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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.

Google DeepMind Used a Large Language Model to Solve an Unsolvable Math Problem
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Google DeepMind Used a Large Language Model to Solve an Unsolvable Math Problem

They had to throw away most of what it produced, but there was gold among the garbage.

A Man with Parkinson's Regained the Ability to Walk, Thanks to a Spinal Implant
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A Man with Parkinson's Regained the Ability to Walk, Thanks to a Spinal Implant

The implant delivers bursts of electrical signals, stimulating his spinal cord to make his leg muscles move.

How AI Is Helping Historians Better Understand Our Past
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How AI Is Helping Historians Better Understand Our Past

The historians of tomorrow are using computer science to analyze how people lived centuries ago.

How This Turing Award-Winning Researcher Became a Legendary Academic Advisor
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How This Turing Award-Winning Researcher Became a Legendary Academic Advisor

Theoretical computer scientist Manuel Blum has guided generations of graduate students into fruitful careers in the field.

China Has a New Plan for Judging the Safety of Generative AI—and it's Packed with Details
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China Has a New Plan for Judging the Safety of Generative AI—and it's Packed with Details

A new proposal spells out the very specific ways companies should evaluate AI security and enforce censorship in AI models.

These New Tools Could Make AI Vision Systems Less Biased
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These New Tools Could Make AI Vision Systems Less Biased

Two new papers from Sony and Meta describe novel methods to make bias detection fairer.

Driverless Car Company Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter
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Driverless Car Company Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter

U.K.-based driverless car company Wayve has tapped chatbot technology to question its vehicles about their driving decisions.

These Tools Could Help Protect Our Pictures From AI
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These Tools Could Help Protect Our Pictures From AI

However, these tools are neither perfect, nor enough on their own.

This Startup Engineered a Clever Way to Reuse Waste Heat from Cloud Computing
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This Startup Engineered a Clever Way to Reuse Waste Heat from Cloud Computing

Heata is now using these busy servers to heat water for homes.

This Tool could Protect Your Pictures from AI Manipulation
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This Tool could Protect Your Pictures from AI Manipulation

PhotoGuard, created by researchers at MIT, alters photos in ways that are imperceptible to us but stops AI systems from tinkering with them.

Is the Digital Dollar Dead?
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Is the Digital Dollar Dead?

Prominent politicians want to make sure a central bank digital currency never happens in the U.S.—just as we've learned the basics of how one might work.

Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads
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Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads

More than 140 brands are advertising on low-quality content farm sites—and the problem is growing fast.

The People Paid to Train AI are Outsourcing Their Work…to AI
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The People Paid to Train AI are Outsourcing Their Work…to AI

It's a practice that could introduce further errors into already error-prone models.

Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI
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Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI

Generative AI is accelerating digital adoption across Asia.

Your Digital Life Isn't as Permanent as You Think It Is
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Your Digital Life Isn't as Permanent as You Think It Is

Google will delete accounts after two years of inactivity, and experts expect more data deletion policies to come.
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