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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic...

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.

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.

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.

Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe
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Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe

A study of communications between drivers and cyclists suggests new autonomous vehicle systems must be able to replicate those social interactions to ensure safety...

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.

How AI Is Building the Next Blockbuster Videogames
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How AI Is Building the Next Blockbuster Videogames

Videogame companies are using generative artificial intelligence tools to create next-generation games faster, at less cost, and with more advanced interactivity...

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.

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?

Learning to Code is Not Enough
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Learning to Code is Not Enough

Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.

Turning AI to Crime
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Turning AI to Crime

How cybercriminals use ChatGPT in creating malware and cyberattacks.  

Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk
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Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk

Twitter will no longer be available on Microsoft Advertising as the service relies on API access.

CISA Releases Secure-by-Design, -Default Guidance
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CISA Releases Secure-by-Design, -Default Guidance

CISA and federal and international partners released a report providing software manufacturers with advice and specific guidance for creating products built and...

Raspberry Pi Code Editor Wants to Help Next-Generation Programmers
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Raspberry Pi Code Editor Wants to Help Next-Generation Programmers

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a free coding tool to help next-generation programmers globally hone their skills.

Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?
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Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?

The use of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT for coding has inspired both enthusiasm and reluctance among programmers.

Bitcoin Mining has Raised Texas Electricity Prices 5%
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Bitcoin Mining has Raised Texas Electricity Prices 5%

The costs of cryptocurrency are increasingly clear. Are the benefits?

OpenAI Will Pay People to Report Vulnerabilities in ChatGPT
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OpenAI Will Pay People to Report Vulnerabilities in ChatGPT

OpenAI announced a new bug bounty program that will offer people $200 to $20,000 for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in the ChatGPT chatbot.

The Women Who Left Their Jobs to Code
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The Women Who Left Their Jobs to Code

Some U.K. women are defying the trend of lower female representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) compared to men by becoming programmers...

MIT Turbocharges Python's Notoriously Slow Compiler
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MIT Turbocharges Python's Notoriously Slow Compiler

Codon lets users run Python code as efficiently as C or C++.

Will AI Replace Computer Programmers?
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Will AI Replace Computer Programmers?

Advances in artificial intelligence tools that can code could improve productivity, but portend disruption.
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