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Inherit the Wind
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Inherit the Wind

Wind forecasting is entering the age of artificial intelligence.

Geoffrey Hinton on the Promise, Risks of Advanced AI
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Geoffrey Hinton on the Promise, Risks of Advanced AI

U.K. computer scientist and 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Geoffrey Hinton said advanced artificial intelligence (AI), for all its promise, could conceivably...

Software Detects Hidden Emotions in Parents
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Software Detects Hidden Emotions in Parents

Software can identify complex hidden emotions by mapping facial features and evaluating the intensities of multiple facial expressions.

States Are Calling for More Computer Science Classes. Now They Need Teachers
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States Are Calling for More Computer Science Classes. Now They Need Teachers

Code.org reported that every U.S. state had a law or policy in place promoting K-12 computer science education by 2022.

Bilingual Game App Aims to Stave Off Dementia
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Bilingual Game App Aims to Stave Off Dementia

A multilingual app developed by researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design aims to use gamification to help ward off dementia in older adults...

Dubai to Start Robotaxi Trials
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Dubai to Start Robotaxi Trials

The U.A.E. city of Dubai will launch its first wave of robotaxis this month in a bid to reduce congestion and accidents.

Laureates Look Past the Hype in Generative AI
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Laureates Look Past the Hype in Generative AI

Attendees at this year's Heidelberg Laureate Forum anticipate future applications of the technology.

3D Printing Method Shows Promise for Repairing Brain Injuries
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3D Printing Method Shows Promise for Repairing Brain Injuries

Scientists at the U.K.'s University of Oxford three-dimensionally (3D)-printed human neural cells to emulate the cerebral cortex's architecture.

An Exabyte of Disk Storage at CERN
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An Exabyte of Disk Storage at CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland has exceeded the 1-exabyte threshold, amassing 1 million terabytes (TB) of disk space.

An Hour of Training to Control Third Robotic Arm
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An Hour of Training to Control Third Robotic Arm

Researchers found that one hour of training is sufficient to make working with supernumerary robotic arms as effective as working with a partner.

Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites
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Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites

Robots increasingly are being used by security services firms to address a shortage of labor and high turnover rates.

3D Printer Makes Fast, Affordable Delivery of Post Office
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3D Printer Makes Fast, Affordable Delivery of Post Office

A new post office in Bengaluru, India, is the first in the world to be built using a three-dimensional (3D) printer.

Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'
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Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'

Raspberry Pi-based seismometers can supplement existing networks.

Looking Within
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Looking Within

Biosensing takes medical diagnostics to a deeper level.

Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech
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Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech

The Grace Hopper Celebration is meant to unite women in tech. This year droves of men came looking for jobs.

Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot
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Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot

University of Texas at Austin's Siddarth Thakur developed a robot to assist firefighters.

ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words
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ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words

A newly released version of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot can interact with users vocally, as well as respond to images.

Building Up the U.S. Semiconductor Industry
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Building Up the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

U.S. chipmakers await monetary support from the government a year after supporting legislation was signed into law.

AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections
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AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections

Disinformation spread over social media in the run-up to the Slovak elections that took place over the weekend, with videos featuring artificial intelligence (AI)...

Multi-Purpose Robot Changes Shape for Different Uses
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Multi-Purpose Robot Changes Shape for Different Uses

A tetrahedron-shaped robot developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Bristol features flexible piping that allows it to alter its shape, size, and movements...
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