Stephen Hawking opens British artificial intelligence hub (Update)
Oct 19, 2016
Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain's Cambridge University.
How quantum effects could improve artificial intelligence
Oct 17, 2016 feature
(Phys.org)—Over the past few decades, quantum effects have greatly improved many areas of information science, including computing, cryptography, and secure communication. More recently, research has suggested that quantum ...
Computers should be named on patents as inventors for creativity to flourish
Oct 17, 2016
New research published by the University of Surrey in Boston College Law Review is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. The research states that the rapid increase in computer power is posing ...
Anyone can chat with the White House... through a bot
Oct 14, 2016
It's now easy to chat on Facebook Messenger with the White House— or more accurately through the presidential "bot" released by the Obama administration on Friday.
Self-learning computer tackles problems beyond the reach of previous systems
Oct 10, 2016 feature
(Phys.org)—Researchers have developed a neuro-inspired analog computer that has the ability to train itself to become better at whatever tasks it performs. Experimental tests have shown that the new system, which is based ...
Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence
Oct 09, 2016
Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people.
Samsung joins digital assistant race with acquisition of Viv
Oct 06, 2016
Samsung Electronics is joining the race to create the smartest digital assistant by acquiring Viv, a Silicon Valley startup launched by the same entrepreneurs who sold Siri to Apple.
Your next nurse could be a robot
Oct 05, 2016
The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a robot. This is the implication of research recently published by Dr. Elena De Momi and colleagues in the open access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI ...
Google takes on rivals with Pixel phone, new hardware
Oct 05, 2016
Google took on rivals Apple, Samsung and Amazon in a new push into hardware Tuesday, launching premium-priced Pixel smartphones and a slew of other devices showcasing artificial intelligence prowess.
Google gets aggressive with new phones, other gadgets
Oct 04, 2016
Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a digital helper the company ...