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Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:09

It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face.

Introducing the Lettuce Peeling Robot

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:00

A robotic lettuce leaf peeling system is seen as a possible breakthrough in improving agricultural efficiency.

Reducing False Positives in Credit Card Fraud Detection

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:00

A new machine learning technique can drastically reduce false positives in fraud-detecting technology that incorrectly flag credit card sales as suspicious.

Score One for Privacy

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:55

Researching ways to block facial recognition software.

What Termites Can Teach Us

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 16:38

New termite colonies are founded on windless evenings, at dusk, after the rain. Most termites have neither eyes nor wings, but every mature colony has a caste of translucent-winged seeing creatures called alates, which are nurtured by the colony's workers until they are ready to propagate.

Microsoft Brings Robot Operating System to Windows 10

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:31

Microsoft has debuted an official (but experimental) of Robot Operating System for Windows 10.

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:26

Score one for the human brain. In a new study, computer scientists found that artificial intelligence systems fail a vision test a child could accompli

Request for Information on Update to the 2016 National AI R&D Strategic Plan

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:59

Notice of Request for Information.

Seeking Ways to Reduce Traffic Jams, USC Engineers Turn to AI

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

Researchers are adding a new type of artificial intelligence to speed-forecasting technology in an effort to reduce the amount of congestion on America's roads.

AI Created More Than 100,000 Pieces of Music After Analyzing Irish and English Folk Tunes

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

A machine learning artificial intelligence generated more than 100,000 folk tunes after analyzing Irish and English music.

Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

University of Houston researchers have developed a smartphone-based system that can detect dangerous levels of lead in tap water.

Study Reveals Patterns in STEM Grades of Girls Versus Boys

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

A study of trends in the grades of 1.6 million students found girls and boys perform very similarly in science, technology, engineering, and math classes.

Tim Berners-Lee Launched His Vision for an Alternative Web, and His Timing was Impeccable

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

Tim Berners-Lee has developed an open-source project to give Internet users more control over their data by allowing them to decide which apps may access it.

Creepy Robotic Dog Shown Fending Off Humans Who Try to Push It Over

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

A new four-limbed robot is capable of moving uninterrupted after being pushed over by a human.

Floating Voxels Provide New Hope for 3D Displays

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00

In search of holograms that can be viewed from any angle.

Transient Electronics Take Shape

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00

Advances in materials science and chemistry are leading to self-destructing circuits and transient electronics, which could impact many fields.

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?