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With recent advances in laser rangefinders, faster algorithms, and open source robotic operating systems, researchers are increasing domestic robots' semantic and situational awareness.
Teaching computers to understand pictures could lead to search engines capable of identifying and organizing large datasets of visual information.
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.
Computational metaphysics is helping philosophers answer age-old questions, such as whether God exists.