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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?

China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research
From ACM TechNews

China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

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

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed
From ACM TechNews

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed

On Monday, the winner of the Vesuvius Challenge was announced.

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
From ACM TechNews

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
From ACM News

If We Could Talk to the Animals

Can artificial intelligence overcome the communication barriers between species?

India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes
From ACM TechNews

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...

Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change
From ACM TechNews

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.

Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans
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Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans

A robotic sensor developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge and trained using machine learning algorithms can read braille about twice as fast...

NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
From ACM TechNews

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.

Mitigating Urban Climate Change
From ACM News

Mitigating Urban Climate Change

Making cities greener takes more than just planting trees.

India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI
From ACM TechNews

India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI

Carpet weavers in India's Kashmir region have incorporated AI into their design process.

Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal
From ACM TechNews

Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal

A 3D-printing technique developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers increases printing speed by using liquid metal.

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications
From ACM News

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications

Companies are being compelled to turn over potentially valuable push notification metadata to authorities.

iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications
From ACM TechNews

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
From ACM TechNews

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...

Robotic Insect Moves Across Water
From ACM TechNews

Robotic Insect Moves Across Water

A robot developed by Washington State University researchers mimics insects that are supported by surface tension as they move across water.

Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth
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Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth

Researchers leveraged the Golem blockchain protocol to simulate a network of chemical interactions that may have played a role in the origin of life.

Virtual Reality as Therapy
From Communications of the ACM

Virtual Reality as Therapy

Leveraging precisely designed alternate realities as therapeutic tools.
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