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May 2011


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I, Domestic Robot

I, Domestic Robot

With recent advances in laser rangefinders, faster algorithms, and open source robotic operating systems, researchers are increasing domestic robots' semantic and situational awareness.


From Communications of the ACM

Sorting Through Photos

Sorting Through Photos

Teaching computers to understand pictures could lead to search engines capable of identifying and organizing large datasets of visual information.


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Data Optimization in Developing Nations

Data Optimization in Developing Nations

Artificial intelligence and machine learning could expand access to health care, improve the quality of education, and respond effectively to natural disasters in the developing world.


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Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina

Computational metaphysics is helping philosophers answer age-old questions, such as whether God exists.

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