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Rust Never Sleeps
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Rust Never Sleeps

How Rust went from a side project to the world's most-loved programming language.

Babies Conceived with Sperm-Injecting Robot Have Been Born
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Babies Conceived with Sperm-Injecting Robot Have Been Born

Scientists claim the first two babies conceived by a sperm-injecting robot have been born.

Learning to Code is Not Enough
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Learning to Code is Not Enough

Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.

Privacy Battle Erupts Over Smart Building Sensors
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Privacy Battle Erupts Over Smart Building Sensors

A project at Carnegie Mellon University to build a secure Internet of Things infrastructure has erupted into a dispute over monitoring and privacy.

Amazon To Go Head to Head with SpaceX in a Battle for Satellite Internet Dominance
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Amazon To Go Head to Head with SpaceX in a Battle for Satellite Internet Dominance

In its bid to catch up with Starlink, the company plans to build as many as four satellites a day.

Google Just Launched Bard, its Answer to ChatGPT—and it Wants You to Make It Better
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Google Just Launched Bard, its Answer to ChatGPT—and it Wants You to Make It Better

Under pressure from its rivals, Google is updating the way we look for information by introducing a sidekick to its search engine

How Rust Went from a Side Project to the World's Most-Loved Programming Language
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How Rust Went from a Side Project to the World's Most-Loved Programming Language

For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.

Why You Shouldn't Trust AI Search Engines
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Why You Shouldn't Trust AI Search Engines

The technology is simply not ready to be used like this at this scale.

A Watermark for Chatbots can Expose Text Written by an AI
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A Watermark for Chatbots can Expose Text Written by an AI

The tool could let teachers spot plagiarism or help social media platforms fight disinformation bots.

What's Next for the Chip Industry
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What's Next for the Chip Industry

Aggressive new U.S. policies will be put to the test in 2023. They could ultimately fragment the global semiconductor industry.

We Could Run Out of Data to Train AI Language Programs
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We Could Run Out of Data to Train AI Language Programs

Researchers at the Epoch artificial intelligence research and forecasting organization warn of the potential depletion of data for training AI language algorithms...

Uber's Facial Recognition is Locking Indian Drivers Out of their Accounts 
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Uber's Facial Recognition is Locking Indian Drivers Out of their Accounts 

Uber checks that a driver's face matches what the company has on file through a program called "Real-Time ID Check."

Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over
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Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over

Estimates from Bot Sentinel suggest more than 875,000 users deactivated their accounts between October 27 and November 1, while a half-million more were suspended...

A Quick Guide to the Most Important AI Law You've Never Heard Of
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A Quick Guide to the Most Important AI Law You've Never Heard Of

The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.

Meta Has Built a Massive New Language AI—and It's Giving It Away for Free
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Meta Has Built a Massive New Language AI—and It's Giving It Away for Free

Facebook's parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3.

House-Flipping Algorithms are Coming to Your Neighborhood
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House-Flipping Algorithms are Coming to Your Neighborhood

Despite millions of dollars in losses, iBuying's failure doesn't signal the end of tech-led disruption, just a fumbled beginning.

Spilling Silicon Valley's Secrets, One Tweet at a Time
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Spilling Silicon Valley's Secrets, One Tweet at a Time

Using only her own ability to engineer code, Jane Manchun Wong is keeping tech on its toes.

Startup Built Record-Breaking 256-qubit Quantum Computer
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Startup Built Record-Breaking 256-qubit Quantum Computer

QuEra Computing, launched by physicists at Harvard and MIT, is trying a different quantum approach to tackle impossibly hard computational tasks.

Brain Implants Could Be the Next Computer Mouse
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Brain Implants Could Be the Next Computer Mouse

What the world's fastest brain-typist is telling us about the future of computer interfaces.

The 50-Year-Old Problem That Eludes Theoretical Computer Science
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The 50-Year-Old Problem That Eludes Theoretical Computer Science

A solution to P vs NP could unlock countless computational problems—or keep them forever out of reach.
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