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MIT researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain anatomy. In experiments, they trained a machine-learning system on MRI data from patients with neurodegenerative diseases and found that supplementing that training with other patient information improved the system's predictions.
A new partnership between aviation giant Boeing and Carnegie Mellon University hints at the power of fields such as artificial intelligence and big data to transform huge, multi-billion-dollar industries. As part of a three-year, $7.5 million deal that will establish a new Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, Boeing and the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science will work on a range of new projects that will apply the principles of AI and big data to improving the quality of Boeing's aerospace activities.
The United Nations has been warned that its protracted negotiations over the future of lethal autonomous weapons - or "killer robots" - are moving too slowly to stop robot wars becoming a reality. Lobbying for a pre-emptive ban on the weapons is intensifying at the UN general assembly in New York, but a deal may not emerge quickly enough to prevent devices from being deployed, experts say.
Computers keep getting smaller and faster. That's been happening for decades.
A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Apple confirmed the acquisition of Perceptio, a company that creates artificial intelligence tech for smartphones.
Japan is set to accelerate its development of robots to secure a lead over rival nations, including the United States and Germany, as a new industrial revolution beckons. The world is "on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution, a paradigm shift caused by robotics and artificial intelligence," said Takuro Morinaga, a professor at Dokkyo University.
ORLANDO--Gartner's top 2016 strategic trends for 2016 had a decided emphasis on the Internet of things, smart machines and the digital glue that will tie those technologies with the business. In a chart, here's a look at Gartner's top 10.
When the eyes are open, visual information flows from the retina through the optic nerve and into the brain, which assembles this raw information into objects and scenes. Scientists have previously hypothesized that objects are distinguished in the inferior temporal (IT) cortex, which is near the end of this flow of information, also called the ventral stream.
In an essayfor the current issue of the journalDemocracy, I argue that the sped-up introduction of disruptive innovations is at serious risk. Why?
A major step towards building quantum computers capable of performing formidable calculations at a fraction of the speed of current machines has been achieved. Computer scientists claim to have made a 'game-changing leap' by building a logic gate - a building block of a digital circuit - using the strange properties of subatomic particles in silicon.
Social data allows brands, businesses and organizations to see a just a piece of the full conversation. But every medium, including traditional online and print media, TV, forums, and blogs should be analysed too.
There have been Apple Car (or iCar) rumors since at least 2007. They usually involve the company teaming up with an automaker to design an iPod- or iPhone-ready vehicle.
Discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) have jumped into the public eye over the past year, with several luminaries speaking about the threat of AI to the future of humanity. Over the last several decades, AI--automated perception, learning, reasoning, and decision making--has become commonplace in our lives.
For more than a decade, boxes have helped Google dominate search - both the rectangle on its home page and the web browser address bars that send users to its results. But smartphones now account for more internet use than PCs, and that changes things.
D-Wave Systems said Monday that the company has signed a seven-year deal with Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association to supply D-Wave's quantum computers as part of an ongoing investigation to see whether they could be used as the next artificial intelligence platform. Installation of a new D-Wave 2X system was recently completed, the companies said.
We've already told you about the Amazon Echo's smart home chops, but Jeff Bezos' digital assistant is about to get some competition from a small company called Ivee. The company has taken to Indiegogo with its own digital assistant, called Ivee Voice.
Computers and the algorithms they run are precise, perfect, meticulously programmed, and austere. That's the idea, anyway.
We have trained machines to dream, but can we make them follow their dreams of moving to New York to become a fashion designer? In a world where startups use algorithms to find the next fashion trends, it's not impossible that computers could go beyond finding what's popular, and start creating it.
A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in California reported on Wednesday. The slow, halting first steps of the 28-year-old paraplegic were documented in a preliminary study published in the British-based Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, along with a YouTube video.
Silicon Valley often hosts world leaders, but rarely gives them the rock-star reception that it is planning for India prime minister Narendra Modi. Seats for an 18,500-person event where he will be speaking, at the SAP Center in San Jose, disappeared within days, and tens of thousands more could have sold.
I have seen the future, and it is a world of unparalleled convenience, untold marketing opportunities, and zero privacy. IBM held an event in San Francisco Thursday to show off new capabilities in Watson, it's artificial intelligence system that's being made available to developers to let them build smarter, "cognitive" applications.
With the Modular Prosthetic Limb, researchers from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab have successfully demonstrated the possibilities of controlling artificial limbs simply by thought. Foot and ankle prosthetics have come a long since the SACH, the Solid Ankle, Cushion Heel, developed in the mid-1950s.