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Brain-Computer Interface Companies Wary of Regulation
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Brain-Computer Interface Companies Wary of Regulation

Executives of brain-computer interface developers warned of excessive government regulation.

Microsoft's AI Chatbot is Going Off the Rails
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Microsoft's AI Chatbot is Going Off the Rails

Big Tech is heralding chatbots as the next frontier. Why did Microsoft's start accosting its users?

3D-Printed Organs May Soon Be a Reality
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3D-Printed Organs May Soon Be a Reality

Progress is being made in the development of three-dimensionally-bioprinted organs, with Tal Dvir at Israel's Tel Aviv University anticipating transplantation-viable...

The Whale Prosthetics Blaze Trails with Technology
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The Whale Prosthetics Blaze Trails with Technology

Makeup artist Adrien Morot used digital sculpting and three-dimensional printing to transform actor Brendan Fraser into the 600-pound protagonist of the movie The...

Software Gives Police Real-Time Access to 911 Calls
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Software Gives Police Real-Time Access to 911 Calls

California-based HigherGround's Live911 software allows police to access 911 emergency calls in real time, reducing their response time.

Tesla Recalls All 362,758 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta because It 'May Cause Crashes'
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Tesla Recalls All 362,758 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta because It 'May Cause Crashes'

The recall notice applies to certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

'Spider-Man' Robot Can Climb Walls, Cling to Ceilings
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'Spider-Man' Robot Can Climb Walls, Cling to Ceilings

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology have developed a quadrupedal robot able to climb metal walls and walk across metal ceilings....

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.

Carmakers Are Pushing Autonomous Tech. This Engineer Wants Limits.
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Carmakers Are Pushing Autonomous Tech. This Engineer Wants Limits.

Missy Cummings, who spent more than a year at the federal auto safety agency, said that drivers were putting too much trust in systems like Tesla's Autopilot and...

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.

Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI
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Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI

After a backlash, Spotify paused an arrangement that allowed Apple to train machine learning models on some audiobook files.

Google Fiber's 5-gig Internet Service Starts Rolling Out in Three Cities
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Google Fiber's 5-gig Internet Service Starts Rolling Out in Three Cities

Google's Fiber home internet service now has a bidirectional 5 Gbps option in Kansas City, West Des Moines, and the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.

How Brain Chips Can Change You
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How Brain Chips Can Change You

Studies show Elon Musk's new tech can bend your mind in strange and troubling ways.

Google Vice President Warns AI Chatbots Are Hallucinating
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Google Vice President Warns AI Chatbots Are Hallucinating

Google senior vice president Prabhakar Raghavan has warned the public about a little-known problem with artificial intelligence chatbots: they "hallucinate."

Securing Supply Chains with Quantum Computing
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Securing Supply Chains with Quantum Computing

One of the potential long-term solutions to solving complex optimization problems is to use quantum computers.

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."

Microsoft's ChatGPT-Powered Bing Reveals Its Codename and Rules, Argues With Users
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Microsoft's ChatGPT-Powered Bing Reveals Its Codename and Rules, Argues With Users

 Bing Chat reveals its codename and many of the rules for how it should respond to prompts.

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.

The 'Flip-Flop' Qubit: Realization of Quantum Bit in Silicon Controlled by Electric Signals
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The 'Flip-Flop' Qubit: Realization of Quantum Bit in Silicon Controlled by Electric Signals

Andrea Morello, Rostyslav Savytskyy, and Tim Botzem at Australia's University of New South Wales, Sydney demonstrated an electrically controlled "flip-flop" quantum...

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.
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