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Unlocking photonic computing power with artificial 'life'

The never-ending quest for faster, smaller computers that can do more has led manufacturers to design ever tinier transistors that are now packed into computer chips by the tens of billions.

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Advancing computer vision one pixel at a time

You're in an autonomous car when a rabbit suddenly hops onto the road in front of you.


Blockchain is a key technology—a computer scientist explains why the post-crypto-crash future is bright

People hear a lot about blockchain technology in relation to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, which rely on blockchain systems to keep records of financial transactions between people and businesses. But a crash in public trust ...

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Exploring sharper computer vision for self-driving cars and cybernetic avatars

Just making a small tweak to algorithms typically used to enhance images could dramatically boost computer vision recognition capabilities in applications ranging from self-driving cars to cybernetic avatars, RIKEN researchers ...

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Computational model mimics humans' ability to predict emotions

When interacting with another person, you likely spend part of your time trying to anticipate how they will feel about what you're saying or doing. This task requires a cognitive skill called theory of mind, which helps us ...

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Scientists design artificial synapses for neuromorphic computing

The human brain has been called the most complicated object in the universe. Trying to replicate that still-unmatched capability for computing, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have made a new interface-type memristive ...

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Assessing political bias in language models

The language models behind ChatGPT and other generative AI are trained on written words that have been culled from libraries, scraped from websites and social media, and pulled from news reports and speech transcripts from ...

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A simple test reveals: Bot or human?

Although ChatGPT is still in its infancy, its appearance has impacted virtually all fields relying on technology. Which is to say, pretty much everything is or will soon be touched by it.

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Math primes high-performance computing for the age of AI

Increasing traffic congestion in the Seattle area is a good analogy for a similar increase in congestion on high-performance computing (HPC) systems, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

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Researchers use AI to identify similar materials in images

A robot manipulating objects while, say, working in a kitchen, will benefit from understanding which items are composed of the same materials. With this knowledge, the robot would know to exert a similar amount of force whether ...

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A new approach for map densification in visual place recognition

Visual place recognition (VPR) is the task of identifying the location where specific images were taken. Computer scientists have recently developed various deep learning algorithms that could effectively tackle this task, ...

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Why GPT detectors aren't a solution to the AI cheating problem

In the wake of the high-profile launch of ChatGPT, no fewer than seven developers or companies have countered with AI detectors. That is, AI they say is able to tell when content was written by another AI. These new algorithms ...

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Writing with AI help can shift your opinions

Artificial intelligence-powered writing assistants that autocomplete sentences or offer "smart replies" not only put words into people's mouths, they also put ideas into their heads, according to new research.

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The quantum computer already exists, but is not all that powerful

You may be one of those waiting for the quantum computer, the arrival of which we have been told is imminent for several years. Already at this point, DTU Associate Professor Sven Karlsson begins to look a little strained, ...

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Tetris reveals how people respond to unfair AI

An experiment in which two people play a modified version of Tetris—the 40-year-old block-stacking video game—revealed that players who get fewer turns perceive the other player as less likable, regardless of whether ...

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Algorithms developed to tackle tenuous group query

Finding tenuous groups, those with few social interactions and weak relationships among members, has been a hot topic in community search for reviewer selection and psycho-educational group formation. The existing metrics ...