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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...

How A.I., DNA Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Global Supply Chains
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How A.I., DNA Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Global Supply Chains

Firms are turning to advanced technologies to help answer a surprisingly tricky question: Where do products really come from?

In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution
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In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution

Technology companies were once leery of what some artificial intelligence could do. Now the priority is winning control of the industry's next big thing.

China Offers Joined-Up Rail Ticketing to 'Belt and Road' Countries
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China Offers Joined-Up Rail Ticketing to 'Belt and Road' Countries

The China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation is offering a ticketing system that unifies different ticket selling platforms in more than 140 countries in a...

Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT
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Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT

Samsung meeting notes and new source code are now in the wild after being leaked in ChatGPT.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Search to Include Chat AI
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Search to Include Chat AI

'More work left to do' in efficiency drive, says Google chief executive.

Preschoolers Prefer Learning from a Competent Robot Than an Incompetent Human
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Preschoolers Prefer Learning from a Competent Robot Than an Incompetent Human

"By age five, children are choosing to learn from a competent teacher over someone who is more familiar to them—even if the competent teacher is a robot."

Robotaxis Are Going to Sound Weird
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Robotaxis Are Going to Sound Weird

Good weird! Skip the small talk in a driverless EV and enjoy the audio cues that will guide you through a ride and keep you safe.

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++.

Can Digital Wallets Save Cryptocurrency?
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Can Digital Wallets Save Cryptocurrency?

Seeking a better deal for bitcoin and its ilk in Web3 and the Metaverse.

Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns
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Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns

Move prompted by a recent data breach that exposed the personal information of ChatGPT users.

The Case for Banning Crypto
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The Case for Banning Crypto

For Finance, the blockchain's risks far outweigh its rewards.

Seagull Algorithms Could Hide Secret to Greener Cloud Computing
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Seagull Algorithms Could Hide Secret to Greener Cloud Computing

British, Chinese, and Austrian researchers say more sustainable cloud computing systems can be achieved by algorithmically mimicking seagulls' hunting and migration...

Instant Videos Could Represent the Next Leap in A.I. Technology
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Instant Videos Could Represent the Next Leap in A.I. Technology

A start-up in New York is among a group of companies working on systems that can produce short videos based on a few words typed into a computer.

AI 'Fairness' Research Held Back by Lack of Diversity
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AI 'Fairness' Research Held Back by Lack of Diversity

Authors of papers on the potential biases of artificial intelligence tools in health care are predominantly white, male and from high-income countries.

One of China's Most Popular Apps can Spy on its Users, say Experts
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One of China's Most Popular Apps can Spy on its Users, say Experts

"I've never seen anything like this."

Japan Quantum Computer Debut Sets Off Scramble for Tech Breakthroughs
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Japan Quantum Computer Debut Sets Off Scramble for Tech Breakthroughs

On March 27, Japan's RIKEN research institute began granting cloud access to its quantum computer to outside users.

Smartphone-based Satellite Connectivity to Move Beyond Emergency Services
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Smartphone-based Satellite Connectivity to Move Beyond Emergency Services

Different approaches emerge in the race to provide direct-to-satellite smartphone services.

How Russia Killed its  Tech Industry
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How Russia Killed its Tech Industry

The invasion of Ukraine supercharged the decline of the country's already struggling tech sector—and undercut its biggest success story, Yandex.

U.S.-China Tech War: Without Advanced Chips, Can China's Smartphone Industry Survive?
From ACM News

U.S.-China Tech War: Without Advanced Chips, Can China's Smartphone Industry Survive?

Limited access to high-end semiconductor chips poses a major threat to China's world-leading smartphone manufacturing industry.
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