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26 May 2020

Reality Check: The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

Gartner believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) security will be a top strategic technology trend in 2020, and that enterprises must gain awareness of AI’s impact on the security space. However, many enterprise IT leaders still lack a comprehensive understanding of the technology and what the technology can realistically achieve today. It is important for leaders to […]

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04 May 2020

SCIENTISTS WANT TO HUNT FOR LIFE ON LONG-DEAD WORLDS

SOS When the next generation of observatories are deployed, Cornell University astronomers hope to use them to scan distant exoplanets orbiting dead stars for signs of life. When a rocky, Earth-like exoplanet passes in front of the white dwarf star it orbits, astronomers plan to search them for fingerprints of life, past or present. And to get […]

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28 Apr 2020

MICROSOFT WANTS TO MINE CRYPTOCURRENCY USING YOUR BRAIN WAVES

Microsoft applied for an unusual new patent that would read users’ brainwaves in exchange for cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. The patent application, which has yet to be granted, describes a system that would scan a user’s brain activity or other biological signals to make sure they completed a task, such as watching a commercial. The system […]

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25 Apr 2020

SCIENTISTS MAY BE CLOSE TO UNDERSTANDING WHY THE UNIVERSE EXISTS

Universal ImbalanceScientists think that they’ve taken a step toward finally understanding one of the greatest mysteries of the universe: why it exists in the first place. When the universe formed, it created both antimatter and matter, which destroy each other when they meet. So why there’s enough matter left to form all the galaxies, stars, […]

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18 Apr 2020

Neuroscience study indicates mindfulness training can recalibrate the brain’s response to fear in school kids

A new study provides evidence that a school-based mindfulness intervention can reduce perceived stress and modulate activity in a brain region associated with responses to fear and stress. The findings have been published in Behavioral Neuroscience. Clemens C.C. Bauer, the corresponding author of the study and a postdoctoral associate at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain […]

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13 Apr 2020

Neuroscience research: 6 fascinating findings

In this feature, we discuss six studies that uncover new and unexpected truths about the organ we hold in our skulls. Neuroscience is never easy, but the resulting intrigue is worth the effort. The brain is the pivotal hub of our central nervous system. Through this organ, we take note of the world, we assess […]

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02 Apr 2020

This Startup’s Computer Chips Are Powered by Human Neurons

Biological “hybrid computer chips” could drastically lower the amount of power required to run AI systems. Australian startup Cortical Labs is building computer chips that use biological neurons extracted from mice and humans, Fortune reports. The goal is to dramatically lower the amount of power current artificial intelligence systems need to operate by mimicking the […]

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