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?
The limited system made a notable advancement on the road to beating classical machines
DeepMind’s AlphaStar beat all but the very best humans at the fast-paced sci-fi video game
The secret—as it seems to be with pretty much everything these days—is algorithms
Much like extreme weather, cyberattacks require international monitoring and cooperation
For better or for worse, navigation apps change our sense of direction
A newly developed algorithm opens a window into understanding the transition from quantum to classical objects
Black patients lose out on critical care when systems equate health needs with costs
Staking its claim for “quantum supremacy,” the company pulls back the curtain on its landmark Sycamore chip
Stealing Ur Feelings sounds an alarm about how companies could use emotion-recognition technology