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Bouncing Balls and Quantum Computing
Thu, 10/01/2020 -4:00

A lighthearted method for calculating π is analogous to a fundamental algorithm for quantum computing.

Fran Allen
Thu, 10/01/2020 -4:00

Frances E. Allen was the first woman recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.

Thwarting Side-Channel Attacks
Thu, 10/01/2020 -4:00

Deep learning challenges chip security.

Who Has Access to Your Smartphone Data?
Thu, 10/01/2020 -4:00

ISPs, app developers, and even the government may know more about you than you think.

Durable, Dense, and Efficient: The Promise of DNA Data Storage
Fri, 09/25/2020 -19:57

Is DNA the future of data storage?

5G Wireless May Lead to Inaccurate Weather Forecasts
Fri, 09/25/2020 -17:00

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that expedite cellphone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts.

Hacker Accessed Network of U.S. Agency, Downloaded Data
Fri, 09/25/2020 -17:00

The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency says an unnamed federal agency has been the victim of a cyberattack in which a hacker accessed its network.

Robot Beats Humans at Curling, Thanks to Deep Learning
Fri, 09/25/2020 -17:00

Researchers developed a deep learning algorithm that enabled a curling robot to beat human players.

High-Tech Tools Shine a Light on Sustainable Farming
Fri, 09/25/2020 -17:00

New technologies aim to make it easier to determine whether companies are honoring their commitments regarding responsible land use, emissions reductions, and human rights.

To Fight Apple and Google, Smaller App Rivals Organize a Coalition
Fri, 09/25/2020 -13:43

Spotify, Match Group, Epic Games and others have created a nonprofit alliance that they hope will amplify a protest against the power of the giants.

People's Notions About AI Are Terrible, an MIT Study Asks Whether They Can Be Helped
Thu, 09/24/2020 -15:56

Researchers surveyed several hundred people to determine whether they view artificial intelligence as an agent or a tool.

NIST Scientists Get Soft on 3D Printing
Thu, 09/24/2020 -15:56

Researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology  have developed a new technique for three-dimensional printing of gels and other soft materials.

Drone Funding Highlights Sector's Momentum
Thu, 09/24/2020 -15:56

Drone startups increasingly are being targeted by venture investors, due to expected growth in the sector amid technological advancements and federal approvals.

Windows Exploit Lets You Instantly Become Admin. Have You Patched?
Thu, 09/24/2020 -15:56

Zerologon lets anyone with a network toehold obtain the domain-controller password.

We’re Not Ready for AI, Says Winner of New $1-Million AI Prize
Thu, 09/24/2020 -13:22

Regina Barzilay, the first winner of the Squirrel AI Award, on why the pandemic should be a wake-up call.

Twitter Apologizes for 'Racist' Image-Cropping Algorithm
Wed, 09/23/2020 -17:00

Twitter has issued an apology for an image-cropping algorithm deemed racist after users found it would automatically focus on white faces over black ones.

When AI Is the Opposite of Sinister: MIT Researcher Is Held Up as Model of How Algorithms Can Benefit Humanity
Wed, 09/23/2020 -17:00

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence named artificial intelligence researcher Regina Barzilay the first recipient of its new award for those developing or promoting AI for the benefit of society.

Stanford-Developed Software Enables Musicians to Jam Together Again in Real Time
Wed, 09/23/2020 -17:00

A free, open source software package enables real-time sound streaming, allowing musicians to perform together online in real time.

This Raspberry Pi-Powered AI Helps Robots to Sort Through Your Recycling
Wed, 09/23/2020 -17:00

Researchers at Liverpool Hope University in the U.K. created a tool that can sort materials for recycling by combining a Raspberry Pi 3 model with optical sensors and computer vision algorithms.

UW Researchers Hone Computer Models to Identify Animals in Photos
Wed, 09/23/2020 -17:00

Computer models developed by researchers at the University of Wyoming use artificial intelligence to identify images of wild animals in camera-trap photographs.