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Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots
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Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots

Germany is looking to digitalization to help solve a labor shortage crisis due to its aging population.

Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough
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Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough

A robot fish created by scientists at the U.K.'s University of Bristol could open up underwater exploration.

Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them
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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

Coding schools like General Assembly are preparing engineers and data analysts to use ChatGPT.

Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive
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Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive

AI could be used to name products or review legal documents, said Airtable CFO Ambereen Toubassy.

Rust Never Sleeps
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Rust Never Sleeps

How Rust went from a side project to the world's most-loved programming language.

How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT
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How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT

OpenAI has new tools that give you more control over your information—although they may not go far enough.

Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do
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Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do

Scientists found computer vision models can be trained to produce more stable, predictable visual representations, similar to those humans learn through perceptual...

Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain
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Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain

A self-propelled snake-like robot developed by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can map and navigate previously inaccessible terrain autonomously...

Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones
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Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones

Google's decision to allow its operating system to install third-party apps makes Android smartphones targets for spyware.  

Babies Conceived with Sperm-Injecting Robot Have Been Born
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Babies Conceived with Sperm-Injecting Robot Have Been Born

Scientists claim the first two babies conceived by a sperm-injecting robot have been born.

China's Search Engines Have More Than 66,000 Content Rules
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China's Search Engines Have More Than 66,000 Content Rules

Analysts found China's search engines have more than 66,000 rules governing content, suggesting the growing pervasiveness and subtlety of the country's censorship...

RIP Metaverse
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RIP Metaverse

An obituary for the latest fad to join the tech graveyard.

The Most Important Machine That Was Never Built
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The Most Important Machine That Was Never Built

When he invented Turing machines in 1936, Alan Turing also invented modern computing.

Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids
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Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids

The 4T Program found technology can democratize diabetes care for children.

Algorithm Makes Satellite Signals Act Like GPS
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Algorithm Makes Satellite Signals Act Like GPS

A new algorithm can listen in on satellite signals and use them to locate any point on Earth.

Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training
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Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training

Increasingly, Japanese companies are using virtual reality technology to train customer service staff.

The Next Fear on A.I.: Hollywood's Killer Robots Become the Military's Tools
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The Next Fear on A.I.: Hollywood's Killer Robots Become the Military's Tools

U.S. national security officials are warning about the potential for the new technology to upend war, cyber conflict and — in the most extreme case — the use of...

AI Might Enable Us to Talk to Animals Soon. Here's How
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AI Might Enable Us to Talk to Animals Soon. Here's How

As large language models become experts at human speech, they're now shifting their focus to animal communication.

The Future of Data Storage Lies in DNA Microcapsules
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The Future of Data Storage Lies in DNA Microcapsules

An international team of researchers has added scalability to synthetic DNA data storage via a new polymerase chain reaction technique.

How does Quantum Computing Impact the Finance Industry?
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How does Quantum Computing Impact the Finance Industry?

Quantum computers are only in the developmental stage; experiments are already showing their great potential in the finance industry.
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