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US Gov’t Taps The Machine to Beat China to Exascale Supercomputing

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:20

With China threatening to build the world's first exascale supercomputer before the US, the US Department of Energy has awarded a research grant to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to develop an exascale supercomputer reference design based on technology gleaned from the The Machine, a project that aims to "reinvent the fundamental architecture of computing."

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:59

Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows?

GitHub Survey: Open Source Is Popular, Plagued by Poor Docs and Rude People

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:00

A new GitHub survey found open source development's popularity is tempered by poor documentation and provocation, mainly rudeness, among developers.

Russian Researchers Developed a Reliable Forward Error Correction Method for Digital Data

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University have proposed a new channel coding method for the fifth generation of wireless systems.

UTA-Led Interdisciplinary Team to Construct Computer Program to Identify Fake News

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they are developing computer tools to detect social bots within the World Wide Web that create and spread fake news.

Face Recognition System 'K-Eye' Presented by KAIST

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a semiconductor chip that runs artificial intelligence algorithms using ultra-low power.

Agencies 'Flying Blind' Without More Data

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:00

U.S. government agencies require better tools and datasets to assess how artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies will impact the private-sector workforce.

China's Quantum Satellite Clears Major Hurdle on Way to Ultrasecure Communications

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:46

Just months into its mission, the world's first quantum-communications satellite has achieved one of its most ambitious goals.

An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:16

A buried line in a new Facebook report about chatbots' conversations with one another offers a remarkable glimpse at the future of language.

The Pentagon Looks to Videogames for the Future of War

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:25

The first real computer, the ENIAC, was built in 1946. The first computer war game appeared two years later.

Protecting the Smart Grid

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:19

Microgrids can provide greater resiliency.

DeepMind's Neural Network Teaches AI to Reason About the World

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00

Google's DeepMind has developed a neural network that gives computers the ability to understand how different objects are related to each other.

A Hybrid of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Is Spawning New Ventures

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00

Researchers think the field of merging quantum computing with machine learning may soon be ripe for commercialization.

Safety and Security for Intelligent Infrastructure

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00

Several new white papers describes the challenging threats to safety, security, and privacy via intelligent infrastructure.

Graphene Transistor Could Mean Computers That Are 1,000 Times Faster

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00

A new graphene-based transistor could someday be used in computers that are 1,000 times faster and use one-100th of the power of conventional computer systems.

Chatbots Learn How to Negotiate and Drive a Hard Bargain

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:47

What's in it for me?

U.S. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:33

The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials tell Reuters.

The 'Time Machine' Reconstructing Ancient Venice's Social Networks

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:37

Only metres away from the tourist throngs that bustle through Venice's crowded piazzas, the silence inside Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is so profound it hurts the ears.

Mania and the Machine

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used "genetic fuzzy trees" to generate a 100% accurate predictive model of patient response to lithium.

Taxonomy Goes Digital: Getting a Handle on Social Bots

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding research on social networks.

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