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Norwegian CubeSat Talks to Earth Using Lasers
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Norwegian CubeSat Talks to Earth Using Lasers

The NorSat-TD microsatellite has established its first satellite-to-ground optical communications link.

Firm Loses HK$200 Million After Deepfake Video Meeting
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Firm Loses HK$200 Million After Deepfake Video Meeting

Employees at a multinational company were duped into transferring HK$200 million (US$25.6 million) to local bank accounts after a deepfake video conference call...

Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
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Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Computer scientists developed of method to ensure end-to-end safety of autonomous vehicles by guaranteeing the results of the machine learning algorithms used to...

Physical Qubit with Built-In Error Correction
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Physical Qubit with Built-In Error Correction

Researchers demonstrated that a laser-generated light pulse containing several photons can be used to build a photonic quantum computer.

The State of the Metaverse
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The State of the Metaverse

After years and many attempts to build out a metaverse and make use of it, is there anything out there?

Why China is Betting Big on Chiplets
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Why China is Betting Big on Chiplets

By connecting several less-advanced chips into one, Chinese companies could circumvent the sanctions set by the US government.

Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content
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Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content

The social network wants to promote standardized labels to help detect artificially created photo, video and audio material across its platforms.

China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research
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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued an ethical guideline for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed
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First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed

On Monday, the winner of the Vesuvius Challenge was announced.

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
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AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

Nanostructures Bring Gains for Phase-Change Memory
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Nanostructures Bring Gains for Phase-Change Memory

Researchers developed a nanocomposite superlattice phase-change memory device.

Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

Robot Swings Its Way to Unexplored Treetops
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Robot Swings Its Way to Unexplored Treetops

Researchers developed a robot that can descend from a height and swing around obstacles.

If We Could Talk to the Animals
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If We Could Talk to the Animals

Can artificial intelligence overcome the communication barriers between species?

India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes
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India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes

As India prepares for a general election this year, a government official said social media companies will be held accountable for AI-generated deepfakes on their...

FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure
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FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure

During a U.S. House committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed that his agency had shut down the China-backed hacking group known as "Volt Typhoon...

Beijing Unveils AI Child
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Beijing Unveils AI Child

Tong Tong, billed as the world’s first virtual AI child, was unveiled at an exhibition held in Beijing in late January.

OpenAI and Other Tech Giants Will Have to Warn the U.S. Government When They Start New AI Projects
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OpenAI and Other Tech Giants Will Have to Warn the U.S. Government When They Start New AI Projects

The Biden administration is using the Defense Production Act to require companies to inform the Commerce Department when they start training high-powered AI algorithms...

Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk
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Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk

Japan's rules for the submission of official documents to the government no longer mention physical media like floppy disks, CD-ROMs, or other "electronic recording...

Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change
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Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change

Flexible conductive fibers can cool and contract without producing stress cracks, permitting them to be woven into cotton clothing.
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