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As big data technologies advance and the challenges of extracting meaning from these data sets shift, computer scientists will need new vocabulary.
Robots can learn and adjust rapidly to their surroundings solely via natural-language processing, according to a new study.
Niels Bohr Institute researchers have developed a diode-like component that enables single photons to be emitted and flow in only one direction.
New computer-vision techniques can give doctors a more complete analysis of fat than images alone.
A new tool can identify people in complete darkness by using their thermal signature and matching infrared images with ordinary photos.
A tiny artificial eye inspired by the vision systems of insects could help small flying drones navigate their surroundings well enough to avoid collisions while buzzing around in confined, cluttered spaces—a key step in making…
Feeling the way across new frontiers at the interface of people and machines.
Exploring the ways human vision can be fooled is helping developers of machine vision.
Autonomous vehicles will need to decide on a course of action when presented with multiple less-than-ideal outcomes.