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What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI?

As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, given...
Why your antivirus software can’t stop ransomware

Why your antivirus software can’t stop ransomware

If your computer is infected with ransomware, your antivirus software probably won’t detect it until it’s too late. Hackers use the malware to encrypt your...
NASA The day the internet stood still

NASA: The day the internet stood still

Twenty years ago, NASA landed a little rover on Mars . . . and blew up the Internet. As people clamored for pictures – overwhelming...
Watch 3-D movies at home, sans glasses

Watch 3-D movies at home, sans glasses

CSAIL system converts 3-D movies into a more TV-friendly format. While 3-D movies continue to be popular in theaters, they haven't made the leap to...
Lip-syncing Obama New tools turn audio clips into realistic video

Lip-syncing Obama: New tools turn audio clips into realistic video

University of Washington researchers have developed new algorithms that solve a thorny challenge in the field of computer vision: turning audio clips into a...
New 3-D chip combines computing and data storage

New 3-D chip combines computing and data storage

Instead of relying on silicon-based devices, a new chip uses carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells. As embedded intelligence is finding its...
A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives. Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated goods around...
Near-Zero-Power Temperature Sensor

Near-zero-power temperature sensor could make wearables, smart devices less power-hungry

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power -- 628...
First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power

First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power

University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries -- a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...

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