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DeepMind AlphaGo Team Receives Inaugural IJCAI Marvin Minsky Medal for Outstanding Achievements in AI

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:52

The DeepMind team will be presented with the award at the IJCAI-2018 conference in Stockholm, Sweden, next July.

Deep Space Communications via Faraway Photons

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:04

A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead of radio waves.

What CMU's Snake Robot Team Learned While Searching for Mexican Earthquake Survivors

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:04

Researchers used their snake robots in search-and-rescue missions in Mexico City shortly after a major earthquake struck the region in September.

For $1,000, Anyone Can Purchase Online Ads to Track Your Location and App Use

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:04

Researchers suggest it could cost only about $1,000 for someone to buy and target online ads in order to monitor the location of others, as well as their application use.

AlphaGo Zero Shows Machines Can Become Superhuman Without Any Help

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:04

DeepMind's upgrade to the AlphaGo algorithm, AlphaGo Zero, beat its predecessor in a 100-game Go match, acquiring skills by playing millions of games against itself.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:04

Researchers are working to apply artificial intelligence to improving the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

'Low Cost Android' to Study the Brain

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:04

Researchers working on the European Union-funded MoCoTi project say they have designed the prototype of an android that learns how to actuate its own limbs.

The Shape of Work to Come 

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:52

Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales force with artificial intelligence.

AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:08

Artificial intelligence researchers and companies are applying machine learning to automate the more complicated aspects of AI algorithm development.

U.S. Mass Killings Occurring at 'Uniform' Rate

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:08

Mass murders in the U.S. occur at a stable, once-every-two-weeks rate, according to a recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study.

New Method to Detect Spin Current in Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential for Alternative Electronics

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:08

Researchers have developed a new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials.

WPI Computer Scientists Use Mixed Reality to Visualize Complex Biological Networks

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:08

Researchers are developing new mixed-reality methods for visualizing complex biological networks so they can find the most salient information and linkages.

Paving the Way for Women, Minorities into STEM

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:15

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe on her career-long advocacy for greater diversity in technology education.

Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with Cameras, Drones and NASA Tech

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:02

Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned in 2015 to a colourful reef in American Samoa he had shot a year earlier. It had turned pure white.

It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location with Mobile Ads

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:41

When you consider the nagging privacy risks of online advertising, you may find comfort in the thought of a vast, abstract company like Pepsi or Nike viewing you as just one data point among millions.

Fresh Findings From Cassini

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:34

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life.

There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics for Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00

University of Washington professor Maya Cakmak discusses the role of programming by demonstration in her work on human-machine interaction.

Now There's an IQ Test for Siri and Friends

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers used an intelligence test they developed to rank intelligent assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri on the same scale used for humans.

Liquid Metal Brings Soft Robotics a Step Closer

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers in the U.K. say they have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into two-dimensional shapes such as letters and a heart.

Serious Flaw in WPA2 Protocol Lets Attackers Intercept Passwords and Much More

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have discovered a severe flaw in the WPA2 protocol that enables hackers within range of a vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords and other sensitive data.