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Your Smartphone Can Tell If You're Bored
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Your Smartphone Can Tell If You're Bored

Researchers at Telefonica Research in Spain have developed an algorithm that enables a smartphone to determine whether or not its user is bored.  

Researchers Employ Baxter Robot to Help the Blind
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Researchers Employ Baxter Robot to Help the Blind

Robotics researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing assistive robots to help visually impaired travelers navigate the smart cities of the future.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution in China
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution in China

IBM is testing a prototype computer system capable of learning to predict the severity of air pollution in different parts of Beijing.

­ber Project May Improve Autonomous Cars' Vision
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­ber Project May Improve Autonomous Cars' Vision

Uber is collaborating with the University of Arizona on a mapping and safety project for self-driving cars.

Tool Makes It Easier to Evade Online Censors
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Tool Makes It Easier to Evade Online Censors

A new tool could offer a way around censorship technologies enabled by repressive governments.

Tool Makes It Easier to Evade Online Censors
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Tool Makes It Easier to Evade Online Censors

After the huge chemical explosion in Tianjin, China, this month, two cleanup efforts began.

Robots Learn to Make Pancakes From Wikihow Articles
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Robots Learn to Make Pancakes From Wikihow Articles

European researchers have developed a robot that is learning to make pizzas and pancakes by reading through WikiHow's written directions. 

Teach Your Robot to Do the Dishes
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Teach Your Robot to Do the Dishes

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a robot that can help people wash their dishes. 

Teaching Machines to ­nderstand ­S
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Teaching Machines to ­nderstand ­S

The first time Yann LeCun revolutionized artificial intelligence, it was a false dawn.

Securing Today's Data Against Tomorrow's Quantum Computers
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Securing Today's Data Against Tomorrow's Quantum Computers

Microsoft researchers consider it vital for encryption upgrades to be developed now, to anticipate quantum computing's decryption potential.

This Is What Controversies Look Like in the Twittersphere
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This Is What Controversies Look Like in the Twittersphere

Kiran Garimella and colleagues at Aalto University in Finland say they have developed a more reliable way of spotting controversies in the Twitterstream in real...

Military Robots: Armed, But How Dangerous?
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Military Robots: Armed, But How Dangerous?

An open letter calling for a ban on lethal weapons controlled by artificially intelligent machines was signed last week by thousands of scientists and technologists...

Flying Robots That Can See
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Flying Robots That Can See

A tiny artificial eye inspired by the vision systems of insects could help small flying drones navigate their surroundings well enough to avoid collisions while...

India Loves Moocs
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India Loves Moocs

Massively open online courses have taken off in a big way in India, where they are meeting a need for education, particularly technical education. 

Deep Neural Nets Can Now Recognize Your Face in Thermal Images
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Deep Neural Nets Can Now Recognize Your Face in Thermal Images

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have developed a method of matching infrared images and visible light images of the same face. 

Cars May Soon ­nderstand More of What You Say
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Cars May Soon ­nderstand More of What You Say

Many cars today now come with limited voice control, but more elaborate and robust systems could be coming to cars soon. 

An Algorithmic Sense of Humor? Not Yet.
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An Algorithmic Sense of Humor? Not Yet.

In recent months, artificial-intelligence researchers have made giant strides in matching human performance in all kind of tasks that had, until recently, been...

Google's Deep Learning Machine Learns to Synthesize Real World Images
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Google's Deep Learning Machine Learns to Synthesize Real World Images

Google Street View offers panoramic views of more or less any city street in much of the developed world, as well as views along countless footpaths, inside shopping...

How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet
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How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet

Imagine you slack off at work and read up online about the latest Gibson 1959 Les Paul electric guitar replica.

How Machine Vision Solved One of the Great Mysteries of 20th-Century Surrealist Art
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How Machine Vision Solved One of the Great Mysteries of 20th-Century Surrealist Art

A pair of identical paintings attributed to Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte has long mystified art experts as to which one is the original. 
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