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Machine Learning Pwns Old-School Atari Games

You can call it the “revenge of the computer scientist.” An algorithm that made headlines for mastering the notoriously difficult Atari 2600 game Montezuma’s Revenge can now beat more games, achieving near perfect scores, and help robots explore real-world environments...

February 25, 2021 — Pakinam Amer

2020’s Top 10 Tech Innovations

Scientific American  and the World Economic Forum sifted through more than 75 nominations for the most innovative and potentially game-changing technologies in 2020. The final top 10 span the fields of medicine, engineering, environmental sciences and chemistry. And to win the nod, the technologies must have the potential to spur progress in societies and economies by outperforming established ways of doing things...

December 9, 2020 — Mariette DiChristina, Bernard S. Meyerson, Jeffery DelViscio and Robin Pomeroy

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Shockingly Good at Sounding Human

Synthetic voices have become ubiquitous. They feed us directions in the morning, shepherd us through phone calls by day and broadcast the news on smart speakers at night. And as the technology used to make them improves, these voices are becoming more and more human-sounding...

December 9, 2020 — Meghan McDonough
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