The Waze model of crowdsourced info is only the beginning
Personalized AI requires personal data. Apple, Google and others say they can now grab more of it while keeping privacy and security intact
Advertisers and software developers have been trying to outdo one another for years. Is it time for a truce?
The best facial-recognition algorithms are now as good as the best forensic examiners are. But the best results come by combining human and computer skills. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Intel’s head of quantum computing talks about the challenges of developing algorithms, software programs and other necessities for a technology that doesn’t yet exist
The new Google AI voice assistant, called Duplex, highlights the intricacies of carrying out a mundane human-style conversation, as it keeps you off the phone.
A systems scientist breaks down the intricacies of making a machine that can fool humans into thinking it’s one of us
The use of algorithms to guess a person’s gender based on images, video or audio raise significant social and ethical concerns yet to be fully explored
Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Deep-learning algorithm spontaneously mimicked the activity of specialized neurons that tell us where we are in space
Right now, your computer might be using its memory and processor power—and your electricity—to generate money for someone else, without you ever knowing
Google's new camera decides what to photograph, based on AI algorithms
Despite widespread concern about lack of cybersecurity funding, two surprising factors more directly determine whether a hospital is well protected
The Swedish furniture has become something of a benchmark for robotics engineers
Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance.
Princeton University's Jennifer Rexford talks about optimizing the internet for the uses it got drafted into performing.
Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to reassure Congress that artificial intelligence can help find fake news and protect privacy, lawmakers worry the tech may be “biased”...
New cars have amazing technology everywhere but the dashboard
The city has spent the past two weeks restoring online services disrupted by ransomware that held encrypted data hostage...
Automated social media accounts can create “misinformation networks” that spread falsehoods and fan the flames of partisan disagreement