This little-known pioneering educator put coding in the classroom
50 minutes ago
A man who was arguably the most influential educator of the last 50 years – though he was not widely known to the American public – died on July 31. A respected mathematician and early pioneer of artificial intelligence, ...
Retailers look to high tech to engage visitors to their store
Aug 17, 2016
The store, that basic building block of commerce, is emerging as a high-tech laboratory.
Teaching machines to direct traffic through deep reinforcement learning
Aug 17, 2016
Rush hour—the dreaded time of day when traffic conditions seem bent on making you late. As your car slowly creeps in line behind countless others stuck at a stop light, you think to yourself, "Why aren't these lights changing ...
A.I. could be a firefighter's 'Guardian Angel'
Aug 12, 2016
Firefighters have only their wits and five senses to rely on inside a burning building. But research developed in part by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, may change that, introducing artificial intelligence ...
Intel buys artificial intelligence startup
Aug 10, 2016
US-based Intel announced a deal to buy an artificial intelligence startup as the computer chip colossus looks to broaden its role in data centers and the expanding internet of things.
Apple buys US machine learning startup
Aug 08, 2016
Apple on Monday confirmed that it has bought US machine learning startup Turi as Silicon Valley giants focus on a future rich with artificial intelligence.
Are you ready for the jobs of the future?
Aug 02, 2016
The flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues. The latest is from StartupAUS, Australia's national startup advocacy group.
Violent groups revealed on Twitter: Tool keeps track without having to geolocate the tweets
Jul 26, 2016
New sentiment analysis algorithms developed by researchers at the University of Salamanca (Spain) are able to monitor the social network Twitter in search of violent groups. The system analyses both the messages these individuals ...
It'll take more than tech for Elon Musk to pull off audacious new Tesla master plan
Jul 25, 2016
Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors – has just revealed the second part of his master plan for the company. And it's a doozy. Not content with producing sleek electric cars (which to be fair, was only ever a stepping stone ...
Researcher proposes social emotions test for artificial intelligence
Jul 25, 2016
New evidence from brain studies, including cognitive psychology and neurophysiology research, shows that the emotional assessment of every object, subject, action or event plays an important role in human mental processes. ...