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Here's How Much Bots Drive Conversation During News Events

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:36

Last week, as thousands of Central American migrants made their way northward through Mexico, walking a treacherous route toward the US border, talk of "the caravan," as it's become known, took over Twitter.

NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:09

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending a historic mission that studied time capsules from the solar system's earliest chapter.

Christie’s First to Sell Art Made by AI

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:54

A painted portrait produced by a machine learning algorithm was auctioned for $432,000 by Christie's auction house in New York.

Researchers Combine Technologies for New Digital Stethoscope

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:54

A prototype digital stethoscope for grading heart ailments and heart-pump performance incorporates precision sensors, electrocardiogram technology, and machine learning.

Christie’s Is First to Sell Art Made by AI

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:54

A painted portrait produced by a machine learning algorithm was auctioned for $432,000 by Christie's auction house in New York.

Search Engine for CCTV Lets You Find People From Their Description

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:54

A new system uses machine learning to automatically match individuals in videos with their descriptions.

Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Keep Learning

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:33

What if you stopped learning after graduation? It sounds stultifying, but that is how most machine-learning systems are trained.

AI, Explain Yourself

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

It is increasingly important to understand how artificial intelligence comes to a decision.

A New Movement in Seismology

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Unused telecom fiber might be used to detect earthquakes, uncover other secrets in the soil.

Weighing the Impact of GDPR

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

The EU data regulation will affect computer, Internet, and technology usage within and outside the EU; how it will play out remains to be seen.

The World's Strongest MRI Machines Are Pushing Human Imaging to New Limits

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:44

On a cold morning in Minneapolis last December, a man walked into a research centre to venture where only pigs had gone before: into the strongest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine built to scan the human body.

This Robot Transforms Itself to Navigate an Obstacle Course

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:24

When you've got a hammer, everything looks like a nail, but the world starts to look more interesting if your hammer can change shape.

Sarita Adve Named Recipient of ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:18
The University of Illinois professor helped develop memory consistency models.

Electronic Voting Was Going to Be the Future. Now Paper's Making a Comeback

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:02

You could call it buyer's remorse. Five US states went all in on electronic voting machines, and four of those states are poised to get out.

NATO Military Exercise Will Test Robots, Autonomous Vehicles

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is conducting a month-long military exercise using a variety of new technologies.

Need to Fix an iPhone or Android Device? You Can Now Break DRM Under New U.S. Rules

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00

It is now legal in the U.S. for consumers and repair companies to break an electronic device's digital rights management protections in order to to repair it.

The Next Big One? Earthquake Scientists Look to AI

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to improve data analysis to better understand earthquakes, predict their behavior, and warn of seismic events faster and more accurately.

Puerto Rico Is Fighting Zika With Cloud Technology

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00

A project to track Zika-carrying mosquitoes across Puerto Rico is developing solutions that could help other parts of the world cope with mosquito-borne diseases.

Grocers Enlist Robots to Chase E-Commerce

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00

Grocers are deploying robots and artificial intelligence to boost warehouse efficiency amid intensifying competition for consumer food spending.

Computer Theorists Show Path to Verifying that Quantum Beats Classical

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 09:37

There have been parallel efforts to find a way to prove that quantum supremacy has been achieved.