最新麻豆视频 - Technology 最新麻豆视频 - Technology / 最新麻豆视频 - Technology /build/images/ns-logo-scaled.ed2dc11a.png daily 1 Russia is building ground-based kamikaze robots out of old hoverboards /article/2439161-russia-is-building-ground-based-kamikaze-robots-out-of-old-hoverboards/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 12 Jul 2024 11:00:26 +0100 Hoverboards, or self-balancing scooters, are already used by hobbyists as a basis for robots, but now a group in Russia is putting them to use on the battlefields of Ukraine 2439161-russia-is-building-ground-based-kamikaze-robots-out-of-old-hoverboards|2439161 Governments bans on quantum computer exports have no basis in science /article/mg26334993-100-governments-bans-on-quantum-computer-exports-have-no-basis-in-science/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 10 Jul 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Several nations around the world have placed arbitrary limits on the export of quantum computers, despite today's devices having little practical use. The restrictions are counterproductive and at odds with the scientific method mg26334993-100-governments-bans-on-quantum-computer-exports-have-no-basis-in-science|2439072 Artificial flavours released by cooking aim to improve lab-grown meat /article/2438900-artificial-flavours-released-by-cooking-aim-to-improve-lab-grown-meat/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 09 Jul 2024 17:00:47 +0100 Lab-grown meat can be shaped into steaks and meatballs, but it can be lacking in the flavour department. Aromatic chemicals that are released when heated could offer a solution 2438900-artificial-flavours-released-by-cooking-aim-to-improve-lab-grown-meat|2438900 Google creates self-replicating life from digital 'primordial soup' /article/2438117-google-creates-self-replicating-life-from-digital-primordial-soup/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 09 Jul 2024 15:14:42 +0100 A digital "primordial soup" with no rules or direction can lead to the emergence of self-replicating artificial life forms, in an experiment that may hint at how biological life began on Earth 2438117-google-creates-self-replicating-life-from-digital-primordial-soup|2438117 Cosmic rays can help synchronise the global financial system /article/2438801-cosmic-rays-can-help-synchronise-the-global-financial-system/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 08 Jul 2024 21:25:53 +0100 Particles generated by cosmic rays can penetrate indoor and underground environments with ease, and could provide a more secure alternative to GPS for synchronising financial transactions worldwide 2438801-cosmic-rays-can-help-synchronise-the-global-financial-system|2438801 Multiple nations enact mysterious export controls on quantum computers /article/2436023-multiple-nations-enact-mysterious-export-controls-on-quantum-computers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 03 Jul 2024 14:00:09 +0100 Identical wording placing limits on the export of quantum computers has appeared in regulations across the globe. There doesn't seem to be any scientific reason for the controls, and all can be traced to secret international discussions 2436023-multiple-nations-enact-mysterious-export-controls-on-quantum-computers|2436023 AI beats top racers at Gran Turismo 鈥 without cheating /article/2438564-ai-beats-top-racers-at-gran-turismo-without-cheating/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 05 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +0100 An AI driver achieved faster lap times than the best humans in the video game Gran Turismo 7, and unlike previous versions, it only used information available to players 2438564-ai-beats-top-racers-at-gran-turismo-without-cheating|2438564 Mind-reading AI recreates what you're looking at with amazing accuracy /article/2438107-mind-reading-ai-recreates-what-youre-looking-at-with-amazing-accuracy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 04 Jul 2024 10:00:04 +0100 Giving AI systems the ability to focus on particular brain regions can make them much better at reconstructing images of what a monkey is looking at from brain recordings 2438107-mind-reading-ai-recreates-what-youre-looking-at-with-amazing-accuracy|2438107 Quantum computers may work better when they ignore causality /article/2438152-quantum-computers-may-work-better-when-they-ignore-causality/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 04 Jul 2024 13:00:44 +0100 A quantum phenomenon that muddles the rules of cause and effect could make quantum computers better at performing certain operations 2438152-quantum-computers-may-work-better-when-they-ignore-causality|2438152 Google's claim of quantum supremacy has been completely smashed /article/2437886-googles-claim-of-quantum-supremacy-has-been-completely-smashed/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 03 Jul 2024 18:00:20 +0100 Google's Sycamore quantum computer was the first to demonstrate quantum supremacy 鈥 solving calculations that would be unfeasible on a classical computer 鈥 but now ordinary machines have pulled ahead again 2437886-googles-claim-of-quantum-supremacy-has-been-completely-smashed|2437886 Computer viruses can spread by using ChatGPT to write sneaky emails /article/2438132-computer-viruses-can-spread-by-using-chatgpt-to-write-sneaky-emails/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 03 Jul 2024 12:33:48 +0100 Large language models can be abused by malware to help them avoid detection and propagate by crafting realistic replies to emails 2438132-computer-viruses-can-spread-by-using-chatgpt-to-write-sneaky-emails|2438132 Tiny chip could enable super-secure quantum Wi-Fi /article/2437975-tiny-chip-could-enable-super-secure-quantum-wi-fi/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 02 Jul 2024 22:54:33 +0100 A 1.8-millimetre-wide silicon chip with over 1000 components could help quantum devices communicate without the need for wires or specialised fridges 2437975-tiny-chip-could-enable-super-secure-quantum-wi-fi|2437975 