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This human-like circuit has 100 synapses

Scientists say a simple artificial neural circuit is a small but important step for artificial intelligence. The circuit of about 100 artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Pre-order the OM/ONE: Speaker of the Future - Technabob

The OM/ONE is a truly unique take on the Bluetooth speaker. This wireless speaker is certainly one of the coolest looking speakers you’ll ever …

Portable

Babies Learn Language Socially

“It has to be social.” That’s the advice Patricia Kuhl gave to me and another CNS 2015 attendee following her riveting talk about language …

Neuroscientists are figuring out how to decode our thoughts

Immediately, viewers could see that there was something that made this season's kickoff unlike any other: Juliano Pinto, a paraplegic man, tapped the ball with a robotic foot attached to a full body exoskeleton whose movements were controlled entirely by his brain.<p>The construction of the suit was …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

How we teach computers to understand pictures | Fei Fei Li

Training computers to understand sentiments conveyed by images | Kurzweil

Images in the top and bottom rows convey opposite sentiments towards the two political candidates in the 2012 U.S. presidential election (credit: …

sentiments

Facial recognition breakthrough: 'Deep Dense' software spots faces in images even if they're partially hidden or UPSIDE DOWN

• <b>Algorithm was built by Yahoo Labs in California and Stanford University</b>• <b><br>It built on Viola-Jones algorithm which spots front-facing images of</b> …

5 Amazing Advances In Brain Research In 2014

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some neuroscience research was particularly noteworthy.<p>Though the human brain is still largely a mystery to us, slowly but surely, neuroscientists are …

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

The AI Startup Google Should Probably Snatch Up Fast

First, Google acquired a startup called DNNresearch, snapping up some of the world's foremost experts in a burgeoning field of artificial …

A better ‘Siri’ | Kurzweil

(Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)<p>At the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) this month, MIT …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Anki Drive's tiny, iPhone-controlled toys are the pace cars for a robot revolution

After four and a half years working mostly in secret, Anki is off to the races. The San Francisco startup, which has raised $50 million to bring robots into everyday life, is making good on that promise with a racing game powered by your iPhone. Anki Drive, which goes on sale October 23rd for $199, …

Wrist Charge hits Kickstarter to end your forgotten cable woes

Ever found yourself out and about and wishing you hadn’t forgotten your smartphone or tablet’s charging cable? Wrist Charge feels your pain, and …

Sono window noise-cleaner tunes out annoying city sounds, tunes in good ones

City dwellers have a variety of solutions for dealing with city noises, including our least favorite – running the air conditioner on fan in winter. But the most elegant idea so far is a new device that attaches to a window and turns it into a counter-noise filter.<p>The Sono, developed as a prototype …

Banks must adopt video banking, says Celent report

Video banking services, such as this Bank of America machine, will become ubiquitous says Celent<p>Banks need to embrace video banking if they are going …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

Building computer brains that can reason like humans

What if a computer chip could think – and react – just like a human? IBM’s Cognitive Computing Group believes such a breakthrough is just around the corner.<p>Computing has developed at an amazing pace over the last few decades, but even today’s computers are essentially glorified calculators, says Dr …

Cognitive Computing

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

Shortcut lets brain make memories in a flash

Nerve cells have a special “pre-assembly” technique that enables the brain to quickly form memories.<p>The technique speeds up protein production at …

Neuroscience

Sleep lets the brain clean up

A recently discovered system that removes toxins from the brain is primarily active during sleep.<p>The finding could change scientists’ understanding …

Neuroscience

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Humans and rats adapt to errors the same way

People and rats may think alike when they’ve made a mistake—and when they try to adjust their thinking, say researchers.<p>The study, published online …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience Struggles to Explain Near Death Experiences

Near death experiences (NDEs) have been reported through the ages by those who were near death—or thought they were—and then return.<p>Though these …

How predator video ‘freezes’ mice

A new technique lets researchers narrow down which parts of a mouse’s eye prompt its response to a predator flying overhead.<p>“The mouse has recently …

Neuroscience