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Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn
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Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn

Machine learning is an extremely clever approach to computer programming.

Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?
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Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?

Every day computers make many millions of electronic trades by performing delicate calculations aimed at eking out a tiny edge in terms of speed or efficiency.

Next Big Test For Ai: Making Sense of the World
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Next Big Test For Ai: Making Sense of the World

A few years ago, a breakthrough in machine learning suddenly enabled computers to recognize objects shown in photographs with unprecedented—almost spooky—accuracy...

How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches
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How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence machine that learned how to write political speeches that are very similar to real speeches. 

How Future Cars Will Predict Your Driving Maneuvers Before You Make Them
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How Future Cars Will Predict Your Driving Maneuvers Before You Make Them

Buy a new car these days and the chances are that it will be fitted with an array of driver-assistance technologies.

In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind
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In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind

University of Michigan researchers have developed an inexpensive, full-page braille tablet. 

In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind
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In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind

An inexpensive, full-page braille tablet could make topics like science and math more easily accessible to the blind, according to a team of researchers who have...

AI Algorithm Identifies Humorous Pictures
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AI Algorithm Identifies Humorous Pictures

Researchers report training a machine-learning algorithm to recognize and generate humorous scenes. 

How Drones May Avoid Collisions By Sharing Knowledge
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How Drones May Avoid Collisions By Sharing Knowledge

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working with more then 130 research teams to determine how to manage drone traffic. 

Four Important Things to Expect in Virtual Reality in 2016
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Four Important Things to Expect in Virtual Reality in 2016

Significant virtual reality milestones are expected this year.

How Twitter Bots Turn Tweeters Into Activists
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How Twitter Bots Turn Tweeters Into Activists

A recent Microsoft study details the use of Twitter bots to engage Twitter users with political activism. 

Baidu's Self-Driving Car Takes On Beijing Traffic
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Baidu's Self-Driving Car Takes On Beijing Traffic

Driving around Beijing often feels unnervingly like a contact sport, with vehicles recklessly plunging through thick traffic, sneaking along the shoulder, or cutting...

China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots
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China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots

China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.

A Smarter Kind of Crash Test Dummy
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A Smarter Kind of Crash Test Dummy

Car crash simulations are being run on a supercomputer using a combination of actual vehicle, scene, and medical data by Wake Forest University researchers. 

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with Crispr
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Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with Crispr

Jeff Carroll inherited the DNA mutation that causes Huntington's disease.

Telepresence Robot For the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals
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Telepresence Robot For the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals

Italian and Swiss researchers have created an experimental telepresence robot that can be operated by disabled people via brain signals. 

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing's Monster Year
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Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing's Monster Year

Muscle-bound beagles. Hornless cows. Better potatoes. Genetically modified human embryos.

Data Mining Reveals How Smiling Evolved During a Century of Yearbook Photos
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Data Mining Reveals How Smiling Evolved During a Century of Yearbook Photos

A new machine-vision strategy for data-mining a massive database of high school yearbook photos has been pioneered at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Machine-Vision Algorithm For Analyzing Children's Drawings
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The Machine-Vision Algorithm For Analyzing Children's Drawings

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed a machine-vision algorithm that can objectively analyze children's drawings. ...

AI Advances Make It Possible to Search, Shop With Images
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AI Advances Make It Possible to Search, Shop With Images

The improvement of image-recognition software via deep learning could help usher in an era of image-based Web shopping/browsing.
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