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The DECRYPT project, a collaboration of linguists and computer scientists, aims to automate the process of cracking historical ciphers.
Neuroscientists studied the behavior of mice in a learn-reward situation, with the aim of teaching the mice to turn a wheel left or right to receive a reward.
At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, eSports players will have the opportunity to medal for the first time.The event, which begins Sept. 23, will see eSports players compete in seven games: EA Sports FC, PUBG Mobile, Arena…
In a new report, scientists offer a list of measurable qualities that might indicate the presence of some presence in a machine.
Autonomous air taxis were demonstrated in Jerusalem, Israel, last week, taking off from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and flying over the city before landing back at the medical center.
A research team has developed a neuromorphic chip that does not require training via external software.
Semi-transparent image sensors could be incorporated into eyeglasses or curved windshields in front of a user's eyes, with their readout electronics positioned on the side.
Scientists created a real-time endoscopic neurosurgery guidance method similar to the navigational technologies used in autonomous cars.
Safety officials at New York's Jones Beach are using drones to monitor for potential human-shark interactions.
Last week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the Smart Lander for Investigation Moon probe with a small, spherical lunar explorer aboard.
The meeting came amidst a week of frenetic activity on AI legislation.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other researchers developed a technique that uses computer-generated data to help vision and language models better understand concepts.
Private equity firms integrating machine learning and data analytics into their investment processes increasingly are turning to data-science experts to interpret data for investors.
Researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and computational modeling to demonstrate silica network polymerization.
The prevailing lesson of the Microsoft case, antitrust lawyers say, is that scrutiny from Washington can slow down a company, even when there are no grievous penalties.
Argentine publicist Santiago Barros uses an app to produce images of what children taken from their parents during Argentina's military dictatorship might look like today.
Researchers discovered thousands of new transformable knots via a computational pipeline combining randomized spatial sampling and physics modeling.
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego created an "engineered living material" for clearing water of contaminants.
Soft robots are moving from the research lab to the real world.
Tough luck, freeloaders: you're on your own.
Researchers at Canada-based Citizen Lab found a vulnerability in Apple devices was used to spread spyware from Israeli cyber-intelligence group NSO.
Computer scientists and mathematicians have designed a framework for evaluating synchronized phenomena.
Mathematicians have identified 12,392 new stable orbital arrangements for three objects as allowed by Isaac Newton's laws of motion, also known as the three-body problem.
U.S. aerospace company Redwire said it has three-dimensionally-printed a human body part in space for the first time.
A study by UNESCO found "staggering" global education inequity due to overreliance on remote learning technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers in Las Vegas are closely watching employers' adoption of artificial intelligence and other technologies rise as they strive to cut labor costs.
The effort by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Josh Hawley is the latest move by lawmakers to catch up with the rapidly evolving technology.
An ordinary human's guide to getting extraordinary results from a chatbot like ChatGPT.
He spent decades working on artificial intelligence, striving to create computers that could replicate common sense.