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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready
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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready

What the Avatar XPrize revealed about the future of telepresence robots.

How AI Is Building the Next Blockbuster Videogames
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How AI Is Building the Next Blockbuster Videogames

Videogame companies are using generative artificial intelligence tools to create next-generation games faster, at less cost, and with more advanced interactivity...

Researchers Combine Electric Poling, 3D Printing into Single Step
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Researchers Combine Electric Poling, 3D Printing into Single Step

The electric poling-assisted additive manufacturing (EPAM) method developed by Purdue Polytechnic Institute researchers combines three-dimensional printing and...

Advancing AI Research Infrastructure Through NSF Investments
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Advancing AI Research Infrastructure Through NSF Investments

The awards will focus on specific aspects of artificial intelligence research infrastructure and instrumentation.

Computing and Social Responsibility
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Computing and Social Responsibility

Hardware, software, and social media companies increasingly must consider the potential social and ethical risks of their products.

Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain
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Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain

Researchers have proposed using brain organoids—spherical masses cultured from neural tissue—as computational systems.

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.

Used Routers Often Loaded with Corporate Secrets
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Used Routers Often Loaded with Corporate Secrets

Scientists from Slovak security firm ESET found that half of the used routers its researchers purchased for testing were loaded with sensitive corporate information...

Google's New Tool Turns Bard into a Code Wizard
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Google's New Tool Turns Bard into a Code Wizard

Bard can now explain code snippets and generate code. It is capable of explaining why a block has the result that it does.

Advanced AI Faces New Regulatory Push in Europe
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Advanced AI Faces New Regulatory Push in Europe

In an open letter, a group of EU lawmakers said regulators should be given authority to govern the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

(Almost) Everyone Likes a Helpful Trash Robot
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(Almost) Everyone Likes a Helpful Trash Robot

A study by Cornell University researchers found that the public responded well to two remote-controlled trash barrel robots installed at a Manhattan plaza, one...

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software
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Locking Down Secure Open Source Software

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

What's AGI, and Why Are AI Experts Skeptical?
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What's AGI, and Why Are AI Experts Skeptical?

ChatGPT and other bots have revived conversations on artificial general intelligence. Scientists say algorithms won't surpass you any time soon.

Patients Were Told Their Voices Could Disappear. They Turned to AI to Save them.
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Patients Were Told Their Voices Could Disappear. They Turned to AI to Save them.

Artificial intelligence can re-create voices that may have otherwise been lost to disease.

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.

Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk
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Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk

Twitter will no longer be available on Microsoft Advertising as the service relies on API access.

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.

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.
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