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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready
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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready

What the Avatar XPrize revealed about the future of telepresence robots.

ML Can Identify Baboon Grooming Behavior from Acceleration Signals
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ML Can Identify Baboon Grooming Behavior from Acceleration Signals

Researchers used machine learning to monitor social grooming behavior in wild baboons.

Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain
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Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain

Researchers have proposed using brain organoids—spherical masses cultured from neural tissue—as computational systems.

Google's New Tool Turns Bard into a Code Wizard
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Google's New Tool Turns Bard into a Code Wizard

Bard can now explain code snippets and generate code. It is capable of explaining why a block has the result that it does.

(Almost) Everyone Likes a Helpful Trash Robot
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(Almost) Everyone Likes a Helpful Trash Robot

A study by Cornell University researchers found that the public responded well to two remote-controlled trash barrel robots installed at a Manhattan plaza, one...

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software
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Locking Down Secure Open Source Software

Can even secure open source software ever be considered truly safe?

EU's Landmark MiCA Legislation to Drive Crypto Prices
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EU's Landmark MiCA Legislation to Drive Crypto Prices

Under the new legislation, the EU will have a unified approach to crypto asset regulation across all 27 member states, meaning firms approved in one country can...

What's AGI, and Why Are AI Experts Skeptical?
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What's AGI, and Why Are AI Experts Skeptical?

ChatGPT and other bots have revived conversations on artificial general intelligence. Scientists say algorithms won't surpass you any time soon.
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