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Early-Teen Prodigy Graduates from Santa Clara University
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Early-Teen Prodigy Graduates from Santa Clara University

Kairan Quazif, 14, is the youngest person to graduate from California's Santa Clara University, having completed a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering...

AI Helps Show How the Brain's Fluids Flow
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AI Helps Show How the Brain's Fluids Flow

A team of scientists created artificial intelligence-based velocimetry measurements to quantify the flow of fluids around cerebral blood vessels in the human brain...

How A.I. Is Helping Architects Change Workplace Design
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How A.I. Is Helping Architects Change Workplace Design

With more hybrid workers and new office needs, firms like Zaha Hadid Architects are turning to artificial intelligence for solutions.

Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid
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Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid

Protecting electrical power delivery networks from incursions.

Mercedes Bringing ChatGPT into its Cars
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Mercedes Bringing ChatGPT into its Cars

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Microsoft to add ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence software to Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S.

Benchmarking Robots with Dog-Inspired Barkour
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Benchmarking Robots with Dog-Inspired Barkour

Scientists from Google DeepMind evaluated the agility of quadripedal robots with a dog-agility-inspired course called Barkour.

Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats
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Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats

Executives of U.S. food and agriculture companies say they are collaboratively formalizing information-sharing to fortify themselves against escalating cybersecurity...

Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI
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Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI

Generative AI is accelerating digital adoption across Asia.

Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election
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Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election

Based on a two-year-old report, Georgia election officials will not update flawed voting software until after 2024, claiming it is safe despite federal recommendations...

Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection
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Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection

French automaker Renault partnered with five French companies to deliver a concept car that features advanced biometry, energy efficiency, and cybersecurity protection...

JPL Creates PDF Archive to Aid Malware Research
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JPL Creates PDF Archive to Aid Malware Research

Data scientists have compiled 8 million PDFs into an open source archive for enhancing online security.

Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers
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Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers

Scientists from the world's two superpowers are concerned about the risks of AI—which may offer a bridge to developing global regulations.

The AI Boom Has Silicon Valley on Another Manic Quest to Change the World
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The AI Boom Has Silicon Valley on Another Manic Quest to Change the World

A guide to the new AI technologies, evangelists, skeptics, and everyone else caught up in the flood of cash and enthusiasm reshaping the industry.

Quantum Computing Advance Begins New Era, IBM Says
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Quantum Computing Advance Begins New Era, IBM Says

A quantum computer came up with better answers to a physics problem than a conventional supercomputer.

They Helped Train Google's AI. Then They Got Fired After Speaking Out
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They Helped Train Google's AI. Then They Got Fired After Speaking Out

Google contract workers employed by Appen alleged Wednesday that they were fired after raising concerns about AI and their working conditions.

U.S. Government Agencies Hit in Global Cyberattack
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U.S. Government Agencies Hit in Global Cyberattack

The news adds to a growing tally of victims of a sprawling hacking campaign that began two weeks ago and has hit major U.S. universities and state governments. ...

Robotic Dog Spots Invasive Fire Ant Nests Better Than Humans
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Robotic Dog Spots Invasive Fire Ant Nests Better Than Humans

Scientists in China and Brazil are testing robotic dogs and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect invasive fire ant nests.

Wireless Olfactory Feedback System Lets Users Smell in VR World
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Wireless Olfactory Feedback System Lets Users Smell in VR World

Scientistsvhave created a wireless olfactory feedback system that incorporates smells into virtual and augmented reality via miniaturized odor generators (OGs)....

Optical-Grade Glass 3-D Printed at the Nanoscale
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Optical-Grade Glass 3-D Printed at the Nanoscale

Engineers have three-dimensionally-printed nanoscale optical-grade glass at low temperature using a new technique.

'AI Doctor' Predicts Hospital Readmission, Other Health Outcomes
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'AI Doctor' Predicts Hospital Readmission, Other Health Outcomes

Researchers invented an artificial intelligence algorithm to predict patients' health outcomes based on factors like mortality risk and length of hospitalization...
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