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Researchers have developed a statistical scheme that detects when senior citizens or others need help after falling.
Climate change researchers are aggressively pushing for the incorporation of machine learning within their field.
At the age of 21, David Pakman started a little Massachusetts community radio talk program.
Deep learning is a new name for the neural-networking approach to artificial intelligence.
Researchers have developed a new way to generate indistinguishable photons.
Researchers at Princeton University have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification that are leading to changes in the new system.
New hardware, services are aimed at identifying malware before it has the chance to execute.
In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren't enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the mix.…
David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies.
Taylor had the idea that led to the Arpanet, the forerunner of the Internet.
Sammet was the first female president of ACM,, created the computer language FORMAC, and was a key member of the committee that created COBOL.
Researchers have shown even without a data cable, hackers can analyze a device's power needs to access users' private information.
Some experts warn deep-learning artificial intelligence technologies cannot be adopted without reservations if their creators cannot understand how they reason.
Researchers have developed a robotic ray that is propelled by soft, flapping wings made of dielectric elastomers, which bend when electricity is applied to them.
Researchers have developed four computer-learning algorithms that significantly outperform American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for predicting heart attacks or strokes.
A team of researchers has developed a new approach that significantly simplifies and increases the potential of four-dimensional printing.
Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland have used the fifth-most powerful supercomputer in the world to simulate the behavior of a 45-qubit quantum computer.
Georg Gottlob been selected by the Awards Panel of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, as the 2017 winner of the Lovelace Medal.
I stand firm in the opinion that it's my basic, human right to binge-watch six hours of trashy detective shows on a Friday night with a silent phone in my lap and a glass of wine in my hand.
Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond.
Steven Smith at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory has developed an algorithmic technique to thwart the collection of online users' browsing history. The algorithm conceals Web activity by pumping false traffic out of the user's home network…
A new study from six organizations summarizes state-by-state surveys on U.S. computer science education policies for grades K-12. "There are simply not enough adequately trained people to fill the current need for . . . [computer…
New tools must be developed to track and measure the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on the U.S. job market, according to a report from an expert panel at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and …
Researchers at the University of Bath and Princeton University have demonstrated an artificial intelligence tool that enables computers to interpret everyday language. Their study shows AI systems are digesting the deeply innate…
Google is testing a new collaborative machine-learning training method in which training data is diffused across millions of individual mobile devices instead of housed in datasets distributed across servers in the cloud.
Fingerprint sensors have turned modern smartphones into miracles of convenience.
New research on solar storms finds that they not only can cause regions of excessive electrical charge in the upper atmosphere above Earth's poles, they also can do the exact opposite: cause regions that are nearly depleted of…
The ocellated lizard—known as the jeweled lacerta in the pet trade—is born rusty brown with white polka dots.
Remember when Luke's running the trench in the Death Star, and he's about to fire his fateful shot, and at the last minute he decides to turn off the targeting computer and use the Force instead?
Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today's imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality.