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American military backs an entirely new kind of processor

Virtually every processor you see is based on the same basic (Von Neumann) computing model: they're designed to access large chunks of sequential data and fill their caches as often as possible. This isn't the quickest way to accomplish every task, however, and the American military wants to …

Nvidia channels Star Trek, shows off Project Holodeck VR

This virtual world isn't just for gaming. Nvidia says its virtual reality technology could be used to train the robots of the future.<p>Star Trek fans, rejoice. Soon you could be spending your time inside your very own holodeck -- as an animated torso.<p>Taking a brief step away from GPU spec talk, …

Virtual Reality
Artificial Intelligence

Human-robot interactions take step forward with 'emotional' chatbot

Researchers describe the ‘emotional chatting machine’ as a first attempt at the problem of creating machines that can fully understand user emotion<p>An “emotional chatting machine” has been developed by scientists, signalling the approach of an era in which human-robot interactions are seamless and …

Chatbots

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

California paves way to self-driving car tests without humans

<i>(Reuters)</i> — California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year, state officials said Friday.<p>The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking public comment on proposed regulations for …

Unity’s quest to make the lives of game developers easier

Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitiello threw out some impressive numbers last week at an event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.<p>He said that games built with the Unity game engine were downloaded more than 16 billion times in 2016, up 31 percent from the year before. A couple of …

An MIT professor explains why we are still a long ways off from solving one of the biggest problems with self-driving cars

The Trolley problem goes like this: a runaway trolley is barreling toward five people on a track who cannot move. But you have the option to pull a lever and send it to a side track where you see one person standing. What would you do?<p>But as Rahwan puts it, the Trolley problem gets thornier when …

Autonomous Cars

Ozlo releases a suite of APIs to power your next conversational AI

Building on its promise to give the entrenched a run for their money, conversational AI startup Ozlo is making its meticulously crafted knowledge layer available for purchase today. Ozlo’s new suite of APIs that includes tools for both expressing knowledge and understanding language will help to …

Chatbots

Sony's new tech allows for 960fps (!) video capture on phones

That's 720 more frames per second than Apple and Samsung's latest phones can shoot at.<p>Phone cameras have become good enough filmmakers will use them to shoot movies, but a new chip from Sony could make them a whole lot better.<p>The Japanese giant has developed a new image sensor that can shoot video …

Emerging Technology

Magic Leap CEO defends his AR company on Twitter after photo leak

Shortly after a photo of company hardware was leaked, the CEO of the augmented and mixed reality company Magic Leap has gone online to correct the …

Augmented Reality

First Photos of Magic Leap Augmented Reality Prototype Leaked

Anonymous sources have passed Business Insider what they say is the first public photo of a prototype version of the Magic Leap augmented reality …

Augmented Reality

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Artificial Intelligence

Pinterest introduces Lens, a Shazam for objects in the real world

New, more visual search<p>Pinterest today introduced Lens, a new visual search tool that uses machine vision to detect objects in the real world and suggest related items on the service. Lens, which is now in beta, is a tool inside the Pinterest mobile app that functions as a kind of Shazam for …

San Francisco

Google is helping H&M construct a custom dress based on your personal data

Google is teaming up with digital fashion house Ivyrevel, which is supported by H&M Group, in an attempt to make data fashionable. The two companies are working together on an Android app that’ll track wherever users go, the weather where they live, and whether they’re having casual or formal …

Personal Data

Amazon’s New Subscription Box Sends Educational Toys Every Month

Amazon has announced a new subscription box, but it’s not geared toward fashion or beauty fans—it’s for kids.<p>Meet STEM Club: a new monthly program …

Kids

AI system as good as experts at recognising skin cancers, say researchers

Deep learning-based system could be further developed for smartphones, increasing access to screening and aiding early detection of cancers<p>Computers can classify skin cancers as successfully as human experts, according to the latest research attempting to apply artificial intelligence to health.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Synaptics CEO believes the human-machine interface isn’t perfected yet

Synaptics likes to stay in touch with the way that people interact with devices. The company makes touchscreen, touchpad, display components, and fingerprint identification technologies.<p>Because of that, it likes to stay on the leading edge of thinking around how humans interact with machines. For …

18 Personal Lessons I Learned From 18 Years of Entrepreneurship

Tips worth tattooing on your arm.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs follow a unique path, and sometimes the life advice we collect from friends, family and the web isn’t quite what we need. Instead, we seek advice that suits our lofty professional goals and …

Bill Gates

Home robot Kuri is like an Amazon Echo designed by Pixar

Domestic robots are sort of here, with self-driving and speakers that control your smart home, but Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri could be the first real home robot, combining mobility and true interaction with approachable, friendly design.<p>Mayfield Robotics is a startup fully owned and funded by Bosch, …

Robotics

Mattel’s Echo lookalike could become your child’s first AI friend

You know Mattel: a multinational toy company that has manufactured some of your (and your kid’s) favorite toys. Well, the company’s new “toy” is like none other. The 300-dollar cylinder looks a lot like the Amazon Echo, but its virtual assistant can understand and interact with your toddler.<p>When …

Smart Homes

MIT is developing a method to train self-driving cars to make morally right decisions

We humans err and err often. If it is not a small mistake like leaving the keys in the fridge, then it is a deadly one like leaving the oven on all day.<p>We tend to be reckless, forgetful, overconfident, easily distracted — dangerous traits when steering a two-ton, metal machine across lanes at 70 …

Autonomous Cars

DeepMind's new computer can learn from its own memory

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that was acquired by Google in 2014 and is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed a computer than can refer to its own memory to learn facts and use that knowledge to answer questions.<p>That’s huge, because it means that future AI could respond to …

'Neural network' spotted deep inside Samsung's Galaxy S7 silicon brain

<b>Hot Chips</b> Secrets of Exynos M1 cores spilledSamsung has revealed the blueprints to its mystery M1 processor cores at the heart of its S7 and S7 Edge …

Computer Hardware

Delphi and Mobileye are teaming up to build a self-driving system by 2019

Major auto-suppliers joining forces to create Level 4 autonomous driving<p>Delphi and Mobileye, two leading auto-parts suppliers, announced today that they are forming a partnership to develop a near-complete autonomous driving system by 2019. The plan is to create a mass-market, off-the-shelf system …

Autonomous Cars

Delphi and Mobileye team up to create self-driving system

Delphi and Mobileye, two heavy hitters in the world of autonomous vehicle technology, have announced that they are partnering to jointly develop a self-driving system that automakers will be able to integrate into their cars starting 2019.<p>For those who came in late: Delphi is one of the auto …

HoloLens' 24-core chip makes vivid AR possible

Microsoft has revealed more details about its HoloLens headset at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. The augmented reality (AR) device marries video games with the real world, so it needs to calculate your location, head position and gestures extremely rapidly. We now know more about the …

These Are the Signs the Right Time Is Right for You to Become an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you the type of person who can’t sit still? Every time you go out with friends and family, do you start talking with everyone you see and meet? Do you love to read the news, books and articles of people who inspire you? If you …

Entrepreneurship

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

It’s been a while since news broke in early 2015 that Uber was working on self-driving cars. Earlier this year, the company openly admitted it was testing cars in Pittsburgh, but we haven’t heard much more over the last 18 months.<p>With Google, the self-driving car leader, slowly making progress with …

Autonomous Cars