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The whistle-blower behind the Cambridge Analytica revelations said the now-defunct data research firm used the fashion preferences of Facebook Inc. users to help develop the algorithms needed to target them with political messaging…
Shortly before Halloween, the chairman of Harvard's astronomy department openly declared that an interstellar object hurtling through our Solar System might just be part of an extraterrestrial craft. And then . . . crickets.…
Researchers in Japan have developed a computer that can project high-quality three-dimensional holography as a video.
The Raspberry Pi startup will train 40,000 U.K. teachers to teach computer science, with the ultimate goal of teaching computer science to all U.K. schoolchildren.
Adaptive driving beam headlights are not currently permitted in the U.S., but that could soon change.
In May, Google introduced a feature for Gmail that automatically completes sentences for users as they type, but will not suggest gender-based pronouns.
The Cyberdog wine bar in Prague, Czech Republic, is equipped with a robot bartender that serves drinks ordered via a smartphone app.
Fire is chaos. Fire doesn't care what it destroys or who it kills—it spreads without mercy, leaving total destruction in its wake, as California's Camp and Woolsey fires proved so dramatically this month.
For the second time this year, a spacecraft is about to partner with an asteroid in an intimate dance.
Inside a small laboratory in Boston's seaport district, buried within a jumble of lasers, lenses, mirrors, and a tangle of wiring, is a tiny chip that might be about to have a big impact on the world of artificial intelligence…
Tardos was cited "For contributions to the field of algorithms, including foundational new methods in optimization, approximation algorithms, and algorithmic game theory."
A new artificial intelligence-driven voice-scanning tool can identify dubious statements seconds after their utterance, in an effort to more accurately fact-check news.
Jouarre, a nursing facility outside Paris, is using a robot to help care for elderly patients.
North Carolina State University researchers have demonstrated that consumer-grade drones can effectively monitor marine species across multiple sites in the wild.
VR could significantly change the way jurors and judges weigh evidence in the courtroom.
China is taking its rivalry with the U.S. to the heavens, spending at least $9 billion to build a celestial navigation system and cut its dependence on the American-owned GPS amid heightening tensions between the two countries…
Police in the UK want to predict serious violent crime using artificial intelligence, New Scientist can reveal. The idea is that individuals flagged by the system will be offered interventions, such as counselling, to avert potential…
In response to the diminishing supply of immigrant labor, the U.S. agriculture sector is increasingly turning to robots that can do the work traditionally done by humans.
Cornell University researchers found people who read choices online digested information nine times faster than those who heard them listed by a smart speaker product.
The latest iteration of the biannual Top500 ranking found China has increased its domestic supercomputer installations to more than twice the number found in the U.S.
Stanford University researchers have developed an electronic glove equipped with sensors that could give robotic hands human dexterity.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms.
The new Mars lander will begin investigating the planet's interior in several months, after deploying and calibrating a burrowing heat probe and a suite of seismometers.
A decade ago, quantum computing was still something of a parlor game.
The 416 new Fellows include 20 in the Section on Information, Computing & Communication.
In 2003, Jay Siegel was up for a new challenge. Siegel was a tenured professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, but he took a job at the University of Zurich.
NASA's InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface.
The advancement of machine learning via neural networks is stoking concerns of artificial intelligence being used for mass manipulation and misinformation.
China is deploying drones to scan portions of the Great Wall reportedly too hazardous to cross, compiling information to support its rehabilitation.
Researchers have constructed the world's first single-layer neural network, known as a perceptron, and induced it to perform simple image processing tasks.