The device will use artificial neurons and synapses to improve self-driving vehicle and drone performance
Researchers built silver–zinc batteries that can bend and stretch—meaning they could be more elegantly integrated into future wearable devices. Christopher Intagliata reports.
People are good at picking out voices of familiar people’s speech but ear-witness testimonies of strangers’ voices are notoriously unreliable and inaccurate
Machine learning is crucial to staying ahead of hackers trying to break into at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) massive worldwide computing grid
Results from the Micius satellite test quantum entanglement, pointing the way toward hack-proof global communications—and a new space race
A new bot uses feedback from sensors to stretch and fold dough
Cybercrime researcher Gianluca Stringhini explains how he studies hate speech and fake news on the underground network 4chan
The breakthrough could lead to better data-storage devices and quantum computers
Artificial intelligence has staged a revival by starting to incorporate what we know about how children learn
Online video serves the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations as a powerful tool for recruiting new members and inciting violence. A potential fix remains curiously in limbo
IBM AI expert Murray Campbell reflects on the machine’s long, bumpy road to victory over chess champ Garry Kasparov
Alison Gopnik, author of “Making AI Human” in Scientific American’s June issue describes the use of Bayesian statistics to outline how youngsters infer the basics of cause and effect.
The majority of apps running on Android and iOS smartphones report personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google, Facebook or Crashlytics
Activity trackers accurately reckon heart rate—but they're way off in estimates of energy expenditure. Christopher Intagliata reports.
It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools
Investigators tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good
It’s tempting to think that any level of cost and inconvenience is sensible if it cuts the risk of an attack even a little. But risks, inherent in flying and even driving, can never be avoided entirely
All people had to do to stay safe from the global WannaCry ransomware attack was update their software. But people often don’t, for a number of specific reasons
“The Machine” research prototype is designed to tackle complex problems, but it’s a work in progress
Outdated systems and earlier breaches underscore America's health care data security risks