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Computer scientists are using generative adversarial networks to train robots about objects.
Robot technology in many ways hassurpassed the vision presented in Karel Capek's play "R.U.R." ("Rossum's Universal Robots"), which introduced the word "robot" a century ago.
Computer science concepts have been part of the official English curriculum for over a decade, but reforms have encouraged wider participation in the last six years.
The agreement comes after several months of talks between Google France and France's Alliance de la Presse d'Information Generale.
Researchers at Texas A&M University and the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh have developed a system that uses machine learning to optimize the timing of traffic signals.
A robot developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh and University of Southampton mimics the efficient swimming movements of the moon jellyfish.
According to cybersecurity company Wandera's Cloud Security Report 2021, malware attacks increasingly targeted remote workers last year.
Researchers at Facebook claim to have developed software that can forecast the probability of a Covid-19 patient's symptoms escalating, based on their chest x-rays.
A new optical flow-based learning process lets robots calculate distances through the visual appearance of objects in view.
Begun nearly a decade ago, Loon was one of the company's high-profile, cutting-edge efforts. But it was difficult to turn into a business.
Once again, the 10 most-clicked-on items in ACM TechNews during 2020 included more than a bit of coverage on programming and programming languages.
Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research have spent the past five years working to upgrade to the large hadron collider, the largest particle accelerator ever built.
The Indy Autonomous Challenge, announced during the 2021 CES show, will be a spec race with mechanically identical cars, and software that each team hopes will give it a competitive edge.
Investigators with Google's Project Zero exploit research team uncovered a hacking campaign that used four zero-day exploits to install malware on Android and Windows devices.
A prototype artificial intelligence developed by Colorado State University researchers could train dogs while their owners are out.
Postcard from the 23rd century: Not even possible to know if an AI is superintelligent, much less stop it.
Using machine learning to identify signs of dangerous behavior on social media.
The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago.
The new administration will try to restrain Big Tech, manage China, and expand internet access.
Researchers have sent entangled photons between two 35-kilogram drones located a kilometer apart, a development that could pave the way for quantum encryption.
Scientists in the U.K. have developed a technique for counting African elephant populations using satellite camera imagery and a deep learning algorithm.
The startup Gather offers a videogame-like format for remote work, supporting virtual two-dimensional workspaces for enterprise clients. \
Dealroom.com data analyzed by London & Partners found that Bengaluru (Bangalore), India's IT capital, is the world's fastest-growing mature tech ecosystem.
Fish-inspired robots can synchronize their movements like an actual school of fish, without outside control.
Astrobee flying robots are being prepared by astronauts on the International Space Station, to help perform science investigations.
Software quality is crucial to delivering value to organizations, U.S. economy.
Additional 5G spectrum is on the way…but which entity will control it?
An artificial intelligence system developed by scientists at Canada's University of Victoria can ascertain the predicted chemical composition of drugs.
Researchers at French security company NinjaLab found a vulnerability impacting chips used in Google Titan and YubiKey hardware security keys.
In a move that signals the importance of science to the incoming administration, President-elect Joe Biden announced a plan to make the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy a cabinet-level agency.