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In the Metaverse, Your Identity Can Be Revealed Just by Moving
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In the Metaverse, Your Identity Can Be Revealed Just by Moving

University of California, Berkeley researchers found simple head and hand movements by participants in the Metaverse can expose their identities.

Neural Networks for Drug Discovery and Design
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Neural Networks for Drug Discovery and Design

Architectures suited for molecules streamline the identification of pharmaceutical candidates.

Adding Smarts to Vending Machines Drives Convenience, Efficiency
From Communications of the ACM

Adding Smarts to Vending Machines Drives Convenience, Efficiency

Advanced feature sets and functionality are projected to drive the market for connected vending to nearly nine million units by 2024.

Generative AI Helping Boost Productivity of Some Software Developers
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Generative AI Helping Boost Productivity of Some Software Developers

Enterprise technology chiefs still have questions about the security and governance of the code-writing programs.

Amazon Is Already Selling Tons of Books Written by AI
From ACM News

Amazon Is Already Selling Tons of Books Written by AI

"This is something we really need to be worried about, these books will flood the market and a lot of authors are going to be out of work."

German Constitutional Court Strikes Down Predictive Algorithms for Policing
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German Constitutional Court Strikes Down Predictive Algorithms for Policing

The systems were deemed unconstitutional as they violated the right to informational self-determination.

Microsoft's AI Chatbot is Going Off the Rails
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Microsoft's AI Chatbot is Going Off the Rails

Big Tech is heralding chatbots as the next frontier. Why did Microsoft's start accosting its users?

The Whale Prosthetics Blaze Trails with Technology
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The Whale Prosthetics Blaze Trails with Technology

Makeup artist Adrien Morot used digital sculpting and three-dimensional printing to transform actor Brendan Fraser into the 600-pound protagonist of the movie The...

Tesla Recalls All 362,758 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta because It 'May Cause Crashes'
From ACM News

Tesla Recalls All 362,758 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta because It 'May Cause Crashes'

The recall notice applies to certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

Love Bytes
From ACM TechNews

Love Bytes

Georgia State University researchers are exposing how scammers exploit dating applications to defraud victims.

U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests AI-Controlled Jet Fighter
From ACM TechNews

U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests AI-Controlled Jet Fighter

The U.S. Air Force said the X-62A VISTA (Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft) autonomous jet fighter had 17 hours of flight testing.

U.S. Border Patrol Finally Able to Check E-Passport Data
From ACM News

U.S. Border Patrol Finally Able to Check E-Passport Data

After 16 years, the agency has implemented the software to cryptographically verify digital passport data—and it's already caught a dozen alleged fraudsters.

AI-Powered Bing Chat Loses its Mind When Fed Ars Technica Article
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AI-Powered Bing Chat Loses its Mind When Fed Ars Technica Article

"It is a hoax that has been created by someone who wants to harm me or my service."

Ingestible Sensor Could Help Doctors Pinpoint GI Difficulties
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Ingestible Sensor Could Help Doctors Pinpoint GI Difficulties

An ingestible sensor can be monitored as it travels through the digestive tract, helping doctors to diagnose gastrointestinal ailments more precisely.

Surfing the Research Data Wave
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Surfing the Research Data Wave

A new data exchange format aims to provide a means for accessing and reusing large volumes of complex research data.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT's Stunning Results on the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam
From ACM News

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT's Stunning Results on the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

The AI software was able to achieve passing scores for the exam, which usually requires years of medical training.

Team Refines Precision of Medical Needles in Surgical Simulation
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Team Refines Precision of Medical Needles in Surgical Simulation

Computationally efficient mathematical models aim to improve the accuracy of flexible medical needles used in surgical simulation without adding unnecessary steps...

Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables Can Help Predict Earthquakes
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Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables Can Help Predict Earthquakes

An international team of researchers at Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem found undersea fiber-optic cables can detect earthquakes occurring at sea 30 seconds...

Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up
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Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up

Vint Cerf, who helped create the Internet's core network technology, hopes engineers can improve artificial intelligence's shortcoming.

Ambient IoT Gets Down to Business
From ACM News

Ambient IoT Gets Down to Business

Highly flexible, inexpensive low-energy sensors combined with pervasive connectivity and artificial intelligence deliver real-time triggers without human intervention...
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