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The origins of ancient inscriptions are often shrouded in mystery. Writing carved into stone millennia ago can be hard to read and is often missing entire sections of the text. Now a neural network, trained on thousands of existing inscriptions, could help historians figure out when and where a piece of writing comes from – …

While cybercrime gets a lot of attention from law enforcement and the media these days, I’ve been documenting a less high-tech threat emerging in recent months: a surge in stolen checks. Criminals are increasingly targeting U.S. Postal Service and personal mailboxes to pilfer filled-out checks and sell them over the internet using social media platforms. …

There was no shortage of cybersecurity headlines in 2021. From REvil’s attacks, disappearance and resurgence to a brewing “cyber cold war” sweeping the world, 2021 was one of the most hectic years yet for the cybersecurity industry. And 2022 looks like it is going to be just as challenging, if not more so. A complex mix of people-centric training …

Stanford University computer science graduate student Mackenzie Leake has been quilting since age 10, but she never imagined the craft would be the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Included in that work is new prototype software that can facilitate pattern-making for a form of quilting called foundation paper piecing, which involves using a backing made …

AI is taking over the video editing world—and with good reason. AI-powered tools are transforming the editing process, allowing organizations to cut time, decrease costs, and increase output. And those outcomes aren’t just nice to have. They’re becoming critical to a brand’s success, as video becomes the primary method through which customers want to hear …

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Forbes BrandVoice. In capital markets, the stakes have been raised for participants to establish value, win loyalty, and expand their share of wallet. An organization’s data analytics capabilities, combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning, can open new opportunities in these areas. But many organizations are still using …

Melanoma is a type of malignant tumor responsible for more than 70 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths worldwide. For years, physicians have relied on visual inspection to identify suspicious pigmented lesions (SPLs), which can be an indication of skin cancer. Such early-stage identification of SPLs in primary care settings can improve melanoma prognosis and …

Explaining, interpreting, and understanding the human mind presents a unique set of challenges. Doing the same for the behaviors of machines, meanwhile, is a whole other story. As artificial intelligence (AI) models are increasingly used in complex situations — approving or denying loans, helping doctors with medical diagnoses, assisting drivers on the road, or even …

A machine learning system lets visitors to a new art exhibition experience the sounds of colours through the artist Kandinsky’s eyes. The abstract art pioneer had synaesthesia, a condition that can make people hear sounds when looking at colours and shapes.   Have you ever heard colours? As part of a new exhibition, the worlds …

Mobile payments are creating opportunities to reach and benefit more people worldwide by providing services to underbanked communities, and empowering streamlined services in e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores. Square, a U.S.-based financial services company that specializes in payment software and hardware products, currently stands at the cutting-edge of this industry. The company regularly pursues more powerful, …