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"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 …

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 …

Health Care

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

Bacteria can paint with light, thanks to genetic engineering

Nope. You’re not looking at a Bob Ross still life. This faintly colored image was “painted” by bacteria (<i>Escherichia coli</i>) that produce colored …

Inside Google Tango's augmented reality dreams

Augmented Reality

Ultrahaptics: Killing the button with Minority Report hand gestures

In your car. In your kitchen. Ultrahaptics lets you feel objects that don't really exist.

Reversing Paralysis

<b>“</b>Go, go!” was the thought racing through Grégoire Courtine’s mind.<p>The French neuroscientist was watching a macaque monkey as it hunched aggressively …

Facebook launches itself into developing brain reading tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Mark Zuckerberg wants to create the world’s largest, and maybe only, telepathic network and he’s slowly pulling all the …

The World's First Robot Police Officer Just Debuted in Dubai

Robocop utilizes the internet of things to catch offenders and detect emotions.<p>From fast food cooks to concierges at restaurants and hotels, robots are slowly infiltrating the workforce in nearly every industry. Most recently, the world welcomed its first operational robot policeman.<p>“Robocop,” the …

Google's New 180 Petaflop Deep Learning Cloud And The Future Of Academic Computing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about TensorFlow during his Google I/O 2017 keynote address.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)<p>I’ve written on these pages many times about the evolution of academic computing from large closed university-owned monoliths to the open commercial cloud. In a testament to just how …

Machine Learning

The incredible life of DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis, the computer whiz who sold his AI lab to Google for £400 million

Demis Hassabis, the 40-year-old cofounder of renowned artificial intelligence (AI) lab DeepMind, is recognised worldwide as one of the smartest thinkers in his field.<p>Nicknamed the "superhero of artificial intelligence" by The Guardian, Hassabis is a former child chess prodigy with degrees in …

Artificial Intelligence

Audi and Volvo will use Android as the operating system in upcoming cars

Deeper integration and the full Google Assistant<p>Google has taken a major step toward turning Android into a complete operating system for cars that doesn’t require the use of a phone. The company announced partnerships with Audi and Volvo today, ahead of this week’s I/O developer’s conference, that …

This Simple Smartphone App May Just Trick People Into Thinking You Don’t Suck at Graffiti

Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality …

This Open-Source AI Voice Assistant Is Challenging Siri and Alexa for Market Superiority

When you issue a command to a virtual assistant like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana, natural language processing technology (NLP) allows the program to interpret your speech and respond in everyday language. Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are making great strides forward in NLP technology, but …

Artificial Intelligence

This could turn your entire home into a smart home with a simple click

A new mega sensor developed by Carnegie Mellon researchers can create a smart home without any expensive appliances: all you have to do is plug it into an outlet.<p>See also:<p>Check out this 210 square foot smart home with Amazon’s Alexa and Intel tech<p>Check out this 210 square foot smart home with …

Automation

BioDesign Studio

Bio Basics<p>Explore unique and powerful fundamentals of biological systems with vivid displays. Put yourself in the shoes of a single cell or re-code …

Biology