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Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World
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Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

Software is making inroads into white-collar professions due to innovations enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and fueled by pandemic-surging...

Will AI Kill College Writing?
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Will AI Kill College Writing?

Online programs can churn out decent papers on the cheap. What now?

AI Can Now Create Any Image in Seconds
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AI Can Now Create Any Image in Seconds

Researchers worry these systems produce images that can cause a range of harms, such as reinforcing racial and gender stereotypes or plagiarizing artists without...

Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence
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Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence

Fundamental problems elude many strains of deep learning, says LeCun, including the mystery of how to measure information.

Lossless Data Management Platform for ML, Sharing of Experimental Info
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Lossless Data Management Platform for ML, Sharing of Experimental Info

New platform allows automated analysis and lossless sharing of material exploration data in the form of knowledge graphs in electronic laboratory notebooks.

When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast
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When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

New research suggests patiently correcting artificial intelligence (AI) when it asks dumb questions may be key to helping the technology learn.

What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?
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What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

Among the key concerns identified in Anaconda's State of Data Science 2022 report was the barriers to adoption of data science overall.

Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms
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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Wenhao Zhang and colleagues at the U.K.'s University of the West of England have developed a facial recognition system for pigs.

Neurosymbolic AI
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Neurosymbolic AI

Combining neural networks with symbolic representations might make them more versatile and dependable.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
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Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.

Crops for a Changing Planet
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Crops for a Changing Planet

An Oak Ridge team links plant performance and genetics, seeking a food-biofuel balance in a changing climate.

Mars Rover, Drone Prototypes Brave Iceland Winds
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Mars Rover, Drone Prototypes Brave Iceland Winds

This summer, prototype rovers and drones designed to operate on Mars were tested in high winds and other harsh environmental conditions in Iceland.

From Analog to Digital
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From Analog to Digital

Researchers at the University of Missouri are using artificial intelligence to perform anatomical studies virtually, rather than through actual dissection.

NASA Webb Space Telescope Data Could Be Misinterpreted
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NASA Webb Space Telescope Data Could Be Misinterpreted

Scientists warn of a possible disconnect between the power of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's James Webb Space Telescope and current datasets...

AI-Powered 'Smart Bin' Sorts Recycling
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AI-Powered 'Smart Bin' Sorts Recycling

A prototype "smart bin" can sort recyclable materials automatically through a combination of artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine vision.

Biden Issues New Order to Block Chinese Investment in Technology in the U.S.
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Biden Issues New Order to Block Chinese Investment in Technology in the U.S.

The move reflects growing unease about China's ability to access the personal information that Americans hand over to mobile apps and other services.

AI Supports Displaced Peoples, Refugees in Ukraine and Beyond
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AI Supports Displaced Peoples, Refugees in Ukraine and Beyond

Artificial intelligence is playing a growing role in refugee relief and resettlement programs.

NIST, Google to Create Chips for Researchers, Startups
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NIST, Google to Create Chips for Researchers, Startups

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and Google have signed an agreement to develop and produce chips researchers can use to create new technologies...

This Robot Catches Grandma Before She Falls
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This Robot Catches Grandma Before She Falls

A mobile robot balance assistant developed by scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University can anticipate and catch seniors before they fall.
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