06 Aug 2021

NSF Adds 11 New AI Research Institutes to Its Collaborative, Nationwide Network

The National Science Foundation announced earlier this week that it has officially extended the reach of its National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. According to the statement, the foundation added 11 new institutes where officials will collaborate to pursue AI research in complex areas such as augmented learning, precision agriculture, cybersecurity,

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04 Aug 2021

What One City Hopes to Learn by Pausing Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The Baltimore City Council recently approved legislation that effectively halts the use of facial recognition technology by residents, businesses, and city agencies. The ban is temporary and would be reviewed in the future to reassess whether the technology can be reintroduced into Baltimore. The legislation is expected to be signed

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03 Aug 2021

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media

Another bill that aims to counter deepfakes and deceptive media has been introduced in the Senate. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders have looked to form a new federal task force that would seek to set standards and deploy technologies that would determine the origins of digital content

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02 Aug 2021

Algorithm Could Improve How Self-Driving Cars Take on Narrow Streets

Researchers have allegedly developed a new algorithm that could help self-driving cars navigate narrow and crowded streets. Drivers are able to complete this task, however, not always without close calls and frustration. This means that programming an autonomous vehicle to do the same without a human driver or knowledge of

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30 Jul 2021

The Porsche dynasty is taking on Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in space

Porsche SE is the next big investor to look to space for its role in developing future technology. Porsche revealed an investment into German Isar Aerospace on Wednesday. The German space startup is attempting to rival Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The startup offers rocket production and

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29 Jul 2021

Lawmakers Want DOD to Explore Tech’s Valley of Death Problem

Lawmakers are urging the Department of Defense to investigate technology’s so-called valley of death problem, which refers to the two-year period that occurs between development funding and inclusion into a program of record. The issue has been frustrating the industry, experts, and the Pentagon as the Defense Department is seeking

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28 Jul 2021

Under pressure, Iranian MPs postpone internet restriction bill

Iran’s parliament has suspended its review of a highly controversial bill that would lead to heightened internet restrictions within the country, according to citizens and businesses. The bill was first proposed three years ago and is titled the Protecting Users in Cyberspace and Organizing Social Media Act. However, despite the

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27 Jul 2021

Amnesty Urges Moratorium on Surveillance Technology in Pegasus Scandal

NGO Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on surveillance technology produced by an Israeli firm used against a long list of journalists, activists, and heads of state. The spyware called Pegasus, and its usage have exposed a global human rights crisis, according to Amnesty. The NGO is now warning

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26 Jul 2021

NASA Turns to Edge Computing to Protect ISS Astronauts from Contamination

NASA is looking to leverage edge computing to eliminate the need to transport massive amounts of information from space and slash the time it takes to process information from weeks to hours. NASA aims to accomplish this through using a containerized, analytic code where data for a complex DNA sequencing

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23 Jul 2021

Intel CEO Says Chip Shortage Could Stretch Into 2023

Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger, says the semiconductor shortage could stretch into 2023, as chip supply disruptions are hitting companies and consumers globally. The shortage has caused rising prices for some consumer gadgets and harmed the auto industry immensely with production delays. Volkswagen warned the global shortage could worsen in the

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