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Silicon Valley Eyes Reboot of Google Glass-Style Headsets
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Silicon Valley Eyes Reboot of Google Glass-Style Headsets

Silicon Valley’s search for successor to the smartphone has revived the concept of smart glasses that Google failed to popularize about a decade ago.

Chatbots Trained to 'Jailbreak' Rivals
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Chatbots Trained to 'Jailbreak' Rivals

Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have "jailbroke" popular large language model (LLM) chatbots.

Cryptographic Scheme Could Fix AirTag Stalking
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Cryptographic Scheme Could Fix AirTag Stalking

Researchers developed a cryptographic scheme to prioritize the detection of potential AirTag stalking while maintaining privacy for users.

AI-Assisted Piano Allows Disabled Musicians to Perform Beethoven
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AI-Assisted Piano Allows Disabled Musicians to Perform Beethoven

The AI-assisted "Anybody's Piano" tracks notes of music and augments a player's performance by adding whatever keystrokes are needed but not pressed.

Scientists Teleport Images in 'Star Trek' Advance
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Scientists Teleport Images in 'Star Trek' Advance

An international team from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain "teleported" images across a network...

New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over AI Use of Copyrighted Work
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New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over AI Use of Copyrighted Work

The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, contending that millions of its articles were used to train automated chatbots that...

Researchers Combine Photonic Filter and Modulator on a Single Chip
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Researchers Combine Photonic Filter and Modulator on a Single Chip

Researchers at Australia's University of Sydney combined a photonic filter and modulator on a chip to enable the precise detection of signals across a wide band...

Japanese Scientists Build 'Robot Dragon' That Fights Fire
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Japanese Scientists Build 'Robot Dragon' That Fights Fire

Researchers in Japan have created a firefighting robot called Dragon Firefighter with a firehose that can change shape and be oriented towards flames.

Former Prime Minister Uses AI to Campaign from Prison in Pakistan
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Former Prime Minister Uses AI to Campaign from Prison in Pakistan

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party used an AI tool from ElevenLabs to create a voice clone of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, which allowed Khan to...

NASA Flies Drones Autonomously for Air Taxi Research
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NASA Flies Drones Autonomously for Air Taxi Research

In work related to advancing self-flying capabilities for air taxis, researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center recently flew multiple drones beyond visual line...

Researchers Mold Model for More Nimble Networks
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Researchers Mold Model for More Nimble Networks

A programmable network model developed by scholars from Cornell University and the Open University of the Netherlands offers the ability to customize packet scheduling...

Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving
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Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving

Mercedes-Benz has received approval to add external turquoise blue lights to its vehicles that indicate when they are in self-driving mode.

U.S. Regulators Propose New Online Privacy Safeguards for Children
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U.S. Regulators Propose New Online Privacy Safeguards for Children

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has proposed major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

Bionic Prostheses Empower Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers
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Bionic Prostheses Empower Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers

About 20,000 Ukrainians have had amputations since the war with Russia started in February 2022. Some were able to receive bionic prostheses.

National Lab Works to Cap, Reduce Carbon
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National Lab Works to Cap, Reduce Carbon

Argonne National Laboratory will use supercomputers to help companies advance clean energy technologies with ultra-fidelity simulations and data analysis.

Epigenomics Now
From Communications of the ACM

Epigenomics Now

Computer power helps biologists track the regulation of genetic information.

Why Are Lawyers Afraid of AI?
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Why Are Lawyers Afraid of AI?

Generative artificial intelligence and the law: there is no turning back.

Wayfinding Without GPS
From Communications of the ACM

Wayfinding Without GPS

Quantum entanglement provides a new direction in navigation.

ACM Publications Finances for 2022
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ACM Publications Finances for 2022

Achieving a balance between mission, sustainability, and growth is without question ACM's greatest challenge as we transition to a fully Open Access model over...

Caltech, Broadcom Partner on Quantum R&D
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Caltech, Broadcom Partner on Quantum R&D

A multi-year partnership between the California Institute of Technology and Broadcom aims to advance quantum science research and development.
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