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Why language technology can't handle Game of Thrones (yet)

Researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Dutch Royal Academy's Humanities Cluster evaluated four state-of-the-art tools for recognising names in text, to assess and improve ...

16 hours ago from TechXplore

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AI that spots inequality could monitor living conditions in cities

An algorithm that can detect inequality in cities from Google Street View images, could be used to monitor projects aimed at improving living conditions

14 hours ago from Newscientist

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A neural network can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary

The work of a science writer, including this one, includes reading journal papers filled with specialized technical terminology, and figuring out how to explain their contents in language that ...

15 hours ago from TechXplore

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DHS wants to ramp up use of facial recognition at airports from just 15 to almost all in 4 years

The Department of Homeland Security said it plans to expand its application of facial recognition from just 15 airports to 97% of all passengers across the country by 2023.

5 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth ...

14 hours ago from TechXplore

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Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle and other cities

About 3.6 million adults in the United States use a wheelchair to get around, according to census data.

7 hours ago from TechXplore

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Child's Play trailer shows terror when Chucky takes over smart homes - CNET

Good night, Andy.

10 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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How to hack your deadline: Admit it's uncertain

Deadlines tend to radiate a sense of existential finality, but project managers know that they're rarely set in stone.

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The wave of domain hijackings besetting the Internet is worse than we thought

Despite widespread attention since January, DNS campaign shows no signs of abating.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Arstechnica

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Army researchers identify new way to improve cybersecurity

With cybersecurity one of the nation's top security concerns and billions of people affected by breaches last year, government and businesses are spending more time and money defending against ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from

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