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Creating socially intelligent, interactive robots such as those depicted in the "Star Wars" films is a challenging proposal.
University of Southampton researchers have shown that evolution can learn from previous experience.
The advent of unsupervised robots raises the question of how to ensure their safety.
A few days before Thanksgiving, George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, invites me to his house in San Francisco to check out a project he’s been working on.
In detective stories, as the plot thickens, an unexpected clue often delivers more questions than answers.
Until now, Facewatch has provided local groups of businesses with a way to share their CCTV images of shoplifters and other potential offenders.
Researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can predict how memorable or forgettable a given image is almost as accurately as humans.
University of Windsor researchers are programming technology designed to reduce roadway collisions.
People who get their news from social media are more likely to becoming trapped in a "collective social bubble" compared to those who get their news from search engines.
A research team in Ann Arbor, MI, is working to revolutionize walking robot control algorithms.
The new nonprofit Open Fog Consortium is dedicated to creating the basic infrastructure for fog computing.
No terror organization uses the Internet as successfully when it comes to marketing itself and recruiting supporters as Islamic State (IS) does. But how is it able to do so given that the group operates in a region where telecommunications…
A thrilling chapter in the exploration of the solar system will soon conclude, as NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft makes its final close flyby of the ocean-bearing moon Enceladus.
Does the Higgs boson have a cousin?
Researchers say they have developed a computer system that can identify the emotion behind a tweet with 85% accuracy.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers performed logic operations with two atoms of different elements.
New software could mean film directors will no longer need to reshoot crucial scenes dozens of times until they are satisfied.
Researchers say they have developed the first self-sufficient system powered by a wearable energy generator based on microbial fuel cell technology.
Heads of state, including the prime ministers of Pakistan and Russia, and major technology firms will gather Wednesday in Wuzhen, a picturesque little town of canals and boats in eastern China, to talk about the Internet.
Quantum systems are inherently fragile as any interactions with the outside world can change their state.
Researchers aim to build replacements for human organs using 3D printing.
The computer mouse, when it first went mainstream, was awkward to describe but easy to use.
Drones are the hallmark of tech-y modern warfare, but weapons piloted from afar have been around for more than a century.
"You're a male, you're 34-years-old and your 5-foot-10 1/2 inches tall." That's a prediction that Craig Venter, long a pioneer on the frontier of genomics, offered to me while we spoke on the phone.
Computer scientists are calling a new algorithm a breakthrough in mapping how hard computational problems are to solve.
Three U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers predict major technological advancements during the next 30 years in a new video series.
XPRIZE has launched a three-year global competition focused on ocean mapping, featuring a $7-million prize purse.
Nanyang Technological University researchers have developed an algorithm that could help companies cut their energy bills by as much as 10%.
Machine learning and computer vision are being combined to provide commentary on professional sporting events as they occur.
True quantum computing could be realized relatively soon, according to some industry analysts.