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Datacenters Curbed as Pressure Grows on Power Grids
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Datacenters Curbed as Pressure Grows on Power Grids

Across the globe, concerns about the substantial amount of energy used by datacenters have led to restrictions on their construction.

Imran Khan's 'Victory Speech' from Jail Shows AI's Peril, Promise
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Imran Khan's 'Victory Speech' from Jail Shows AI's Peril, Promise

Despite being imprisoned, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has garnered support for his political party using AI.

3D-Printed Foam Could Boost Helmet Protection
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3D-Printed Foam Could Boost Helmet Protection

Using AI algorithms, researchers developed a 3D-printable foam that eventually could be used in bike helmets, shipping crates, and football pads.

How to Find a Needle in a Haystack
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How to Find a Needle in a Haystack

AI pattern recognition algorithms speed up the search.

Tech Giants Turn Ukraine into AI War Lab
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Tech Giants Turn Ukraine into AI War Lab

The future of warfare is being piloted in Ukraine, which has been turned into a sort of lab by technology companies.

Attacks in the Metaverse Are Booming. Police Start to Pay Attention
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Attacks in the Metaverse Are Booming. Police Start to Pay Attention

Law enforcement is paying closer attention to reports of attacks, harassment, and sexual assault in virtual environments.

Computer Scientists Find Gaps in Privacy Practices of Political Campaign Websites
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Computer Scientists Find Gaps in Privacy Practices of Political Campaign Websites

A study by computer scientists revealed that interacting with political campaign websites puts people's personal information at risk.

Social Media Algorithms 'Amplifying Misogynistic Content'
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Social Media Algorithms 'Amplifying Misogynistic Content'

Extreme misogynistic content is being amplified by the algorithms used by social media platforms, a new study has found.

Researchers Design Processor from DNA
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Researchers Design Processor from DNA

A microfluidic DNA processor is capable of computation and reading and writing data stored within DNA.

Firm Loses HK$200 Million After Deepfake Video Meeting
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Firm Loses HK$200 Million After Deepfake Video Meeting

Employees at a multinational company were duped into transferring HK$200 million (US$25.6 million) to local bank accounts after a deepfake video conference call...

Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
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Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Computer scientists developed of method to ensure end-to-end safety of autonomous vehicles by guaranteeing the results of the machine learning algorithms used to...

Physical Qubit with Built-In Error Correction
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Physical Qubit with Built-In Error Correction

Researchers demonstrated that a laser-generated light pulse containing several photons can be used to build a photonic quantum computer.

Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content
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Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content

The social network wants to promote standardized labels to help detect artificially created photo, video and audio material across its platforms.

China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research
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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued an ethical guideline for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed
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First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed

On Monday, the winner of the Vesuvius Challenge was announced.

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
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AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

If We Could Talk to the Animals
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If We Could Talk to the Animals

Can artificial intelligence overcome the communication barriers between species?

India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes
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India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes

As India prepares for a general election this year, a government official said social media companies will be held accountable for AI-generated deepfakes on their...

FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure
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FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure

During a U.S. House committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed that his agency had shut down the China-backed hacking group known as "Volt Typhoon...
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