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Rapid adoption of robots and artificial intelligence, combined with a rebound in government investment, is making some economists optimistic.
Google's sister company offers driver-supported rides to some residents in business model test case.
Investors have rushed into startups that promise to have big rigs drive themselves, but a path to commercial markets remains a major challenge.
University of Cincinnati engineers taught two robots to move a couch together without either robot directing the other.
New imaging and machine learning tools can analyze the genomic features of plant leaves as a means of increasing water-use efficiency for crops.
Software startup Tastry Inc. has developed an artificial intelligence model that can help California winemakers salvage grapes damaged by wildfire smoke.
A new semantic frame forecast tool could help authors overcome writer's block by anticipating the future development of an ongoing novel-length story.
University of Houston researchers have constructed a closed-loop system for smartwatch-type wearables to use in collecting data to monitor and lower stress.
A sparse convolutional neural network framework and training algorithms can seamlessly integrate CNN models on low-power edge devices.
Engineers have constructed an inflatable neuroprosthetic hand that restored rudimentary sensation to an amputee's residual limb.
Researchers show a superlattice embedded with nanodots may be immune from dissipating energy to the environment, a finding that could benefit quantum computing.
A new survey shows the controversial systems are poised to play an even bigger role in federal business.
Misconfigured Power Apps from Microsoft led to more than 1,000 Web apps accessible to anyone who found them.
The world's most famous autonomous car shop has lost its CEO and is still getting stymied by traffic cones. What's taking so long?
An open letter from more than 90 policy and rights groups worldwide calls on Apple to drop a plan to scan children's messages for nudity and adults' phones for images of child sex abuse.
Cornell University's Rafael Pass and Yanyi Liu explored the EXP vs. BPP problem, which concerns whether randomness exponentially accelerates computations.
Researchers have reconstructed three-dimensional micro-computed tomography images of fibrous materials using machine learning.
Congress has not regulated tech, so states and cities are stepping in with their own approaches to food delivery apps, artificial intelligence regulation, and, yes, privacy.
Expect a tapestry of federal, state and local policies to take shape.
Plus: The early days of programming, an existential investigation, and bipartisanship before our very eyes.
As the company deals with government scrutiny of its driver-assistance technology, an add-on kit sold for up to $10,000 is also getting more attention.
A new robotic insulin delivery system can be implanted surgically in the abdomen, and resupplied with insulin via swallowed magnetic capsules.
Researchers have developed a method of estimating a cyber-physical system's internal process variables when external sensors have been corrupted.
Researchers have developed a new technique for calculating the thermodynamic properties of systems using a quantum computer.
China's top legislative body has passed a law requiring those handling the personal data of Chinese citizens to minimize data collection and obtain prior consent.
A biomimetic hearing-restoration device developed by researchers at Harvard University has entered commercial development.
The founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, needs investors for the company's U.S. unit after a recent venture capital deal fell through — a setback that cost him a C.E.O.
Some of the animatronics at Disney's parks have been doing their herky-jerky thing since the Nixon administration. The company knows that nostalgia won't cut it with today's children.
The automaker says it will cut production in Japan by 40% in September.
The pandemic has renewed interest in virtual reality. Facebook is trying to capitalize with a new virtual meeting room service.