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Johan Kwisthout of Radboud University in the Netherlands' discusses efforts to use robots to replicate the brains infants in order to better understand their learning process.
The new AI Now Institute is a cross-disciplinary initiative that will research the impact of artificial intelligence on society.
Machine learning could improve the ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, and could enable researchers to detect drug effects missed by conventional statistics tests.
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to sift massive amounts of big data in support of astronomy projects.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's David Shrier recently detailed the MIT Trust::Data Consortium's efforts to build new systems that rethink data sharing and security.
Internet data breaches threaten the usernames and passwords of billions of people, and phishing attacks are the most effective way to hijack victims' online identities.
Scallop is a new, more accurate computational method for reconstructing full-length nucleotide sequences of the RNA products in cells.
Hanson Robotics' humanoid robot, Sophia, is defined by creator Ben Goertzel as more of a user interface than a conscious artificial intelligence.
In a competition, robots were unable to overcome the challenge of an unlocked door impeding their way at an outdoor obstacle course, illustrating the technology's shortcomings.
Researchers using machine-learning technology to analyze about 800 movie scripts found widespread gender bias in the portrayal of male and female characters.
Researchers have detailed when people chose to move out of a hurricane's path and how much travel was hindered by winds and flooding following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The mechanism the fruit fly brain employs to identify olfactory similarities could inform the design of future search algorithms.
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have demonstrated how the principles of general relativity can open a pathway to novel electronic applications.
World Wide Web Consortium founder (and 2016 A.M. Turing Award recipient) Sir Tim Berners-Lee discusses how his perspective of the Web has changed since its inception.
Researchers are developing hearing aid technology that would eliminate background noise heard through conventional hearing aid devices.
The Exascale Computing Project's Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations collaborates to create highly optimized discretization libraries and next-generation mini applications.
Researchers at Northeastern University are studying how people and robots move independently and in tandem.
Researchers close in on a 24/7 drug delivery system.
University of Kansas professor Huazhen Fang is leading research to address "unstructured uncertainty" in the quest to develop accurate predictive mathematical equations.
Researchers say they have published the first large-scale study of doxing.
Researchers are using machine learning and deep learning to better identify how neutrinos interact with normal matter.
IBM last week announced a 50-quantum bit quantum computer, as well as the availability of a 20-qubit system via its cloud computing platform.
Governments are taking a closer look at artificial intelligence as a way to further their strategic interests in areas such as national defense.
Researchers re developing new input/output architectures for convolutional neural network-based cross-view gait recognition by utilizing a Siamese network for verification.
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online.
Surface features on Ceres—the largest world between Mars and Jupiter—and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.
The Cosmos computer code is driving supercomputer models of black hole jets and is used to investigate other unusual space phenomena.
A new ultra-flexible organic flash memory can be applied to non-conventional substrates, such as plastics and papers.
Researchers have been developing a tool that can take a single image of a face and create an animated version that puts on either a happy, sad, or angry expression.
Researchers have developed a miniature robot that can integrate perfectly into schools of zebrafish.