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Innovators are using deep neural networks to train machines to produce artwork by analyzing massive datasets. Google researcher Douglas Eck envisions artificial intelligence as a tool that artists can use to explore new modes…
Researchers at Washington State University recently received a $2.3-million U.S. Department of Energy grant to more efficiently distribute power and better manage outages for the U.S. power grid.
Researchers at Michigan State University and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed an algorithm that automates the fingerprint-analysis process.
Researchers at Brigham Young University have found most users of Facebook Messenger, What'sApp, and the Viber messaging apps leave themselves open to fraud or other hacks because they are unaware of or are not using the right…
Neuroscientists who painstakingly map the twists and turns of neural circuitry through the brain are about to see their field expand to an industrial scale.
When hackers unleashed the WannaCry "ransomware" in mid-May, not only did they wreak havoc on European hospitals, telecoms and railways, they also made off with a profit.
A team of researchers has developed an algorithm to plot more efficient public-school bus routes.
Researchers costumed themselves as car seats to give the appearance no one is driving during autonomous vehicle experiments.
Researchers say they have proof that social bots are the key to the online proliferation of fake news.
A main reason the Google "manifesto" has been met with so much support is its quasi-professional tone, writes Cynthia Lee of Stanford University.
The Georgia Institute of Technology's Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines supports the Robotarium, an arena where scientists can run experiments on remote-controlled machines.
Xu Li's software scans more faces than maybe any on earth. He has the Chinese police to thank.
Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale.
At OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab founded by Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, machines are teaching themselves to behave like humans. But sometimes, this goes wrong.
Researchers have developed a neural network capable of creating realistic photos based on real-world images.
Researchers worked with an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain
Researchers are using deep-learning methods to analyze billions of photos uploaded to photo-sharing services and social media platforms.
If you had to hand-deliver 50 packages, how would you go about planning the best route?
With its "unique capabilities," virtual "James" is designed to interact with people regarding the delivery of a service.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of a revolutionary ocean research vessel—a space "ship."
In the mid-1990s, Douglas Eck worked as a database programmer in Albuquerque while moonlighting as a musician.
Researchers are developing a system that could be used to show how musicians from any era would have played a piece of music from any other era.
Researchers at Google's DeepMind unit have developed an artificial intelligence system that teaches itself to recognize visual and audio concepts by watching video clips.
OverFeat Framework is a new automated car-counting system.
Researchers say they have built a true random number generator from a static random-access memory cell printed with a specialized carbon nanotube ink.
Researchers at the University of Vermont and Harvard University say algorithmic analysis of Instagram posts could diagnose depression more effectively than physicians.
Computer algorithms trained on the images of thousands of preserved plants have learned to automatically identify species that have been pressed, dried and mounted on herbarium sheets, researchers report.
When biologists synthesize DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease. But one group of bio-hackers has demonstrated …
Fake news and the way it spreads on social media is emerging as one of the great threats to modern society.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the …