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AI Researchers Challenge a Robot to Ride a Skateboard in Simulation
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AI Researchers Challenge a Robot to Ride a Skateboard in Simulation

Researchers have developed a framework for controlling four-legged robots that is more energy efficient and adaptable than traditional model-based gait control....

In Facial Recognition Challenge, Top-Ranking Algorithms Show Bias Against Black Women
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In Facial Recognition Challenge, Top-Ranking Algorithms Show Bias Against Black Women

Facial recognition algorithms have higher false-positive and lower false-negative rates for Black women, eyeglass wearers, and young children.

Intel Researchers Design Smartphone-Powered Robot That Costs $50 to Assemble
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Intel Researchers Design Smartphone-Powered Robot That Costs $50 to Assemble

Intel researchers have created a wheeled robot powered by a smartphone that costs just $50 to assemble.

AI Researchers Devise Cheap Data Collection Method to Scale Training Robots
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AI Researchers Devise Cheap Data Collection Method to Scale Training Robots

Researchers have created a low-cost method of training robots, in an effort to scale the collection of training data and enable widespread adoption.

Privacy Problems Are Widespread for Alexa, Google Assistant Voice Apps
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Privacy Problems Are Widespread for Alexa, Google Assistant Voice Apps

Researchers have found that privacy policies for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa often violate baseline requirements.

Waymo, Uber Propose AI Techniques to Improve Self-Driving Systems
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Waymo, Uber Propose AI Techniques to Improve Self-Driving Systems

Researchers at Waymo and Uber have unveiled new technologies that aim to make their self-driving systems safer and more reliable.

Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings
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Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings

The Partnership on AI has released a report declaring the algorithms now in use to automate the pre-trial bail process unfit to do so.

Microsoft Brings Robot Operating System to Windows 10
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Microsoft Brings Robot Operating System to Windows 10

Microsoft has debuted an official (but experimental) of Robot Operating System for Windows 10.

AI Can Predict If Your Musical Taste Is More Ice T...or Vanilla Ice
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AI Can Predict If Your Musical Taste Is More Ice T...or Vanilla Ice

Researchers have developed a system that uses machine learning algorithms and psychological models to infer a person's "musical sophistication."

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MIT Breaks New Ground in Gesture Control

A group of MIT researchers claims to have made a significant leap in gesture-controlled computing, due to a new kind of LCD screen configuration they describe as...
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