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Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes
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Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes

More than a dozen companies have popped up to offer services aimed at identifying whether photos, text, and videos are made by humans or machines.

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions
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Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions

New guidelines aim to measure, and ultimately reduce, the digital impact of the enterprise on the environment.

Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT
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Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT

Researchers have created a large language model trained on Dark Web data.

'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic...

Technologists Develop FatNet Algorithm
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Technologists Develop FatNet Algorithm

The FatNet algorithm can convert any convolutional neural network into a specialized network that is more compatible with an optical artificial intelligence accelerator...

Statistical Simulator Supports Benchmarking Tool to Mimic Omics Data
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Statistical Simulator Supports Benchmarking Tool to Mimic Omics Data

A next-generation in-silico statistical simulator can support a benchmarking tool for medical and biological researchers to assess and validate computational methods...

Light-Field Sensor for 3D Scene Construction with Unprecedented Angular Resolution
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Light-Field Sensor for 3D Scene Construction with Unprecedented Angular Resolution

National University of Singapore scientists created a three-dimensional light-field sensor that can reconstruct scenes with ultra-high angular resolution.

AI Drug Discovery Is $50-Billion Opportunity for Big Pharma
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AI Drug Discovery Is $50-Billion Opportunity for Big Pharma

Drugmakers worldwide are adopting artificial intelligence in the hope of accelerating drug discovery and time to market while cutting costs.

3D-Knitted Robots
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3D-Knitted Robots

Researchers printed soft robots using three-dimensional (3D) knitting technology.

Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession
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Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession

ACM has recognized four people with its 2022 Service Awards for expanding its mission of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession."

Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning
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Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning

A provocative paper from researchers at Microsoft claims A.I. technology shows the ability to understand the way people do. Critics say those scientists are kidding...

3D-Printed Heads Talk, Swivel, Listen to Improve Audio Devices
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3D-Printed Heads Talk, Swivel, Listen to Improve Audio Devices

A team of researchers three-dimensionally-printed acoustic head simulators to help measure the absorption and processing of sound.

Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg
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Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg

Researchers equipped goldfish with cybernetic headgear to probe their underlying navigational brain mechanisms.

Seals Provided Inspiration for Waddling Robot
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Seals Provided Inspiration for Waddling Robot

Seals and other pinnipeds inspired researchers to develop a waddling soft robot that reportedly features "improved degrees of freedom, gait trajectory diversity...

A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80
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A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80

Christiane Floyd continues to consider the philosophical and ethical concerns of computer science.

Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles
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Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles

Google's Project Gameface platform allows gamers to play videogames using head movements and facial gestures.

Researchers Create Robot Capable of Cleaning Your Room, Doing Your Laundry
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Researchers Create Robot Capable of Cleaning Your Room, Doing Your Laundry

An international team of researchers has created the TidyBot robot, which can be commanded to clear spaces of objects.

Parashar Receives 2023 HPDC Achievement Award
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Parashar Receives 2023 HPDC Achievement Award

The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing named Manish Parashar to receive the 2023 Achievement Award in High-Performance...

Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips
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Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips

Engineers designed "jellybean" quantum dots to enhance quantum processing by physically spreading apart quantum bits without breaking communication between them...

U.S. Focuses on Invigorating 'Chiplets' to Stay Cutting-Edge in Tech
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U.S. Focuses on Invigorating 'Chiplets' to Stay Cutting-Edge in Tech

To stay at the forefront of semiconductor technology, the U.S. has turned its attention to "chiplets."
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