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Mario develops awareness, plays his own game

A team of researchers has programmed an AI into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance, so that he can play his own game according to his feelings.<p>The whole point of a video game is that it's interactive -- that the little avatar on the screen is under your control. If that little avatar needs no input …

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When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time

A team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain human communication using non-invasive technologies across a distance of 5,000 miles.<p>Humans just got a step closer to being able to think a message into someone else's brain on the other side of the world: in a first-of-its-kind study, …

Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's Plans To Transform Baidu

<i>Little known outside China, the Chinese search engine Baidu scored a coup earlier this year when it hired Andrew Ng to be chief scientist and open a new artificial intelligence lab in Silicon Valley. Ng, a Stanford computer science professor who headed the Google Brain AI project and then cofounded</i> …

A group of researchers have developed an algorithm that can chronologically rank each of the Beatles’ albums, proving that artificial…

A group of researchers have developed an algorithm that can chronologically rank each of the Beatles’ albums, proving that artificial intelligence can “listen to” and recognize change and progression in musical patterns. The algorithm was so precise, it accurately identified the sequential order of when each song was recorded, regardless of its release date.

Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.<p>Each individual Kilobot doesn't look like much: just a few centimetres in diameter, on three almost comical matchstick-like legs. Powered only by a pair of coin batteries, they move by vibrating, shuffling forward on …

McLaren P1 GTR Concept Teased Ahead Of Pebble Beach Launch

McLaren has released a teaser image of their new McLaren P1 GTR Concept, this new McLaren concept will debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

Pictures of the Week 7.24.14

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

<i>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</i><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while …

Bill Gates creates instant book hit by revealing favourite business reading

An out-of-print collection of essays about corporate America first published in 1969 has shot to the top of bestseller lists after Bill Gates revealed it was his favourite business book.<p>John Brooks's Business Adventures is a collection of the late journalist's New Yorker articles from the 1960s, …

The World's Best Subway System Is Powered By an Advanced AI Boss

Hong Kong's metro puts others to shame: It's one of the most profitable subways in the world. It's on time 99.9 percent of the time. It's always …

Artificial Intelligence

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Ray Kurzweil Says He’s Breathing Intelligence into Google Search - MIT Technology Review

The big announcements at Google’s I/O event in San Francisco Wednesday didn’t mention Web search, the technology that got the company started and …

In Honor Of 'Gangnam Style' Breaking 2 Billion Views, Here's The Same Video Set To Stravinsky's 'Rites Of Spring'

When it premiered, "Rites Of Spring" nearly caused a riot. Public reception hasn't changed much since then.

SpaceX's first manned spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back

Elon Musk thinks the vessel will be ready by 2016<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX has revealed its first manned spacecraft at a live launch event in California. The Dragon V2 is capable of carrying seven astronauts for several days to and from the International Space Station, docking automatically with the …

What to expect from Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday

It's Apple's first big event since October, and there's a lot of ground to cover.<p>Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on Monday, …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

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Scientists find switch for people to control their dreams

Have you ever had a dream where you realized you were dreaming? The technical term is a lucid dream. And people who are lucky enough to have them can often control the dreams, as well. This week, researchers showed for the first time that they could use electrical stimulation to switch lucid …

First life forms to pass on artificial DNA engineered by US scientists

The first living organism to carry and pass down to future generations an expanded genetic code has been created by American scientists, paving the way for a host of new life forms whose cells carry synthetic DNA that looks nothing like the normal genetic code of natural organisms.<p>Researchers say …

Your Computer Downtime Could Help Crack the Alzheimer's Code

George Mason University researchers create a distributed computing project to unravel the mysteries of the disease.<p>Researchers at George Mason University have created a tool that allows anyone to donate their computer downtime to Alzheimer’s research, enlisting the public’s help in studying the …

What Apple is really buying with Beats

This is what you get when you make Dr. Dre a billionaire<p>All that was missing was the sound of a record needle scratch: Apple is doing <i>what</i>? But the original <i>Financial Times</i> report in early May that broke the news Apple was planning to buy Beats Electronics — giving it a billion-dollar electronics …