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The Zillow Prize competition pitted nearly 4,000 teams against one another in an effort to develop a computerized system that could predict the future sale price of homes.
Boston’s Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Google have created a virtual reality (VR) version of "Hamlet" in which the viewer plays the ghost of Hamlet’s father.
Because of Facebook's openness, many of its technologies have become industry standards.
As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise.
In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city…
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an algorithm that lets autonomous underwater vehicles weigh the risks and rewards of exploring an unknown region.
An international machine learning challenge hosted on the Kaggle.com platform asked participants to identify which of 15 classifications was the best fit for each object.
A joint venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer has won approval to begin hands-free testing of its software for self-driving cars on Swedish highways.
Biologists the world over routinely pay companies to synthesize snippets of DNA for use in the laboratory or clinic.
Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty.
Research groups working independently are closing in on imbuing limbs with a sense of touch via "e-dermis."
Amazon is pilot-testing a wheeled electric robot that travels on pavements to deliver packages to customers in Snohomish County, WA.
Unity Technologies has announced the Obstacle Tower game and challenge, a video game tournament intended to contribute to artificial intelligence research.
Major football helmet manufacturers are funding and refining new digitally designed models with enhanced safety features.
Researchers have developed a method of identifying individual nodes in neural networks that capture specific linguistic features.
U.S. Army researchers and colleagues have found a persistent gap in basic knowledge about the use of artificial intelligence.
Drones flying over the Galapagos island of North Seymour dropped rat poison in an effort to eliminate invasive black and brown rats.
Five leaders each offer $1 million to match legislative funding for computer science in a first-of-its-kind program.
Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist who helped pioneer the techniques underpinning much of the current excitement around artificial intelligence, is worried about China's use of AI for surveillance and political control…
Letters between John W. Backus and Edsger W. Dijkstra, 1979.
The Open Group information technology consortium has announced the establishment of a data scientist certification program to address the shortage of data scientists.
IBM will provide a new million-image dataset to the global research community, to help developers eliminate gender and skin-type biases from facial recognition software.
Gatwick Airport in the U.K. is working with Stanley Robotics to test a fleet of robot valets to park cars for arriving travelers.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its integrated virtual three-dimensional printing network from three hospitals in early 2017 to 20 at the end of last year.
Apple has penalized Google and Facebook for violating its developer policies controlling personal data by suspending internal apps used by both companies.
How facial and voice recognition are reshaping society.
Genetic engineering technologies are advancing at a furious rate, changing the world one cell at a time.
An array of technologies are making farms more efficient, safer, and profitable.