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U.S. Officials Say AI Will Be a Big Cyberthreat. How it'll Materialize is Less Clear.
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U.S. Officials Say AI Will Be a Big Cyberthreat. How it'll Materialize is Less Clear.

Congress, too, is starting to take a closer look at how to get ahead of the potential cyberthreat of AI.

Apple, Google Partner to Combat Creepy Tracking Tactics
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Apple, Google Partner to Combat Creepy Tracking Tactics

Apple and Google jointly proposed new standards for combatting clandestine surveillance through Bluetooth object-tracking devices like Apple's AirTag.

Smart Glasses Dim Bright Objects
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Smart Glasses Dim Bright Objects

Camera- and liquid-crystal display-equipped smart glasses can "balance" a scene by dimming bright objects without affecting dim ones.

Highly Dexterous Robot Hand Can Operate in the Dark
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Highly Dexterous Robot Hand Can Operate in the Dark

Columbia Engineering scientists melded advanced tactile sense with motor learning algorithms into a dexterous robot hand that does not rely on vision.

Transformative Innovations Recognized
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Transformative Innovations Recognized

ACM celebrates individuals whose work has impacted datacenter networks, software, algorithms, and AI.

Fear Not the Deadlines, Research Finds
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Fear Not the Deadlines, Research Finds

Analysis suggests the presence or absence of deadlines does not affect people's stress levels.

ASML, Eindhoven Tech University to Build Research Facility
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ASML, Eindhoven Tech University to Build Research Facility

European technology company ASML Holding announced it will partner with Eindhoven Technical University (TU Eindhoven) in the Netherlands to establish a new research...

Researchers Discover Self-Assembled Crystal Structures
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Researchers Discover Self-Assembled Crystal Structures

Cornell University researchers have discovered over 20 never-before-seen self-assembled crystal structures.

Researchers Flesh Out Biocomputing
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Researchers Flesh Out Biocomputing

Drawing Intelligence from actual brain cells could deliver human-like cognition in diverse fields.

A.I. Is Getting Better at Mind-Reading
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A.I. Is Getting Better at Mind-Reading

In a recent experiment, researchers used large language models to translate brain activity into words.

Can Artistry Be Built Into a Machine?
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Can Artistry Be Built Into a Machine?

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed a robot that can paint an abstract acrylic. Is it art?

G7 Digital Ministers Agree to Pursue Responsible AI as ChatGPT Booms
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G7 Digital Ministers Agree to Pursue Responsible AI as ChatGPT Booms

How to apply rules to the use of generative AI tools is becoming a pressing issue for governments around the world in the wake of the public debut of OpenAI's ChatGPT...

States' Push to Protect Kids Online Could Remake the Internet
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States' Push to Protect Kids Online Could Remake the Internet

New age restrictions for minors on sites like TikTok and Pornhub could also hinder adults' access to online services.

What Happens When Teens Privately Ask for Help on Instagram?
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What Happens When Teens Privately Ask for Help on Instagram?

Researchers at Drexel and Vanderbilt universities investigated adolescent Instagram users' experiences on the social media platform to ensure they receive requested...

'Smart Mines' Drive China's Coal Build-Out
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'Smart Mines' Drive China's Coal Build-Out

China's mining operators are deploying robots and other technologies to expand its coal industry.

Thirty Years Ago, One Decision Changed Our Connected World
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Thirty Years Ago, One Decision Changed Our Connected World

The World Wide Web's launch three decades ago marked the beginning of the Internet's evolution into the revolutionary communications tool it has become.

'The Godfather of A.I.' Leaves Google, Warns of Danger Ahead
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'The Godfather of A.I.' Leaves Google, Warns of Danger Ahead

For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.

Software Detective Debunked Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Claims
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Software Detective Debunked Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Claims

Robert Zeidman was awarded $5 million by the arbitration panel.

Commerce Dept. Outlines Plans to Fund Chip Research
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Commerce Dept. Outlines Plans to Fund Chip Research

The Biden administration defined its strategy to drive cutting-edge microchip research.

Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe
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Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe

A study of communications between drivers and cyclists suggests new autonomous vehicle systems must be able to replicate those social interactions to ensure safety...
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