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'Superhuman' AI Triumphs Playing the Toughest Board Games

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:59

DeepMind's self-learning AlphaZero algorithm has demonstrated superhuman success at complex board games including chess, shogi, and go.

AI as Talent Scout: Unorthodox Hires, and Maybe Lower Pay

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:59

Companies are turning to services that use artificial intelligence to vet potential hires amid a tight labor market.

Researchers Use Computer Model to Predict Prostate Cancer Progression

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:59

Researchers from Denmark and Germany trained a computer model on prostate cancer patient data to predict disease progression.

Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:21

After snapping the final piece into place with a satisfying "click" she feels through her spacesuit gloves, the astronaut pauses to appreciate the view.

This Plant Is Driving Its Own Robot

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00

Elowan is a mobile cybernetic plant with a robotic base.

Xiaomi's AI Restores Details, Enhances Colors in Poorly Exposed Photos

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi have devised an artificial intelligence system that corrects details and colors in poorly exposed photos.

Purdue Researchers Devise 3D Printer That Can Make Energetic Materials Safer

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a three-dimensional printing technique that fabricates energetic materials with fine geometric features faster and at less cost than traditional methods.

Smarter Voice Assistants Recognize Your Favorite Brands—and Health

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:28

People often surrender their data privacy to their continuously listening voice assistants without understanding the implications.

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:40

Berezin built and marketed the first computerized word processor.

Europe's Influence Over U.S. Tech Was More Formidable Than Ever in 2018

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:59

The influence of the biggest US tech companies is as powerful in Europe as anywhere else in the world. But what sets Europe apart is that the relationship is, to an extent, reciprocal.

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:53

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.

The U.S. National Academies Reports on the Prospects for Quantum Computing

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

A task force evaluated the feasibility of developing a functional quantum computer, emphasizing "the time and resources required, and how to assess the probability of success."

Using Drones to Simplify Film Animation

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

Researchers are using drones to streamline the production of realistic animated figures.

The 'Weird Events' That Make Machines Hallucinate

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

Computers can be tricked into misidentifying objects and sounds, raising issues about the real-world use of artificial intelligence; experts call such glitches "weird events."

Top Computer Scientists Form European Lab Devoted to AI

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

Prominent computer scientists have formed a coalition to establish a pan-European laboratory concentrating on artificial intelligence.

The Chef That Can Make a Gourmet Burger Every 30 Seconds

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

A restaurant in San Francisco employs two robots to prepare gourmet burgers for diners.

New Technology Helps the Visually Impaired Reach for the Stars

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have developed an app that helps the visually impaired navigate the stars and planets in the solar system.

The State of European Tech 2018

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00

Welcome to the most comprehensive data-driven analysis of European technology.

All Hail the AI Overlord: Smart Cities and the AI Internet of Things

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:57

Cities generate lots of data. The exact amount depends on the size of the city and its sophistication and ambitions, but it's certainly more than mere humans can absorb and use.

NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:34

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet.