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Elon Musk and others: Forget VW diesels, make electric cars instead

It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use “defeat device” software to ignore emission laws.<p>Indeed, it may not be practically possible for VW to modify 325,000 of those cars–and it would cost the company …

AI breakthroughs that made 2015 a landmark year for computers

After a half-decade of quiet breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, 2015 has been a landmark year. Computers are smarter and learning faster than …

Artificial Intelligence

The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

Mike Chalfen Contributor<p>Mike Chalfen is a co-founder and partner at Mosaic Ventures.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) has an intellectual lineage stretching back to the greats of computer theory: Turing and, ultimately, Babbage, inventor of the calculating machine. What we now see in London, where …

Machine Learning

Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

For the last five years the effort to teach computers to think more like humans, to learn how to recognize speech and images on their own has been …

Artificial Intelligence

Occipital’s New Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner

The folks at Boulder/San Francisco-based Occipital are very much software people — the company’s RedLaser app was a big hit in the early App Store days before the team sold it to eBay, as was 360 Panorama before iOS 6’s Panorama feature took some of the wind out of its sails.<p>Their roots may be in …

Chinese Scientists Invent Lightbulbs That Emit Wi-Fi

A group of Chinese scientists at Shanghai's Fudan University have a bright idea: A lightbulb that produces its own Wi-Fi signal. According to Xinhua, …

MIT's 110-core Execution Migration CPU chip moves instructions to the data

Computer scientists at MIT have developed a 110-core CPU chip based on a new architecture in which, instead of bringing data across the chip to the …

Google’s balloons that could bring the internet to all

Many parts of the world are without internet coverage. Now search giant Google plans to bring web connections via a fleet of high-flying balloons.<p>We are becoming increasingly more dependent on the internet to help run our lives. But much of the planet is outside the web, zones that are without web …

Internet

Electric cars: Big data helps designs shift gears

Equipped with a bank of sensors, car makers say their electric vehicles are revealing much more information about its drivers than you can see on display.<p>You wouldn’t think that anybody would care about your drive to the supermarket to buy milk. But in the burgeoning world of building and selling …

Electric Vehicles

What Do Algorithms Look Like?

Most of us see algorithms as just numbers. Mathematicians and physicists see them as elaborate systems that can contain whole worlds. In a new essay, data visualization god and <i>New York Times</i> Graphics Editor Mike Bostock takes us inside some of the most commonly used visualization algorithms, …

Data Visualization

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a …