Fast computers, 5G networks and radar that passes through walls are bringing ‘vision’ closer to reality

Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality. Paul Gilligan/Photodisc via Getty Images Aly Fathy, University of Tennessee Fast computers, 5G networks and radar that passes through walls are bringing ‘X-ray vision’ closer to reality Within seconds after reaching a city, earthquakes can …

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Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts

Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts It doesn’t take a human mind to produce misinformation convincing enough to fool experts in such critical fields as cybersecurity. iLexx/iStock via Getty Images Priyanka Ranade, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Takeaways · AIs …

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Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone

Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone Accessible technology is better for everyone, and accessible technology benefits when the people who rely on it most help build it. Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images Kristen Shinohara, Rochester Institute of Technology and Garreth Tigwell, Rochester Institute of Technology Unless you’re blind or …

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Here’s how much your personal information is worth to cybercriminals – and what they do with it

Here’s how much your personal information is worth to cybercriminals – and what they do with it The black market for stolen personal information motivates most data breaches. aleksey-martynyuk/iStock via Getty Images Ravi Sen, Texas A&M University Data breaches have become common, and billions of records are stolen worldwide every year. Most of the media coverage …

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Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game

Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game Most of today’s AI’s come to a grinding halt when they encounter unexpected conditions, like a change in the rules of a game. LightFieldStudios/iStock via Getty Images Mayank Kejriwal, University of Southern California My colleagues and I changed a …

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What is mRNA? The messenger molecule that’s been in every living cell for billions of years is the key ingredient in some COVID-19

What is mRNA? The messenger molecule that’s been in every living cell for billions of years is the key ingredient in some COVID-19 vaccines MRNA is an important messenger, carrying the instructions for life from DNA to the rest of the cell. ktsimage/iStock via Getty Images Plus Penny Riggs, Texas A&M University One surprising star of …

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Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology

Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock Edina Harbinja, Aston University; Lilian Edwards, Newcastle University, and Marisa McVey, Aston University It was recently revealed that in 2017 Microsoft patented a chatbot which, if built, would digitally resurrect the dead. Using AI and machine learning, the proposed chatbot would …

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How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs

How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs NFTs can be used to prove who created and who owns digital items like these images by the artist Beeple shown at an exhibition in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images Dragan Boscovic, Arizona State University Takeaways · Nonfungible tokens …

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The science of ‘mind-reading’: our new test reveals how well we understand others

The science of ‘mind-reading’: our new test reveals how well we understand others Nope, we are not talking about telepathy. Sanja Karin Music/Shutterstock Rachel Clutterbuck, University of Bath; Lucy Anne Livingston, Cardiff University; Mitchell Callan, University of Bath, and Punit Shah, University of Bath Mind-reading sounds like science fiction. But the term, also referred to as …

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Love in the time of algorithms: would you let artificial intelligence choose your partner?

Love in the time of algorithms: would you let artificial intelligence choose your partner? Shutterstock David Tuffley, Griffith University It could be argued artificial intelligence (AI) is already the indispensable tool of the 21st century. From helping doctors diagnose and treat patients to rapidly advancing new drug discoveries, it’s our trusted partner in so many ways. …

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