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Google's AI Can Now Spot Shoulder-Surfers Peeking at Your Screen
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Google's AI Can Now Spot Shoulder-Surfers Peeking at Your Screen

Google researchers have developed an "electronic screen protector" application that can immediately spot people glancing at a user's handheld screen.

There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics For Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers
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There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics For Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers

University of Washington professor Maya Cakmak discusses the role of programming by demonstration in her work on human-machine interaction.

Humans, Cover Your Mouths: Lip Reading Bots in the Wild
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Humans, Cover Your Mouths: Lip Reading Bots in the Wild

A new algorithm has outperformed professional human lip readers.

Most People Expect Humans Will Grow to Trust, Even Love, AI
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Most People Expect Humans Will Grow to Trust, Even Love, AI

Most people expect artificial intelligence eventually will earn the trust and even affection of humans.

Back to Self-Driving School: The Simulator Teaching Vehicle Ais Road Sense
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Back to Self-Driving School: The Simulator Teaching Vehicle Ais Road Sense

Researchers have developed a simulator employing convolutional neural networks and deep learning to enhance how vehicle artificial intelligence systems manage environmental...

Rise of the Robo-Journalists? Google Teaches an AI the Art of Writing a Good Headline
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Rise of the Robo-Journalists? Google Teaches an AI the Art of Writing a Good Headline

The Google Brain Team says it has made strides in teaching computers to summarize text, and has developed an algorithm that can write "very good" headlines.

Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow
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Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow

Researchers are looking into the construction of new quantum-proof cryptography ito thwart quantum-based schemes future hackers could use to crack sensitive data...

Before Heading to Mars, Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid Lands at MIT
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Before Heading to Mars, Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid Lands at MIT

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has delivered a humanoid robot to the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. 

Ai, Md: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way Illness Is Diagnosed and Treated
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Ai, Md: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way Illness Is Diagnosed and Treated

Frost & Sullivan's Venkat Rajan observes the concept of artificial intelligence in healthcare has entered reached "early-stage commercialization, adoption, and...

Why We Won't Trust Robot Cars Until They Drive Just Like US
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Why We Won't Trust Robot Cars Until They Drive Just Like US

Eight separate research projects into autonomous vehicles will receive financial support from the U.K. government. 

South Korean Researchers Develop ­ser-Friendly, 3D Printing Tech
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South Korean Researchers Develop ­ser-Friendly, 3D Printing Tech

South Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute researchers say they have developed a handheld three-dimensional scanner.

The Next Frontier For Artificial Intelligence? Learning Human's Common Sense
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The Next Frontier For Artificial Intelligence? Learning Human's Common Sense

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras is dubious human-like artificial intelligence is only a decade or two away. 

Microsoft Research: Making the Wearable Battery Last Longer By Lightening Its Load
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Microsoft Research: Making the Wearable Battery Last Longer By Lightening Its Load

Microsoft Research has developed WearDrive, technology designed to extend the life of batteries used to power fitness bands.  

Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code
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Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code

To reduce conflicts within the Linux development community, the group has adopted a new code of conduct that comes in the form of a Linux patch. 

Google Retires Spdy in Favor of Http/2
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Google Retires Spdy in Favor of Http/2

Google plans to phase out its SPDY open networking protocol in early 2016 and instead support HTTP/2 in Chrome. 

China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy
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China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy

The Chinese Academy of Science plans to unveil a face-recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy next year. 

Microsoft Research Special Projects Group Tipped to Take on Google X
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Microsoft Research Special Projects Group Tipped to Take on Google X

Microsoft Research's new Special Projects Group is tasked with working on disruptive technologies that could benefit both the company and society. 

Google's Coder Tool Turns Raspberry Pi Into a Mini Web Server
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Google's Coder Tool Turns Raspberry Pi Into a Mini Web Server

A new open source development tool from Google is designed to make it easier to use Raspberry Pi computers to build Web applications.

Microsoft ­nleashes Bug Bounty Program--for Betas, Too
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Microsoft ­nleashes Bug Bounty Program--for Betas, Too

Microsoft has announced plans to launch three bug bounty programs designed to eliminate security vulnerabilities in its software. 

Swipe, Shake, CTRL Z? Web Spec Aims to End Input Overload
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Swipe, Shake, CTRL Z? Web Spec Aims to End Input Overload

The World Wide Web Consortium recently published the draft of Indie UI, a specification aimed at making it easier for developers to build Web applications that...
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