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September 2022


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New Deepfake Threats Loom, says Microsoft's Chief Science Officer

New Deepfake Threats Loom, says Microsoft's Chief Science Officer

Microsoft chief science officer Eric Horvitz said the rising capabilities of discriminative and generative artificial intelligence methods are reaching an inflection point.


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Stuck on the Streets of San Francisco in a Driverless Car

Stuck on the Streets of San Francisco in a Driverless Car

A reporter and a photographer went for a ride in an experimental autonomous vehicle operated by the General Motors subsidiary Cruise. There were bumps in the road.


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Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence

Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence

Fundamental problems elude many strains of deep learning, says LeCun, including the mystery of how to measure information.


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How the U.S. is Trying to Maintain Dominance of the Advanced Semiconductor Industry

How the U.S. is Trying to Maintain Dominance of the Advanced Semiconductor Industry

...while trying to limit China's ability to develop its own.


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LinkedIn Ran Undisclosed Social Experiments on 20 Million Users for Years to Study Job Success

LinkedIn Ran Undisclosed Social Experiments on 20 Million Users for Years to Study Job Success

Researchers were testing a social-scientific theory known as the "strength of weak ties."


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Technology Could Help Whales Threatened by Noise Pollution

Technology Could Help Whales Threatened by Noise Pollution

Researchers have developed software to prevent whale deaths caused by underwater noise pollution interfering with their echolocation.


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Engineers Build Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera

Engineers Build Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed a battery-free, wireless underwater camera.


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'Papermill Alarm' Software Flags Potentially Fake Papers

'Papermill Alarm' Software Flags Potentially Fake Papers

Adam Day at U.K.-based data services company Clear Skies developed a software tool that highlights potentially bogus scientific papers.


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In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities

In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities

Independent website Alt News has emerged as a leading debunker of misinformation in India, but highlighting hate speech against minorities has put it on a collision course with the government.


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Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care

Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care

Researchers build algorithm to monitor feeds from heart rate, breathing rate, brain temperature, blood oxygen level, and other sensors.


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Designing Quantum Materials on the Computer

Designing Quantum Materials on the Computer

An international team including researchers from Rice University and the Technical University of Vienna have developed a theoretical method for identifying novel materials with special electronic properties necessary for quantum…


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Philadelphia Tech Salaries See Biggest Jump in the U.S.

Philadelphia Tech Salaries See Biggest Jump in the U.S.

Tech salaries in Philadelphia grew fastest this year than in Silicon Valley and other U.S. metro areas, rising nearly 12% to $142,000 compared with 15 other locations, according to Hired.com's annual worker/employer poll.


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Lossless Data Management Platform for ML, Sharing of Experimental Info

Lossless Data Management Platform for ML, Sharing of Experimental Info

New platform allows automated analysis and lossless sharing of material exploration data in the form of knowledge graphs in electronic laboratory notebooks.


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3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

An international team of scientists developed a fleet of three-dimensional (3D) printing drones that can build and repair structures in flight.


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Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Cornell University researchers have created wireless robots small enough to sit on a human hair that operate autonomously,  using light as a power source.


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Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Physicists have taken a step toward realizing a scalable quantum computer by transferring electrons across several micrometers on a quantum chip.


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Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War

Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War

"We have never previously observed such a volume of cyberattacks, variety of threat actors, and coordination of effort," the report says; some U.S. institutions have been targeted.


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When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

New research suggests patiently correcting artificial intelligence (AI) when it asks dumb questions may be key to helping the technology learn.


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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Chinese team develops a wearable bioelectric mask that can sniff out diseases such as Covid-19 and influenza.


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Bring the Laboratory With You

Bring the Laboratory With You

Microfluidic laboratories on chips proliferate.


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Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Fick served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has extensive experience working in the private sector, including as CEO of the cybersecurity software company Endgame.


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What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

Among the key concerns identified in Anaconda's State of Data Science 2022 report was the barriers to adoption of data science overall.


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Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity.


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'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks

'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks

Major data gaps, the result of decades of underinvestment in public health, have undercut the government response to the coronavirus, and now to monkeypox.


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YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

Mozilla Foundation researchers found pressing the "dislike" button on a YouTube video does little to improve the videos chosen by the YouTube platform's recommender algorithm.


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Deepfake Audio Has a Tell

Deepfake Audio Has a Tell

Researchers at the University of Florida can detect audio deepfakes by measuring acoustic and fluid dynamic distinctions between organic and synthetic voice samples.


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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Wenhao Zhang and colleagues at the U.K.'s University of the West of England have developed a facial recognition system for pigs.


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Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

A new flexible biosensor performs continuous, wireless monitoring of nitric oxide, a biomarker associated with inflammation, in rabbits.


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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.


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The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

Meet Flippy, Sippy and Chippy, the newest technology stepping in to address a protracted labor crunch in food service.

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