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Researchers have developed a dial that will switch a smart car's setting from "full altruist" to "full egoist," with the middle setting being impartial.
Researchers are experimenting with artificial intelligence-based techniques for automatically generating convincing online reviews, such as bogus restaurant critiques.
The Computing Community Consortium on October 23-24 will host the "Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium."
Researchers have trained an algorithm to identify hate speech by comparing what differentiates text that includes hate speech from text that does not contain hate speech.
A team of scientists has received a grant from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for obscure languages.
When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them.
On Wednesday, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: "Ban Russian Bots." Someone—the company doesn't know who—projected the demand onto the side of its building.
Imagine super-fast computers that can solve problems much quicker than machines today.
A growing variety of stretchable polymers will help integrate electronics into medical implants, consumer products, and more.
More than 10,000 female "cryptoanalysts" were enlisted by the U.S. Army and Navy to help crack Nazi codes and ensure the Allies' victory in World War II.
Tests are underway in the London borough of Greenwich in the U.K. that could expedite the development of safer driverless vehicles under the government-funded Move_UK project.
The head of Facebook's moonshot division says the company wants to use brain-computer interface technology to enable people to type with their minds.
Psychologists are testing virtual reality systems as a therapeutic tool for phobias and disorders.
Dublin City University professor Patricia Moore in Ireland says she tries "to make it easier for computers to solve simulation problems as efficiently and accurately as possible."
"Here's the problem with artificial intelligence today," says David Cox.
Two computer scientists are recognized for pushing the boundaries of machine learning and cybersecurity.
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering…
You can trace the extent of our reliance on air travel to many inventions. The jet engine, perhaps, or the aeroplane itself. But sometimes inventions need other inventions to unlock their full potential.
Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a robotic gripper that can pick up and manipulate objects without needing to see them in advance.
A team of researchers is developing a fully automatic method that combines biophysical models of tumor growth with machine-learning algorithms to analyze magnetic resonance imaging data of glioma patients.
Researchers at Brown University say they have used data gathered from 3-D microscopy instruments to create an immersive visualization where scientists can view inside a single drop of water to examine plankton and how they function…
Researchers at the University of Michigan are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to examine the difference between teaching and learning in traditional lecture halls and more flexible classrooms.
Hany Farid, a computer scientist at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, specialises in detecting manipulated images and videos. Farid, who provides his services to clients as varied as universities, media organizations…
Our sense of smell is gloriously specific.
The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This is the first detection of the roughly half of the normal matter in our universe—protons, neutrons and electrons—unaccounted for by previous observations of stars…
A recent forum of industry and academic experts offered proposals for encouraging girls and women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math careers.
Gender bias in technology is a problem for women on both sides of the Atlantic, although the challenges and opportunities they face can differ due to political and cultural divergences.
There is an urgent need to secure U.S. voting systems ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, according to a report by the Atlantic Council think tank and hacking conference DefCon.
Pioneering 19th-century English mathematician Ada Lovelace is honored on the second Tuesday of every October for her contributions to computer programming.
The Oakland, CA-based Black Girls CODE organization, which introduces young African-American, Latino, and Native American females to computer science, is opening a chapter in Detroit.