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Datacenters Curbed as Pressure Grows on Power Grids
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Datacenters Curbed as Pressure Grows on Power Grids

Across the globe, concerns about the substantial amount of energy used by datacenters have led to restrictions on their construction.

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...

AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom
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AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom

Researchers increasingly are looking to generative AI to better understand animal languages.

Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis
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Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis

Japan, the world's fastest-aging economy, is turning to technologies like AI, avatars, and robots to address labor shortages.

Silicon Valley Eyes Reboot of Google Glass-Style Headsets
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Silicon Valley Eyes Reboot of Google Glass-Style Headsets

Silicon Valley’s search for successor to the smartphone has revived the concept of smart glasses that Google failed to popularize about a decade ago.

Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known
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Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known

Web browsing data is being collected and sold in greater detail than previously thought, according to a report by the non-profit Irish Council for Civil Liberties...

Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites
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Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites

Robots increasingly are being used by security services firms to address a shortage of labor and high turnover rates.

Chinese Robot Waiters Fuel Korean Anxiety Over Labor Shortages
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Chinese Robot Waiters Fuel Korean Anxiety Over Labor Shortages

South Koreans are anxious over a flood of cheap Chinese robot waiters amid labor shortages, population declines, and growing rivalry with Chinese technology firms...

Reinventing Utopia: Self-Created Communities for the Digital Age
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Reinventing Utopia: Self-Created Communities for the Digital Age

Jon Hillis is using digital technologies to create a network of self-generating co-living communities like Neighborhood Zero outside Austin, TX, to help decentralize...

Glasgow University Spinout Raises $43 Million to 'Digitize Chemistry'
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Glasgow University Spinout Raises $43 Million to 'Digitize Chemistry'

Chemify, which was spun out of the U.K.'s Glasgow University in 2022, has received $43 million in funding to further its efforts to "digitize chemistry."

Care Homes in Japan Use Big Data to Boost Caregivers, Lighten Workloads
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Care Homes in Japan Use Big Data to Boost Caregivers, Lighten Workloads

Japan-based nursing home operator and insurer Sompo Holdings is using technology to alleviate a caregiver shortage in that nation.
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