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The U.S. National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center models how national infrastructure and human behavior would be affected by attacks or catastrophes.
Facebook is building artificial intelligence algorithms that can help build AI algorithms by automating much of the trial and error that goes into their testing.
Researchers at schools such as the Georgia Institute of Technology are testing artificial intelligence to relieve the burden of teaching assistants.
Scientists are seeking to improve the capabilities of online translation programs by embedding new artificial intelligence methods to build complete sentences.
During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
Did your experiment fail? Don't bin the data just yet—they could be useful.
Deep neural networks are remaking the Internet. Able to learn very human tasks by analyzing vast amounts of digital data, these artificially intelligent systems are injecting online services with a power that just wasn’t viable…
Most researchers focus on technical achievement rather than the philosophical ramifications of artificial intelligence, writes Duke University's Vincent Conitzer.
For several decades now, Georgia Tech professor Tom Conte has been studying how to improve computers: "How do we make them faster and more efficient next time around versus what we just made?"
For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller, faster and cheaper.
Researchers at Google and the University of Michigan's Flint and Ann Arbor campuses will develop digital tools to help Flint, MI, manage its water crisis.
SkinTrack is a new wearable technology that enables continuous touch tracking on the user's hands and arms.
The White House released a report this week suggesting it may be important to develop ethical frameworks for designing automated computer systems.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has delivered a humanoid robot to the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
ACM on Wednesday announced Oxford e-Research Center visiting professor and ACM Fellow Ron Perrott was awarded the ACM Distinguished Service Award.
Each year, a group of experts at Pantone, the company best known for its exacting color-matching system, chooses and promotes a Color of the Year that aims to set the world’s fashion agenda—"a color snapshot of what we see taking…
This week, scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., for an annual meeting devoted to gene therapy—a long-struggling field that has clawed its way back to respectability with a string ofpromising results in small clinical trials…
We've recently been treated to that extra day in February that reminds us that 2016 is a leap year.
Dartmouth College professors will explore the potential for algorithms to produce human-quality dance music, sonnets, and short stories.
Researchers are developing a high-performance computing-based framework to identify patterns in data related to driving deaths and severe injuries.
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a customized suite of technologies that enables a computer to autonomously train a dog.
A research team from China and the U.K. has produced a memristor-like device made from egg proteins, magnesium, and tungsten.
A Japanese team proposes an alternative to increasingly rare earths.
It's a strong contender for the geekiest video ever made: a close-up of a smartphone with line upon line of numbers and symbols scrolling down the screen. But when visitors stop by Nicola Marzari's office, which overlooks Lake…
Utrecht University professor Lynda Hardman discusses the pressing need to promote participation of women in science in the Netherlands.
If you've ever run a business, whether it's an ice cream shop or a Fortune 500 company, then you've probably kept a ledger.
Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests.
University of Michigan researchers have developed a way to hack into the leading "smart home" automation system and get the PIN code to a home's front door.
University of Washington researchers have developed a health-sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a phone call.
Eight prominent women activists from Silicon Valley have unveiled the Project employee diversity campaign.