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Learning to See
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Learning to See

Machine learning turns the spotlight on elusive viruses.

AI Judges and Juries
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AI Judges and Juries

Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.

Inside Nike's Store of the Future
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Inside Nike's Store of the Future

Nike new flagship store in New York City is focused on personalized, experiential shopping, allowing shoppers with the Nike app to check out items via phone, request...

Kids are Scared of MRI Tests. A New App Turns Them Into a Game.
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Kids are Scared of MRI Tests. A New App Turns Them Into a Game.

A high school student in Minnesota has developed a virtual reality app that prepares children for an magnetic resonance imaging scan.

The Robot Revolution Is Coming, and Dang Is It Cute
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The Robot Revolution Is Coming, and Dang Is It Cute

How adorable robots are may be a critical factor for their public acceptance.

AI Makes New Video Games by Watching People Play Super Mario, Kirby
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AI Makes New Video Games by Watching People Play Super Mario, Kirby

A machine learning system taught itself the basics of video game design by watching videos of people playing games.

AI, Explain Yourself
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AI, Explain Yourself

It is increasingly important to understand how artificial intelligence comes to a decision.

A New Movement in Seismology
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A New Movement in Seismology

Unused telecom fiber might be used to detect earthquakes, uncover other secrets in the soil.

With 5G, You Won't Just Be Watching Video. It'll Be Watching You, Too
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With 5G, You Won't Just Be Watching Video. It'll Be Watching You, Too

Remember the last time you felt terrified during a horror movie? Take that moment, and all the suspense leading up to it, and imagine it individually calibrated...

Researchers Unveil Tool to Track Disinformation on Social Media
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Researchers Unveil Tool to Track Disinformation on Social Media

Researchers released a new tool Wednesday to track how many stories posted on social media are coming from sources known to publish disinformation.

ASU Team Wins AI Commentator Track of the KAIST World Cup 2018
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ASU Team Wins AI Commentator Track of the KAIST World Cup 2018

Arizona State University's team won the artificial intelligence commentator track of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology AI World Cup 2018 competition...

VR Can Improve Performance During Exercise
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VR Can Improve Performance During Exercise

Researchers have found using virtual reality headsets while exercising reduced perception of pain and effort, while extending activity.

Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?
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Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?

To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.

Floating Voxels Provide New Hope for 3D Displays
From Communications of the ACM

Floating Voxels Provide New Hope for 3D Displays

In search of holograms that can be viewed from any angle.

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs
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The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?

AI Tries Bad Improv Comedy to Trick People Into Thinking It Is Human
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AI Tries Bad Improv Comedy to Trick People Into Thinking It Is Human

Improbotics is an artificial intelligence-based comedy theater that includes a human, a puppet, and a cyborg.

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data
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How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

Before Kim Slingerland downloaded the Fun Kid Racing app for her then-5-year-old son, Shane, she checked to make sure it was in the family section of the Google...

The Outlook for Reality: Mixed
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The Outlook for Reality: Mixed

Exploring new frontiers in augmented and virtual reality.

Lip-Syncing Thanks to Artificial Intelligence
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Lip-Syncing Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

A new system uses artificial intelligence to edit the facial expressions of actors in a film to accurately match dubbed voices.

How Trump Could Hurt Google
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How Trump Could Hurt Google

President Donald Trump's Tuesday morning attack on Google for delivering "rigged" search results met with a swift denial from the company, but Trump's threat to...
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