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Are We Quantum Computers?

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:00

An international team of researchers will explore the brain's potential for quantum computation.

To Speed Up AI, Mix Memory and Processing

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:00

The University of Illinois' Naresh Shanbhag is pushing for a new computer architecture that blends computing and memory so devices can be smarter without consuming more energy.

Augmented Reality App Created by NYU Students Can Translate Sign Language in Real Time

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:00

ARSL is a new app that enables users to capture sign language with a smartphone camera and see a live translation into their native language.

'Bar Codes' Could Trace Errant Brain Wiring in Autism and Schizophrenia

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:53

Neuroscientists today know a lot about how individual neurons operate but remarkably little about how large numbers of them work together to produce thoughts, feelings and behavior.

Trump's China Concern Adds Pressure in Race to Be First With 5G

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:47

The Trump administration's concern about China's growing technology clout is putting even more pressure on U.S. wireless carriers in their marketing battle over which company will be the first to offer 5G.

Robot Designed to Defend Factories Against Cyberthreats

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00

The HoneyBot is designed to deceive industrial hackers into exposing information to cybersecurity professionals.

Students Create 3D Printed Robot Prosthetic Limb

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00

Students have designed and built a low-cost, three-dimensionally-printed robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a more affordable alternative for amputees.

Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have trained a machine learning system to search for debris disks around stars using telescopic data.

Potholes? Self-Powered Wireless Sensors Embedded in Roads Could Spot Them

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00

ePave is a project to set up networks of self-powered wireless sensors under roads to provide updates on road conditions to transportation planners, drivers with connected cars, and others.

NUS Scientists Develop Novel Chip for Fast, Accurate Disease Detection

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00

National University of Singapore researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that could identify minuscule amounts of biomolecules without intricate lab equipment.

Redmonk Language Rankings See Rapid Rise for Kotlin, Swift

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00

JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, and C# are the top five programming languages for the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest ranking by industry analyst firm Redmonk.

Emmanuel Macron Talks About France's AI Strategy

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:53

The French government will spend €1.5 billion ($1.85 billion) over five years to support research in artificial intelligence, encourage startups, and collect data that can be used, and shared, by engineers.

Always Out of Balance

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 00:00

Computational theorists prove there is no easy algorithm to find Nash equilibria, so game theory will have to look in new directions.

Chips for Artificial Intelligence

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 00:00

Companies are racing to develop hardware that more directly empowers deep learning.

Artificial (Emotional) Intelligence

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 00:00

Enabled by advances in computing power and neural networks, machines are getting better at recognizing and dealing with human emotions.

Need to Make a Molecule? Ask This AI for Instructions

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 16:23

Chemists have a new lab assistant: artificial intelligence. Researchers have developed a "deep learning" computer program that produces blueprints for the sequences of reactions needed to create small organic molecules, such as drug compounds.

To Speed Up AI, Mix Memory and Processing

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 16:15

If John von Neumann were designing a computer today, there's no way he would build a thick wall between processing and memory. At least, that's what computer engineer Naresh Shanbhag of the ­University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign believes.

Watch a Computer Learn to Play 'Doom' Inside a Dream

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:49

Researchers taught a machine to "hallucinate" its idea of the video game "Doom," then got a virtual agent to play its own dream version of the game so it could learn to play the real thing.

Ultrasound Patch Could Make it Easier to Inspect Damage in Odd-Shaped Structures

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:49

A new flexible patch could help perform ultrasound imaging on objects difficult to inspect with conventional ultrasound equipment.

Scientists Develop Tooth-Mounted Sensors That Can Track What You Eat

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:49

Tufts University researchers have built tooth-mounted sensors that collect information on one's glucose, salt, and alcohol intake.