AI can predict how monkeys play Pac-Man /article/2437617-ai-can-predict-how-monkeys-play-pac-man/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 02 Jul 2024 09:00:39 +0100 An AI model learned to predict the choices made by monkeys and their eye movements while playing Pac-Man, hinting that a machine intelligence can 鈥渢hink鈥 in a similar way to mammals 2437617-ai-can-predict-how-monkeys-play-pac-man|2437617 The hacker turned politician using digital tech to reimagine democracy /article/mg26334980-600-the-hacker-turned-politician-using-digital-tech-to-reimagine-democracy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 01 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Taiwan鈥檚 first ever minister of digital affairs has transformed politics, using online platforms and AI to give power to the country鈥檚 citizens 鈥 with lessons for us all mg26334980-600-the-hacker-turned-politician-using-digital-tech-to-reimagine-democracy|2437795 AI can identify the most brilliant and entertaining chess moves /article/2436253-ai-can-identify-the-most-brilliant-and-entertaining-chess-moves/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 28 Jun 2024 12:00:09 +0100 An AI that can tell which chess moves are awe-inspiring is being used to make a chess computer that would play creatively, possibly making it more enjoyable to watch or compete against 2436253-ai-can-identify-the-most-brilliant-and-entertaining-chess-moves|2436253 See the solitary structures that once helped aircraft stay on course /article/2436948-see-the-solitary-structures-that-once-helped-aircraft-stay-on-course/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 26 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Photographer Ignacio Evangelista's stark shots shine a light on the little-known VOR beacons, once key to aviation navigation but now being replaced by GPS 2436948-see-the-solitary-structures-that-once-helped-aircraft-stay-on-course|2436948 University examiners fail to spot ChatGPT answers in real-world test /article/2436888-university-examiners-fail-to-spot-chatgpt-answers-in-real-world-test/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 26 Jun 2024 20:00:55 +0100 ChatGPT-written exam submissions for a psychology degree mostly went undetected and tended to get better marks than real students鈥 work 2436888-university-examiners-fail-to-spot-chatgpt-answers-in-real-world-test|2436888 $1m prize for AI that can solve puzzles that are simple for humans /article/2437029-1m-prize-for-ai-that-can-solve-puzzles-that-are-simple-for-humans/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 25 Jun 2024 20:00:42 +0100 Deducing the correct pattern that links pairs of coloured grids is relatively easy for most people, but relies on skills that artificial intelligence models lack. A new $1 million prize hopes to encourage the development of an AI that can solve such puzzles 2437029-1m-prize-for-ai-that-can-solve-puzzles-that-are-simple-for-humans|2437029 AI can turn text into sign language 鈥 but it鈥檚 often unintelligible /article/2436111-ai-can-turn-text-into-sign-language-but-its-often-unintelligible/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 25 Jun 2024 18:00:21 +0100 Researchers have developed an AI model that can translate text into sign language, but experts in Deaf culture and sign language say the translations range from semi-comprehensible to 鈥渞eally unintelligible鈥 2436111-ai-can-turn-text-into-sign-language-but-its-often-unintelligible|2436111 Smiling robot face is made from living human skin cells /article/2436859-smiling-robot-face-is-made-from-living-human-skin-cells/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 25 Jun 2024 17:00:10 +0100 A technique for attaching a skin made from living human cells to a robotic framework could give robots the ability to emote and communicate better 2436859-smiling-robot-face-is-made-from-living-human-skin-cells|2436859 Origami computer uses folded paper for calculations /article/2435729-origami-computer-uses-folded-paper-for-calculations/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 24 Jun 2024 15:00:53 +0100 By representing data as folds in paper, the principles of origami can theoretically be used to compute anything imaginable 2435729-origami-computer-uses-folded-paper-for-calculations|2435729 The truth about social media and screen time's impact on young people /article/mg26234960-900-the-truth-about-social-media-and-screen-times-impact-on-young-people/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0100 There are many scary claims about excess time on digital devices for children and teenagers. Here鈥檚 a guide to the real risks - and what to do about them mg26234960-900-the-truth-about-social-media-and-screen-times-impact-on-young-people|2435748 Microphone made of atom-thick graphene could be used in smartphones /article/2436470-microphone-made-of-atom-thick-graphene-could-be-used-in-smartphones/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 20 Jun 2024 18:00:52 +0100 Reducing the size of the microphone in electronic devices would allow manufacturers to include more of them, increasing the capability for noise cancellation 2436470-microphone-made-of-atom-thick-graphene-could-be-used-in-smartphones|2436470 Phased introductions to smartphones will help kids more than bans /article/mg26234962-900-phased-introductions-to-smartphones-will-help-kids-more-than-bans/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 19 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Creating "walled gardens", much like TV channels do, would provide children better tools to navigate a lifetime of social media than banning smartphones altogether mg26234962-900-phased-introductions-to-smartphones-will-help-kids-more-than-bans|2436167 Driverless cars are mostly safer than humans 鈥 but worse at turns /article/2435896-driverless-cars-are-mostly-safer-than-humans-but-worse-at-turns/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:00:11 +0100 Driverless cars seem to have fewer accidents