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June 2022


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By Exploring Virtual Worlds, AI Learns in New Ways

By Exploring Virtual Worlds, AI Learns in New Ways

Intelligent beings learn by interacting with the world. Artificial intelligence researchers have adopted a similar strategy to teach their virtual agents new skills.


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Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers

Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers

Scientists have constructed an atomic-scale silicon quantum processor to model the behavior of an organic molecule.


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Tech Companies Want More Eyes in the Sky for Wildfire Season

Tech Companies Want More Eyes in the Sky for Wildfire Season

The growing threat of wildfires in the U.S. has created opportunities for technology companies offering artificial intelligence solutions to help bring them under control.


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Seventy-Five Percent of the World's Top Websites Allow Bad Passwords

Seventy-Five Percent of the World's Top Websites Allow Bad Passwords

Princeton University's Arvind Narayanan and colleagues found 75% of 120 top-ranked English-language websites permit weak passwords.


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Instagram Rolls Out Age Verification, but Not to Keep Children Off App

Instagram Rolls Out Age Verification, but Not to Keep Children Off App

Photo- and video-sharing platform Instagram has started using age verification tools to prevent account holders under 18 years old from changing their ages to over 18.


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Explained: Why Cyber Hygiene is Very Important

Explained: Why Cyber Hygiene is Very Important

Microsoft India group head and director of government affairs Ashutosh Chadha said cybercrime costs economies more than $6 trillion (Rs. 4.6 crore crore) each year.


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The Power and Pitfalls of AI for U.S. Intelligence

The Power and Pitfalls of AI for U.S. Intelligence

Artificial intelligence use is booming, but it's not the secret weapon you might imagine.


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Immersive King Tut Exhibit Looks Beyond the Gold Mask

Immersive King Tut Exhibit Looks Beyond the Gold Mask

National Geographic Museum's virtual-reality experience opens up the Egyptian pharaoh's tomb.


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Alexa Has a New Voice — Your Dead Relative's

Alexa Has a New Voice — Your Dead Relative's

Experts call the device's new feature a slippery slope, comparing it to an episode of 'Black Mirror'


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Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

The latest invention follows the team's creation of the first ever quantum transistor in 2012.


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How Students Are Scrubbing Their Social Media Profiles

How Students Are Scrubbing Their Social Media Profiles

A new service for students flags inappropriate or offensive posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so would-be employers can see them in the best possible light.


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Model Helps Identify Mutations That Drive Cancer

Model Helps Identify Mutations That Drive Cancer

Researchers created a probabilistic computer model that rapidly scans the genome of cancer cells to identify cancer-driving mutations.


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Mega Says It Can't Decrypt Your Files. POC Exploit Shows Otherwise

Mega Says It Can't Decrypt Your Files. POC Exploit Shows Otherwise

A new report indicates Mega's file encryption architecture contains fundamental cryptography flaws enabling attackers to launch full key recovery attacks.


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How the Brain Prepares to Think

How the Brain Prepares to Think

Researchers used the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer to probe the physics of thought activation in the brain.


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AI-Powered Archaeology Draws Out Hidden Evidence of Fire Use by Early Humans

AI-Powered Archaeology Draws Out Hidden Evidence of Fire Use by Early Humans

Researchers used artificial intelligence to uncover evidence that ancient humans used fire at least 800,000 years ago at the Evron Quarry archaeological site in Western Galilee.


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Do Kwon's Crypto Empire Fell in a $40 Billion Crash. He's Got a New Coin for You.

Do Kwon's Crypto Empire Fell in a $40 Billion Crash. He's Got a New Coin for You.

Luna's relaunch might be the ultimate act of chutzpah by the South Korean entrepreneur.


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Twitter Apologizes for Abusing User Security Information After $150 million FTC settlement

Twitter Apologizes for Abusing User Security Information After $150 million FTC settlement

n addition to the $150 million penalty, Twitter agreed to notify users that it misused the security data.


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Cybercriminals Eye Biometrics

Cybercriminals Eye Biometrics

Biometric markers are increasingly popular targets of data theft, potentially endangering far more than your locally stored information.


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The Avatars Wear Prada

The Avatars Wear Prada

And Balenciaga and Thom Browne. Meta opens a new fashion store for the metaverse. Should you shop?


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Many Russian Cyberattacks Failed in First Months of Ukraine War, Study Says

Many Russian Cyberattacks Failed in First Months of Ukraine War, Study Says

A report published by Microsoft also found that Moscow's disinformation campaign to establish a narrative of the war favorable to Russia was doing better than expected.


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California Grants First Permit to Test AVs Using Only Lidar Sensing

California Grants First Permit to Test AVs Using Only Lidar Sensing

Vueron plans to unveil its next generation of Lidar AV platforms within the next few months.


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'Privacy Doesn't Matter,' Screams the Microsoft Deal with DuckDuckGo

'Privacy Doesn't Matter,' Screams the Microsoft Deal with DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo isn't as private as you think, facing criticism over its tracking agreement with Microsoft.


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The Open Secret of Google Search

The Open Secret of Google Search

One of the most-used tools on the Internet is not what it used to be.


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Google Wants to Challenge AI with 200 Tasks, to Replace the Turing Test

Google Wants to Challenge AI with 200 Tasks, to Replace the Turing Test

Artificial intelligence researchers have proposed an update to the Turing test for rating the capabilities of AI technology.


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Meta Agrees to Alter Ad Technology in Settlement with U.S.

Meta Agrees to Alter Ad Technology in Settlement with U.S.

Meta agreed to change its advertising technology and to pay a penalty as part of a settlement over allegations it had discriminated against Facebook users.


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DARPA Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Blockchain Tech, Non-Secure Crypto Transactions

DARPA Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Blockchain Tech, Non-Secure Crypto Transactions

Researchers vetted the security of blockchain software's distributed ledger technologies for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).


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Hybrid Machine Learning Forecasts Lake Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change

Hybrid Machine Learning Forecasts Lake Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change

Researchers applied a hybrid empirical dynamic modeling methodology to predict the effects of climate change and phosphorus pollution on Switzerland's Lake Geneva.


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What Quantum Information, Snowflakes Have in Common, and What We Can Do About It

What Quantum Information, Snowflakes Have in Common, and What We Can Do About It

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to read out signals from a superconducting quantum bit (qubit) using laser light, without destroying it.


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Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists

Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists

The researchers say the fabric allows wearers to monitor their heart and breathing in a comfortable way over long periods, and could also be used to communicate.


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I Am Not a Robot: iOS Verification Update Marks End of 'Captchas'

I Am Not a Robot: iOS Verification Update Marks End of 'Captchas'

Tests where you are asked to spot traffic lights or type out wobbly letters may be a thing of the past.

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