Scientists used computer algorithms to develop a programmable organism made of frog DNA
Unfortunately, it won’t be here by 2020
New machine-learning technique can distinguish living bodies from deceased ones
Cyberattacks and missile launches have already happened
An update to the classic “double-slit” experiment paves the way toward a novel strategy for quantum computing
The device uses lasers to accelerate electrons along an etched channel
Some algorithms were up to 100 times better at identifying white faces
AI may equal human intelligence without matching the true nature of our experiences
Instead focus on making artificial intelligence controllable and responsive to human needs
The fiber-optic cables that connect the global Internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports.
At risk are airliners, electric grids, stock markets and other systems that rely on GPS to time their operations
Computers can tell what will matter (slightly) better than humans can
Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.
The MineRL competition encourages coders to devise programs that learn by example
The science is immature and a multi-purpose quantum computer doesn’t yet exist. But that isn’t stopping investors pouring cash into quantum start-ups
Bots masquerading as humans in a game outperformed their human opponents—but the their superiority vanished when their machine identity was revealed. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
World-changing technologies that are poised to rattle the status quo
An interactive system produces levitating images by projecting color onto a tiny bead as it zips around a darkened box
A new algorithm counteracts the distorting impact of water
Can you really “reach out and touch someone” via text?