than human drivers under routine conditions, but higher crash risks when turning or in dim light 鈥 although researchers say more accident data is necessary 2435896-driverless-cars-are-mostly-safer-than-humans-but-worse-at-turns|2435896 Time crystals may make quantum computers more reliable /article/2435673-time-crystals-may-make-quantum-computers-more-reliable/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 17 Jun 2024 20:39:54 +0100 Extremely cold atoms that perpetually move in repeating patterns could be a promising building block for quantum computers 2435673-time-crystals-may-make-quantum-computers-more-reliable|2435673 Ukraine is using AI to manage the removal of Russian landmines /article/2434990-ukraine-is-using-ai-to-manage-the-removal-of-russian-landmines/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 18 Jun 2024 10:54:07 +0100 There are so many Russian landmines across Ukraine that removing them could take 700 years. To prioritise areas for de-mining, the Ukrainian government has turned to an artificial intelligence model that can identify the most important regions 2434990-ukraine-is-using-ai-to-manage-the-removal-of-russian-landmines|2434990 Watch a humanoid robot driving a car extremely slowly /article/2435826-watch-a-humanoid-robot-driving-a-car-extremely-slowly/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 17 Jun 2024 15:55:14 +0100 A robot named Musashi with a human-like "skeleton" and "musculature" can perform basic driving tasks 鈥 but this isn鈥檛 the safest approach to autonomous transport 2435826-watch-a-humanoid-robot-driving-a-car-extremely-slowly|2435826 Google's new quantum computer may help us understand how magnets work /article/2435816-googles-new-quantum-computer-may-help-us-understand-how-magnets-work/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:46:58 +0100 By combining two approaches to quantum computing into one device, Google has been able to simulate the behaviour of magnets in detail - and found discrepancies with our current understanding of certain magnet systems 2435816-googles-new-quantum-computer-may-help-us-understand-how-magnets-work|2435816 What everyone gets wrong about the 2015 Ashley Madison scandal /article/mg26234952-100-what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-the-2015-ashley-madison-scandal/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 12 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Nine years after hackers targeted Ashley Madison, the dating site for wannabe adulterers, many people still don't grasp what was truly chilling about the scandal, says Annalee Newitz mg26234952-100-what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-the-2015-ashley-madison-scandal|2435047 Quantum sensor gets a read on tiny worm implanted with nanodiamonds /article/2435140-quantum-sensor-gets-a-read-on-tiny-worm-implanted-with-nanodiamonds/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:00:17 +0100 Tiny diamonds and quantum sensors can be used to measure conditions inside cells or living organisms, potentially offering a way to detect diseases or study biology in minute detail 2435140-quantum-sensor-gets-a-read-on-tiny-worm-implanted-with-nanodiamonds|2435140 The word 鈥榖ot鈥 is increasingly being used as an insult on social media /article/2434742-the-word-bot-is-increasingly-being-used-as-an-insult-on-social-media/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 10 Jun 2024 11:00:53 +0100 The meaning of the word "bot" on Twitter/X seems to have shifted over time, with people originally using it to flag automated accounts, but now employing it to insult people they disagree with 2434742-the-word-bot-is-increasingly-being-used-as-an-insult-on-social-media|2434742 Forest office: The role of wood in Paris's low-carbon building boom /video/2434735-forest-office-the-role-of-wood-in-pariss-low-carbon-building-boom/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Sun, 09 Jun 2024 11:00:08 +0100 最新麻豆视频's Graham Lawton visited two construction sites in Paris that showcase the wonder material of the future: wood 2434735-forest-office-the-role-of-wood-in-pariss-low-carbon-building-boom|2434735 Writers accept lower pay when they use AI to help with their work /article/2434307-writers-accept-lower-pay-when-they-use-ai-to-help-with-their-work/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 07 Jun 2024 17:00:30 +0100 When writers are allowed to get help from ChatGPT, they accept lower pay, fuelling fears that AI will lower the value of skilled workers 2434307-writers-accept-lower-pay-when-they-use-ai-to-help-with-their-work|2434307 Would an AI judge be able to efficiently dispense justice? /article/2434100-would-an-ai-judge-be-able-to-efficiently-dispense-justice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 07 Jun 2024 11:00:49 +0100 Judges are only human and can make mistakes, so could an artificial intelligence make better and more efficient decisions? 2434100-would-an-ai-judge-be-able-to-efficiently-dispense-justice|2434100 UK ban on quantum computer exports is pointless, say researchers /article/2431853-uk-ban-on-quantum-computer-exports-is-pointless-say-researchers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 06 Jun 2024 16:00:43 +0100 The UK government has set limits on the capabilities of quantum computers that can be exported from the country and has declined to explain these limits on the grounds of national security. Experts say this make no sense 2431853-uk-ban-on-quantum-computer-exports-is-pointless-say-researchers|2431853 Dutch police trial AI-powered robot dog to safely inspect drug labs /article/2429013-dutch-police-trial-ai-powered-robot-dog-to-safely-inspect-drug-labs/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 06 Jun 2024 11:00:23 +0100 The Dutch police force is already using a remotely controlled Spot robot dog made by Boston Dynamics to examine drug labs in raids, and now it wants to make the robot fully autonomous 2429013-dutch-police-trial-ai-powered-robot-dog-to-safely-inspect-drug-labs|2429013 