Science & Tech
Current EVs Best Suited for Temperate Climates: Engineer
In Chicago, Tesla and electric vehicle (EV) owners face challenges charging their vehicles in the extreme cold despite significant investments by the nation’s energy and transportation departments in building charging stations nationwide. Keep in mind that President Joe Biden aims for half of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2030. NTD interviewed Ronald […]
Congress Must Do Even More to Rein In AI Risks: Data Security Expert
President Joe Biden has issued an executive order to rein in artificial intelligence—but will the measures go far enough? The founder of DarkBox Security Systems, Andrew Sternke, has called on Congress to pass “comprehensive transparency legislation that extends to all the various AI entities, including public disclosure, to foster broader accountability.”
Professor of Security Engineering on Main Risks of AI
The AI safety summit, which aims to bring together governments and representatives of the industry from across the world, will begin at Bletchley Park. It’s set to focus on what the government calls frontier AI. NTD has more on the main risks that AI poses from a professor in security engineering, Ross Anderson.
AI Users Manipulate Data to Create Their Own Bias: Expert
With AI becoming more present in everyone’s daily life, some people have noticed bias when interacting with popular language models, such as ChatGPT. NTD spoke with Phil Siegel, the Founder of Captrs, an AI company for simulation programming to address future threats, to dig deeper into the issue.
AI Sports News Project Paused After Glitches
Gannet, the parent company for USA Today and various other local newspapers, has been participating in an experiment where they let Artificial intelligence or AI, write sports articles. That project has reportedly been stopped after criticism from readers. For example, the dispatch reportedly published a story where the system didn’t correctly insert the mascot’s name […]
Electric Vehicles at Risk of Being Hacked by China
Research has found electronic car systems are at risk of being hacked. Christopher Balding, a surveillance expert and founder of the think tank “New Kite Data Labs,” said microphones or even brakes in electric cars are susceptible to being controlled remotely by China.
AI Ethics: How to Shape Global Standards?
With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, nations are moving towards shaping global standards of AI regulation. But experts are concerned that if the AI is trained in a country with lower ethical standards, and then exported as a finished product, it could lead to serious problems down the line.
France: Top Court Approves AI Surveillance
France’s constitutional court has approved the use of controversial surveillance technology powered by artificial intelligence. A bill approved by Parliament in March paves the way for authorities to use real-time video surveillance tech that employs facial recognition and biometric features on a large scale. Cameras will automatically recognize body positions, gaits, and gestures.
NASA Names Artemis II Crew for Lunar Flyby
On Apr. 3, NASA named a four-member team to venture on the next lunar mission. Artemis Two would be the first crewed voyage around the moon in more than 50 years. The crew is comprised of three American veteran astronauts and one Canadian rookie.
Microsoft 365 AI for Creative Office Work
Microsoft had a live event to unveil their integration of artificial intelligence into the Microsoft office ecosystem. Copilot helps out with the 365 workspaces of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more, in ways similar to using highly advanced automation like Chat GPT.
Robots Assist Hospitals Amid Staff Shortages
Medical centers across the country continue to struggle with a nursing shortage. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital outside of Chicago is uniquely battling the shortage. A 5-foot-tall robot with blue eyes roams the hallways and runs errands so the hospital workers can spend more time attending to patients.
New Aircraft Offers Agricultural Convenience
An Ohio company, Ryse Aero Technologies, showcased a personal electric aircraft called the “Ryse Recon.” The vehicle is designed for farmers, landowners, and others in the agricultural industry. The Recon is fitted with six independent motors and six removable batteries, with a top speed of 63 mph.
Australian Companies Create Smart Rugby Ball
A new smart ball is giving rugby players and fans more data than ever before, gathered live and in real-time during a match. The GPS transmitters track the ball 20 times a second and can produce live graphics of exactly what is happening on the field.