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Engineering Additional Creativity
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Engineering Additional Creativity

Can artificial intelligence augment human creativity in writing?

Georgia Tech's Online MS In Computer Science Continues To Thrive
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Georgia Tech's Online MS In Computer Science Continues To Thrive

Why that's important for the future of MOOCs.

Using A.I. to Find Bias in A.I.
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Using A.I. to Find Bias in A.I.

The problem of bias in artificial intelligence is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators and is a growing business for start-ups and tech stalwarts.

A New Supercomputer Has Joined the Top Five
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A New Supercomputer Has Joined the Top Five

The Perlmutter supercomputer is the newest addition to the top 10 of the Top500 listing of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Danger Caused by Subdomains
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Danger Caused by Subdomains

A security vulnerability could enable hackers to commandeer Website subdomains and inflict severe damage.

Hackers Infecting Gamers' PCs with Malware to Make Millions From Crypto
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Hackers Infecting Gamers' PCs with Malware to Make Millions From Crypto

Hackers are exploiting gamers with "Crackonosh" malware to generate millions by mining cryptocurrency using gamers’ computers.

Crashes Involving Tesla Autopilot, Other Driver-Assistance Systems Attract Scrutiny
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Crashes Involving Tesla Autopilot, Other Driver-Assistance Systems Attract Scrutiny

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring automakers to report crashes involving vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems.

AI Breakthrough in Premature Baby Care
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AI Breakthrough in Premature Baby Care

A hybrid neural network can accurately forecast premature babies' individual mortality risk in order to better guide their care.

How Big Tech Created a Data 'Treasure Trove' for Police
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How Big Tech Created a Data 'Treasure Trove' for Police

In the first half of 2020, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft together fielded more than 112,000 data requests from local, state, and federal officials.

Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just
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Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just

The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.

Fired by Bot at Amazon: 'It's You Against the Machine'
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Fired by Bot at Amazon: 'It's You Against the Machine'

Contract drivers say algorithms terminate them by email—even when they have done nothing wrong.

How Tesla is Using a Supercomputer to Train its Self-Driving Tech
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How Tesla is Using a Supercomputer to Train its Self-Driving Tech

Tesla's approach to autonomy is controversial: It relies on just cameras to see and understand the roads.

Raj Reddy Honored by Computer History Museum
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Raj Reddy Honored by Computer History Museum

Turing Award recipient Reddy was recognized for his contributions in artificial intelligence and speaker-independent continuous speech recognition.

Using ML to Build Maps That Give Smarter Driving Advice
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Using ML to Build Maps That Give Smarter Driving Advice

Scientists used machine learning to develop an automatic mapping service that can enhance traffic management with greater intelligence.

Linux Foundation Creates Standards for Voice Technology with Major Partners
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Linux Foundation Creates Standards for Voice Technology with Major Partners

The Linux Foundation and partners Target, Microsoft, Veritone, Schwarz Gruppe, Wegmans Food Markets, and Deutsche Telekom, created the Open Voice Network.

Bank of Israel Testing Ethereum Tech in Digital Shekel Trial
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Bank of Israel Testing Ethereum Tech in Digital Shekel Trial

The Bank of Israel is testing Ethereum's blockchain technology as part of a new internal digital shekel trial.

Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots
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Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots

People have inner voices, why not robots?

IT Leaders Say Cybersecurity Funding Being Wasted on Remote Work Support: Survey
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IT Leaders Say Cybersecurity Funding Being Wasted on Remote Work Support: Survey

In a JumpCloud survey of IT decision-makers at small and medium-sized enterprises, 56% think their organizations are spending too much to enable remote work.

Top Fed Official Says Digital Currency May be the Money Equivalent of Parachute Pants
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Top Fed Official Says Digital Currency May be the Money Equivalent of Parachute Pants

The Fed is expected to release a paper on the potential for a digital currency this summer.

Government Antitrust Lawsuits Against Facebook Thrown Out by Federal Judge
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Government Antitrust Lawsuits Against Facebook Thrown Out by Federal Judge

Judge rules that Federal Trade Commission and states didn't make valid claims that Facebook engaged in unlawful monopolization.
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