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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.

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.

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. ...

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...

Fungal Architectures and Logical Bacteria
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Fungal Architectures and Logical Bacteria

The future of biocomputing.

Silicon Valley Confronts the Idea That the 'Singularity' Is Here
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Silicon Valley Confronts the Idea That the 'Singularity' Is Here

The frenzy over artificial intelligence may be ushering in the long-awaited moment when technology goes wild. Or maybe it's the hype that is out of control.

Europe Moves Ahead on AI Regulation, Challenging Tech Giants' Power
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Europe Moves Ahead on AI Regulation, Challenging Tech Giants' Power

Brussels brought a new antitrust challenge against Google on the same day European lawmakers voted to approve the E.U. AI Act.

Feds Tell Automakers Not to Comply with Mass. 'Right to Repair' Law
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Feds Tell Automakers Not to Comply with Mass. 'Right to Repair' Law

The state's right to repair law requires open access to telematics services.

UN-Backed Team Scans Ukraine Historical Sites to Preserve Them Amid War
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UN-Backed Team Scans Ukraine Historical Sites to Preserve Them Amid War

Two United Nations-backed engineers are using advanced laser-scanning technology to digitally preserve historical sites in Ukraine as three-dimensional models. ...

Chattanooga Plants Quantum Seed
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Chattanooga Plants Quantum Seed

Chattanooga, TN, will open the first commercially available quantum network in the U.S. by the end of next month.

Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses
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Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses

Automation developers are building a new generation of humanoid machines meant to help fill labor gaps in logistics operations.
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