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Ubisoft is testing a reinforcement-learning algorithm that can manage discrete, continuous video game actions in a principled, predictable manner.
Researchers have developed an open-source data-management system that will help scientists share data with each other.
Kirstein often was recognized as the 'father of the European Internet.'
Facebook has banned doctored videos, or deepfakes, designed to spread misinformation as the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches.
A glitch connected to the Y2K bug addressed two decades ago is crashing payment systems and computers, due to a poor fix.
Artificial intelligence startups are marketing images of computer-generated faces created without the use of actual people.
The Trump administration is proposing new federal rules for regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the private sector.
Columbia University researchers have built a robotic device to assist and train people with spinal cord injuries to sit with greater stability, which could help with recovery.
ACM is committed to a sustainable future where all peer-reviewed scholarly articles will be Open Access.
The role of social media in stopping fake news.
Chinese technology company Baidu outperformed Microsoft and Google in the General Language Understanding Evaluation, a benchmark for artificial intelligence comprehension of human language.
Users of 5G services say the first implementation of the next-generation network technology in South Korea has fallen short of expectations.
Computer scientist Donald Knuth discusses Alan Turing, neural networks, machine learning, and other topics from ant colonies and human cognition.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side.
Wearable fitness trackers are helping make online physical education more popular for students by adding the dimension of accountability.
A fleet of cooler-shaped autonomous robots has started delivering snacks and meals at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Researchers have found that people tend to share increasingly more with online agents because of their tendency to assign them personalities and physical features like age, facial expressions, and hairstyles.
Netherlands-based location/transportation data supplier Here Technologies has pushed researchers to apply big-data techniques to films of traffic in Berlin, Istanbul, and Moscow, to predict traffic.
Engineer led team whose cheap device, launched in 1975, made desktop machines affordable.
A computer made from strands of DNA in a test tube can calculate the square root of numbers up to 900.
Police called to investigate possible home intruders found a hard-working robotic vacuum instead.
MIT and IBM researchers have developed a new text-analysis method for rapidly narrowing down reading material from billions of online options.
Dutch cybersecurity firm Fox-IT said in a report that a hacker group associated with the Chinese government has been bypassing two-factor authentication (2FA) in a recent series of attacks.
A problem "around since antiquity" may have been resolved by a new algorithm.
The ability to produce fake videos that appear amazingly real is here. Researchers are now developing ways to detect and prevent them.
The modern Internet is made possible by hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables.