U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies need to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.

22 October 2021, nytimes.com

Twitter's algorithm favours right-leaning politics, research finds

The social-media giant has found tweets from parties on the political right are "amplified" more.

22 October 2021, bbc.com

Mesoscale neural plasticity helps in AI learning

A joint research team led by Xu Bo from the Institute of Automation and Mu-Ming Poo from the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have discovered that self-backpropagation, a form of mesoscale synaptic plasticity rule in natural neural networks, can elevate the accuracy and reduce the computational cost of spiking neural networks (SNNs) and artificial neural networks (ANNs).

22 October 2021, techxplore.com

CES 2022 preview: Crowds set to return to Las Vegas, but digital element remains

The Consumer Technology Association's Jean Foster tells ZDNet how CES is evolving to become a hybrid in-person/digital event.

22 October 2021, zdnet.com

With 900,000 developers, here's where the next big startup ecosystem will be

Gartner predicts that sharp growth in developer talent will see one region become an innovation powerhouse within the next five years.

22 October 2021, zdnet.com

New Age of Sail combines robots and sailboats

One man's quest to use sailboats for science.

22 October 2021, zdnet.com

Tech Tent: The world in 2031

How the metaverse, energy tech and AI might influence how we live in years to come.

22 October 2021, bbc.com

Join Us for This Year’s RE:WIRED Celebration

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, digital artist Beeple, scholar Timnit Gebru, actor John Cho, and more will discuss some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

22 October 2021, wired.com

AI can change a fashion model’s pose and alter their clothes to match

The technology used to create deepfake videos has been applied to fashion models, and can put them in a pose they never actually stood in

22 October 2021, newscientist.com

Drones starting fires on purpose in Victoria

Forest Fire Management Victoria is using drones for backburning in hard to reach locations.

21 October 2021, zdnet.com

Artificial intelligence spots anomalies in medical images

Scientists from Skoltech, Philips Research, and Goethe University Frankfurt have trained a neural network to detect anomalies in medical images to assist physicians in sifting through countless scans in search of pathologies. Reported in IEEE Access, the new method is adapted to the nature of medical imaging and is more successful in spotting abnormalities than general-purpose solutions.

21 October 2021, techxplore.com

Gartner: 64% of boards trying to change company structure to more digital economic architecture

A new Gartner survey gleaned insights from 273 people serving as directors or members of corporate board of directors in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific region.

21 October 2021, zdnet.com

Robot artist Ai-Da released by Egyptian border guards

Authorities, who held the robot for 10 days, feared that it may have been hiding covert spy tools.

21 October 2021, bbc.com

Verizon partners with Nissan to test car safety alerts on its edge network

Now, the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA) in California will begin validating the technology and may deploy it around busy intersections.

21 October 2021, zdnet.com

Can Facebook's smart glasses be smart about security and privacy?

Facebook's smart glasses ambitions are in the news again. The company has launched a worldwide project dubbed Ego4D to research new uses for smart glasses.

21 October 2021, techxplore.com

Nixon's grim moon-disaster speech is a now a warning about the deepfake future

This award-winning studio uses AI to generate fake voices of famous people - and they're showing how cloning technology raises numerous ethical questions.

21 October 2021, zdnet.com

Singapore researchers develop bandage that can wirelessly assess wounds

Research team from National University of Singapore says the wearable sensor can detect temperature, bacteria type, and other medical factors specific to chronic wounds within 15 minutes.

21 October 2021, zdnet.com

Artificial Intelligence Is Smart, but Does It Doesn’t Play Well With Others

Humans find AI to be a frustrating teammate when playing a cooperative game together, posing challenges for "teaming intelligence," study shows. When it comes to games such as chess or Go, artificial intelligence (AI) programs have far surpassed the best players in the world.

21 October 2021, scitechdaily.com

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