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The "Intelligent Blinker," a smart illuminating wristband developed by five doctoral students, could make it safer for cyclists to ride at night in big cities.
As researchers use more and better data to train their artificial intelligence models and generate algorithms, their robots become smarter.
Yahoo Labs researchers aim to achieve a truly computational understanding of human society by analyzing the links that form on social networks.
Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.
When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings.
The surveillance society, it seems, is broadening at NFL stadiums.
The United Kingdom has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads starting in January 2015, and the government has invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the new technology.
A new proposed method of testing artificial intelligence are so-called Winograd schemas, which present an AI system with an ambiguously worded sentence and asks the system to identify the ambiguous pronouns referent.
Researchers at the MIT have analyzed data from Harvard University and MIT's shared online learning platform to gain a richer understanding of what makes massively open online courses (MOOCs) succeed and fail.
NASA is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that "impossible" microwave thrusters seem to work, something strange is definitely going on.
First came Generation X. Then the Millennials. And if you have kids under 10, you already know what they're going to be called: the Touchscreen Generation.
A research team has developed a method of statistical analysis they say can better predict the outcomes of targeted killings of terrorists by drones, and potentially avoid situations that could give rise to an even more dangerous…
Researchers hope the seL4 operating system, recently released as open source code, will be employed for medical devices, industrial automation, and other uses.
Facial recognition and privacy concerns.
Computer-controlled robotic surgical systems and tumor-targeting radiation systems provide a greater level of precision in treatment than doctors alone can provide.
Obfuscation protects code by making it so impenetrable that access to it won't help a hacker understand how it works.