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Researchers have developed automated "agents" that display humanlike behavior when playing in capture-the-flag mode in the Quake III multiplayer computer game.
A new environmental monitoring robot measures chemical and climate-related changes in forest canopies, and is powered by photovoltaic panels to operate for months at a time.
Researchers have developed a method of teaching a computer to detect an indicator of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue.
Leading technology organizations have criticized an intelligence proposal by the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters to let law enforcement to spy on encrypted messages.
ACM has asked the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to prohibit Internet connections from all voting equipment under an updated set of voluntary guidelines.
Stepping into a charged social issue, Silicon Valley tech giant Salesforce.com has asked retailers to stop selling military-style rifles, or stop using its software.
China is stepping up efforts to design and manufacture semiconductors, but self-sufficiency is a long way off .
Researchers have developed an immersive experience that brings users into the world of a fictitious Internet of Things start-up.
Chinese startup Neolix has initiated mass production of self-driving delivery vehicles.
A new robotic system uses machines to help people lift objects by monitoring their muscle movements, producing a smoother robot-human collaboration.
The Montefiore Health System and its affiliated medical school in New York are employing artificial intelligence to predict a common respiratory malady among patients.
How Web designers develop sites to ensure the colorblind can perceive them.
A new shape-shifting drone flies, and can transform into a car once it touches down.
Team Acrobot, an all-girls robotics team from Ghana, won the 20th edition of the World Robofest Championship at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.
A new system could enable autonomous vehicles to navigate complex environments by checking a basic global positioning system-like map and employing video feeds.
Researchers have created artificial intelligence-animated portraits of the Mona Lisa as digitally modified images or "deepfakes."
Ransomware that has frozen thousands of computers in Baltimore and crippled many city services contains a key element developed by the U.S. National Security Agency.
More than 40 member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are supporting principles to improve the transparency of artificial intelligence.
New material provides a fuller, fairer account of the birth of chaos.
Researchers at Comcast are developing an in-home device to monitor people's basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with plans of launching a pilot test later this year.
More than 2,000 preschools in China are using a robot to check the health status of students each day before they enter the classroom.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence systems to better learn new tasks, while "forgetting" less of what they learned during…
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has initiated the last stage of a four-year project to develop a national drone traffic management system.
Researchers at Ford are working to incorporate into the company’s driverless delivery system an android capable of carrying a 40-pound load.
Researchers at the Allen Institute have developed a visualization of human cell division suitable for professional scientists and inquisitive amateurs.
Amazon has developed a videogame-like competition aimed at making warehouse workers' jobs less tedious, in order to boost their productivity.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials are concerned that 5G wireless phones could interfere with weather forecasts.
Researchers used computer models to identify the locations of Western European Neanderthal settlements.
A new electronic platform from General Motors is envisioned as the linchpin of the automaker's future, enabling the function of almost all its cars' digital systems.
Google's plan to limit the software services it provides Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei is expected to accelerate the isolation of China's Internet users.