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Facebook Bans 'Deepfake' Videos
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Facebook Bans 'Deepfake' Videos

Facebook has banned doctored videos, or deepfakes, designed to spread misinformation as the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches.

Robotic Device Helps Spine Injury Patients Sit More Comfortably
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Robotic Device Helps Spine Injury Patients Sit More Comfortably

Columbia University researchers have built a robotic device to assist and train people with spinal cord injuries to sit with greater stability, which could help...

White House Proposes Guidelines for Regulating Use of AI
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White House Proposes Guidelines for Regulating Use of AI

The Trump administration is proposing new federal rules for regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the private sector.

Message from the ACM President Regarding Open Access
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Message from the ACM President Regarding Open Access

ACM is committed to a sustainable future where all peer-reviewed scholarly articles will be Open Access.

Demanding the Truth
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Demanding the Truth

The role of social media in stopping fake news.

Baidu Has Trick for Teaching AI the Meaning of Language
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Baidu Has Trick for Teaching AI the Meaning of Language

Chinese technology company Baidu outperformed Microsoft and Google in the General Language Understanding Evaluation, a benchmark for artificial intelligence comprehension...

5G Underwhelms in Its First Big Test
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5G Underwhelms in Its First Big Test

Users of 5G services say the first implementation of the next-generation network technology in South Korea has fallen short of expectations.

Donald Knuth on Algorithms, Complexity, and The Art of Computer Programming
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Donald Knuth on Algorithms, Complexity, and The Art of Computer Programming

Computer scientist Donald Knuth discusses Alan Turing, neural networks, machine learning, and other topics from ant colonies and human cognition.

Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson
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Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side.

Researchers Try to Teach Computers to Forecast Traffic Like the Weather
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Researchers Try to Teach Computers to Forecast Traffic Like the Weather

Netherlands-based location/transportation data supplier Here Technologies has pushed researchers to apply big-data techniques to films of traffic in Berlin, Istanbul...

People Too Trusting of Virtual Assistants
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People Too Trusting of Virtual Assistants

Researchers have found that people tend to share increasingly more with online agents because of their tendency to assign them personalities and physical features...

On University of Texas at Dallas' Growing Campus, Meal-Delivering Robots Make Splashy Debut
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On University of Texas at Dallas' Growing Campus, Meal-Delivering Robots Make Splashy Debut

A fleet of cooler-shaped autonomous robots has started delivering snacks and meals at the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Gym Class Without the Gym? With Technology, It's Catching On
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Gym Class Without the Gym? With Technology, It's Catching On

Wearable fitness trackers are helping make online physical education more popular for students by adding the dimension of accountability.

Chuck Peddle’s $25 Microprocessor Ignited Computer Market
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Chuck Peddle’s $25 Microprocessor Ignited Computer Market

Engineer led team whose cheap device, launched in 1975, made desktop machines affordable.

Chinese Hacker Group Caught Bypassing 2FA
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Chinese Hacker Group Caught Bypassing 2FA

Dutch cybersecurity firm Fox-IT said in a report that a hacker group associated with the Chinese government has been bypassing two-factor authentication (2FA) in...

Finding a Good Read Among Billions of Choices
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Finding a Good Read Among Billions of Choices

MIT and IBM researchers have developed a new text-analysis method for rapidly narrowing down reading material from billions of online options. 

A Computer Made From DNA Can Compute the Square Root of 900
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A Computer Made From DNA Can Compute the Square Root of 900

A computer made from strands of DNA in a test tube can calculate the square root of numbers up to 900.

Roomba Mistaken For a Burglar by Spooked Homeowners
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Roomba Mistaken For a Burglar by Spooked Homeowners

Police called to investigate possible home intruders found a hard-working robotic vacuum instead.

Russia Announces 'Successful Test' of Its Unplugged Internet
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Russia Announces 'Successful Test' of Its Unplugged Internet

Russia's Ministry of Communications announced a successful test of a nationwide alternative to the Internet and claimed ordinary users did not detect any changes...

Apple Opens Public Bug Bounty Program, Publishes Rules
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Apple Opens Public Bug Bounty Program, Publishes Rules

Apple has formally opened its bug bounty program to all researchers and outlined the program's rules on its website. The maximum available bounty is $1.5 million...
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