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Finally, an underwater messaging app

Researchers at the University of Washington made an underwater communication app that uses sonic signals to pass messages to your submerged friends....

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Study of Facebook friendships explores how economic mobility works in the US

A large-scale study of Facebook data sheds new light on the ties between Americans — and how those relationships in turn shape economic outcomes. A...

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Are universities doing enough to foster robotics startups?

Students and schools simply have too much to lose by not bridging the gap between robotics research and entrepreneurship.

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Perceptron: AI that solves math problems, translates 200 languages, and draws kangaroos

In this edition of Perceptron, TechCrunch's AI research roundup, we look at new language models from Microsoft and Meta as well as a Google...

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A year in the making, BigScience’s AI language model is finally available

BigScience, a collaborative research effort spearheaded by Hugging Face, has released a large language model that can be applied to a range of...

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Congress probes period tracking apps and data brokers over abortion privacy concerns

The U.S. House Oversight Committee is probing a collection of period tracking apps and data brokers in light of emerging concerns about how private...

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Heyday lands $6M to build a knowledge base from the services you already use

Heyday, an app that plugs into existing services to surface relevant content alongside new web searches, has raised $6 million in a venture seed...

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AI startup Cohere launches a nonprofit research lab

Cohere, an AI startup that's raised around $170 million in venture capital, announced the launch of a nonprofit arm for research.

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Perceptron: Robots that feel pain and AI that predicts soccer players’ movements

In this edition of Perceptron, we take a look at AI systems that can "feel" pain, predict soccer players' movements, and generate...

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Perceptron: Risky teleoperation, Rocket League simulation, and zoologist multiplication

In this week's Perceptron column, we look at a Rocket League-playing AI system and a study investigating the risks of teleoperating robots.

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Microsoft claims its new tools make language models safer to use

Microsoft has released two new tools during Build 2022, AdaTest and (De)ToxiGen, can make large language models safer to use while improving their...

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DeepMind’s new AI can perform over 600 tasks, from playing games to controlling robots

Alphabet-backed research lab DeepMind created an AI system, Gato, that can perform hundreds of tasks ranging from controlling a robot to analyzing...

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Perceptron: AI bias can arise from annotation instructions

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to...

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Researchers fear what a Musk acquisition might mean for Twitter research data

Researchers are concerned that, if Musk successfully acquires Twitter, he might respond to studies critical of the platform by cutting off access to...

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Deep Science: AI cuts, flows, and goes green

TechCrunch's Deep Science column looks at the past week in scientific research. This edition touches on AI applied to recycling, among other...

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Deep Science: Combining vision and language could be the key to more capable AI

In this edition of Deep Science, we highlight new research that illustrates the potential benefits of combining vision and language AI systems.

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Lapsus$ hacking group claims software consultancy giant Globant as its latest breach victim

A threat intelligence provider said the leaked data contained private keys and source code.

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What investors need to know about research and inspiration in the COVID-19 era

Even after COVID-19, companies that thrive — or even simply survive — will be design-mature and digital-first.

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Lynk, a “knowledge-as-a-service” platform with more than 840,000 experts, raises $24 million

Lynk, a “knowledge-as-a-service” platform that connects clients with over 840,000 experts in a wide range of fields, announced today it...

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Can your startup support a research-based workflow?

Most startups and scaleups are used to fast-paced resourcing and R&D cycles designed specifically for product development. However, there is no...

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