Big Data tools such as Grok and IBM Watson are enabling large organizations to behave more like agile startups. Of the transformative technology developments that have ushered in the current frenzy of activity along the information superhighway, the 1994 invention of the “Wiki” by Ward Cunningham is among the most disruptive.
Writing a program to control a single autonomous robot navigating an uncertain environment with...
Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, was selected for the top honor, R.R. Hawkins Award,...
IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a...
Researchers of Freie Universität Berlin, of the Bernstein Fokus Neuronal Basis of Learning, and of the Bernstein Center Berlin and have developed a robot that perceives environmental stimuli and learns to react to them. The scientists used the relatively simple nervous system of the honeybee as a model for its working principles. To this end, they installed a camera on a small robotic vehicle and connected it to a computer.
A computer program is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand them on its own and, as it builds a growing visual database, gathering common sense on a massive scale. The Never Ending Image Learner, or NEIL, leverages recent advances in computer vision that enable computer programs to identify and label objects in images
Six states were named this week by federal officials to develop test sites for drones - a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.
Smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. Now, a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for smartphones to be something quite the opposite. What if they could act as mentors in mindfulness, helping users stay attentive in order to achieve particular goals?
In the annual battle to keep roads clear of snow and ice, snowplows are about to get much more intelligent. Officials in three states this winter are deploying hundreds of plows with custom-designed sensors that continually measure road and weather conditions.
A new "spider bot" is being used to research how to evolve computer brains in ways that are more similar to how animal brains are organized.
Do you have a forgettable face? Now your face could be instantly transformed into a more memorable one without the need for an expensive makeover, thanks to an algorithm developed by researchers at MIT.
Imagine playing a video game and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house. Gaming could become this realistic, thanks to new technology that allows for highly accurate, 3-D motion tracking. The new system, dubbed “WiTrack”, uses radio signals to track a person through walls and obstructions
The fast Fourier transform, one of the most important algorithms of the 20th century, revolutionized signal processing. The algorithm allowed computers to quickly perform Fourier transforms — fundamental operations that separate signals into their individual frequencies — leading to developments in audio and video engineering and digital data compression.
Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less - via self-guided drone. Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the boy.
Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) are involved in the design of a robotic arm for precise guidance of the insertion of needles, catheters and surgical instruments in procedures of minimally invasive surgery.
A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand them on its own and, as it builds a growing visual database, gathering common sense on a massive scale.
Three projects have been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to develop innovative robots that work cooperatively with people and adapt to changing environments to improve human capabilities and enhance medical procedures.
In a bioinformatics breakthrough, researchers have successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data.
Bringing “common sense” to artificial intelligence is one of the biggest challenges in computer science: It entails equipping computers with the shared knowledge that humans use to infer meaning, make connections and communicate, among other things.
Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure. With it, a Web user would send encrypted data to a server in the cloud, which would process it without decrypting it and send back a still-encrypted result.
On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its list of 2013 elected members. We’re proud to congratulate Peter Norvig, director of research, and Arun Majumdar, vice president for energy; two Googlers who are among the new members elected this year.
Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2013 – Like it or not and despite the surrounding debate of its merits, 3-D is the technology du jour for movie-making in Hollywood. It now turns out that even our brains use 3 dimensions to communicate emotions.
Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to research published March 13 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Adam Chie-Ming Oei and Michael Donald Patterson of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Spending a day in someone else’s shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now, the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to work together as a team
A new study of 152 Vietnam veterans with combat-related brain injuries offers the first detailed map of the brain regions that contribute to emotional intelligence — the ability to process emotional information and navigate the social world
Researchers have developed an artificially intelligent computer program that has itself designed a video game for the Christmas season. The game, called "A Puzzling Present," can be downloaded for free. In the game, it is the player's goal to help Santa Claus collect gifts in the 30 Christmas-themed lands, which are filled with deadly holly and other obstacles
The current RoboThespian is a life-sized, programmable humanoid robot designed to be used for entertainment and communication. It can talk and sing — and even recite Shakespeare. The next generation RoboThespian robot will be a full-size humanoid dynamic robot that walks, runs and jumps
Scientists are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of artificial intelligence and how animals think
Astronomers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy
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