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College is Remade as Tech Majors Surge, Humanities Dwindle
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College is Remade as Tech Majors Surge, Humanities Dwindle

Higher education institutions are seeing rising enrollment in computer science at the same time interest in humanities is declining.

Virtual Fences for Cattle Find a Home on the Range
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Virtual Fences for Cattle Find a Home on the Range

Cattle ranchers increasingly have access to virtual fences that allow them to use electronic collars to keep their cows from wandering away.

At G-7 Summit, Leaders Call for International Standards on AI
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At G-7 Summit, Leaders Call for International Standards on AI

World leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Japan called for the development of international standards to limit the potential damage from rapid innovations in...

Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes
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Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes

More than a dozen companies have popped up to offer services aimed at identifying whether photos, text, and videos are made by humans or machines.

Congress Really Wants to Regulate A.I., But No One Seems to Know How
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Congress Really Wants to Regulate A.I., But No One Seems to Know How

Yet another hearing—this one with OpenAI's Sam Altman—has come after a new technology with the possibility to fundamentally alter our lives is already in circulation...

Facebook Has Crowbarred Open the Pandora's Box of AI, Experts Warn
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Facebook Has Crowbarred Open the Pandora's Box of AI, Experts Warn

"You can't prevent people from creating nonsense or dangerous information or whatever."

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions
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Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions

New guidelines aim to measure, and ultimately reduce, the digital impact of the enterprise on the environment.

Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT
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Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT

Researchers have created a large language model trained on Dark Web data.

'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic...

IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push
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IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push

Quantum computing research has been given a boost at the University of Chicago and Japan's University of Tokyo with a $150-million investment from IBM and Google...

Your Digital Life Isn't as Permanent as You Think It Is
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Your Digital Life Isn't as Permanent as You Think It Is

Google will delete accounts after two years of inactivity, and experts expect more data deletion policies to come.

Supreme Court Rules for Google, Twitter in Closely Watched Cases
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Supreme Court Rules for Google, Twitter in Closely Watched Cases

The Court ruled the families of terrorism victims had not shown the companies "aided and abetted" attacks on their loved ones.

Technologists Develop FatNet Algorithm
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Technologists Develop FatNet Algorithm

The FatNet algorithm can convert any convolutional neural network into a specialized network that is more compatible with an optical artificial intelligence accelerator...

Statistical Simulator Supports Benchmarking Tool to Mimic Omics Data
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Statistical Simulator Supports Benchmarking Tool to Mimic Omics Data

A next-generation in-silico statistical simulator can support a benchmarking tool for medical and biological researchers to assess and validate computational methods...

Light-Field Sensor for 3D Scene Construction with Unprecedented Angular Resolution
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Light-Field Sensor for 3D Scene Construction with Unprecedented Angular Resolution

National University of Singapore scientists created a three-dimensional light-field sensor that can reconstruct scenes with ultra-high angular resolution.

AI Drug Discovery Is $50-Billion Opportunity for Big Pharma
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AI Drug Discovery Is $50-Billion Opportunity for Big Pharma

Drugmakers worldwide are adopting artificial intelligence in the hope of accelerating drug discovery and time to market while cutting costs.

DarkBert AI Was Trained Using Dark Web Data
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DarkBert AI Was Trained Using Dark Web Data

Researchers turned to the depths of the dark web to train this new language model

Can We Stop Runaway A.I.?
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Can We Stop Runaway A.I.?

Technologists warn about the dangers of the so-called singularity. But can anything actually be done to prevent it?

Spooked by ChatGPT, US Lawmakers Want to Create an AI Regulator
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Spooked by ChatGPT, US Lawmakers Want to Create an AI Regulator

At a congressional hearing, senators from both parties and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said a new federal agency was needed to protect people from AI gone bad.

3D-Knitted Robots
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3D-Knitted Robots

Researchers printed soft robots using three-dimensional (3D) knitting technology.
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