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U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests AI-Controlled Jet Fighter
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U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests AI-Controlled Jet Fighter

The U.S. Air Force said the X-62A VISTA (Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft) autonomous jet fighter had 17 hours of flight testing.

U.S. Border Patrol Finally Able to Check E-Passport Data
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U.S. Border Patrol Finally Able to Check E-Passport Data

After 16 years, the agency has implemented the software to cryptographically verify digital passport data—and it's already caught a dozen alleged fraudsters.

AI-Powered Bing Chat Loses its Mind When Fed Ars Technica Article
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AI-Powered Bing Chat Loses its Mind When Fed Ars Technica Article

"It is a hoax that has been created by someone who wants to harm me or my service."

Ingestible Sensor Could Help Doctors Pinpoint GI Difficulties
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Ingestible Sensor Could Help Doctors Pinpoint GI Difficulties

An ingestible sensor can be monitored as it travels through the digestive tract, helping doctors to diagnose gastrointestinal ailments more precisely.

Surfing the Research Data Wave
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Surfing the Research Data Wave

A new data exchange format aims to provide a means for accessing and reusing large volumes of complex research data.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT's Stunning Results on the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam
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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT's Stunning Results on the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

The AI software was able to achieve passing scores for the exam, which usually requires years of medical training.

Team Refines Precision of Medical Needles in Surgical Simulation
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Team Refines Precision of Medical Needles in Surgical Simulation

Computationally efficient mathematical models aim to improve the accuracy of flexible medical needles used in surgical simulation without adding unnecessary steps...

Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables Can Help Predict Earthquakes
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Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables Can Help Predict Earthquakes

An international team of researchers at Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem found undersea fiber-optic cables can detect earthquakes occurring at sea 30 seconds...

Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up
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Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up

Vint Cerf, who helped create the Internet's core network technology, hopes engineers can improve artificial intelligence's shortcoming.

Ambient IoT Gets Down to Business
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Ambient IoT Gets Down to Business

Highly flexible, inexpensive low-energy sensors combined with pervasive connectivity and artificial intelligence deliver real-time triggers without human intervention...

3D Modeling Tool Recreates a Landscape's Digital Twin
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3D Modeling Tool Recreates a Landscape's Digital Twin

An automated framework developed by Charalambos Poullis and Qiao Chen at Canada's Concordia University can three-dimensionally (3D)-simulate large-scale landscapes...

Sports Illustrated Publisher Taps AI to Generate Articles, Story Ideas
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Sports Illustrated Publisher Taps AI to Generate Articles, Story Ideas

Sports Illustrated publisher Arena Group is investing in AI to help produce articles and suggest story ideas through partnerships with AI startups Jasper and Nota...

Algorithm Detects Autism in Infants
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Algorithm Detects Autism in Infants

Duke University researchers trained an algorithm to detect signs of autism in infants.

Digital Twin for Intense Weather Gives Scientists 'Control Loop'
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Digital Twin for Intense Weather Gives Scientists 'Control Loop'

Scientists at Cerebras and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory said they can model extreme weather by accelerating field equations...

Harvard Shutting Down Project Studying Social Media Misinformation
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Harvard Shutting Down Project Studying Social Media Misinformation

Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government announced that next year it will close a research facility that studied online misinformation.

U.S., EU to Launch First-of-Its-Kind AI Agreement
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U.S., EU to Launch First-of-Its-Kind AI Agreement

An artificial intelligence agreement between the U.S. and EU aims to improve a variety of fields by speeding and enhancing use of the technology.

Forensic Imaging Technology Helps Virtual Autopsies Outnumber Invasive Post-Mortem Procedures
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Forensic Imaging Technology Helps Virtual Autopsies Outnumber Invasive Post-Mortem Procedures

Scientists in Australia say forensic imaging, augmented reality headsets, and artificial intelligence could reduce the necessity for invasive autopsies.

Space Robots Prepare to Grapple and Repair Satellites in Orbit
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Space Robots Prepare to Grapple and Repair Satellites in Orbit

An interview with William Vincent, Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program manager at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Israeli Computer Scientist Helps Crack Secrets of Mary Queen of Scots' Lost Letters
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Israeli Computer Scientist Helps Crack Secrets of Mary Queen of Scots' Lost Letters

Israeli computer scientist George Lasry led an international research team to decipher secret coded letters written by Mary, Queen of Scots, over four centuries...

Meta, Long an A.I. Leader, Tries Not to Be Left Out of the Boom
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Meta, Long an A.I. Leader, Tries Not to Be Left Out of the Boom

It has long had technology to rival chatbots like ChatGPT, but can't afford to back artificial intelligence that can spread misinformation and toxic content.
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