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Starbucks and others are providing app-based alternatives to Apple Pay, Android Pay.
Students at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing have developed a system to transmit numerical keys that will unlock coded messages no future computer can hack.
The U.S. government quietly began requesting that select foreign visitors provide their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a move designed to spot potential terrorist threats that …
Experts expect artificial intelligence trends to progress in three major areas in 2017.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel studying Egyptian fruit bats have found a way to determine which bats are communicating with which other bats, what they are communicating about, and predict the outcome of a disagreement…
A new open source machine translation framework could serve as an alternative to closed-source projects such as Google Translate.
A University of North Florida program is now in its third year of adapting toys from store shelves for disabled children.
Harvard University researchers have developed a method to automatically design soft actuators based on a desired movement, in order to create a soft robot that moves organically.
Ford Motor researchers are studying a system to use drones to help guide self-driving vehicles, including on off-road adventures.
Sometimes the solution to a problem is staring you in the face all along.
The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out pages.
The Internet of Playthings is not necessarily a safe place.
Most researchers aiming to make quantum computing a reality focus on superconducting quantum bits (qubits), but Microsoft's approach avoids harnessing electronic properties in favor of exploiting the order in which exotic particles…
A new deep learning method developed by researchers at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine enables computers to learn about the visual world with less human instruction.
Duke University researchers say they have developed a custom processor to perform robotic motion planning that accelerates the process by three orders of magnitude while using 1/20th the power.
New technology from a University of California, Los Angeles research team could help combat the spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.
Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's school of computer science, discusses artificial intelligence and robotics.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that laws allowing for the blanket collection and retention of location and traffic data are in breach of EU law.
My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run my home—like Jarvis in Iron Man.
When Paulina Sliwinska, a fund manager at Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford & Co., made the trip to Silicon Valley looking for the next big thing in technology, she found it—not in a hot startup run by a 23-year-old whiz kid just…
The Southern Regional Education Board has published a report recommending actions states and schools can take to help more young people learn computer science.
Researchers from Germany, Canada, and the U.S. have proposed a method to use cloud and fog computing structures to complement one another.
The White House has recommended continued investment in artificial intelligence research and development to shore up the U.S. economy and help the country "stay on the cutting edge of innovation."
Social media platforms play a pivotal role in the modern information-sharing environment's facility with virally spreading misinformation, which leads to speculation as to what actions such platforms can and should take to address…
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a mathematical model to study the effects of scheduling policies on fuel consumption and travel delays in order to determine the optimal deployment of trucks.
One of the more exciting things happening in physics at the moment is the development of quantum computers that may actually be able to do something useful.
Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling…