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Think Portugal's maritime mastery is a thing of the past? Think again.
Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you'd like them to be. On the high end, smartphones will get into virtual reality, PC docking and 4K home entertainment.
The social media world rarely stands still for long, and while 2015 was a big year for social platforms, 2016 might be even bigger. We're entering a new era of online access, mobile usability, and social interactions, and that's going to be reflected in the type, diversity, and utility of social apps in the near future.
Yesterday, the 46-year-old Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal's rather enormous shoes would be filled by a man named John Giannandrea.
In the waning months of the Bloomberg administration, I worked for a time in a New York City Hall data group within the Health and Human Services division. One day, we were given a huge dataset on homeless families, which included various characteristics such as the number and age of children and parents, previous ZIP code, the number and lengths of previous stays in homeless services, and race.
Carnegie Mellon University, working in conjunction with researchers at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and other institutions, plans to reverse engineer the human brain. Let's just hope Igor doesn't grab the one marked "Abby Normal.
SEATTLE -- Microsoft is lending a hand to a set of startups working in the highly technical realm of machine learning. The company on Thursday said it had selected 10 startups out of 720 applicants to participate in a four-month accelerator in and around Seattle.
In recent years, some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence have come courtesy of convolutional neural networks, large virtual networks of simple information-processing units, which are loosely modeled on the anatomy of the human brain. Neural networks are typically implemented using graphics processing units (GPUs), special-purpose graphics chips found in all computing devices with screens.
Marvin Minsky, who has died aged 88, was a pioneer of artificial intelligence. In 1958 he co-founded the Artificial Intelligence Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Microsoft has officially acquired the makers of predictive keyboard mobile app SwiftKey. The London-based start-up behind the app has been brought into the Microsoft fold in a deal worth an estimated $250 million (PS174m).
The idyllic Isle of Man off the west coast of England is known for many things, from its castles and forts, coastal views and even a world famous motorbike race. But residents of the island could soon see driverless cars winding their way along its country roads under plans to turn it into a self-driving 'hub'.
They pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words Those with long-term problems have damage to parts of left hemisphere In working memory cases, lesions were found in the intraparietal sulcus For people who struggle to spell, due to conditions such as dyslexia, writing can seem like a daunting and frustrating task. Now neuroscientists have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we construct words.
Engineers are harnessing 'swarm robotics' to teach intelligent robots how to cooperate during naval missions. The researchers in Portugal have demonstrated how a small fleet of self-learning robot boats can 'think' for themselves, to work together on surveillance and other missions.
A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is putting its search engine in the hands of its artificial intelligence chief.
Teaching computers to learn the way we do is widely considered an important step toward better artificial intelligence, but it's hard to achieve without a good understanding of how we think. With that premise in mind, a new $12 million effort launched Wednesday with aims to "reverse-engineer" the human brain.
Virtual personal assistants have become another self-fulfilling prophecy of technology. When Tony Stark talks to Jarvis in Iron Man, we want that level of interaction in real life, and making that happen becomes the area of study for hundreds of software developers and researchers (including, recently, Mark Zuckerberg).
Yup. As UCLA's John Villasenor has pointed out, this means that even something as innocuous as a recipe or a list of directions to a friend's house can be understood as an algorithm.
Oulu, Finland based Start-up Valossa has released its new video search tool. The technology analyses video streams in real-time to identify more than one thousand concepts such as places and objects from any video stream.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced today a significant expansion of the Institute's programs in learning research and online and digital education -- from pre-kindergarten through residential higher education and lifelong learning -- that fulfills a number of recommendations made in 2014 by the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education. Most notably, Reif announced the creation of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), to be led by Professor John Gabrieli, and a new effort to increase MIT's ability to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning by students from pre-kindergarten through high school (pK-12), to be led by Professor Angela Belcher.
Nick Bostrom is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford England, an institution dedicated to making sure we get it right when it comes to creating super intelligent computers. (nickbostrom.com) It's predicted that sometime in the next 25 years, artificial intelligence machines will match - and in some ways - surpass human intelligence.
Google just posted some tremendous financial results, causing shares of its parent company Alphabet to surge more than 5 percent and surpass Apple in market cap to become the world's most valuable company. But one big question on everyone's mind is this: How well are the firm's moonshot projects -- such as the self-driving car and hovering Internet balloons -- doing?
So I've arrived late at the office of Viv, an artificial intelligence company based in San Jose, California. I missed my train from San Francisco after dawdling leaving my apartment and then finding the taxi service app on my phone wouldn't work.
When NASA's Sojourner rover landed on Mars in 1997, Cynthia Breazeal remembers thinking, "We can send robots to space, but we still don't have ones that can 'live' beside us. " What's up with that?
Yoshua Bengio leads one of the world's preeminent research groups developing a powerful AI technique known as deep learning. The startling capabilities that deep learning has given computers in recent years, from human-level voice recognition and image classification to basic conversational skills, have prompted warnings about the progress AI is making toward matching, or perhaps surpassing, human intelligence.
In the opening session of the World Economic Forum's meeting last week in Davos, founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab said, "We must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril.
Google is partnering with Movidius, a smartphone chip designer, to put machine learning technology in mobile devices. This tech could eventually allow smartphones to understand images, speech, and written words - and to solve problems on their own.
We've talked a lot about making a computer that works like the mammalian brain. The U.S. government is now betting $28 million dollars that all these projects are wrong.
Int he very same week that Artificial Intelligence lost one of its greatest pioneers, Marvin Minsky, it saw major progress on a decades-old challenge of playing human-level Go. There is much to shout about, but also a lot of hype and confusion about what we just saw. With so much at stake as people try to handicap the future of AI, and what it means for the future of employment and possibly even the human race, it’s important to understand what was and was not yet accomplished.
An inventor at IBM has patented technology for a cognitive assistant that could learn all about you, then remind you of a name you can't remember the moment you need to say it. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways People are always forgetting names.
Today we were greeted by the front page of Nature hailing a breakthrough in artificial intelligence: computers are now outperforming even the best humans at the Chinese game of Go, long been seen as the last preserve of human game-playing mastery. The breakthrough, from a team based at Google's DeepMind group in London, has come much earlier than many experts expected.
They said it couldn't be done, but Google's AI technology has proved them wrong by mastering the ancient Chinese game of Go roughly a decade earlier than anyone expected. Tapping neural networks and advanced "tree search" programs, researchers from Google DeepMind created a system called AlphaGo that takes a different approach to the game than had been tried before.
Zacharia took aim at the $220 billion-a-year US auto insurance industry on Thursday when she launched Insurify. Technically, her Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup isn't an insurance company.
Google's partnership with Movidius on the development of neural networking in smartphones and other hand-held devices could lead to advanced computing that 'learns' from real-world data. Google to make use of Movidius processors and software development to create mobile devices that mimic the understanding process of a human brain.
The Microsoft Garage is an experimental lab where employees can work on software projects in their spare time. If a Garage app catches on with users, it may become an official Microsoft product; if it doesn't, it may be abandoned.
Renowned artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky died Jan. 24. His insights into human intelligence will have a lasting impact on the field of artificial intelligence.
SoftBank Corp. said Wednesday its Pepper humanoid robots will staff a cellphone store in Tokyo for a week this spring. The firm said the static, talking machines will run the store from March 28 to April 3 in the city's upscale Omotesando shopping district.
Microsoft has broadened open-source access to its Computational Network Toolkit, in a move that underscores the ongoing arms race around machine learning technology. CNTK had initially been made available on Microsoft's Codeplex site in April 2015 through under an academic license, but now it has been moved to GitHub, one of the web's largest code hosting sites.