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A $320-million project aims to bring the textile sector into the digital era by embedding sensors and semiconductors into fabrics.
Researchers are working to develop a guided tour of an area of Mars in a "mixed-reality" interactive exhibit called "Destination: Mars."
University College London lecturer David Silver suggests software similar to Google DeepMind's AlphaGo could be crafted to play poker competently.
A growing field of research suggests artificial intelligence can easily be fooled, as it can provide correct answers without truly understanding information.
Until the FBI backed down from its battle with Apple over accessing the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, it seemed the agency had chosen a near-perfect case on which to make its stand against encryption…
Shortly after walking through the front doors of Baidu in Beijing last November, I was surprised to notice that my face had transformed into that of a cheerful-looking little dog.
President Obama has asked Congress to approve $4.1 billion in spending to support the Computer Science for All initiative, aimed at providing computer science education in U.S. public schools. CS education in public schools has…
Researchers consider how to adapt broadly available technology products for those battling physical impairments.
Math struggles with the usability of formal proofs.
Marvin Minsky, an American scientist who co-founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI laboratory and was honored with the ACM A.M. Turing Award, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at the age of 88.