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A new machine-learning system can automatically creating the best possible avatar of a person's face from a photo by using a customized emoji generator.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two research teams more than $10 million to assess the feasibility of quantum architectures in addressing big science problems.
Digital technologies and new and better materials have stretched the boundaries of building design.
Octavia, a humanoid robot designed to fight fires on Navy ships, has mastered an impressive range of facial expressions.
For patients with epilepsy, or cancerous brain lesions, sometimes the only way to forward is down.
Machine learning has returned with a vengeance. I still remember the dark days of the late '80s and '90s, when it was pretty clear that the current generation of machine-learning algorithms didn't seem to actually learn much …
Researchers are working to enhance the preservation of digital humanities databases.
Researchers have identified browser functionalities that are rarely used or needed by Websites, but which pose security and privacy risks.
Researchers have developed new memristor devices that last 1 trillion cycles, an achievement they say far surpasses the endurance of commercial flash memories for computing.
Researchers say they have trained a machine-learning algorithm to predict future seismic events.
Code.org founder Hadi Partovi says every dollar committed to computer science education should be channeled into teacher training.
Researchers told the U.S. House Science Committee that more federal funding is required to train specialists and advance real-world quantum computing applications.
In 2005, shortly after earning a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help wanted ad.
Superconductivity—a phenomenon in which electrons can travel through certain materials with zero resistance—has revolutionized parts of medicine, travel and science. Now, an intriguing experiment has seen the same behaviour that…
Researchers say they have created a solution to the "interconnect bottleneck" that slows communication between different chip elements.
The U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is calling on the private sector to develop machine-learning tools to automate repetitive and time-consuming image analysis tasks.
Researchers have received a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to develop snake-like robots that can navigate through debris following a disaster.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are booming—and for good reason.
Hours after the Las Vegas massacre, Travis McKinney's Facebook feed was hit with a scattershot of conspiracy theories.
When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset and virtually explore the Martian landscape.
The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings.
The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies…
Researchers at multiple institutions are working on the Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing project.
Roboticists say they now are focused on human-robot interaction in the performance of complex tasks.
A team of researchers hopes to determine if fatigue can be predicted and whether life-threatening fatigue can be differentiated from recoverable fatigue.
Researchers have validated the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma for reducing data dimensionality.
Stanford University professor Andrew Ng is supporting the development of a Facebook chatbot to offer interactive cognitive behavior therapy to people suffering from depression.
With artificial intelligence expertise in short supply, artificial intelligence talent is commanding huge salaries from the largest technology companies.
The DeepMind team will be presented with the award at the IJCAI-2018 conference in Stockholm, Sweden, next July.
A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead of radio waves.