Tiny brain sensor implanted without surgery dissolves after weeks /article/2433983-tiny-brain-sensor-implanted-without-surgery-dissolves-after-weeks/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 05 Jun 2024 17:00:04 +0100 In animal tests, a cube of hydrogel the length of a rice grain was implanted in the brain with a needle to monitor temperature or pressure, and then dissolved away after a few weeks 2433983-tiny-brain-sensor-implanted-without-surgery-dissolves-after-weeks|2433983 Glasses coated in lithium could let us see in the dark /article/2434145-glasses-coated-in-lithium-could-let-us-see-in-the-dark/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 05 Jun 2024 11:47:57 +0100 A film made of lithium niobate and gratings of silicon dioxide converts infrared light into visible light better than the other leading compound, potentially allowing nighttime vision 2434145-glasses-coated-in-lithium-could-let-us-see-in-the-dark|2434145 People are less likely to believe an AI if it conveys uncertainty /article/2429701-people-are-less-likely-to-believe-an-ai-if-it-conveys-uncertainty/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 04 Jun 2024 19:00:07 +0100 When a large language model expresses doubt about the information it supplies, people are less likely to accept it as fact and more likely to find accurate information elsewhere 2429701-people-are-less-likely-to-believe-an-ai-if-it-conveys-uncertainty|2429701 Diet-monitoring AI tracks your each and every spoonful /article/2431572-diet-monitoring-ai-tracks-your-each-and-every-spoonful/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 04 Jun 2024 09:00:35 +0100 An AI that watches you while you eat can estimate how much you鈥檙e consuming, and could help people track their calorie intake 2431572-diet-monitoring-ai-tracks-your-each-and-every-spoonful|2431572 Battle-damage detector can help aid groups rapidly respond during war /article/2433633-battle-damage-detector-can-help-aid-groups-rapidly-respond-during-war/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 31 May 2024 20:00:34 +0100 A simple statistical test can quickly guide humanitarian efforts in areas like Gaza and Ukraine impacted by war 鈥 and it could perform as well as more expensive, AI-powered methods 2433633-battle-damage-detector-can-help-aid-groups-rapidly-respond-during-war|2433633 Bioelectronic patch uses living bacteria to treat psoriasis in mice /article/2433525-bioelectronic-patch-uses-living-bacteria-to-treat-psoriasis-in-mice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 30 May 2024 20:00:02 +0100 One of the first bioelectronic devices to combine living bacteria with sensors has successfully improved healthy skin regeneration in mice with psoriasis 2433525-bioelectronic-patch-uses-living-bacteria-to-treat-psoriasis-in-mice|2433525 Can Google fix its disastrous new AI search tool? /article/2433133-can-google-fix-its-disastrous-new-ai-search-tool/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 29 May 2024 14:24:58 +0100 Google's AI Overviews tool can offer impressive answers to search queries, but it will also make up facts and tell people to eat rocks. Can it be fixed, or will it have to be scrapped? 2433133-can-google-fix-its-disastrous-new-ai-search-tool|2433133 Hackers are using AI to find software bugs - but there is a downside /article/2433247-hackers-are-using-ai-to-find-software-bugs-but-there-is-a-downside/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 28 May 2024 15:59:52 +0100 Artificial intelligence models similar to ChatGPT are able to identify errors in computer code, letting people claim rewards for finding them - but others are using the same tools to report bugs that don't actually exist 2433247-hackers-are-using-ai-to-find-software-bugs-but-there-is-a-downside|2433247 AI can predict landmine areas from satellite images /article/2431571-ai-can-predict-landmine-areas-from-satellite-images/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 24 May 2024 14:00:31 +0100 An AI model can identify landmine areas with up to 92 per cent accuracy, which could help to speed up the removal of the deadly devices 2431571-ai-can-predict-landmine-areas-from-satellite-images|2431571 What is artificial general intelligence, and is it a useful concept? /article/mg26234921-600-what-is-artificial-general-intelligence-and-is-it-a-useful-concept/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 21 May 2024 18:00:00 +0100 The world's biggest AI companies have made artificial general intelligence, or AGI, their goal. But it isn't always clear what AGI means, and there is debate about whether it is a valuable idea mg26234921-600-what-is-artificial-general-intelligence-and-is-it-a-useful-concept|2432005 OpenAI鈥檚 chatbot shows racial bias in advising home buyers and renters /article/2431917-openais-chatbot-shows-racial-bias-in-advising-home-buyers-and-renters/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 21 May 2024 13:00:42 +0100 ChatGPT often suggests lower-income neighbourhoods to people who are Black, showing prejudices reflecting generations of housing discrimination in the US 2431917-openais-chatbot-shows-racial-bias-in-advising-home-buyers-and-renters|2431917 Quantum diamond sensor measured heart signals from a living rat /article/2431913-quantum-diamond-sensor-measured-heart-signals-from-a-living-rat/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 20 May 2024 18:00:34 +0100 For the first time, a quantum sensor has been used to record magnetic signals from the heart of a living animal, opening the door for future uses of quantum technology in medical settings 2431913-quantum-diamond-sensor-measured-heart-signals-from-a-living-rat|2431913 VR headset can give you 360-degree vision like an owl /article/2431014-vr-headset-can-give-you-360-degree-vision-like-an-owl/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 20 May 2024 07:00:02 +0100 A virtual reality system and a head-mounted 360-degree camera make it possible to look directly behind you without twisting