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Researchers say they have developed a system that uses smartwatch devices and software to verify handwritten signatures and detect even the most skilled forgeries.
Researchers from the University of Bristol recently won Harvard University's international Soft Robotics competition for TacTip, an open source three-dimensionally-printed fingertip that can feel in a similar way to the human…
An artificial intelligence system called Libratus has gained the upper hand against human poker players in the first week of a 20-day tournament in Pittsburgh.
A new program from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to better understand the spread and evolution of information online.
This year, China looks set to make larger waves than ever in artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
Rice University will be among 40 academic partners working to create, deploy robotic technology.
Although I write a lot about quantum computing, I've not really paid much attention to performing quantum computations with silicon-based qubits. Luckily Stephanie Simmons from Simon Fraser University in Canada helped me catch…
Researchers at Clemson University's new Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility aim to improve the mobility of people and goods and explore how the emerging Internet of Things will apply to travel.
Consumer wearables, which track simple metrics such as step counts and heart rates, have the potential to provide actionable health data, according to Stanford University researchers.
An international team of researchers has found cheery robots may make users uneasy, while serious robots can reduce anxiety depending on how users perceive the robot's role in their lives.
One organization hopes teaching inmates to code can help keep them out of prison.
Microsoft is buying a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research.
NASA wants humans and robots to work together as teams.
A new report details five actions U.S. states can take to bridge the computer science education gap and prepare young people for a future engaged in computers and information technology.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have found a preexisting 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents.
A U.S.-based multi-university research effort has yielded distinct fingerprinting methods to track users when they use different browsers installed on the same device.
Determining whether blockchain technology can accurately count votes and ensure the integrity of an electronic voting system was the purpose of a competition among university teams held by Kaspersky Lab.
Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia have utilized big data methods to predict how quantum systems will change and then preventively suppress decoherence.
Researchers at Jilin University in China have proposed a model predictive control algorithm that could track a complex road by monitoring the desired lateral position of the road centerline of autonomous ground vehicles.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF is funding the development of methods to apply mathematical analysis to enhancing software and hardware security.
Scientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.
A former world champion of correspondence chess who later helped develop game-playing computers, Hans Berliner died on Friday in Riviera Beach, FL, at the age of 87.
Autonomous warriors may dominate the battlefield of tomorrow, but even those that still require human flesh will take on a robotic sheen. That shift could start with the end of windows.
Salt marsh modeling holds the potential to protect coastal locations from rising sea levels.
Artificial intelligence researcher Geoffrey Hinton is being honored “for his pioneering and highly influential work” to endow machines with the ability to learn.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have harnessed machine-learning techniques to classify proteins found in healthy and unhealthy gut microbiomes.
University of Southern California researchers have developed an image-analysis technique that makes finding important biological molecules and learning how they interact in living organisms faster and less expensive.
Among the expected trends for computer programming in 2017 and beyond is the cloud overtaking Moore's Law, which will require coders to find algorithms that can more flexibly allocate computing power to tasks.
The European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, including a form of "electronic personhood" to ensure rights and responsibilities for…