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Watson's Lead Developer: 'deep Analysis, Speed, and Results'
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Watson's Lead Developer: 'deep Analysis, Speed, and Results'

David Ferrucci’s official title is "IBM Fellow and Leader of the Semantic Analysis and Integration Department at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center." But to the...

Why Talking Is So Much Tougher Than Math
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Why Talking Is So Much Tougher Than Math

In a recent interview, University of Toronto artificial intelligence professor Geoffrey Hinton discussed AI's future, including the technology's future opportunities...

Finding an Edge
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Finding an Edge

MIT researchers Jason Chang and John Fisher have developed an algorithm that can determine object boundaries in digital images with at least 50,000 times greater...

Parting Shots from a Mars Rover
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Parting Shots from a Mars Rover

NASA is no longer sending commands to the Spirit rover on Mars, but the long-silent robot still has a few more chances to phone home. Not that anyone is expecting...

Honing Household Helpers
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Honing Household Helpers

Imagine a robot able to retrieve a pile of laundry from the back of a cluttered closet, deliver it to a washing machine, start the cycle and then zip off to the...

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DARPA Challenge Offers Public $100,000 For Small ­nmanned Aircraft

If you think you can build the next generation of unmanned flying aircraft, the scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to hear from...

Unlimited Possibilities
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Unlimited Possibilities

M. Frans Kaashoek discusses systems work, "undo computing," and what he learned from Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

The Promise of Flexible Displays
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The Promise of Flexible Displays

New screen materials could lead to portable devices that are anything but rectangular, flat, and unbendable.

Beauty and Elegance
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Beauty and Elegance

Leslie Valiant talks about machine learning; parallel computing, and his quest for simplicity.

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...

Researchers Hope to Build a Brain
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Researchers Hope to Build a Brain

The Human Brain Project, led by Ecole Polytechnique Federale's Henry Markram, aims to build a complete computer model of the human brain, which the researchers...

The Search Serpent: The Next Wave in Robotics
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The Search Serpent: The Next Wave in Robotics

Carnegie Mellon University researcher Howie Choset worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Annette Hossoi to develop a snake-like robot that can...

Irobot Contemplates the Next Big Leap For Robotics, Google's Along For the Ride
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Irobot Contemplates the Next Big Leap For Robotics, Google's Along For the Ride

When I saw iRobot's Ava at CES this January, I was pretty insanely excited. Just a month or so prior I had been prodding iRobot CEO Colin Angle about building...

The Next Computer: Your Genes
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The Next Computer: Your Genes

Nanyang Technical University researchers are developing a new form of computing, based on DNA strands, which could be used to solve complex problems, such as strategic...

Why Bayes Rules: The History of a Formula That Drives Modern Life
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Why Bayes Rules: The History of a Formula That Drives Modern Life

Google has a small fleet of robotic cars that since autumn have driven themselves for thousands of miles on the streets of Northern California without once striking...

Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4
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Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4

After years of poring through images from space and debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to four choices.

Google Lobbies Nevada to Allow Self-Driving Cars
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Google Lobbies Nevada to Allow Self-Driving Cars

Google, a pioneer of self-driving cars, is quietly lobbying for legislation that would make Nevada the first state where they could be legally operated on public...

Workplace Robots Need a Better View
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Workplace Robots Need a Better View

Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks says a new generation of industrial robots could be enabled by better machine vision.

Technology vs. Terrorists
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Technology vs. Terrorists

Advanced technologies, including stealth helicopters, helmet-mounted video cameras, and sophisticated data analysis, are helping find terrorists like Osama bin...
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