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The State of the Metaverse
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The State of the Metaverse

After years and many attempts to build out a metaverse and make use of it, is there anything out there?

Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content
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Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content

The social network wants to promote standardized labels to help detect artificially created photo, video and audio material across its platforms.

China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research
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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued an ethical guideline for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
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AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

Robot Swings Its Way to Unexplored Treetops
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Robot Swings Its Way to Unexplored Treetops

Researchers developed a robot that can descend from a height and swing around obstacles.

If We Could Talk to the Animals
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If We Could Talk to the Animals

Can artificial intelligence overcome the communication barriers between species?

FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure
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FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure

During a U.S. House committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed that his agency had shut down the China-backed hacking group known as "Volt Typhoon...

Beijing Unveils AI Child
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Beijing Unveils AI Child

Tong Tong, billed as the world’s first virtual AI child, was unveiled at an exhibition held in Beijing in late January.

Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change
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Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change

Flexible conductive fibers can cool and contract without producing stress cracks, permitting them to be woven into cotton clothing.

NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration named 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge.

Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain
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Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain

A human that received an implant from brain-chip startup Neuralink is recovering well, according to founder Elon Musk.

Amazon's Ring to Shutter Video-Sharing Program
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Amazon's Ring to Shutter Video-Sharing Program

Amazon's Ring announced law enforcement and government agencies will no longer be allowed to solicit footage from doorbell cameras directly from users through the...

iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications
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iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications

Security researchers found that some iPhone apps are using notifications to get around Apple's privacy rules governing the collection of user data.

Life-Saving 'Robot Medics' for Triage in High-Risk Places
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Life-Saving 'Robot Medics' for Triage in High-Risk Places

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Sheffield developed an uncrewed ground vehicle outfitted with robotic arms to serve as a medic in disaster and conflict...

Virtual Reality as Therapy
From Communications of the ACM

Virtual Reality as Therapy

Leveraging precisely designed alternate realities as therapeutic tools.

Using VR to Get Inside the Criminal Mind
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Using VR to Get Inside the Criminal Mind

Researchers at Australia's Edith Cowan University are using virtual reality technology to gain insights into decision-making by criminals.

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.

Do You Think the Chatbot Likes Me?
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Do You Think the Chatbot Likes Me?

Artificial intelligence chatbots increasingly are being given distinct personalities to increase the appeal of interacting with them.
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