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Researchers working on the European Union-funded MoCoTi project say they have designed the prototype of an android that learns how to actuate its own limbs.
Researchers suggest it could cost only about $1,000 for someone to buy and target online ads in order to monitor the location of others, as well as their application use.
DeepMind's upgrade to the AlphaGo algorithm, AlphaGo Zero, beat its predecessor in a 100-game Go match, acquiring skills by playing millions of games against itself.
Researchers are working to apply artificial intelligence to improving the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
Researchers used their snake robots in search-and-rescue missions in Mexico City shortly after a major earthquake struck the region in September.
Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales force with artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence researchers and companies are applying machine learning to automate the more complicated aspects of AI algorithm development.
Mass murders in the U.S. occur at a stable, once-every-two-weeks rate, according to a recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study.
Researchers have developed a new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials.
Researchers are developing new mixed-reality methods for visualizing complex biological networks so they can find the most salient information and linkages.
Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe on her career-long advocacy for greater diversity in technology education.
Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned in 2015 to a colourful reef in American Samoa he had shot a year earlier. It had turned pure white.
When you consider the nagging privacy risks of online advertising, you may find comfort in the thought of a vast, abstract company like Pepsi or Nike viewing you as just one data point among millions.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life.
University of Washington professor Maya Cakmak discusses the role of programming by demonstration in her work on human-machine interaction.
Researchers in the U.K. say they have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into two-dimensional shapes such as letters and a heart.
Researchers have discovered a severe flaw in the WPA2 protocol that enables hackers within range of a vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords and other sensitive data.
Researchers in Germany say they have developed a computational method for reconstructing a digital object from incomplete images.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that auto-fix tools are effective ways to get programmers to make relevant upgrades.
Researchers used an intelligence test they developed to rank intelligent assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri on the same scale used for humans.
President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how.…
When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether federal prosecutors can force technology companies to turn over data stored outside the United States.
Researchers say the Energy Sciences Network's Science DMZ architecture for rapidly and securely transferring large datasets could be adapted to fulfill the needs of the medical research community.
Researchers have built a brain-to-tweet interface that predicts the song a finch is going to sing a fraction of a second before it does so.
Researchers say they have taught computers to decipher previously inaccessible information from x-ray data and apply it to decoding three-dimensional nanoscale structures.
Apple's recent wireless charging announcements highlight how far the tech has come—and how far it needs to go.
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra…
Think of the Milky Way—or search for pictures of it online—and you'll see images of a standard spiral galaxy viewed face-on, a sprawling pinwheel of starlight and dust containing hundreds of billions of stars. These images, however…
Researchers have developed a dial that will switch a smart car's setting from "full altruist" to "full egoist," with the middle setting being impartial.