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'Ambient computing' is coming, and it promises to change how we interact with the world. But there are still a lot of challenges — and concerns — to overcome.
After 19 years of work, Juan Gilbert says he has invented the most secure voting machine.
The enactment of the European Union's Digital Markets Act is expected to force big technology platforms to become more transparent and interoperable next year.
Microsoft HoloLens mixed-reality holographic headsets are connecting remote patients in Australia with metropolitan physicians.
The difficult path to deploying autonomous vehicles was highlighted by an announcement that Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG would close their self-driving startup Argo AI.
The work-in-progress "Song of the Ambassadors" got a test run at Alice Tully Hall — with Lincoln Center's artistic director lending her brain.
Demand for semiconductors was off the charts last year. But a sharp slowdown coupled with new U.S. restrictions against China have created obstacles.
Musk wants to grow the platform, but he also wants it to be a free speech free-for-all.
ACM's Technology Policy Council has issued an updated Statement on Principles for Responsible Algorithmic Systems in conjunction with its U.S. and Europe Policy committees.
Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have developed a robotic peregrine falcon in a bid to prevent birds from colliding with aircraft.
Japan's government is urging the public to sign up for digital IDs, warning they could lose access to public health insurance otherwise.
Scientists in Singapore are tapping artificial intelligence to detect depression, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders earlier.
A set of software tools rolled out by Adobe Inc. aims to facilitate the development three-dimensional digital objects for marketing campaigns, video games, and the metaverse.
Singapore and Germany have agreed to mutually recognize their respective smart computer product cybersecurity rating labels.
Researchers developed a device that can kill cockroaches using a laser, two cameras, and an artificial intelligence (AI) model capable of targeting specific insect types.
The OpenSSL Project found three high-severity issues in 2021, and two this year.
The 100-day grid cybersecurity sprint led to over 150 utilities deploying new technologies to improve cybersecurity defenses, according to a DOE press release.
Determining AI's sentience, its capacity to experience feelings and sensations, will take some time.
A series of quarterly earnings reports is showing that even Silicon Valley's most powerful companies are feeling the impact of inflation and rising interest rates.
The neural networks are harder to fool thanks to adversarial training.
MongoDB claims its new "Queryable Encryption" lets users search their databases while sensitive data stays encrypted. Oh, and its cryptography is open source.
Rice University's Dan Wallach, working with Matthew Bernhard at nonprofit VotingWorks, found risk-limiting audits can be used to confirm election outcomes.
Mexico's Association for People with Cerebral Palsy plans to use the Atlas 2030 pediatric exoskeleton to help at least 200 children with cerebral palsy.
Deepfakes of celebrities have started to appear in ads, with and without their consent.
The lawsuit claims Google illegally collects and indefinitely stores information about Texans' facial geometry and voiceprints without their consent.
Researchers leveraged enzymes, artificial neurons, and neural networks to retrieve or manipulate digital data stored as DNA.
Mechanical engineers have developed an artificial intelligence-powered material that learns behaviors over time, and can adjust to changing circumstances.
A new website allows users to sift through 91.7 million computer files from CD-ROM releases and floppy discs dating back to the 1980s.
A three-dimensional printing method developed by scientists at Japan's Osaka University can embed edible quick response codes inside food.
North Carolina State University researchers aim to make electric vehicles more appealing to drivers by improving access to charging stations via a game theory-based computational tool.