03 Dec 2020

Face recognition software making progress at recognizing masked faces

The NIST has found that facial recognition algorithms have improved their ability to detect identities even when the individual is wearing a mask. Since the beginning of the pandemic, numerous studies have been conducted to test the effect of masked faces on algorithms, as facial recognition software pre-pandemic was unable

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02 Dec 2020

NPS Officials Share Fresh Details on Forthcoming Self-Driving Shuttle Pilot

The first-ever autonomous vehicle pilot is on track to be implemented at Yellowstone National Park in May, according to the National Park Service (NPS). The organization has been developing the technology for months and plans to appeal to its next generation of visitors while cutting costs. The NPS is looking

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02 Dec 2020

This Company Uses AI to Outwit Malicious AI

Startup Robust Intelligence is experimenting with AI and how to mitigate the risks posed by malicious AI. Robust Intelligence is responding to threats of attacks on commercial AI algorithms, with the first one being reported in 2019 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As AI continues to be

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01 Dec 2020

Lawmakers Want Data to Decide the Future of America’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

New bipartisan legislation focused on securing a detailed plan for the government’s support of electric vehicles was recently introduced in the House. The bill would form a grant program to fund local governments, electric utility companies, and universities. The locations were targeted due to their potential as convenient and sensible

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30 Nov 2020

UK bans installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September

The UK government has reportedly released an update on their plans to phase out Huawei technology by 2027, now introducing a ban on the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021. The decision follows plans announced in July declaring that UK firms will be barred from purchasing new

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30 Nov 2020

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will be tested in a new trial after questions over its data

The Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine will go through another global trial, according to CEO Pascal Soriot. The program had originally been planning to add a subdivision to its existing US trial, however, has decided to re-enter global testing amid criticism over the data to date. The organization has claimed

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24 Nov 2020

How Two U.S. Military Bases Are Exploring 5G’s Potential

The US Military and government has been exploring the potentials of 5G and has begun implementing new 5G solutions at some of its locations, including a Joint Base in San Antonio. The Defense Department has promised to produce test sites for strategic 5G experimentation. This program will span more than

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23 Nov 2020

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is up to 90% effective, according to interim data

AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine has concluded the Phase III trial with a 90% effectiveness rate, according to interim data from the trials. The trial also discovered that the vaccine was only 70% effective when the data of two different dosing regimens were combined. The organizations concluded that the

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23 Nov 2020

This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes

A security researcher from Belgian university KU Leuven has revealed a series of security vulnerabilities he uncovered in both Tesla Model X cars and their keyless entry fobs. The researchers, Lennert Wouters, claims that the vulnerabilities can be exploited together and lead to an adversary breaking into the car and

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20 Nov 2020

Interagency Committee Issues Recommendations for Using Cloud to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has released recommendations for how agencies can utilize cloud computing resources for research and development efforts. The report highlights that cloud computing provides reliable and agile computing capabilities despite technical and administrative challenges that remain in the technology. The committee created the publication at

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