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A few weeks ago, a group of researchers from Google's artificial-intelligence subsidiary, DeepMind, published a paper in the journal Science that described an A.I. for playing games.
A new machine learning algorithm can crack most text-based CAPTCHAs within 0.05 seconds.
New global positioning system technology will be deployed on rail systems in the U.K. starting in January.
A new "battery-less" wake-up timer substantially lowers the power consumption of silicon chips for Internet of Things sensor nodes.
Toyota envisions robots becoming commonplace in homes as companions to senior citizens.
The three scientists who co-created the Julia programming language will be awarded the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software.
The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world.
The U-boat seems to loom out of the blackness, careening to starboard, as if to avoid a collision.
Urban 'flying car' technology is almost here, but with proponents haunted by a 1977 helicopter crash, getting safety right is the top priority.
Radio-frequency identification tags may be used to track movement.
Artificial intelligence innovations have created new threats to health data privacy against which current laws and regulations cannot adequately safeguard.
Researchers have found that hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes without an underlying master plan.
A neuro-inspired hardware-software co-design approach could make neural network training more energy-efficient and faster.
In early December, researchers at DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence company owned by Google's parent corporation, Alphabet Inc., filed a dispatch from the frontiers of chess.
The new law, called the National Quantum Initiative Act, allocates up to $1.2 billion in funding to keep American quantum information science competitive on the global scale.
Stanford University engineers have developed a method for locating every solar panel in the contiguous U.S.
Researchers gave the Traveling Salesman Problem to a "true slime mold" amoeba.
New software can animate the central character in a photograph while leaving the rest of the image untouched.
Google is helping preserve Brazil's National Museum via a virtual exhibition, three months after the institution's destruction by fire.
Researchers have developed a robotic hand that can play the piano.
These faces don't seem particularly remarkable. They could easily be taken from, say, Facebook or LinkedIn. In reality, they were dreamed up by a new kind of AI algorithm.
NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its copper-colored covering faintly illuminated…
Researchers have developed what they describe as the fastest, most energy-efficient simulation of part of a rat brain, using off-the-shelf computer hardware.
Slow uptake of driverless passenger services is spurring the autonomous industry to experiment with offerings like food deliveries from small, self-driving vehicles.
A Canadian startup has created a life-size digital avatar to help retail brands looking for ways to boost falling in-store sales in the face of growing competition from e-commerce.
Reindeer herders in Finland are fitting their animals with Internet-connected collars to keep track of their whereabouts in the wilderness, using a mobile app.
Saint Louis University researchers have proposed a sound-based traffic-management solution for network orchestration.
Right now, I can open up Google Photos, type "beach," and see my photos from various beaches I've visited over the last decade.
It's not the best version of Jingle Bells you'll ever hear—it's being played by a rubber robot hand. But the hand could point the way to better designs for robot limbs.
In the early 1980s, a cluster of fledging computer companies opened up shop in a chaotic corner of northwest Beijing, near the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities.