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3D-Knitted Robots
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3D-Knitted Robots

Researchers printed soft robots using three-dimensional (3D) knitting technology.

Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession
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Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession

ACM has recognized four people with its 2022 Service Awards for expanding its mission of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession."

Seals Provided Inspiration for Waddling Robot
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Seals Provided Inspiration for Waddling Robot

Seals and other pinnipeds inspired researchers to develop a waddling soft robot that reportedly features "improved degrees of freedom, gait trajectory diversity...

A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80
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A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80

Christiane Floyd continues to consider the philosophical and ethical concerns of computer science.

U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce
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U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce

U.S. universities are training next-generation semiconductor engineers and technicians to fill the jobs needed for the CHIPS Act, signed by President Biden in August...

'De-Americanize': How China Is Remaking Its Chip Business
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'De-Americanize': How China Is Remaking Its Chip Business

Seven months after Washington unveiled tough curbs, Chinese companies are doubling down on homegrown supply chains and drawing billions in cash from Beijing and...

Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles
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Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles

Google's Project Gameface platform allows gamers to play videogames using head movements and facial gestures.

Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips
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Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips

Engineers designed "jellybean" quantum dots to enhance quantum processing by physically spreading apart quantum bits without breaking communication between them...

Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk
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Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk

Yaccarino will have her hands full from day one on an operational side, but also in dealing with the mercurial Elon Musk.

Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI
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Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI

This could change everything.

Your Job Is (Probably) Safe from Artificial Intelligence
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Your Job Is (Probably) Safe from Artificial Intelligence

Why predictions of an imminent economic revolution are overstated.

A Focus on X-Ray Vision
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A Focus on X-Ray Vision

Seeing past the distractions to what is inside.

Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem
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Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem

An international team of researchers is developing and testing algorithms for problems involving quantum circuits.

Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots
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Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots

Germany is looking to digitalization to help solve a labor shortage crisis due to its aging population.

Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them
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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

Coding schools like General Assembly are preparing engineers and data analysts to use ChatGPT.

Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive
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Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive

AI could be used to name products or review legal documents, said Airtable CFO Ambereen Toubassy.

TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here
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TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here

A.I. screenwriting, a point of contention in the Writers Guild strike, may not yet be ready for prime time. But streaming algorithms and derivative programming...

Rust Never Sleeps
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Rust Never Sleeps

How Rust went from a side project to the world's most-loved programming language.

How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT
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How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT

OpenAI has new tools that give you more control over your information—although they may not go far enough.

Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain
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Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain

A self-propelled snake-like robot developed by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can map and navigate previously inaccessible terrain autonomously...
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