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Study Finds Seniors Benefit from Virtual Reality
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Study Finds Seniors Benefit from Virtual Reality

A study of virtual reality involving 245 participants aged between 65 and 103 found generally positive effects.

U.S. Announces $5 Billion Commitment for Computer Chip R&D
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U.S. Announces $5 Billion Commitment for Computer Chip R&D

The Biden administration announced that it would invest $5 billion in the National Semiconductor Technology Center.

ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI
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ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI

Italy's data protection authority told OpenAI that its ChatGPT AI chatbot violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Bionic Prostheses Empower Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers
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Bionic Prostheses Empower Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers

About 20,000 Ukrainians have had amputations since the war with Russia started in February 2022. Some were able to receive bionic prostheses.

Gallaudet's Latest Technological Innovation Is a Helmet
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Gallaudet's Latest Technological Innovation Is a Helmet

Hearing-impaired football players could benefit from a prototype helmet that provides visual displays of plays.

Amazon Testing Drone Delivery of Prescriptions
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Amazon Testing Drone Delivery of Prescriptions

Amazon is testing a drone delivery service for prescription drugs in College Station, TX, with plans to expand the service to other markets in the future.

AI Project Imagines Adult Faces of Children Who Disappeared During Argentina's Military Dictatorship
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AI Project Imagines Adult Faces of Children Who Disappeared During Argentina's Military Dictatorship

Argentine publicist Santiago Barros uses an app to produce images of what children taken from their parents during Argentina's military dictatorship might look...

Cigna Accused of Improperly Rejecting Thousands of Patient Claims Using Algorithm
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Cigna Accused of Improperly Rejecting Thousands of Patient Claims Using Algorithm

A federal class-action lawsuit accuses health insurer Cigna of using a computer algorithm to automatically reject hundreds of thousands of patient claims.

Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation
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Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged $20 million to support and expand the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics.

UN-Backed Team Scans Ukraine Historical Sites to Preserve Them Amid War
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UN-Backed Team Scans Ukraine Historical Sites to Preserve Them Amid War

Two United Nations-backed engineers are using advanced laser-scanning technology to digitally preserve historical sites in Ukraine as three-dimensional models. ...

Black Men Were Likely Underdiagnosed with Lung Problems Due to Bias in Software
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Black Men Were Likely Underdiagnosed with Lung Problems Due to Bias in Software

A study published last week suggests built-in software bias may be responsible for the underdiagnosis of lung problems among Black men.

White House Unveils Efforts to Guide Federal Research of AI
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White House Unveils Efforts to Guide Federal Research of AI

The Biden administration announced new initiatives to guide federally supported research on artificial intelligence.
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