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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research
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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued an ethical guideline for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
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AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure
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FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure

During a U.S. House committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed that his agency had shut down the China-backed hacking group known as "Volt Typhoon...

Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk
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Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk

Japan's rules for the submission of official documents to the government no longer mention physical media like floppy disks, CD-ROMs, or other "electronic recording...

ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI
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ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI

Italy's data protection authority told OpenAI that its ChatGPT AI chatbot violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Mitigating Urban Climate Change
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Mitigating Urban Climate Change

Making cities greener takes more than just planting trees.

Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain
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Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain

A human that received an implant from brain-chip startup Neuralink is recovering well, according to founder Elon Musk.

Coal: Don't Burn It, Compute with It
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Coal: Don't Burn It, Compute with It

Researchers have developed a method for creating ultrathin insulating films for semiconductors using coal.

Law Enforcement Braces for Flood of Child Sex Abuse Images Generated by A.I.
From ACM News

Law Enforcement Braces for Flood of Child Sex Abuse Images Generated by A.I.

Artificial intelligence technology has drastically simplified the creation of images of children being exploited or abused, whether real or fake.

Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups
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Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups

The European Commission announced on Jan. 24 that AI Factories will be launched as a one-stop shop to give startups access to AI-dedicated supercomputers.

Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal
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Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal

A 3D-printing technique developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers increases printing speed by using liquid metal.

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications
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Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications

Companies are being compelled to turn over potentially valuable push notification metadata to authorities.

iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications
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iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications

Security researchers found that some iPhone apps are using notifications to get around Apple's privacy rules governing the collection of user data.

Data Science Major Takes Off
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Data Science Major Takes Off

The National Center for Education Statistics reported that 897 data science bachelor's degrees were awarded in 2022, up from just 84 in 2020.

Teaching Transformed
From Communications of the ACM

Teaching Transformed

The apparent ability of LLMs to write functioning source code has caused celebration over the potential for massive increases in programmer productivity and consternation...

Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis
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Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis

Japan, the world's fastest-aging economy, is turning to technologies like AI, avatars, and robots to address labor shortages.

Is Google Search Getting Worse?
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Is Google Search Getting Worse?

A study by German researchers found that Google's search results are deteriorating in quality.

New Error Correction Trick could Make Quantum Computers 200 Times Smaller
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New Error Correction Trick could Make Quantum Computers 200 Times Smaller

Using a combination of error-correction approaches, researchers could make a quantum computer with physical qubits available today.

Robots Are Changing the World of High Jewelry
From ACM TechNews

Robots Are Changing the World of High Jewelry

Robots increasingly are being used to automate the jewelry-making process.
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