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Atlas of Biomedical Literature Could Help Track Down Fabricated Studies
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Atlas of Biomedical Literature Could Help Track Down Fabricated Studies

An atlas of biomedical literature could prove useful in identifying fraudulent studies.

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...

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.

Organizing Unstructured Data
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Organizing Unstructured Data

Vector databases, commonly used for similarity search and product recommendations, are a shining light in the era of Artificial Intelligence.

Probabilistic AI That Knows How Well It's Working
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Probabilistic AI That Knows How Well It's Working

A new technique produces artificial intelligence (AI) inference algorithms that can generate explanations for data and calculate their accuracy.

Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues
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Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues

The company also was hit with a second fine over Ring, its home surveillance company.

Making Connections
From Communications of the ACM

Making Connections

Bob Metcalfe, recipient of the 2022 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his role in the development of Ethernet, briefly considered a career in tennis.

Better Algorithms through Faster Math
From Communications of the ACM

Better Algorithms through Faster Math

The search for new algorithms that could reduce the time needed for multiplication is now at the center of data science.

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
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Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations
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E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations

Industry representatives argue the ruling creates legal uncertainty for many companies who commonly transfer data across international waters.

Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT
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Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT

Researchers have created a large language model trained on Dark Web data.

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.

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.

Synthetic Data Could Be Better Than Real Data
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Synthetic Data Could Be Better Than Real Data

Some researchers envision synthetic data as not only offering content that is close enough to actual data to preserve privacy, but also enabling production of better...

The Future of Data Storage Lies in DNA Microcapsules
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The Future of Data Storage Lies in DNA Microcapsules

An international team of researchers has added scalability to synthetic DNA data storage via a new polymerase chain reaction technique.

Seltzer Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Technical, Mentoring Contributions
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Seltzer Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Technical, Mentoring Contributions

ACM has named Margo Seltzer of Canada's University of British Columbia the 2023-2024 ACM Athena Lecturer for her pioneering technical contributions and commitment...

Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping Teach Big AI Systems
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Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping Teach Big AI Systems

Reddit announced it will begin charging for access to its application programming interface.

AlphaFold Spreads through Protein Science
From Communications of the ACM

AlphaFold Spreads through Protein Science

Based on machine learning, DeepMind's code now lies at the heart of a variety of protein-structure tools and workflows. It may ultimately be replaced by models...

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software
From Communications of the ACM

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software

Can even secure open source software ever be considered truly safe?

Companies Turn to AI to Avoid 'Cloud Sprawl'
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Companies Turn to AI to Avoid 'Cloud Sprawl'

Cloud-computing usage at large companies is measured in millions of records a day, making it 'humanly impossible' to keep track of costs.
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