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Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?
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Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?

How much are a dozen deep-learning researchers worth?

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb
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Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

Doctors will attempt to reanimate a patient’s paralyzed arm with a pioneering surgery that involves capturing signals from his brain and restoring movement through...

The Tricky Problem of Making Smart Fridges Smart
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The Tricky Problem of Making Smart Fridges Smart

CloudFridge is a prototype smart refrigerator system designed to study and improve the user experience. 

Thinking in Silicon
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Thinking in Silicon

Picture a person reading these words on a laptop in a coffee shop.

An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings
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An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings

There have been remarkable mechanical advances in prosthetic limbs in recent years, including rewiring nerve fibers to control sophisticated mechanical arms (see...

Driverless Cars Are Further Away Than You Think
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Driverless Cars Are Further Away Than You Think

A silver BMW 5 Series is weaving through traffic at roughly 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph) on a freeway that cuts northeast through Bavaria between Munich and...

Some Robots Are Starting to Move More Like Humans
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Some Robots Are Starting to Move More Like Humans

Roboy is a four-foot-tall humanoid robot with a set of muscles inspired by the human musculoskeletal system. 

Some Robots Are Starting to Move More Like Humans
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Some Robots Are Starting to Move More Like Humans

Robots usually look rigid and nonhuman, with joints engineered to avoid the elasticity that can make their movements less predictable and harder to control.

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning
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Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning

Sebastian Thrun has worn many hats in the tech world: Stanford research professor, founder of Google's X Labs, where he oversaw the development of self-drivingUdacity...

Siri’s Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative
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Siri’s Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative

SRI International has created a predictive assistant called Bright that reduces cognitive overload by providing specific information at the right time. 

What Will Hackers Do with the New Kinect?
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What Will Hackers Do with the New Kinect?

Microsoft announced a new version of the Xbox One earlier this week, and with it an improved and essentially reinvented version of Kinect, the company's body- and...

Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain
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Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain

One day, we may be able to check email or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper.

Deep Learning
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Deep Learning

When Ray Kurzweil met with Google CEO Larry Page last July, he wasn't looking for a job.

Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun
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Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which President Obama announced in his State of the Union address in February, will...

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Software Predicts Tomorrow's News By Analyzing Today's and Yesterday's

Researchers have created software that predicts when and where disease outbreaks might occur based on two decades of New York Times articles and other online data...

How Google Plans to Find the ­ngoogleable
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How Google Plans to Find the ­ngoogleable


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Say Hello, or 你好, to China’s Siri

You might not have heard of iFlyTek. The company is hardly a household name in its domestic market of China, either.

The Measurement that Would Reveal the Universe as a Computer Simulation
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The Measurement that Would Reveal the Universe as a Computer Simulation

One of modern physics' most cherished ideas is quantum chromodynamics, the theory that describes the strong nuclear force, how it binds quarks and gluons into protons...

Google Puts Its Virtual Brain Technology to Work
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Google Puts Its Virtual Brain Technology to Work

Google's recently developed learning software, which can identify specific objects by watching YouTube videos, is now being used to make Google's products smarter...

A Robot Takes Stock
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A Robot Takes Stock

The short figure creeping around the Carnegie Mellon University campus store in a hooded sweatshirt recently isn't some shoplifter, but a robot taking inventory...
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