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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms
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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Wenhao Zhang and colleagues at the U.K.'s University of the West of England have developed a facial recognition system for pigs.

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022
From Communications of the ACM

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022

ACM Fellow and 1993 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Juris Hartmanis, co-inventor of complexity theory, died on July 29, 2022, at 94.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
From Communications of the ACM

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
From ACM News

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.

Genomics Study Identifies Unique Set of Proteins That Restores Hearing in Zebrafish
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Genomics Study Identifies Unique Set of Proteins That Restores Hearing in Zebrafish

Researchers used genomic techniques and computational-based machine learning to identify a network of proteins that enable zebrafish to regenerate hair cells to...

Researchers Combine Data Science, ML Techniques to Improve Traditional MRI Image Reconstruction
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Researchers Combine Data Science, ML Techniques to Improve Traditional MRI Image Reconstruction

Researchers leveraged data science tools and machine learning to speed up the process of magnetic resonance imaging reconstruction.

Crops for a Changing Planet
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Crops for a Changing Planet

An Oak Ridge team links plant performance and genetics, seeking a food-biofuel balance in a changing climate.

This Ad's for You (Not Your Neighbor)
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This Ad's for You (Not Your Neighbor)

Data mining plus streaming can target political ads household by household, mostly unregulated.

Walmart Rolls Out AR to Try on Clothing Virtually
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Walmart Rolls Out AR to Try on Clothing Virtually

Walmart has launched a new augmented reality feature that allows shoppers to virtually try on clothes.

Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders' Hands
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Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders' Hands

After a Florida man was accused of vehicular homicide, his lawyer used Clearview AI's facial recognition software to prove his innocence.

Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size
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Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size

Stanford University engineers have designed a wearable device that can measure the size, and changes in size, of tumors.

From Analog to Digital
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From Analog to Digital

Researchers at the University of Missouri are using artificial intelligence to perform anatomical studies virtually, rather than through actual dissection.

NASA Webb Space Telescope Data Could Be Misinterpreted
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NASA Webb Space Telescope Data Could Be Misinterpreted

Scientists warn of a possible disconnect between the power of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's James Webb Space Telescope and current datasets...

Simulation Aids Search for the Origin of Cosmic Rays
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Simulation Aids Search for the Origin of Cosmic Rays

An international research team has developed a computer simulation of the propagation of cosmic rays, to help in the search for their sources.

Decoding Canine Cognition
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Decoding Canine Cognition

Emory University researchers have decoded visual images from a dog's brain.

AI Supports Displaced Peoples, Refugees in Ukraine and Beyond
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AI Supports Displaced Peoples, Refugees in Ukraine and Beyond

Artificial intelligence is playing a growing role in refugee relief and resettlement programs.

Will Moths Inspire a New Kind of Microphone?
From ACM TechNews

Will Moths Inspire a New Kind of Microphone?

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Strathclyde created a simulated ear to study the hearing system of the lesser wax moth, Achroia grisella.

AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative
From ACM TechNews

AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative

The Composable Diffusion model can help artificial intelligence-based image generators produce more complex imagery with better comprehension.

Facial Recognition May Reveal Maine Harbor Seal Lifestyles
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Facial Recognition May Reveal Maine Harbor Seal Lifestyles

Facial recognition software could provide scientists with insights into the behavior of harbor seals in Maine.

Light-Sensing 3D-Printed Device Could Help People with Lupus
From ACM TechNews

Light-Sensing 3D-Printed Device Could Help People with Lupus

A three-dimensionally printed wearable device features an ultraviolet and visible light detector to correlate light exposure with symptom flare-ups in people with...
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