UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
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UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

University of Washington computer science professor Yejin Choi has been awarded a 2022 "genius grant" fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation.

AI-Enabled Eye Scan Delivers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk Scores
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AI-Enabled Eye Scan Delivers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk Scores

An artificial intelligence-enabled system developed by researchers in the U.K. can scan retinal images to identify individuals at high risk of heart disease and...

Advanced AI Discovers a Treasure Trove of Gravitational Lenses
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Advanced AI Discovers a Treasure Trove of Gravitational Lenses

Telescope uses machine-learning algorithm to identify a sample of 5,000 candidates of gravitational lenses from tens of millions of galaxy images.
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