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AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming
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AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming

There are still a lot of copyright issues to hash out in the age of artificial intelligence.

Eco-Computing: Demonstrating the Computational Power of Ecosystems
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Eco-Computing: Demonstrating the Computational Power of Ecosystems

The researchers developed two types of ecological reservoir computing as a proof-of-concept that ecological networks have computational power.

Autonomous Bus Sounds: All About When, Not How
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Autonomous Bus Sounds: All About When, Not How

Cornell University's Malte Jung, and Hannah Pelikan from Sweden's Linköping University, are using sound to improve autonomous buses' navigation and communication...

Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine
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Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine

A nonprofit based in Tulsa, OK, is recruiting Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion for jobs in the region's expanding technology sector.

David Papworth Honored with ACM Breakthrough in Computing Award
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David Papworth Honored with ACM Breakthrough in Computing Award

David B. Papworth has been named to receive the ACM Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award for his work on microprocessors at Intel.

San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle
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San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle

The city's exploration of personal rapid transit is a rejection of both traditional trains and the vision of autonomous vehicles traveling on conventional roads...

AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies
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AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies

OpenFortune, which deals exclusively in the tiny tickers of printed messages lurking in the clamshell cookies, is now using ChatGPT to produce them.

The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin
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The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin

An investigation by The New York Times uncovered 34 large-scale bitcoin mining operations in the U.S., which are straining the power grid, inflating electricity...

Physicists Extend Qubit Lifespan in Pivotal Validation of Quantum Computing
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Physicists Extend Qubit Lifespan in Pivotal Validation of Quantum Computing

Yale University physicists demonstrated the feasibility of quantum error correction by doubling the lifespan of a qubit.  

Multifunctional Patch Detects Plant Diseases, Other Crop Threats
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Multifunctional Patch Detects Plant Diseases, Other Crop Threats

An electronic patch developed by North Carolina State University (NC State) scientists can monitor crops for various pathogens and threats.

Shapes 3D-Printed into Living Worms Could Be Future of Brain Implants
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Shapes 3D-Printed into Living Worms Could Be Future of Brain Implants

A technique developed by researchers at the U.K.'s Lancaster University can print conductive circuits inside living organisms using a photonic three-dimensional...

The 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now That ChatGPT Is Here
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The 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now That ChatGPT Is Here

Artificial intelligence raises all sorts of issues that we're only beginning to address. There's a lot to work out.

'I Didn't Give Permission': Do AI's Backers Care about Data Law Breaches?
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'I Didn't Give Permission': Do AI's Backers Care about Data Law Breaches?

Regulators around world are cracking down on content being hoovered up by ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and others.

Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals
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Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals

The tech giant is sprinting to protect its core business with a flurry of projects, including updates to its search engine and plans for an all-new one.

The End of Faking It in Silicon Valley
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The End of Faking It in Silicon Valley

Recent charges, convictions, and sentences all indicate that the start-up world's habit of playing fast and loose with the truth actually has consequences.

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...

Detection Tool to Fight Flood of Fake Academic Papers
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Detection Tool to Fight Flood of Fake Academic Papers

Academic publishers have introduced an online tool developed by academic and professional publishing association STM that can identify bogus papers fabricated by...

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.

Computer Simulations Show How Drugs Enter the Blood
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Computer Simulations Show How Drugs Enter the Blood

Chemists and pharmaceutical scientists at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Swiss drugmaker Novartis ran simulations on a supercomputer to gain insights into cyclic...

Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI
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Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI

Schumer is spearheading the congressional effort to craft legislation regulating AI, circulating a broad framework among experts in recent weeks, a source briefed...
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