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Neural networks are taking the world of computing by storm.
The brightest area on Ceres stands out amid shadowy, cratered terrain in a dramatic new view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken as it looked off to the side of the dwarf planet.
Microsoft researchers recently built an artificially intelligent system that seems to recognize conversational speech as effectively as a human.
Researchers at the University of Toronto say they have developed an algorithm that can learn directly from human instructions rather than a set of examples.
Researchers from Oxford University found that an automated army of pro-Donald J. Trump chatbots overwhelmed similar programs supporting Hillary Clinton five to one in the last few days of the U.S. presidential campaign.
Columbia University researchers have developed Shuffler, software that tries to preempt hackers who exploit errors in software code by enabling programs to continuously scramble their code as they run, effectively closing the…
Using artificial-intelligence techniques, a new system from Disney Research and ETH Zurich is capable of learning the association between images and the sounds they make.
Japan's K-Computer tops the latest Graph 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Stanford University's inaugural health++ Hackathon involved participation from 257 students, faculty, health professionals, designers, and entrepreneurs to create new technologies and long-lived partnerships.
Researchers from Spain's Polytechnic University of Valencia have found a flaw that enables attackers to obtain root shell on affected Linux systems. The vulnerability appears only if a user encrypted the system partition when…
Mobile applications' privacy policies often are inconsistent with how an app actually collects and shares users' personal information, according to an automated analysis system developed by Carnegie Mellon University.
Computer scientists at the U.S. Army Laboratory see "cyberfog" as a powerful new form of data security. They say partially compromised data on a fog network would remain useful to users and opaque to adversaries.
University of California, San Diego researchers say they have developed the first semiconductor-free, optically controlled microelectronic device built from metamaterials.
Job opportunities for software development abound, but schools are producing coders of less-than-adequate skill, according to University of Washington professor Andrew J. Ko and Purdue University professor Susanne Hambrusch.…
Researchers have developed a system that can analyze Wi-Fi networks and covertly detect and record passwords by looking at the directions radio waves travel to provide wireless Internet coverage.
Timothy Chan at the University of Toronto in Canada wants to use drone technology to help people who suffer cardiac arrest.Chan used computer models to determine that strategically placed drones with defibrillators could …
Researchers from Germany's University of Paderborn have developed a system that can convert photons from one spread of frequencies to another, while preserving their delicate quantum state.
Predicting and influencing human behavior is well on its way to becoming reality, according to researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) in Germany.
A fellow of ACM, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Pollack’s research has been in the area of artificial intelligence.
Municipalities all over the world are building greater intelligence into their infrastructures.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society doctoral program is underway.
Notre Dame University researchers have developed software that can determine the difference between iris scans using a new method.
Disney Research has developed a 360-degree virtual reality application and a haptic chair that enable users to enhance their virtual experience with customizable effects.
Researchers have created different guessing frameworks that prioritize the order of guessing based on attackers having access to different types of personal information.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they have developed a new approach to information extraction that inverts conventional machine learning.
University of Southern California researchers found bots made up nearly 20% of the political conversation on Twitter during the U.S. presidential campaign season.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are applying deep-learning techniques to automate how information is collected from cancer pathology reports.
Researchers say they have developed a cloaking device for microscopic photonic integrated devices that will enable photonic computer chips to be more efficient.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Harvard universities have launched an online service that enables optimal group decisions.
A free AI-based scholarly search engine that aims to outdo Google Scholar is expanding its corpus of papers to cover some 10 million research articles in computer science and neuroscience, its creators announced on 11 November…