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Should Santa Deliver by Drone?
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Should Santa Deliver by Drone?

A new routing algorithm anticipates the day trucks and drones cooperate to drop packages at your doorstep quickly and efficiently.

NYC Creates a High-Level Position to Oversee Ethics in AI
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NYC Creates a High-Level Position to Oversee Ethics in AI

New York City is creating a position for an Algorithms Management and Policy Officer to serve as a centralized resource on algorithm policy and best practices for...

Machine Learning Reveals How Much of a Shakespeare Play Was Written by Someone Else
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Machine Learning Reveals How Much of a Shakespeare Play Was Written by Someone Else

Literary analysts have long noticed the hand of another author in Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Now a neural network has identified the specific scenes in question—and...

Trash Talk From a Robot Can Distract Players, Study Says
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Trash Talk From a Robot Can Distract Players, Study Says

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that critical comments from a robot can impair the performance of human game players.

Predicting People's Driving Personalities
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Predicting People's Driving Personalities

An algorithm developed by MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as either selfish or selfless, which could help self-driving cars make better predictions and operate more...

Deep Learning Helps Argonne Create Cancer Research Models
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Deep Learning Helps Argonne Create Cancer Research Models

Argonne researchers have created a neural architecture search that automates the development of deep-learning-based predictive models for cancer data.

Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye
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Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye

Engineers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have developed an artificial electronic skin that can remotely control switches and keyboards with...

Researchers to Develop New Robotics for Recycling Centers
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Researchers to Develop New Robotics for Recycling Centers

A team of researchers will use $2.5 million in NSF funding to develop robotics technology that helps recycling center workers sort waste in a safer, cleaner, and...

Welcome to Robot University (Only Robots Need Apply)
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Welcome to Robot University (Only Robots Need Apply)

Roboticists are creating a data set of annotated video clips called RoboNet that could be used to train a robot's neural network to perform new tasks.

IBM: AI Will Change Every Job and Increase Demand for Creative Skills
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IBM: AI Will Change Every Job and Increase Demand for Creative Skills

Artificial intelligence is likely to change how every job is performed, eliminating work related to repetitive tasks but increasing the need for creative thinkers...

Machine Learning Leads to Novel Way to Track Parkinson's Severity
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Machine Learning Leads to Novel Way to Track Parkinson's Severity

Computer scientists and medical researchers used wearable sensors and algorithms to measure the severity of Parkinsonian tremors in patients performing daily acitivities...

China's Efforts to Lead the Way in AI Start in Its Classrooms
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China's Efforts to Lead the Way in AI Start in Its Classrooms

A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. Many parents and teachers see them as tools to...

Turing Fellowships Look to Keep U.K. at Forefront of AI
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Turing Fellowships Look to Keep U.K. at Forefront of AI

The first five recipients of Turing AI Fellowships have been announced by The Alan Turing Institute, the U.K.'s national institute for AI and data science

Los Alamos AI Model Wins Flu Forecasting Challenge
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Los Alamos AI Model Wins Flu Forecasting Challenge

Dave Osthus and a Los Alamos National Laboratory team developed a computer model that outperformed 23 others in predicting the timing, peak, and short-term intensity...

NSF Grant to Research Teaching CS and Computational Thinking via Minecraft
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NSF Grant to Research Teaching CS and Computational Thinking via Minecraft

Southern Methodist University will use a $1.521 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to research teaching computer science and computational...

Handwashing Robot Helps Schoolkids Make a Clean Break with Bad Habits
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Handwashing Robot Helps Schoolkids Make a Clean Break with Bad Habits

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene.

Robots Are Catching Up to Humans in the Jobs Race
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Robots Are Catching Up to Humans in the Jobs Race

A study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco states that increased adoption of robotics and automation equipment has been a substantial driver of the...

Computer-Assisted Judging Tested at Gymnastics World Championships
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Computer-Assisted Judging Tested at Gymnastics World Championships

Athletes in the 2019 gymnastics world championships were scanned by multiple laser sensors to create a precise, three-dimensional image of their bodies as part...

NSF Funds Transformational AI Research Program
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NSF Funds Transformational AI Research Program

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new program to advance AI research and accelerate AI-powered innovation by allowing researchers to focus on large...

Using Machine Learning to Hunt Down Cybercriminals
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Using Machine Learning to Hunt Down Cybercriminals

Researchers from MIT CSAIL and UC San Diego identified the dominant routing characteristics of serial hijackers and trained a machine learning model to automatically...
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