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America's sluggish economic growth over the last decade. To fix this, we must make productivity increases the central goal of US economic policy.
You don't have to be a billionaire investor to get involved with the development of self-driving cars. Thanks to George Hotz and his company, Comma.ai, all you need is a cell phone, a windshield mount and Hotz's own Chffr app.
Trying to picture yourself older or with a different hairstyle is near impossible. But now researchers have developed the ultimate face swap that analyzes a picture of your face, searches for images using key terms and seamlessly maps your it onto the results.
The blockish and slightly dorky computer game Minecraft may turn out to be a great place for humans and AI to learn how to work together. An experimental new version of the game, released by Microsoft researchers this month, can be used to train an AI to perform all sorts of tasks, from crossing bridges to building complex objects.
Candid, an anonymous-sharing app aiming for frank debate, launched Thursday, the brainchild of Google vet Bindu Reddy. Reddy, Candid's CEO and a former head of product for Google's social apps, said she embarked to create Candid after she felt unable to share unfiltered opinions on mainstream social networks.
The 31-year-old said: 'You can think of it kind of like J.A.R.V.I.S in Iron Man' His plans include teaching the assistant to let friends into his home by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell, for example Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg reveal he is dedicating his year to making a home AI butler. Now, he has revealed the project is already coming to fruition - and promised to reveal it soon.
You may think you choose to read one story over another, or to watch a particular video rather than all the others clamouring for your attention. But in truth, you are probably manipulated into doing so by publishers using clever machine learning algorithms.
Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm. Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool.
Choosing the perfect emoji from a list of more than 1,800 can be time consuming - but SwiftKey has new technology that does the grunt work for you. The UK-based firm teased users earlier this year with a predictive emoji keyboard and has announced the official launch in both Google Play and the Apple Store.
The IQ test has long been dismissed as an inaccurate way to discern how intelligent a person really is - but now scientists may have found a better way. Researchers say MRI scans can measure human intelligence, and define exactly what it is.
Cell biologists have come a long way since Robert Hooke first observed plants through his microscope some 350 years ago. They have adapted and adopted new technologies in molecular biology, chemistry and microscopy.
AT&T uses artificial intelligence to tell if things are going wrong in its network. Soon, AI may know it before it happens.
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Microsoft is making available a free preview of Microsoft Stream, a "new business video service that democratizes access to and discovery of video at work". Microsoft announced availability of the Stream preview on July 18.
Ford is expanding its involvement in self-driving car technology by joining a $6.6m funding round for 3D map-maker Civil Maps. The seed round was led by Motus Ventures, which was joined by Ford, Wicklow Capital, StartX Stanford, and Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures.
"Julia is a great tool. " That's what New York University professor of economics and Nobel laureate Thomas J. Sargent told 250 engineers, computer scientists, programmers, and data scientists at the third annual JuliaCon held at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
Russ Altman, a doctor and director of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at Stanford, used big data to identify drug interactions among patients taking multiple drugs. One pair of drugs, a common statin and antidepressant, raised glucose levels high enough to cause a diagnosis of diabetes in some patients. Altman then teamed up with Horvitz and his colleagues who used search analysis to show that people were signaling symptoms of hyperglycemia through their web searches.
It's not unreasonable to suggest the cybersecurity battle is being lost - and on more than one front. Not only are more efficient and organised cybercriminals winning the security arms race against their corporate targets, there's also a shortage of cybersecurity professionals equipped with the skills required to fight hackers.
You can spend a long time searching satellite images for interesting locations. Now imagine a tool that can not only show you the location, but scans large geographical areas to find specific features that are similar, and then it presents these results in a pattern-like format.
We have a long way to go if we want virtual assistants to understand us. Siri: Okay, from now on I'll call you "an ambulance.
In 2008, Krishna Gupta '09 launched Romulus Capital, a venture capital seed firm, out of his MIT dorm room, scraping together $850,000 to invest in tech startups launched by his classmates. Today, Romulus controls $150 million in funds and other assets, having just raised a new fund of $75 million in June.
It all started five years ago when Jeff Wieland, who worked on the company's user research team at the time, discovered that there were people with disabilities who were having a rather terrible experience with Facebook. For example, he found out that screen readers -- software employed by blind users to know what's happening on a page -- would interpret a button on a site as simply, well, "button.
AlphaGo's uncanny success at the game of Go was taken by many as a death knell for the dominance of the human intellect, but Google researcher David Silver doesn't see it that way. Instead, he sees a world of potential benefits.
Federal investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have demanded automaker Tesla hand over details about a fatal May crash that occurred while a car was in autopilot mode. NHTSA, in a letter sent Friday to the car company, asked for all documentation related to the crash that killed Joshua David Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio, in Williston, Fla., on May 7.
Traditional photography classes highlight lessons about lighting and framing a photo, but instead of learning these techniques, 40 high school girls learned how to build a camera and how to write code for Instagram-like filters in a recent workshop. On Saturday, June 4, these girls participated in the Girls Who Build Cameras workshop organized by MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers at Beaver Works, just off MIT's main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
It was then given tasks of a resource nurse, assigning beds and scheduling Robots could soon lend nurses a helping hand in the delivery ward. In a two-year study, researchers from MIT have investigated whether robots can effectively take on the job of a 'resource nurse,' making complex decisions in a fast-paced environment.