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Europe Looks to Virtual Factories in New Industrial Revolution
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Europe Looks to Virtual Factories in New Industrial Revolution

The European Union is funding the Digital Intelligent MOdular FACtories project to advance the concept of virtual factories or digital twins throughout Europe. ...

Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain
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Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain

Russia has built a network of technology contractors to supply it with surveillance equipment in order to spy on and quash internal dissent.

Computer Vision That Works More Like a Brain Sees More Like People Do
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Computer Vision That Works More Like a Brain Sees More Like People Do

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers trained an artificial neural network to function like the brain's inferior temporal cortex to improve computer...

Number Cruncher Calculates Whether Whales are Acting Weirdly
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Number Cruncher Calculates Whether Whales are Acting Weirdly

Researchers applied statistical techniques to differentiate natural from affected behavior among whales.

Automated Evolution Tackles Tough Tasks
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Automated Evolution Tackles Tough Tasks

Reinforcement learning groups unlabeled data into sets of likes, with the goal of maximizing the cumulative rewards it receives from a human-wrought evaluation...

Natural World Empowers Future of Computer Vision
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Natural World Empowers Future of Computer Vision

An open source software system aims to improve the training of computer vision systems by quickly generating an unlimited number of photorealistic scenes of the...

Biological Camera Stores Images
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Biological Camera Stores Images

National University of Singapore scientists used biological components to encode and store images on live cells.

Buddying Up to AI
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Buddying Up to AI

Artificial Intelligence-based companions and chatbots allow people to form deep connections through long-term interactions.

How Safe Is Your Office Air? There's One Way to Find Out
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How Safe Is Your Office Air? There's One Way to Find Out

Indoor air-quality sensors installed in commercial buildings during the pandemic are now proving useful in areas affected by wildfire smoke.

Crypto Pledged to Dethrone Wall Street. It's Getting Swallowed Instead
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Crypto Pledged to Dethrone Wall Street. It's Getting Swallowed Instead

With the sector in the doldrums and facing tough new SEC scrutiny, some of Wall Street's heaviest hitters are moving to enfold it.

Fiber Optic Smart Pants Offer Low-Cost Way to Monitor Movements
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Fiber Optic Smart Pants Offer Low-Cost Way to Monitor Movements

Researchers have developed polymer optical fiber smart pants that can track the wearer's movements and alert clinicians and caregivers if signs of distress are...

Testing Real Driverless Cars in a Virtual Environment
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Testing Real Driverless Cars in a Virtual Environment

Vehicle-in-Virtual-Environment software developed by The Ohio State University researchers allows the testing of driverless vehicles in completely safe virtual...

AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk
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AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to track space debris, predict collisions, and devise methods for the debris’ removal and reuse.

Computer Model Explains Cats' Sense of Smell
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Computer Model Explains Cats' Sense of Smell

A computational model of a house cat's nose aims to explain the complexity of a cat's sense of smell.

AI Bias: Challenges and Solutions
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AI Bias: Challenges and Solutions

Where does bias in artificial intelligence come from; once we find it, how can we reduce or eliminate it?

10 Million Sign Up for Meta's Twitter Rival App, Threads
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10 Million Sign Up for Meta's Twitter Rival App, Threads

The Twitter-like microblogging experience suggests that Meta Platforms has been gearing up to directly challenge the platform.

Google Tells Canada It Won't Pay 'Link Tax,' Will Pull News Links from Search
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Google Tells Canada It Won't Pay 'Link Tax,' Will Pull News Links from Search

Canada requiring payments from tech to news orgs; similar bills pending in the U.S.

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.

Tour de France Adds ChatGPT, Digital Twin Tech
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Tour de France Adds ChatGPT, Digital Twin Tech

Japan-based information technology and services company NTT said this year's Tour de France will incorporate ChatGPT and "the world's largest connected stadium."...

Computer Model Predicts Crop Yields
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Computer Model Predicts Crop Yields

Scientists built a computer model that predicts cotton, corn, sorghum, and soybean yields in the southeastern U.S.
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