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White House Unveils Efforts to Guide Federal Research of AI
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White House Unveils Efforts to Guide Federal Research of AI

The Biden administration announced new initiatives to guide federally supported research on artificial intelligence.

AI Is Writing Code Now. For Companies, That Is Good and Bad
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AI Is Writing Code Now. For Companies, That Is Good and Bad

Chief information officers could see their job getting more complex even as generative AI makes software development easier.

The Promise of Holographic Displays
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The Promise of Holographic Displays

The computational expense of creating three-dimensional images that can be viewed by all is just one factor holding them back.

Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues
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Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues

The company also was hit with a second fine over Ring, its home surveillance company.

Japan Goes All In: Copyright Doesn't Apply To AI Training
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Japan Goes All In: Copyright Doesn't Apply To AI Training

This news is part of Japan's ambitious plan to become a leader in AI technology.

A Hiring Law Blazes a Path for A.I. Regulation
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A Hiring Law Blazes a Path for A.I. Regulation

New York City's pioneering, focused approach sets rules on how companies use the technology in workforce decisions.

AI-Threatened Jobs Are Mostly Held by Women, Study Shows
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AI-Threatened Jobs Are Mostly Held by Women, Study Shows

Research by human resources analytics firm Revelio Labs found that artificial intelligence disproportionately threatens jobs usually held by women.

Super Low-Cost Smartphone Attachment Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring to Your Fingertips
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Super Low-Cost Smartphone Attachment Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring to Your Fingertips

An inexpensive plastic fingertip clip and custom smartphone app works with a smartphone's camera and flash to measure the user's blood pressure.

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing
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The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing

Indirect prompt-injection attacks can leave people vulnerable to scams and data theft when they use the AI chatbots.

Ethereum Closes Security Hole with Energy-Saving Update
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Ethereum Closes Security Hole with Energy-Saving Update

An update rolled out by the Ethereum cryptocurrency reduced the energy needed to produce it, and also fixed a security flaw.

Sound Vibrations Can Encode, Process Data Like Quantum Computers
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Sound Vibrations Can Encode, Process Data Like Quantum Computers

University of Arizona researchers demonstrated that trapping sound in a simple mechanical device can imitate certain properties of quantum computers.

Fruit-Picking Robot Eve Ready to Harvest Apples Commercially, as Shortage of Workers Persists
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Fruit-Picking Robot Eve Ready to Harvest Apples Commercially, as Shortage of Workers Persists

Australian startup Ripe Robotics spent four years developing its autonomous fruit-picking robot Eve, which is processing apples in orchards owned amid a labor shortage...

Popular Android TV Boxes Sold on Amazon Are Laced with Malware
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Popular Android TV Boxes Sold on Amazon Are Laced with Malware

Security researchers found malware in popular Android-powered TV set-top boxes sold on Amazon.

Toil and Trouble
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Toil and Trouble

Exascale computing power helps researchers understand bubble behavior that can handicap reactor technology designed to capture carbon dioxide emissions.

Researchers Say they Found Spyware Used in War for the First Time
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Researchers Say they Found Spyware Used in War for the First Time

Samvel Farmanyan, the former co-founder and host of an opposition television program in Armenia, told TechCrunch the hack he suffered "is a form of terror."

Volt Typhoon Targets U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Living-Off-The-Land Techniques
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Volt Typhoon Targets U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Living-Off-The-Land Techniques

Microsoft continues to investigate Volt Typhoon's methods for gaining access to targeted organizations through Internet-facing Fortinet FortiGuard devices.

Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data
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Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data

Employees of the Chinese-owned video app have regularly posted user information on a messaging and collaboration tool called Lark, according to internal documents...

AI Will Augment SEO
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AI Will Augment SEO

Adding artificial intelligence to search engines enables enhanced Search Engine Optimization and Marketing.  

Adobe to Integrate AI into Photoshop amid Fears of Job Losses, Mass Faking of Images
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Adobe to Integrate AI into Photoshop amid Fears of Job Losses, Mass Faking of Images

Company says Adobe Firefly is a 'co-pilot' to graphic design, rather than a replacement for humans.

Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes
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Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes

A software upgrade developed by researchers at France's Polytechnic Institute of Paris improves the efficiency of wind turbines by ensuring they spend more time...
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