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Replacing Lost Abilities with a Robot
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Replacing Lost Abilities with a Robot

Henry Evans recently shaved himself for the first time since a stroke left him mute and partly paralyzed 10 years ago. His achievement came thanks to researchers...

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Google Voice Search Offers Natural User Input

Google Voice Search for desktop computers isn't much more than the company porting a technology that's been on mobile phones for a while to PCs. But don't write...

How Robots Will Beat Humans at Billiards
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How Robots Will Beat Humans at Billiards

Once a year, at the International Computer Olympiad, teams pit their AI software against others' in a variety of nerd-appropriate sports: chess, go, backgammon...

Workplace Robots Need a Better View
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Workplace Robots Need a Better View

Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks says a new generation of industrial robots could be enabled by better machine vision.

Unthinking Machines
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Unthinking Machines

An artificial intelligence panel discussion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's recent Brains, Minds and Machines symposium called for a return to the...

A Browser that Speaks Your Language
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A Browser that Speaks Your Language

Early adopters can now get a sneak peek at the future of the Web by downloading the latest prerelease, or "beta," version of Chrome, Google's Web browser. One...

A World Wide Web that Talks
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A World Wide Web that Talks

Some 10,000 people worldwide use a version of the Web like no other: it is operated by voice over the telephone. Called the "Spoken Web," it is the result of...

Adding Human Intelligence to Software
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Adding Human Intelligence to Software

MIT researchers have developed TurKit, a toolkit that enables users to write algorithms to coordinate online workers using Javascript and create human intelligence...

Wheelchair Makes the Most of Brain Control
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Wheelchair Makes the Most of Brain Control

Artificial intelligence improves a wheelchair system that could give paralyzed people greater mobility.

Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine
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Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine

Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.

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A Sidewalk Disappearing Act

Automatically removing people from street-level imagery could help prevent privacy complaints.

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AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros

A computer science professor uses textual analysis of articles from Yahoo Finance to beat the market.

High-Wire Robot to Inspect the Grid
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High-Wire Robot to Inspect the Grid

Researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute have developed a robot that can crawl along transmission lines to inspect electrical wires without the need...

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­sing Neural Networks to Classify Music

University of Hong Kong students trained a convolutional neural network built for image recognition to classify music.

Surveillance Software Knows What a Camera Sees
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Surveillance Software Knows What a Camera Sees

UCLA researchers have developed Image to Text (I2T), a computer vision system that can generate a real-time text description of what is happening in a surveillance...

Software that Learns By Watching
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Software that Learns By Watching

Overworked and much in demand, IT support staff can't be in two places at once. But software designed to watch and learn as they carry out common tasks could soon...

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Trading Shares in Milliseconds

Today's stock market has become a world of automated transactions executed at lightning speed. This high-frequency trading could make the financial system more...

How Intelligent Vehicles Will Increase the Capacity of Our Roads
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How Intelligent Vehicles Will Increase the Capacity of Our Roads

Traffic flow will improve as more computer-controlled vehicles hit the road, according to new research from Arne Kesting and colleagues at the Technical University...

A Simpler, Gentler Robotic Grip
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A Simpler, Gentler Robotic Grip

Harvard and Yale University researchers have designed a soft robotic hand that can pick up objects, suggesting a promising future in prosthetic arms. The new device...

Robots 'evolve' the Ability to Deceive
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Robots 'evolve' the Ability to Deceive

Robots programmed to find food concealed their performance from other robots by the 50th generation in a research project at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de...
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