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Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery
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Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery

Apple has launched an intiative called [AR]T, a curation of augmented reality art featured in a series of guided walks in New York City's Central Park.

Computers Are the New Basketball Coaches
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Computers Are the New Basketball Coaches

Professional basketball teams are starting to use computers and advanced data analytics to help perfect players' jump shots.

The Algorithm That Changed Quantum Machine Learning
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The Algorithm That Changed Quantum Machine Learning

A college student discovered a classical computing algorithm that experts overlooked. It promises to change both classical and quantum machine learning.

I Don't Understand My Car
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I Don't Understand My Car

Self-driving cars will need good communication skills.

Idaho Teacher ­ses Computer Video Games to Teach Science
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Idaho Teacher ­ses Computer Video Games to Teach Science

Ninth graders in Lewiston, ID, are being taught about earth science through the use of interdisciplinary video games developed by Polymorphic Games, an evolutionary...

Lennon or McCartney? Machine Learning Tries to Crack Disputed Beatles Authorship
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Lennon or McCartney? Machine Learning Tries to Crack Disputed Beatles Authorship

Researchers used machine learning to ascertain the authorship of disputed Beatles songs.

The Edge of Computational Photography
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The Edge of Computational Photography

Smartphones and consumer cameras increasingly give professional photographers a run for their money.

Engine Behind 'Fortnite' Powers Business Technology
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Engine Behind 'Fortnite' Powers Business Technology

Businesses are tapping the gaming-engine software of "Fortnite" and other videogames for applications ranging from car design to drug discovery. \]

'Photo Wake-­p' Makes Still Photographs--and Picasso Paintings--Come Eerily Alive
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'Photo Wake-­p' Makes Still Photographs--and Picasso Paintings--Come Eerily Alive

A new software application can bring still images to "life."

DeepMind Can Now Beat ­s at Multiplayer Games, Too
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DeepMind Can Now Beat ­s at Multiplayer Games, Too

Researchers have developed automated "agents" that display humanlike behavior when playing in capture-the-flag mode in the Quake III multiplayer computer game. ...

How Amazon Turned the Tedium of Warehouse Work Into A Game
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How Amazon Turned the Tedium of Warehouse Work Into A Game

Amazon has developed a videogame-like competition aimed at making warehouse workers' jobs less tedious, in order to boost their productivity.

How ­sable Is VR?
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How ­sable Is VR?

Patrick Harms at the University of Gottingen in Germany has designed an automated process for evaluating the usability of virtual reality.

Article 13 Threatens Videogame Streamers in the E­: Survey
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Article 13 Threatens Videogame Streamers in the E­: Survey

Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive could have a drastic impact on video game streamers and their fans in Europe.

Lifelong Learning in Artificial Neural Networks
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Lifelong Learning in Artificial Neural Networks

New methods enable systems to rapidly, continuously adapt.

Dreams of ­biquitous Social Robots Still Aren't Coming True
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Dreams of ­biquitous Social Robots Still Aren't Coming True

The closure of consumer robotics firms previously considered potentially game-changing has diminished industry prospects of social robots eventually achieving mainstream...

They Asked AI to Create a New Game. One of Its First Ideas Involved Exploding Frisbees.
From ACM TechNews

They Asked AI to Create a New Game. One of Its First Ideas Involved Exploding Frisbees.

Design firm AKQA used artificial intelligence to create a new game that combines elements of rugby, croquet, soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Video Game Effort Could Help Regulate Future Drone Traffic
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Video Game Effort Could Help Regulate Future Drone Traffic

A new video game simulation uses a three-dimensional model of Salt Lake City and data about planned drone paths to determine potential problems.

Exhibition Explores Human Connection in a Virtual World
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Exhibition Explores Human Connection in a Virtual World

The University of Alberta has launched a multimedia art exhibit called "Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology."

Drone Racing Fans Have Some Questions: Where's the Drone? Who's Winning?
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Drone Racing Fans Have Some Questions: Where's the Drone? Who's Winning?

With drone racing becoming more popular, spectators and commentators need better ways of seeing which drones are ahead and which are falling behind.

Through Hip-Hop and Dance, This Nonprofit Teaches Girls of Color How to Code
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Through Hip-Hop and Dance, This Nonprofit Teaches Girls of Color How to Code

Weekly danceLogic classes offered by Philadelphia’s West Park Cultural Center include one hour of dance instruction and practice, followed by an hour of coding....
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