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Channel Your Inner Kanye: Researchers Create Device That Convert Thoughts To Music

Computers are taking over our world. This may sound like a crazy rant from a paranoid old-man but the advent of virtual reality slowly and gradually …

The Brain

'Shape-shifting' bacteria spotted on International Space Station

The way bacteria act in near-zero gravity environments could pose a serious problem for treating astronauts with infections.<p>The "clever …

NASA

New Affectiva cloud API helps machines understand emotions in human speech

Affectiva, the startup that spun out of the MIT Media Lab several years ago with tools designed to understand facial emotions, announced a new cloud API today that can detect a range of emotion in human speech.<p>When we speak, our voices offer subtle and not so subtle cues about our emotions. Whether …

MIT Media Lab

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

Six big banks join blockchain digital cash settlement project

ZURICH (Reuters) - Six new banks have joined a UBS-led (UBSG.S) effort to create a digital cash system that would allow financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly via blockchain technology.<p>The group aims to launch the system late next year.<p>Barclays (BARC.L), Credit Suisse …

Bitcoin

VR Insight launches virtual reality prototype that determines users’ emotions

Seven companies that came together to develop a virtual reality platform in March have announced the launch of a VR prototype called ‘VR on air test’ …

Virtual Reality

10 PRINCIPLES

Intel unveils AI-focused Movidius VPU chip | ZDNet

The Myriad X VPU comes with improved processing capabilities for edge devices such as drones, VR headsets, smart cameras, wearables, and robots.<p>Intel …

Machine Learning

Cyborg bacteria covered in solar panels can beat plants at photosynthesis

This could be a big step toward better solar fuels<p>Cyborg bacteria covered in tiny solar panels can beat plants at photosynthesis, which means they could be key in creating renewable solar fuels.<p>Photosynthesis, or the way plants turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, is crucial for life on Earth — but …

Clean Energy

Python Data Science Handbook | Python Data Science Handbook

This website contains the full text of the Python Data Science Handbook by Jake VanderPlas; the content is available on GitHub in the form of Jupyter …

Data Science

Put down the controllers! Players navigate this VR game using only their minds

Why it matters to you<p>A new frontier in virtual reality is closer than you think. Mind-controlled VR games may be coming to an arcade near you as soon …

Virtual Reality

What Comes After Wearables? Try “Invisibles”

MIT has figured out a way to track your REM cycles with nothing but radio waves. “We call these kinds of technologies ‘the invisibles,'” says its inventor.<p>Wearables may be a $4.5 billion dollar market, but the devices themselves can be, well, annoying to wear: besides being a constant presence …

Wearable Tech

"Adversarial perturbations" reliably trick AIs about what kind of road-sign they're seeing

An "adversarial perturbation" is a change to a physical object that is deliberately designed to fool a machine-learning system into mistaking it for …

Machine Learning

CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning

The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work.<p>Whenever a paper about CRISPR–Cas9 hits the press, the staff at Addgene …

Genetics

Startup Neurable Unveils the World's First Brain-Controlled VR Game

Neurable's brain-computer interfaces enable hands-free control in virtual reality Photo: NeurableImagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual …

Virtual Reality

Researchers Develop 4D Cameras with Extra-Wide Field of View That could Improve Robotic Vision and Virtual Reality

Presented at CVPR this week, the camera designed by Gordon Wetzstein, Donald Dansereau and colleagues at the University of California in San Diego, …

Augmented Reality

People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses

In the tech industry, "dogfooding" is a common term that describes when companies make their employees use the software and hardware they make, so that bugs can be caught and everyday improvements can be dreamed up before the product ever hits the market.<p>Recently, the most powerful companies in …

Augmented Reality

AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence. Existing industries like healthcare and …

Artificial Intelligence

Six Key Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends To Watch For In 2018

Almost 250 years after James Watt filed his first patent in 1769, we have reached a turning point in this new industrial revolution, as ecosystem evolutions enable a new wave of innovative products to come to life. Based on analysis of over 200 hardware startups, the HAX Hardware Trends Report has …

Internet of Things

Qualcomm's neural network SDK made free for all comers

Facebook uses it for AR apparently. What? That's a positive? Our badQualcomm's decided to open up its year-old AI, by making its Neural Processing …

Machine Learning

The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.<p>Traditionally, the interoperability of medical data among institutions has followed three …

Bitcoin

Who Has Your Back? Government Data Requests 2017

Follows industry-wide<br>best practices<p>Tells users about government<br>data requests<p>Stands up to<br>NSL gag orders<p>Pro-user public policy:<br>Reform 702<p><i>See earlier</i> …

Privacy

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains?

There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark US study is attempting to establish a causal link – and unlock new ways to help our poorest children<p>With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle …

The Brain

How to capture videos of brains in real time

Individual neurons firing within a volume of brain tissue (credit: The Rockefeller University)A team of scientists has peered into a mouse brain with …

Neuroscience

Microneedle patches deliver pain-free flu vaccine

Getting an injection is on the bottom of everybody's list of favorite things, but now a more bearable alternative is another step closer to reality. …

Medicine

Microsoft’s machine learning can predict injuries in sports

Microsoft is bringing its big-data knowledge to sports. Today, the company introduced its new Sports Performance Platform, an analytics system that aims to help teams track, improve and predict their players performance using machine learning and Surface technology. Created by Microsoft Garage, the …

Machine Learning

UC Berkeley Releases Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset

A dataset of 6.7 million robust point clouds and grasps can train your neural network to reliably pick up objects Image: UC Berkeley/AUTOLABA dataset …

Robotics

Study Opens Door for Better Bioelectronics Materials

ArticleA new polymer film could lead to a better class of materials used in bioelectronic applications.Staff Author: Kenny WalterTopics: Materials …

Engineering

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance — the models being released today have performed well in benchmarking and have become …

Machine Learning

Bacteria can paint with light, thanks to genetic engineering

New paint-by-light process could help manufacture chemicals, drugs

Biology