your entire body 2431014-vr-headset-can-give-you-360-degree-vision-like-an-owl|2431014 AI noise-cancelling headphones let you focus on just one voice /article/2430508-ai-noise-cancelling-headphones-let-you-focus-on-just-one-voice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 16 May 2024 19:20:03 +0100 You can blank out certain types of background noise and focus on just one conversation using prototype noise-cancelling headphones 2430508-ai-noise-cancelling-headphones-let-you-focus-on-just-one-voice|2430508 Surgeons can use AI chatbot to tell robots to help with suturing /article/2431083-surgeons-can-use-ai-chatbot-to-tell-robots-to-help-with-suturing/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 16 May 2024 07:00:37 +0100 A virtual assistant for surgeons translates text prompts into commands for a robot, offering a simple way to instruct machines to carry out small tasks in operations 2431083-surgeons-can-use-ai-chatbot-to-tell-robots-to-help-with-suturing|2431083 Cameras inspired by insect eyes could give robots a wider view /article/2431012-cameras-inspired-by-insect-eyes-could-give-robots-a-wider-view/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 15 May 2024 20:00:23 +0100 Artificial compound eyes made without the need for expensive and precise lenses could provide cheap visual sensors for robots and driverless cars 2431012-cameras-inspired-by-insect-eyes-could-give-robots-a-wider-view|2431012 OpenAI overtakes Google in race to build the future, but who wants it? /article/2431326-openai-overtakes-google-in-race-to-build-the-future-but-who-wants-it/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 15 May 2024 17:27:11 +0100 With big announcements about the latest artificial intelligence models this week, tech firms are competing to have the most exciting products - but generative AI remains hampered by issues 2431326-openai-overtakes-google-in-race-to-build-the-future-but-who-wants-it|2431326 Quantum internet draws near thanks to entangled memory breakthroughs /article/2431464-quantum-internet-draws-near-thanks-to-entangled-memory-breakthroughs/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 15 May 2024 17:00:54 +0100 Researchers aiming to create a secure quantum version of the internet need a device called a quantum repeater, which doesn't yet exist - but now two teams say they are well on the way to building one 2431464-quantum-internet-draws-near-thanks-to-entangled-memory-breakthroughs|2431464 Buildings that include weak points on purpose withstand more damage /article/2431131-buildings-that-include-weak-points-on-purpose-withstand-more-damage/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 15 May 2024 17:00:23 +0100 If a building is hit with an earthquake or explosives, the entire thing can collapse 鈥 but a design balancing strong and weak structural connections lets part of it fall while preserving the rest 2431131-buildings-that-include-weak-points-on-purpose-withstand-more-damage|2431131 Underwater data centres could be destroyed by loud noises /article/2430616-underwater-data-centres-could-be-destroyed-by-loud-noises/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 14 May 2024 13:00:30 +0100 Underwater data centres being installed off the coasts of China, the US and Europe could be disrupted by sounds from military-grade sonar on ships and submarines, or even whales 2430616-underwater-data-centres-could-be-destroyed-by-loud-noises|2430616 ChatGPT got an upgrade to make it seem more human /article/2430926-chatgpt-got-an-upgrade-to-make-it-seem-more-human/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 13 May 2024 23:45:51 +0100 OpenAI's new ChatGPT model, called GPT-4o, provides more human-like interactions through a voice mode, and it is capable of conversations that incorporate text, audio and video in real time 2430926-chatgpt-got-an-upgrade-to-make-it-seem-more-human|2430926 Watch a M枚bius strip robot move and climb when hit by light /article/2430403-watch-a-mobius-strip-robot-move-and-climb-when-hit-by-light/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 13 May 2024 13:00:49 +0100 When light strikes a soft robot made from a twisted strip of hydrogel sheets, it moves in a predictable way and can climb a vertical rod or haul up a load 2430403-watch-a-mobius-strip-robot-move-and-climb-when-hit-by-light|2430403 DeepMind is experimenting with a nearly indestructible robot hand /article/2430354-deepmind-is-experimenting-with-a-nearly-indestructible-robot-hand/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 09 May 2024 01:00:20 +0100 A new robotic hand can withstand being smashed by pistons or walloped with a hammer. It was designed to survive the trial-and-error interactions required to train AI robots 2430354-deepmind-is-experimenting-with-a-nearly-indestructible-robot-hand|2430354 DeepMind AI can predict how drugs interact with proteins /article/2429520-deepmind-ai-can-predict-how-drugs-interact-with-proteins/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 08 May 2024 17:00:18 +0100 The latest version of the AlphaFold AI can help biologists predict how proteins interact with each other and other molecules, which is a boon to pharmaceutical research 2429520-deepmind-ai-can-predict-how-drugs-interact-with-proteins|2429520 Hackers can steal data by messing with a computer's processor /article/2426533-hackers-can-steal-data-by-messing-with-a-computers-processor/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 07 May 2024 15:23:05 +0100 Software that has been blocked from connecting to the internet should be secure from hacking attempts, but now researchers have found a way to sneak data out by varying the speed of the computer's processor 2426533-hackers-can-steal-data-by-messing-with-a-computers-processor|2426533 How Schr枚dinger's cat could make quantum computers work better /article/2429855-how-schrodingers-cat-could-make-quantum-computers-work-better/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 06 May 2024 17:00:36 +0100 A quantum bit inspired