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Bot With Boyish Personality Wins Biggest Turing Test
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Bot With Boyish Personality Wins Biggest Turing Test

The chatbot Eugene Goostman fooled Turing test judges 29 percent of the time into thinking it was human to take first place in the recent contest in the United...

The AI Game That Knows You Better Than Anyone
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The AI Game That Knows You Better Than Anyone

Many computer science researchers are trying to create an AI system that offers video game players a more tailored experience.  

Mind-Reading Robot Teachers Keep Students Focused
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Mind-Reading Robot Teachers Keep Students Focused

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a robotic teacher that monitors students' attention levels and mimics the techniques human teachers use...

Telerobotics Offers Third Way For Space Exploration
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Telerobotics Offers Third Way For Space Exploration

Space exploration may have a new direction. In the 1960s, humans did the exploring but since the last moon landing in 1972, NASA's only explorers beyond low Earth...

Gps Loss Kicked Off Fatal Drone Crash
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Gps Loss Kicked Off Fatal Drone Crash

Hopes that a new breed of commercial drones can be easily integrated into civilian airspace have been dashed after it was revealed that the loss of the technology...

AI Branding Automates the Brainstorm
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AI Branding Automates the Brainstorm

Bruno Kessler Foundation researchers Carlo Strapparava and Gozde Ozbal have developed artificial intelligence-based branding software that can mimic the process...

AI Designs Its Own Video Game
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AI Designs Its Own Video Game

It is never going to compete with the latest iteration of Call of Duty, but then Space Station Invaders is not your typical blockbuster video game. While modern...

Smart Guide to 2012: How Best to Test Machine Iq
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Smart Guide to 2012: How Best to Test Machine Iq

AI programs did not fare well in convincing judges at the 2011 Loebner prize competition that they were people. 

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Body-Sharing Robot Lets You Experience Another Place

Ever wished you could be in two places at once? Now you can share your body with a telepresence robot created by Dzmitry Tsetserukou of Toyohashi University of...

Artificial Intelligence Joins the Fossil Hunt
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Artificial Intelligence Joins the Fossil Hunt

Researchers at Western Michigan University and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a predictive model that uses computer learning systems to identify...

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Robot 'mission Impossible' Wins Video Prize

You could call it Mission Impossible: Robot Library Heist. An army of flying, rolling, and climbing robots have been taught to work together to find and snatch...

Robots Use Kinect to Understand Our World
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Robots Use Kinect to Understand Our World

Cornell University researchers are teaching robots to understand the context of their surroundings so that they can pick out individual objects in a room. 

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Robots ­se Kinect to ­nderstand Our World

Picture the scene, a few years from now. "Robot, fetch me that pillow over there," you say to your ever-willing butlerbot. "Certainly sir," it replies. "What's...

Autopiloted Glider Knows Where to Fly For a Free Ride
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Autopiloted Glider Knows Where to Fly For a Free Ride

Hawks and albatrosses soar for hours or even days without having to land. Soon robotic gliders could go one better, soaring on winds and thermals indefinitely...

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Rag-Trade Robots: From Body Scan to Bespoke Suit

The Leapfrog project, a collaboration of 35 industrial and academic partners from 11 countries, aims to develop completely automated clothing-production systems...

Earthquake? Terrorist Bomb? Call in the AI
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Earthquake? Terrorist Bomb? Call in the AI

Durham University researchers are developing a training simulation system designed to help emergency services workers adapt to chaotic situations. The system takes...

Seven Technologies to Disrupt the Next Decade
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Seven Technologies to Disrupt the Next Decade

Among the technologies expected to appear in the next decade is augmented reality effected by eyewear and cameras that can add an informational overlay to the wearer's...

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The Search Engine That Predicts What You Want

In the future the news will find you—at least according to Futureful, a Finnish startup building a predictive discovery iPad app that will deliver personalised...

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Flying Robots Team ­p to Juggle

Our flying robot overlords seem to have a fun side after all. In this video, watch two quadrocopters team up to skillfully juggle a ball, thanks to software developed...

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How a Robot Can Replace You at Work

As telepresence robots begin to appear in more and more offices and factories, they are poised to transform the way we work and interact with our colleagues.
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