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Several hundred users of Facebook's mobile messaging app late last month were given access to M, the social network's new artificial intelligence-based virtual assistant.
Researchers are starting to test wireless transmitter prototypes as part of the investigational BrainGate Neural Interface System.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Philippe Rigollet and colleagues have developed an approach they say increases the effectiveness of online ads.
A special session at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence Transportation Systems dealt with intelligent pedestrian traffic and evacuation dynamics.
Cornell Tech security researchers have built a free survey alternative which they say makes it mathematically impossible for anyone to identify respondents.
The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will not be the first to use cyberweapons to cripple the other's critical…
Microsoft has cozied up to the open source community in recent years.
Entangled by gravity and destined to merge, two candidate black holes in a distant galaxy appear to be locked in an intricate dance.
Advanced prosthetics have for the past few years begun tapping into brain signals to provide amputees with impressive new levels of control.
Microsoft is investing $75 million over a three-year period to help make computer science more mainstream in schools.
In a basement room, deep in the bowels of a steel-clad building in Cambridge, a major insurgency is under way.
For nearly three decades, Bob Stone has worked in the field of virtual reality, and he now sees the technology's applications becoming a reality.
The euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge is designed to assess how well cooperative robot systems perform as part of a simulated emergency-response operation.
The California HealthCare Foundation offered $100,000 for an algorithm that would allow artificial intelligence to detect retinal damage due to diabetic retinopathy.
The Anita Borg Institute has announced the winners of its 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards recognizing female leaders in computer science.
Almost all U.S. states are using technologically outdated touchscreen and optical-scan voting systems that are at least 10 years old, according to a report.
Thanks, in part, to a new era of machine learning, computer are already starting to assimilate information from raw data in the same way as the human infant learns from the world around her.
An autonomous helicopter gunship is flying over a military base in Arizona. Suddenly, officers on the ground lose radio contact: hackers have taken control of an on-board computer. Could they fly the helicopter?
The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly pledge their commitment to contentious policies that could require…
"We have this strange idea that dying is something we need to do."
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission.
A PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting Services study has named the top five vehicles most susceptible to hacking.
A Brown University professor is studying ways to increase the energy efficiency of computing systems without sacrificing performance.
Sound, instead of wires or fiber optics, could be used to connect distant quantum bits, according to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics.
A group of engineers are developing hybrid software and hardware approaches to testing electric machines during the design stage.
A question from a member of the Pentagon’s new cyberwarfare unit the other day prompted President Obama to voice his frustration about America's seeming inability to deter a growing wave of computer attacks, and to vow to confront…
Feeling cold? Your home already knows, and turns up the heat. Sick of the TV show you are watching? Your home changes the channel.
The PrivacyVisor prevents facial detection/identification programs based on Haar-like feature recognition.
How big is Google? We can answer that question in terms of revenue or stock price or customers or, well, metaphysical influence.
Giant galaxies such as the Milky Way and Andromeda consist mostly of exotic dark matter.