by Schr枚dinger鈥檚 cat can resist making errors for an unprecedentedly long time, which makes it a candidate for building less error-prone quantum computers 2429855-how-schrodingers-cat-could-make-quantum-computers-work-better|2429855 Ball-balancing robot could assist wheelchair users /article/2429653-ball-balancing-robot-could-assist-wheelchair-users/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 06 May 2024 18:00:06 +0100 A robot that moves around by balancing on a ball could prove a better assistant for wheelchair users than humanoid robots that walk on two legs 2429653-ball-balancing-robot-could-assist-wheelchair-users|2429653 Politicians can use social media ads to buy votes for 鈧4 per person /article/2429551-politicians-can-use-social-media-ads-to-buy-votes-for-e4-per-person/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 02 May 2024 13:22:08 +0100 An analysis of the 2021 German federal elections has found that for every 200,000 times a politician's social media adverts were viewed, their vote share increased by 2.1 per cent - a potentially low-cost way of swinging elections 2429551-politicians-can-use-social-media-ads-to-buy-votes-for-e4-per-person|2429551 GPS jamming traced to Russia after flights over Europe suspended /article/2429435-gps-jamming-traced-to-russia-after-flights-over-europe-suspended/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 01 May 2024 21:00:00 +0100 Finnair has cancelled flights to Tartu in Estonia this month because of an ongoing GPS jamming attack 鈥 and there is evidence that the attack is being controlled from Russia 2429435-gps-jamming-traced-to-russia-after-flights-over-europe-suspended|2429435 AI-driven race cars test limits of autonomous driverless technology /video/2429432-ai-driven-race-cars-test-limits-of-autonomous-driverless-technology/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 01 May 2024 18:27:04 +0100 AI-driven race cars compete at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, a showcase of driverless autonomous technology and an advanced test bed for AI research 2429432-ai-driven-race-cars-test-limits-of-autonomous-driverless-technology|2429432 Most brain monitors sold to consumers don't keep your data private /article/2428596-most-brain-monitors-sold-to-consumers-dont-keep-your-data-private/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 30 Apr 2024 13:00:38 +0100 A report found data privacy problems with the vast majority of 30 companies that sell neurotechnology devices to consumers. New US state laws aim to change that 2428596-most-brain-monitors-sold-to-consumers-dont-keep-your-data-private|2428596 Australia places A$1 billion bet on quantum computing firm PsiQuantum /article/2428987-australia-places-a1-billion-bet-on-quantum-computing-firm-psiquantum/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 30 Apr 2024 11:10:49 +0100 A joint investment by the Australian federal government and the government of Queensland makes PsiQuantum one of the largest dedicated quantum computing firms in the world 2428987-australia-places-a1-billion-bet-on-quantum-computing-firm-psiquantum|2428987 AI that determines risk of death helps save lives in hospital trial /article/2428674-ai-that-determines-risk-of-death-helps-save-lives-in-hospital-trial/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 29 Apr 2024 11:00:54 +0100 An AI trained on the heart's electrical activity alerted physicians about patients at high risk of dying, significantly reducing deaths in a clinical trial with almost 16,000 patients at two hospitals 2428674-ai-that-determines-risk-of-death-helps-save-lives-in-hospital-trial|2428674 Image-generating AI creates uncanny optical illusions /article/2427826-image-generating-ai-creates-uncanny-optical-illusions/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 29 Apr 2024 07:00:58 +0100 Generative AI models designed to create images from text can be adapted to construct complex optical illusions - pictures that look like different things when viewed from far away or with motion blur 2427826-image-generating-ai-creates-uncanny-optical-illusions|2427826 Deepfake politicians may have a big influence on India鈥檚 elections /article/2427842-deepfake-politicians-may-have-a-big-influence-on-indias-elections/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 26 Apr 2024 09:00:16 +0100 Political campaigns are deploying AI-generated deepfake versions of politicians to reach hundreds of millions of eligible voters in India鈥檚 2024 election 鈥 the world鈥檚 largest ever 2427842-deepfake-politicians-may-have-a-big-influence-on-indias-elections|2427842 Why curbing chatbots' worst exploits is a game of whack-a-mole /article/mg26234881-200-why-curbing-chatbots-worst-exploits-is-a-game-of-whack-a-mole/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 24 Apr 2024 19:00:00 +0100 AI companies are trying to impose safety measures on their chatbots, while researchers are finding ways around them all the time. Where will this end, asks Alex Wilkins mg26234881-200-why-curbing-chatbots-worst-exploits-is-a-game-of-whack-a-mole|2427860 Can India build a world-leading computer chip industry from scratch? /article/2422985-can-india-build-a-world-leading-computer-chip-industry-from-scratch/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 25 Apr 2024 09:00:49 +0100 India currently has a fairly small chip-manufacturing industry, but prime minister Narendra Modi wants the country to become a dominant player in the sector in just a few years 2422985-can-india-build-a-world-leading-computer-chip-industry-from-scratch|2422985 Will Amazon's robotic revolution spark a new wave of job losses? /article/2428065-will-amazons-robotic-revolution-spark-a-new-wave-of-job-losses/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 23 Apr 2024 17:00:50 +0100 Amazon says it will create new jobs to replace roles taken over by machines, but it isn鈥檛 clear whether this will happen quickly enough 2428065-will-amazons-robotic-revolution-spark-a-new-wave-of-job-losses|2428065 