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Fighting Impersonation by AI
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Fighting Impersonation by AI

Finding ways to determine whether a voice message is real or generated by an artificial intelligence.

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.

Scientists Closer to Finding a Test for Long COVID
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Scientists Closer to Finding a Test for Long COVID

A multi-institutional team of scientists may have discovered biomarkers of long COVID that could lay the groundwork for a diagnostic test.

Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station
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Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station

The New York Police Department has deployed a nearly 400-pound "fully autonomous outdoor security robot" in Times Square's subway station as a test run.

Getting Audio from Still Images, Silent Videos
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Getting Audio from Still Images, Silent Videos

A machine learning tool developed at Northeastern University can obtain audio from still images and muted videos.

Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade
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Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade

The European Patent Office found that over the last decade, patent applications for three-dimensional printing technology rose eight times faster than all technology...

Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze
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Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze

Researchers have developed a method of creating cyborg cockroaches for use in search-and-rescue missions or building inspections that does not injure them.

Blinding the Watchman
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Blinding the Watchman

Internet constellations could thwart killer asteroid discovery algorithms.

Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters
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Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to automatically detect methane super-emitter plumes in data from satellites...

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images
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ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images

OpenAI has integrated a new version of its DALL-E image generator into its ChatGPT online chatbot.

Biomedical Digital Twins
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Biomedical Digital Twins

Considering the transformative possibilities of simulated models of biological phenomena and systems at multiple scales.

The Fight to Repair
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The Fight to Repair

How the battle over the right to repair is tipping in favor of consumers.

Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity
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Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity

Getting into the minds of attackers to protect the enterprise.

Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up
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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Researchers at Cornell University and Israel's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have engineered a soft quadruped robot that locomotes via internal combustion...

Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores
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Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores

A new version of retail giant Amazon's Just Walk Out cashierless shopping technology for clothing vendors keeps track of apparel via radio-frequency identification...

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.

How Scientists Are Cracking Historical Codes to Reveal Lost Secrets
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How Scientists Are Cracking Historical Codes to Reveal Lost Secrets

The DECRYPT project, a collaboration of linguists and computer scientists, aims to automate the process of cracking historical ciphers.

Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams
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Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams

At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, eSports players will have the opportunity to medal for the first time. The event, which begins Sept. 23, will see eSports...

Breakthrough Way to Train Neuromorphic Chips
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Breakthrough Way to Train Neuromorphic Chips

A research team has developed a neuromorphic chip that does not require training via external software.

See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight
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See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight

Semi-transparent image sensors could be incorporated into eyeglasses or curved windshields in front of a user's eyes, with their readout electronics positioned...
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