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Germany Taps Africa's IT Sector to Fill Labor Gap
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Germany Taps Africa's IT Sector to Fill Labor Gap

German companies hope to address domestic workforce shortages by training young Africans in information technology (IT).

OpenAI Will Pay People to Report Vulnerabilities in ChatGPT
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OpenAI Will Pay People to Report Vulnerabilities in ChatGPT

OpenAI announced a new bug bounty program that will offer people $200 to $20,000 for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in the ChatGPT chatbot.

'Digidog Is Out of the Pound': Robot Dog Rejoins New York Police
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'Digidog Is Out of the Pound': Robot Dog Rejoins New York Police

New York City Mayor Eric Adams says the New York Police Department will deploy the technology this summer.

Four-Legged Robotic System for Playing Soccer on Various Terrains
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Four-Legged Robotic System for Playing Soccer on Various Terrains

The four-legged DribbleBot robot developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers can dribble soccer balls using onboard sensors, computing, and reinforcement...

What Delivery Apps Reveal About Food Disparities in Los Angeles
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What Delivery Apps Reveal About Food Disparities in Los Angeles

University of Southern California researchers used machine learning to analyze digital menus from restaurants across Los Angeles to identify food disparities in...

Rage Against the Intelligent Machines
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Rage Against the Intelligent Machines

AI safety concerns mount as Large Language Model risks are revealed.

The Virtual Vet Will See You Meow
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The Virtual Vet Will See You Meow

Veterinary telemedicine could help more pet owners access much-needed care and put anxious animals at ease, but challenges remain.

Are Robot Waiters the Future?
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Are Robot Waiters the Future?

Many people envision robot waiters as a solution to the food service industry's labor shortages, with tens of thousands deployed in dining rooms globally.

Interactive Mosaic Uses NASA Imagery to Show Mars in Vivid Detail
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Interactive Mosaic Uses NASA Imagery to Show Mars in Vivid Detail

The Global CTX Mosaic of Mars is the highest-resolution global image of Mars ever created, at 5.7 trillion pixels (5.7 terapixels).

The Women Who Left Their Jobs to Code
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The Women Who Left Their Jobs to Code

Some U.K. women are defying the trend of lower female representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) compared to men by becoming programmers...

How A.I., DNA Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Global Supply Chains
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How A.I., DNA Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Global Supply Chains

Firms are turning to advanced technologies to help answer a surprisingly tricky question: Where do products really come from?

In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution
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In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution

Technology companies were once leery of what some artificial intelligence could do. Now the priority is winning control of the industry's next big thing.

China Offers Joined-Up Rail Ticketing to 'Belt and Road' Countries
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China Offers Joined-Up Rail Ticketing to 'Belt and Road' Countries

The China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation is offering a ticketing system that unifies different ticket selling platforms in more than 140 countries in a...

Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT
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Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT

Samsung meeting notes and new source code are now in the wild after being leaked in ChatGPT.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Search to Include Chat AI
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Search to Include Chat AI

'More work left to do' in efficiency drive, says Google chief executive.

Preschoolers Prefer Learning from a Competent Robot Than an Incompetent Human
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Preschoolers Prefer Learning from a Competent Robot Than an Incompetent Human

"By age five, children are choosing to learn from a competent teacher over someone who is more familiar to them—even if the competent teacher is a robot."

Robotaxis Are Going to Sound Weird
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Robotaxis Are Going to Sound Weird

Good weird! Skip the small talk in a driverless EV and enjoy the audio cues that will guide you through a ride and keep you safe.

MIT Turbocharges Python's Notoriously Slow Compiler
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MIT Turbocharges Python's Notoriously Slow Compiler

Codon lets users run Python code as efficiently as C or C++.

Can Digital Wallets Save Cryptocurrency?
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Can Digital Wallets Save Cryptocurrency?

Seeking a better deal for bitcoin and its ilk in Web3 and the Metaverse.

Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns
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Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns

Move prompted by a recent data breach that exposed the personal information of ChatGPT users.
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