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Doctors Are Using Chatbots in an Unexpected Way
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Doctors Are Using Chatbots in an Unexpected Way

Despite the drawbacks of turning to artificial intelligence in medicine, some physicians find that ChatGPT improves their ability to communicate empathetically...

'What The Duck' No More
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'What The Duck' No More

Apple will stop autocorrecting your favorite swear word.

ChatGPT in the Classroom
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ChatGPT in the Classroom

ChatGPT is giving educators headaches and forcing them to reinvent how classrooms work.

Sound-Based Quantum Computers Could Be Built Using Chip-Sized Device
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Sound-Based Quantum Computers Could Be Built Using Chip-Sized Device

University of Chicago researchers have confirmed the feasibility of building sound-based quantum computers.

Technology Aims to Prevent Falls for Elderly
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Technology Aims to Prevent Falls for Elderly

The Move More Live More project in Northern Ireland aims to prevent falls by the elderly by predicting risks that contribute to falls weeks ahead of time.

3D Computer Modeling Generates a Facial Approximation of Tutankhamun
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3D Computer Modeling Generates a Facial Approximation of Tutankhamun

An international team of researchers has reconstructed the skull and soft tissue of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun using three-dimensional computer modeling methods...

Algorithm Uses Phone Camera to Detect Blood Oxygen Levels
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Algorithm Uses Phone Camera to Detect Blood Oxygen Levels

Purdue University researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses using smartphone sensors.

After a Rocky Year, Zuckerberg Lays Out Meta's Road Map to Employees
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After a Rocky Year, Zuckerberg Lays Out Meta's Road Map to Employees

In an internal all-hands meeting, the chief executive explained his plans for artificial intelligence, the metaverse, and rebooting Meta's culture.

Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise
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Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise

Researchers using machine learning to analyze daily pneumonia cases in an intensive care unit gained surprising insights about COVID-19 patients.

You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters with a 3D Printer
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You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters with a 3D Printer

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a way to three-dimensionally (3D)-print carbon dioxide capture filters.

Humans Help Computers Spot Bursts from Space
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Humans Help Computers Spot Bursts from Space

Citizen scientists mined radio astronomy data from the ThunderKAT survey to discover new sources of sporadic space emissions that computer algorithms missed.

Uber Eats Food-Delivery Robots Set for Use in Multiple U.S. Cities
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Uber Eats Food-Delivery Robots Set for Use in Multiple U.S. Cities

Service robot company Serve Robotics said Uber Eats will deploy up to 2,000 of its food-delivery robots to deliver food in cities in the U.S. and Canada by next...

Ground Rules for the Age of AI Warfare
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Ground Rules for the Age of AI Warfare

How to keep autonomous weapons from stumbling into conflict.

Robot Centipedes Go for a Walk
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Robot Centipedes Go for a Walk

Engineers have created a centipede-like walking robot that can navigate through dynamic instability.

Pen-Based Computing: Still Looking For The Write App
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Pen-Based Computing: Still Looking For The Write App

The sector, once popular, is searching for applications and users. 

SEC Shakes Crypto with Binance Suit
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SEC Shakes Crypto with Binance Suit

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a massive lawsuit Monday against the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange and its founder.

Black Men Were Likely Underdiagnosed with Lung Problems Due to Bias in Software
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Black Men Were Likely Underdiagnosed with Lung Problems Due to Bias in Software

A study published last week suggests built-in software bias may be responsible for the underdiagnosis of lung problems among Black men.

Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel, React to Human Touch
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Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel, React to Human Touch

The RobotSweater machine-knitted textile "skin" can sense contact and pressure to make a robot "smarter during its interaction with humans."

The Making of a Mona Lisa Hologram
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The Making of a Mona Lisa Hologram

An international team of researchers developed an acoustic metasurface-based holography technique, which they tested by recreating the Mona Lisa.

Assessing Political Bias in Language Models
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Assessing Political Bias in Language Models

Stanford University researchers developed OpinionQA to evaluate bias in language models.
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