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­niversity of Sydney Develops Quantum Trick to Block Background Sensor 'chatter'
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­niversity of Sydney Develops Quantum Trick to Block Background Sensor 'chatter'

Researchers have developed a method to block background "chatter," which they say solves a common problem associated with quantum sensing devices.

There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics For Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers
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There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics For Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers

University of Washington professor Maya Cakmak discusses the role of programming by demonstration in her work on human-machine interaction.

Humans, Cover Your Mouths: Lip Reading Bots in the Wild
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Humans, Cover Your Mouths: Lip Reading Bots in the Wild

A new algorithm has outperformed professional human lip readers.

Top500: ­.s. Knocked Out of 'top Three Most Powerful' List
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Top500: ­.s. Knocked Out of 'top Three Most Powerful' List

The U.S. is no longer among the top three in the Top500's latest ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers.

China Can Help Drive Global Progress in Quantum Computing
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China Can Help Drive Global Progress in Quantum Computing

2000 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Andrew Chi-Chih Yao says China could potentially take a global lead in quantum computing innovation.

Back to Self-Driving School: The Simulator Teaching Vehicle Ais Road Sense
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Back to Self-Driving School: The Simulator Teaching Vehicle Ais Road Sense

Researchers have developed a simulator employing convolutional neural networks and deep learning to enhance how vehicle artificial intelligence systems manage environmental...

Google Translate: 'this Landmark ­pdate Is Our Biggest Single Leap in 10 Years'
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Google Translate: 'this Landmark ­pdate Is Our Biggest Single Leap in 10 Years'

Google says it is has vastly improved the accuracy of Google Translate through its new Neural Machine Translation system, which utilizes neural networks to train...

Rise of the Robo-Journalists? Google Teaches an AI the Art of Writing a Good Headline
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Rise of the Robo-Journalists? Google Teaches an AI the Art of Writing a Good Headline

The Google Brain Team says it has made strides in teaching computers to summarize text, and has developed an algorithm that can write "very good" headlines.

Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow
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Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow

Researchers are looking into the construction of new quantum-proof cryptography ito thwart quantum-based schemes future hackers could use to crack sensitive data...

How Google Deepmind's Ant Soccer Skills Can Help Improve Your Search Results
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How Google Deepmind's Ant Soccer Skills Can Help Improve Your Search Results

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence is learning to navigate thee-dimensional environments and games, including a soccer game played as a virtual ant.

Before Heading to Mars, Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid Lands at MIT
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Before Heading to Mars, Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid Lands at MIT

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has delivered a humanoid robot to the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. 

Ai, Md: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way Illness Is Diagnosed and Treated
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Ai, Md: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way Illness Is Diagnosed and Treated

Frost & Sullivan's Venkat Rajan observes the concept of artificial intelligence in healthcare has entered reached "early-stage commercialization, adoption, and...

A 'big Science' Approach For Australian Cybersecurity Research?
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A 'big Science' Approach For Australian Cybersecurity Research?

The director of the Defense Science and Technology Group's Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division recommends a big-science approach to cybersecurity in Australia...

Why We Won't Trust Robot Cars Until They Drive Just Like US
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Why We Won't Trust Robot Cars Until They Drive Just Like US

Eight separate research projects into autonomous vehicles will receive financial support from the U.K. government. 

South Korean Researchers Develop ­ser-Friendly, 3D Printing Tech
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South Korean Researchers Develop ­ser-Friendly, 3D Printing Tech

South Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute researchers say they have developed a handheld three-dimensional scanner.

France and Spain Team Up to Jumpstart Europe's Exascale Computing Ambitions
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France and Spain Team Up to Jumpstart Europe's Exascale Computing Ambitions

France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and Spain's Barcelona Supercomputing Center have announced a high-performance computing partnership to...

The Next Frontier For Artificial Intelligence? Learning Human's Common Sense
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The Next Frontier For Artificial Intelligence? Learning Human's Common Sense

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras is dubious human-like artificial intelligence is only a decade or two away. 

Microsoft Research: Making the Wearable Battery Last Longer By Lightening Its Load
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Microsoft Research: Making the Wearable Battery Last Longer By Lightening Its Load

Microsoft Research has developed WearDrive, technology designed to extend the life of batteries used to power fitness bands.  

Australian Researchers Reveal Graphene 3D Display Tech
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Australian Researchers Reveal Graphene 3D Display Tech

Graphene is at the center of a new technique for creating three-dimensional (3D) holographic displays featured in films such as "Star Wars" and "Avatar."

Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code
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Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code

To reduce conflicts within the Linux development community, the group has adopted a new code of conduct that comes in the form of a Linux patch. 
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