A systems scientist breaks down the intricacies of making a machine that can fool humans into thinking it’s one of us
Such toys wirelessly connect with online databases to recognize voices and images, identifying children’s queries, commands and requests and responding to them
Google's new camera decides what to photograph, based on AI algorithms
Smartphone sensors locate your phone in time and space. Working together, several sensors can paint a fairly complete picture of your daily activity, with implications for your privacy.
If voice interfaces are to replace keyboards and touch screens, they are going to have to get a lot smarter
The Swedish furniture has become something of a benchmark for robotics engineers
Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing
In the Steven Spielberg movie’s vision of the future, people go to school, go to work, socialize and spend leisure time in a vast virtual environment
For a robot to help scientists truly understand marine life it must engage underwater environments without disturbing them. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers report in Science Robotics this week their agile, undulating soft robotic fish does just that, having observed and recorded aquatic life along coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean at depths of up to 18 meters. A product of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the robot exchanges information with human divers via an acoustic communication modem and propels itself using a motor-powered water pump rather than more disruptive and less agile water jets or propellers that chase away the fish researchers want to study.
We see horizontally but tend to hold our phones vertically
By pitting AIs against one another, tech companies are creating realistic computer-generated images
Unlike today’s wearables, new fabrics promise to come with antennas and batteries that are flexible and washable
Systems that offer reminders and assistance are creating “monitored independence”
The ability to better track and distribute security software updates would help fortify insecure IoT devices, which have already contributed to major cyber disasters
Is consensual teen sexting a cause for concern?
The country’s cybercrime efforts are all seemingly state-sponsored and steal money that is then used to fund its cash-strapped government
Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills
A new debugging tool can pinpoint errors that cause neural networks to make mistakes
The new Center for Humane Technology aims to lead the fight against society’s obsession with the Web, apps and social media—but it may just add to the confusion