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A computer algorithm equipped with a form of artificial curiosity can learn to solve tricky problems even when it isn't immediately clear what actions might help it reach this goal.
Sammet was the first female president of ACM, and a pioneer in programming languages.
Never have so many private eyes looked down at Earth.
Engineers have developed a new method for analyzing biologics in production, based on a series of nanoscale filters.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology principal research scientist Andrew McAfee says the pace of machine-learning advancement is often underestimated.
Google has unveiled a new approach to machine learning in which neural networks are used to build better neural networks.
Researchers are working to imbue computing devices with sophisticated object recognition and tactile capabilities that could take computer sensing to an entirely new level.
The year was 1999, and the people were going online. AOL, Compuserve, mp3.com, and AltaVista loaded bit by bit after dial-up chirps, on screens across the world.
At this point, we've worked out the basics of the processes that produced the topography around us here on Earth.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant…
Despite enormous benefits, the Internet also encourages crime, global conflict, and economic disruption.
AlphaGo, Google DeepMind's artificial intelligence program, will compete against the Chinese world champion Go player Ke Jie in a three-game series.
Microsoft Research plans to have a DNA-based data storage system functioning within a data center by 2020.
New software is designed to eliminate multiple hypothesis testing errors in interactive data exploration and visualization systems using real-time statistical safeguards.
A team of researchers says a new machine-learning algorithm can take a recipe and transform it into an alternative dietary style.
Google's Code in the Community Program aims to help 3,000 underprivileged children develop computational skills for possible technology careers.
Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland have developed faster, more accurate, and agile computation tools and methods.
Snapchat knew it from the start, but in recent months Google and Facebook have all but confirmed it: The keyboard, slowly but surely, is fading into obscurity.
French computer scientist Alain Colmerauer passed away on May 15.
On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington.
The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin undoing a key decision from the Obama era that could relax regulations on Internet providers.
Varcity is a new platform that collects massive amounts of image data of a city and uses algorithms to automatically create a three-dimensional model of it.
Researchers are working to improve the performance of autonomous drones in capturing video for movies.
New spyware can determine whether online users have visited whistleblowing sites on the Dark Web.
Researchers say they have created the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip, based on OxRAM technology, that demonstrates the ability to compose music.
Researchers have developed microrobots that mimic the rowing action of the cilia present in the single-celled paramecium.
Robots are replacing human workers at a faster pace than any other point in history. Most of these robots are in factories, but a new kind of mechanized worker has hit apple orchards.
The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen.
The father of the Internet looks back at the last 50 years, and ahead to what faces IT.
Electric grids worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack as new technologies like smart meters and analytical software are added to them, with mature systems like North America's at particular risk, according to the World…