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Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk
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Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk

Yaccarino will have her hands full from day one on an operational side, but also in dealing with the mercurial Elon Musk.

Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI
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Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI

This could change everything.

The Global Battle to Regulate AI Is Just Beginning
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The Global Battle to Regulate AI Is Just Beginning

Europe's parliament is struggling to agree on new rules to govern AI—showing how policymakers everywhere have a lot to learn about the technology.

Your Job Is (Probably) Safe from Artificial Intelligence
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Your Job Is (Probably) Safe from Artificial Intelligence

Why predictions of an imminent economic revolution are overstated.

A Focus on X-Ray Vision
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A Focus on X-Ray Vision

Seeing past the distractions to what is inside.

Dongarra Elected to National Academy of Sciences
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Dongarra Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jack Dongarra at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his pioneering...

Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem
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Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem

An international team of researchers is developing and testing algorithms for problems involving quantum circuits.

Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots
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Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots

Germany is looking to digitalization to help solve a labor shortage crisis due to its aging population.

Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough
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Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough

A robot fish created by scientists at the U.K.'s University of Bristol could open up underwater exploration.

Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them
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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

Coding schools like General Assembly are preparing engineers and data analysts to use ChatGPT.

Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive
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Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive

AI could be used to name products or review legal documents, said Airtable CFO Ambereen Toubassy.

TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here
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TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here

A.I. screenwriting, a point of contention in the Writers Guild strike, may not yet be ready for prime time. But streaming algorithms and derivative programming...

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.

How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT
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How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT

OpenAI has new tools that give you more control over your information—although they may not go far enough.

Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do
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Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do

Scientists found computer vision models can be trained to produce more stable, predictable visual representations, similar to those humans learn through perceptual...

Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain
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Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain

A self-propelled snake-like robot developed by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can map and navigate previously inaccessible terrain autonomously...

Lithography-Free Photonic Chip Offers Speed, Accuracy for AI
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Lithography-Free Photonic Chip Offers Speed, Accuracy for AI

Researchers have constructed a lithography-free photonic chip that offers programmable on-chip information processing.

'Rip and Replace': The Tech Cold War Is Upending Wireless Carriers
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'Rip and Replace': The Tech Cold War Is Upending Wireless Carriers

As China and the U.S. jockey for tech primacy, wireless carriers in dozens of states are tearing out Chinese equipment. That has turned into a costly, difficult...

Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones
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Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones

Google's decision to allow its operating system to install third-party apps makes Android smartphones targets for spyware.  

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.
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