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EU Countries Give Crucial Nod to Artificial Intelligence Law
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EU Countries Give Crucial Nod to Artificial Intelligence Law

Ambassadors of the 27 countries of the European Union unanimously approved the world's first comprehensive rulebook for Artificial Intelligence.

Cyberattack Hits Georgia County Where Trump Is Charged
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Cyberattack Hits Georgia County Where Trump Is Charged

Fulton County, GA, experienced a cyberattack over the weekend that affected its court, tax, firearms, and marriage-license systems.

ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI
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ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI

Italy's data protection authority told OpenAI that its ChatGPT AI chatbot violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans
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Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans

A robotic sensor developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge and trained using machine learning algorithms can read braille about twice as fast...

NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration named 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge.

Mitigating Urban Climate Change
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Mitigating Urban Climate Change

Making cities greener takes more than just planting trees.

Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain
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Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain

A human that received an implant from brain-chip startup Neuralink is recovering well, according to founder Elon Musk.

India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI
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India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI

Carpet weavers in India's Kashmir region have incorporated AI into their design process.

Coal: Don't Burn It, Compute with It
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Coal: Don't Burn It, Compute with It

Researchers have developed a method for creating ultrathin insulating films for semiconductors using coal.

Law Enforcement Braces for Flood of Child Sex Abuse Images Generated by A.I.
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Law Enforcement Braces for Flood of Child Sex Abuse Images Generated by A.I.

Artificial intelligence technology has drastically simplified the creation of images of children being exploited or abused, whether real or fake.

In Memoriam: John R. Rice
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In Memoriam: John R. Rice

Rice was named to the National Academy of Engineering "for leadership in founding the field of mathematical software and for fundamental contributions to its content...

Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups
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Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups

The European Commission announced on Jan. 24 that AI Factories will be launched as a one-stop shop to give startups access to AI-dedicated supercomputers.

Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal
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Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal

A 3D-printing technique developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers increases printing speed by using liquid metal.

Amazon's Ring to Shutter Video-Sharing Program
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Amazon's Ring to Shutter Video-Sharing Program

Amazon's Ring announced law enforcement and government agencies will no longer be allowed to solicit footage from doorbell cameras directly from users through the...

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications
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Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications

Companies are being compelled to turn over potentially valuable push notification metadata to authorities.

iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications
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iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications

Security researchers found that some iPhone apps are using notifications to get around Apple's privacy rules governing the collection of user data.

Data Science Major Takes Off
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Data Science Major Takes Off

The National Center for Education Statistics reported that 897 data science bachelor's degrees were awarded in 2022, up from just 84 in 2020.

Life-Saving 'Robot Medics' for Triage in High-Risk Places
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Life-Saving 'Robot Medics' for Triage in High-Risk Places

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Sheffield developed an uncrewed ground vehicle outfitted with robotic arms to serve as a medic in disaster and conflict...

Algorithmic Advance: The Group Isomorphism Problem
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Algorithmic Advance: The Group Isomorphism Problem

Exploring a potential way to immensely speed up algorithms for the group isomorphism problem.

Teaching Transformed
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Teaching Transformed

The apparent ability of LLMs to write functioning source code has caused celebration over the potential for massive increases in programmer productivity and consternation...
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