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As robotic grasping improves, rivals debate the metrics of success

As robotic grasping improves, rivals debate the metrics of success

Grasping systems for robotic systems are poised to have a big impact at companies like Amazon, but startups don't always agree on how to measure success.
Government Report Reveals Its Favorite Way to Hack iPhones, Without Backdoors

Government Report Reveals Its Favorite Way to Hack iPhones, Without Backdoors

Feds are once again demanding encryption backdoors, but its own data shows it can extract data from phones without them.
Congress moves toward facial recognition regulation

Congress moves toward facial recognition regulation

Progressive and conservative members of Congress may introduce legislation to regulate facial recognition use in the "very near future."

Federal study shows face recognition accuracy varies by gender and race

Researchers have studied the potential for bias in facial recognition algorithms before, but now it's the US government's turn to weigh in. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has
Even The Government Admits Facial Recognition Is Racially Biased

Even The Government Admits Facial Recognition Is Racially Biased

A new federal study confirms the widely-adopted tech is fundamentally biased. It’s time to ban it.
NIST confirms that facial recognition is a racist, sexist dumpster-fire

NIST confirms that facial recognition is a racist, sexist dumpster-fire

While NIST doesn't speculate as to why, it did find that the performance of 189 facial recognition algorithms from 89 different vendors varied by "race, sex and age" -- that is, the systems performed
Bullets That Killed President Kennedy to Be Released as 3D Scans

Bullets That Killed President Kennedy to Be Released as 3D Scans

Have you been hankering to see the bullets that killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on that fateful day in 1963? Researchers sometimes ask the U.S. National Archives and Record Administration
Suburban Maryland emerging as a life sciences powerhouse

Suburban Maryland emerging as a life sciences powerhouse

Suburban Maryland has become one of the nation’s strongest markets for life sciences, according to JLL’s latest industry Outlook. As home to the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health
Partnership on AI’s Terah Lyons talks ethics washing, moonshots, and power

Partnership on AI’s Terah Lyons talks ethics washing, moonshots, and power

Partnership on AI executive director Terah Lyons talks moonshots, the risk of inaction, and AI's potential to benefit society.
This Compact System Lets Scientists See Biological Molecules in a Whole New Way

This Compact System Lets Scientists See Biological Molecules in a Whole New Way

Researchers have combined laser techniques and an ingenious detection scheme in order to create a powerful new molecule-imaging system—a quicker, easier way to determine the identity of microscopic

Ever quietly trained facial recognition AI using its photo storage app

Ever, a free photo storage app, has been using the billions of photos and videos uploaded by its users to train a facial recognition tool it plans on selling to private companies and the U.S.
Trump executive order spurs call for opinions on federal AI standards

Trump executive order spurs call for opinions on federal AI standards

The Department of Commerce wants the artifical intelligence community's opinion to help form technical AI standards for the federal government.
A transgender AI researcher’s nightmare scenarios for facial recognition software

A transgender AI researcher’s nightmare scenarios for facial recognition software

A Q+A with AI researcher Os Keyes about the history of facial recognition software, how it should be regulated, and why the technology should be banned.
Scientists Build Atomic Clocks Accurate Enough to Measure Changes in Spacetime Itself

Scientists Build Atomic Clocks Accurate Enough to Measure Changes in Spacetime Itself

Physicists have created atomic clocks so precise that they can measure deformations in spacetime itself, according to new research. Read more...
Scientists Build Atomic Clocks Accurate Enough to Measure Changes in Spacetime Itself

Scientists Build Atomic Clocks Accurate Enough to Measure Changes in Spacetime Itself

Physicists have created atomic clocks so precise that they can measure deformations in spacetime itself, according to new research. Read more...
The Way We Define a Kilogram Could Change Next Week

The Way We Define a Kilogram Could Change Next Week

The future of mass depends on a conference vote next week.Read more...

Congress passes data security bill for small businesses

The US government doesn't have the strongest cybersecurity policy right now, but there's at least some progress on that front beyond what's happening at security agencies. The US Senate has passed its
It Costs Seven Cents to Make a Nickel, So the U.S. Mint Had a Computer Simulate Cheaper Coins

It Costs Seven Cents to Make a Nickel, So the U.S. Mint Had a Computer Simulate Cheaper Coins

As the value of precious metals fluctuates over time, the U.S. Mint has to constantly find new ways to keep currency manufacturing affordable. A five-cent nickel that costs as much as seven cents to
ISO rejects the NSA's IoT crypto standard, believing it to be backdoored

ISO rejects the NSA's IoT crypto standard, believing it to be backdoored

For three years, International Standards Organization has been wrangling over which cryptographic algorithms will be incorporated into a standard for interoperability in "Internet of Things" gadgets;
This Random Number Generator Could Be the Most Random Ever

This Random Number Generator Could Be the Most Random Ever

Randomness rules the very fabric of reality. So it only makes sense that scientists have figured out how to use nature’s randomness as a tool in our mundane world. Read more...