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Into the Vortex: Megacomputers and the Quest to Understand Superstorms

A monster was coming to central Oklahoma.<p>Early in the evening of May 30, 2013, Cathy Finley and her partner, Bruce Lee, were driving along a back …

Carnegie Mellon Dean Of Computer Science On The Future Of AI

Andrew Moore’s career path at Carnegie Mellon has become emblematic of the way the University fosters its star talent. He became a tenured professor at Carnegie Mellon in 2000. In 2006, Moore joined Google, where he was responsible for building a new engineering office. As a vice president of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

Artificial intelligence finds 56 new gravitational lens candidates

Using the same technology Tesla is using to teach cars to drive themselves, European astronomers are using artificial intelligence to seek out and …

Artificial Intelligence

Shelley by MIT Media Lab

#BABY<p>‘ When I heard the phone ring again, I ran to the stairs. As I was running down the stairs, I started to hear crying. I shone my phone around …

MIT Media Lab

A MacArthur “genius” unearthed the secret images that AI uses to make sense of us

Turns out there’s a bit of Caravaggio in artificial intelligence. Also a little Vermeer, Francis Bacon, Dalí…you could even see something of Edward Hopper, if you’re looking for it. A fascinating new series of images reveals what computers “see” after being fed images and symbols from Western …

Artificial Intelligence

The Fashion Industry Is Learning More And More About How You Spend, Thanks To AI

Luxury fashion has often been synonymous with unparalleled quality and exclusivity. However, the sobering reality is that many high-end brands have fallen behind in the age of the digital revolution and e-commerce. This begs the question: how can luxury brands make up for lost ground and deliver …

Artificial Intelligence

How Chip Design Can Teach Us to Build Better Hospitals

A semiconductor engineer is creating automated tools for building design, starting with hospitals Photo: AditazzAditazz's design tools, based on …

These Tiny Homemade Robots Look Like The Most Fun Self-Driving Cars

There’s more to self-driving cars than just Panda-looking blobs and radar-equipped mules cruising around. Here’s a side to that scene that’s way more …

Robots

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Deep Learning

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: JD X Selects NVIDIA for AI Logistics and Delivery

“Special delivery” has new meaning if the package arrives by a drone or robot.That world’s not far off, as attendees of GTC China — the first in a …

Nvidia picks up Alibaba and Huawei as partners for smart city platform

Nvidia’s Metropolis AI smart cities platform sounds like a story arc for DC’s superman comics, but it’s actually a GPU-based intelligent monitoring tool that can enable things like easing traffic congestion, allocating city services and even finding lost individuals. To that end, Metropolis has …

Huawei, Alibaba join Nvidia’s smart city Metropolis

Huawei, Alibaba join over 50 other partners on Nvidia’s platform to develop smart cities.<p>Nvidia has announced two new partners, Huawei and Alibaba, …

Smart Cities

Unveiling AI acceleration software, Nvidia jumps into China market with big partners

Nvidia Corp., whose graphics chips are the basis for many recent advances in artificial intelligence, Monday night unveiled new software to …

4 Lesser-Known Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Business Today

Customer acquisition costs money. Did you know that AI is making lead generation cheaper?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rapid growth of technology is transforming businesses every day, and no technology is more poised to revolutionize nearly every industry in the …

Smart, NVIDIA-Powered Cars Star at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Sprawling across a fairground the size of 150 soccer fields, the Frankfurt Motor Show opens to the public today, providing one of the world’s great …

Nvidia

Teens Build, Race Miniature Self-Driving Cars at MIT Summer Program

School is the last place most kids want to be over the summer. But then, most summer school classes don’t involve building race cars. And they …

Nvidia

Création d'une carte tridimensionnelle de la Voie lactée

Un projet financé par l'UE a créé des archives contenant certaines des mesures les plus précises jamais effectuées dans la Voie lactée. Elles …

Gregory Falco: Protecting urban infrastructure against cyberterrorism

While working for the global management consulting company Accenture, Gregory Falco discovered just how vulnerable the technologies underlying smart …

MIT

How neural networks think

Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks, which learn how to perform tasks by …

Machine Learning

Industrial Robots – Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Image courtesy of the author.)<p>One of most impressive sights at last year’s IMTS was a giant FANUC robot hoisting a full-size Chevrolet Corvette. The …

Getting Zapped with Protons - Good if You Have Cancer

Shooting bad guys with ray guns may be science fiction. Zapping tumors with proton beams, however, is real.<p>Engineers that matter. Neil Barker, …

The Future Of Artificial Intelligence, According To Pop Culture

The unpredictable nature of superintelligent, self-improving machines lends itself quite nicely to the dramatic storylines of movies and books.<p>It’s a …

Baidu’s Newest Gadget Translates Speech In Near Real-Time

CT Weekly is a newsletter summarizing major recent developments in China’s tech sector published by China Tech Insights, an industry research project …

Baidu

A history of artificial intelligence in 10 landmarks

Compressing all of artificial intelligence (AI) into 10 “moments to remember” isn’t easy. With hundreds of research labs and thousands of computer …

The Amazing Ways Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer …

AI learns to re-create Super Mario Bros. by watching someone else play it

Not learning to play Mario — but learning how Mario plays<p>Usually, when we get AI systems to watch video games, we expect them to play the games afterward. That’s how computers have beaten everything from the board game Go to various Atari titles. But a group of researchers from the Georgia …

Retrogaming

Artificial Intelligence Powers Robotic Inspections

Finding cracks and corrosion on an oil pipeline or refinery flare stack is no game, and yet it might make sense to turn for help to a graphics …

A Simple Design Flaw Makes It Astoundingly Easy To Hack Siri And Alexa

Hackers can take control of the world’s most popular voice assistants by whispering to them in frequencies humans can’t hear.<p>Chinese researchers have discovered a terrifying vulnerability in voice assistants from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It affects every iPhone and …

Jet-Powered iCub Could Be the First Flying Humanoid Robot

Italian researchers are developing a control system that they hope will allow an iCub humanoid robot to hover on four jet thrusters Image: IITiCub, …