Ships smuggling Russian oil spotted in satellite images by AI /article/2427745-ships-smuggling-russian-oil-spotted-in-satellite-images-by-ai/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 23 Apr 2024 16:00:13 +0100 AI can analyse satellite images to reveal the movements of dark ships in a shadow fleet that smuggles oil and other cargo from sanctioned countries such as Russia, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea 2427745-ships-smuggling-russian-oil-spotted-in-satellite-images-by-ai|2427745 Has the US finally figured out how to do high-speed rail? /article/2427647-has-the-us-finally-figured-out-how-to-do-high-speed-rail/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 22 Apr 2024 19:30:37 +0100 As work begins on building the US鈥檚 first high-speed rail service 鈥 linking Los Angeles to Las Vegas 鈥 analysts say the project could serve as a blueprint for similar projects across the country 2427647-has-the-us-finally-figured-out-how-to-do-high-speed-rail|2427647 Autonomous e-scooters could ride themselves back to charging points /article/2424170-autonomous-e-scooters-could-ride-themselves-back-to-charging-points/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:00:06 +0100 Teams of staff usually return e-scooters to where they will be needed, but adapted scooters that can balance and stop themselves, and be controlled remotely, are a step towards autonomous ones that can take themselves wherever they have to go 2424170-autonomous-e-scooters-could-ride-themselves-back-to-charging-points|2424170 These photos show AI used to reinterpret centuries-old graffiti /article/2427217-these-photos-show-ai-used-to-reinterpret-centuries-old-graffiti/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 17 Apr 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Artist Matthew Attard turned to eye-tracking technology to generate a fresh take on images of ships carved by seafarers on chapels in Malta hundreds of years ago 2427217-these-photos-show-ai-used-to-reinterpret-centuries-old-graffiti|2427217 Quantum-proof encryption may not actually stop quantum hackers /article/2427167-quantum-proof-encryption-may-not-actually-stop-quantum-hackers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:31:44 +0100 Cryptographers are scrambling to understand an algorithm that could undermine the mathematics behind next-generation encryption methods, which are intended to protect against quantum computers 2427167-quantum-proof-encryption-may-not-actually-stop-quantum-hackers|2427167 Intel reveals world's biggest 'brain-inspired' neuromorphic computer /article/2426523-intel-reveals-worlds-biggest-brain-inspired-neuromorphic-computer/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:00:22 +0100 A computer intended to mimic the way the brain processes and stores data could potentially improve the efficiency and capabilities of artificial intelligence models 2426523-intel-reveals-worlds-biggest-brain-inspired-neuromorphic-computer|2426523 Watch a swarm of cyborg cockroaches controlled by computers /article/2424745-watch-a-swarm-of-cyborg-cockroaches-controlled-by-computers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:49:39 +0100 Remote-controlled cockroaches with computers mounted on their backs can move as a swarm towards a target location, and could be used for search missions 2424745-watch-a-swarm-of-cyborg-cockroaches-controlled-by-computers|2424745 Why AIs that tackle complex maths could be the next big breakthrough /article/mg26234863-500-why-ais-that-tackle-complex-maths-could-be-the-next-big-breakthrough/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 10 Apr 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Research-level mathematics might seem an unlikely proving ground for artificial intelligence, but recent developments suggest it offers a route to automated human-like reasoning mg26234863-500-why-ais-that-tackle-complex-maths-could-be-the-next-big-breakthrough|2426264 How AI mathematicians might finally deliver human-level reasoning /article/mg26234863-300-how-ai-mathematicians-might-finally-deliver-human-level-reasoning/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 10 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Artificial intelligence is taking on some of the hardest problems in pure maths, arguably demonstrating sophisticated reasoning and creativity 鈥 and a big step forward for AI mg26234863-300-how-ai-mathematicians-might-finally-deliver-human-level-reasoning|2426113 Chatbots can persuade conspiracy theorists their view might be wrong /article/2426618-chatbots-can-persuade-conspiracy-theorists-their-view-might-be-wrong/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:00:46 +0100 After a short conversation with an artificial intelligence, people鈥檚 belief in a conspiracy theory dropped by about 20 per cent 2426618-chatbots-can-persuade-conspiracy-theorists-their-view-might-be-wrong|2426618 Water purifier is powered by static electricity from your body /article/2426626-water-purifier-is-powered-by-static-electricity-from-your-body/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 12 Apr 2024 11:00:31 +0100 A 10-minute walk can build up enough static electricity to power a battery-free water purifier, which could be especially helpful during disasters or in regions that lack access to clean water and stable power supplies 2426626-water-purifier-is-powered-by-static-electricity-from-your-body|2426626 AI can spot parasites in stool samples to help diagnose infections /article/2426237-ai-can-spot-parasites-in-stool-samples-to-help-diagnose-infections/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 11 Apr 2024 20:00:09 +0100 About 1.5 billion people worldwide carry a risk of conditions including malnutrition because of parasitic infection, and AI could help identify those affected 2426237-ai-can-spot-parasites-in-stool-samples-to-help-diagnose-infections|2426237 Watch mini humanoid robots showing off their football skills /article/2426328-watch-mini-humanoid-robots-showing-off-their-football-skills/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 10 Apr 2024 20:00:44 +0100 These soccer-playing robots can respond faster than ones trained in a standard way because they improved their skills via an artificial intelligence-based technique called deep reinforcement learning 2426328-watch-mini-humanoid-robots-showing-off-their-football-skills|2426328 Phone batteries could last 50% longer if more 5G towers are built /article/2423849-phone-batteries-could-last-50-longer-if-more-5g-towers-are-built/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 10 Apr 2024 07:00:58 +0100 Adding more masts could reduce the overall energy use of phone networks by two-thirds and boost handset battery life by 50 per cent 2423849-phone-batteries-could-last-50-longer-if-more-5g-towers-are-built|2423849 AI pop-ups can help you stop doomscrolling on your phone /article/2426007-ai-pop-ups-can-help-you-stop-doomscrolling-on-your-phone/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 08 Apr 2024 20:05:27 +0100 An AI program can learn from smartphone users' behaviours in order to send timely pop-up reminders about when to close attention-grabbing apps. The system effectively reduced how often people opened apps such as TikTok 2426007-ai-pop-ups-can-help-you-stop-doomscrolling-on-your-phone|2426007 Microsoft and Quantinuum鈥檚 quantum computer may be most reliable yet /article/2425243-microsoft-and-quantinuums-quantum-computer-may-be-most-reliable-yet/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:00:36 +0100 A quantum computer built by Quantinuum uses 鈥渓ogical quantum bits鈥 designed by Microsoft to run simple computational routines with an unprecedented level of reliability 2425243-microsoft-and-quantinuums-quantum-computer-may-be-most-reliable-yet|2425243 Showing AI just 1000 extra images reduced AI-generated stereotypes /article/2425065-showing-ai-just-1000-extra-images-reduced-ai-generated-stereotypes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Tue, 02 Apr 2024 21:06:36 +0100 Researchers made an AI image generator produce less offensive images by feeding it a tiny amount of additional training data 2425065-showing-ai-just-1000-extra-images-reduced-ai-generated-stereotypes|2425065 Unprecedented GPS jamming attack affects 1600 aircraft over Europe /article/2424678-unprecedented-gps-jamming-attack-affects-1600-aircraft-over-europe/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Fri, 29 Mar 2024 16:00:20 +0000 A 63-hour-long marathon of GPS jamming attacks disrupted global satellite navigation systems for hundreds of aircraft flying through the Baltic region 鈥 and Russia is thought to be responsible 2424678-unprecedented-gps-jamming-attack-affects-1600-aircraft-over-europe|2424678 鈥榊ell at your robot鈥 technique teaches robots household chores /article/2425023-yell-at-your-robot-technique-teaches-robots-household-chores/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 01 Apr 2024 16:00:48 +0100 AI allows robots to listen to verbal instructions while learning to correctly perform household tasks. That could enable more natural interactions between humans and robots 2425023-yell-at-your-robot-technique-teaches-robots-household-chores|2425023 Why our ageing world could accelerate progress in AI and robotics /article/mg26134843-700-why-our-ageing-world-could-accelerate-progress-in-ai-and-robotics/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 27 Mar 2024 18:00:00 +0000 We are heading for a demographic crunch later this century, but might a workforce of intelligent machines compensate for a likely lack of human workers? mg26134843-700-why-our-ageing-world-could-accelerate-progress-in-ai-and-robotics|2424154 AI chatbots beat humans at persuading their opponents in debates /article/2424856-ai-chatbots-beat-humans-at-persuading-their-opponents-in-debates/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Mon, 01 Apr 2024 07:00:33 +0100 When people were challenged to debate contentious topics with a human or GPT-4, they were more likely to be won over by the artificial intelligence 2424856-ai-chatbots-beat-humans-at-persuading-their-opponents-in-debates|2424856 Chair for gamers boosts player performance and prevents muscular aches /article/2424188-chair-for-gamers-boosts-player-performance-and-prevents-muscular-aches/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:00:02 +0000 Gamers seemed to be more comfortable after playing in a specialist gaming chair compared with a standard office chair 2424188-chair-for-gamers-boosts-player-performance-and-prevents-muscular-aches|2424188 This robot predicts when you're going to smile 鈥 and smiles back /article/2424545-this-robot-predicts-when-youre-going-to-smile-and-smiles-back/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 27 Mar 2024 18:00:05 +0000 An AI-powered robot named Emo watches people鈥檚 facial expressions and tries to match them, in an effort to make robots more relatable 2424545-this-robot-predicts-when-youre-going-to-smile-and-smiles-back|2424545 Implantable battery is charged up by the body's oxygen supply /article/2423217-implantable-battery-is-charged-up-by-the-bodys-oxygen-supply/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 27 Mar 2024 15:00:10 +0000 Many medical implants run on batteries that need to be recharged, but what if you could do so just by breathing? 2423217-implantable-battery-is-charged-up-by-the-bodys-oxygen-supply|2423217 AI chatbots are improving at an even faster rate than computer chips /article/2424179-ai-chatbots-are-improving-at-an-even-faster-rate-than-computer-chips/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=technology Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:00:49 +0000 The large language models behind AI chatbots are developing so rapidly that after eight months, a model only needs half the computing power to hit the same benchmark score - which is much faster than the rate at which computer chips improve 2424179-ai-chatbots-are-improving-at-an-even-faster-rate-than-computer-chips|2424179