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Multiview 3-D photography made simple

Computational photography is the use of clever light-gathering tricks and sophisticated algorithms to extract more information from the visual environment than traditional cameras can.

Jun 19, 2013
4.6 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Computers match humans in understanding art

Understanding and evaluating art has widely been considered as a task meant for humans, until now. Computer scientists Lior Shamir and Jane Tarakhovsky of Lawrence Technological University in Michigan tackled ...

Sep 26, 2012
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DARPA's ATLAS robot unveiled (w/ Video)

On Monday, July 8, 2013, the seven teams that progressed from DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC) arrived at the headquarters of Boston Dynamics in Waltham, Mass. to meet and learn about their new teammate, ...

Jul 11, 2013
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Algorithms are watching

In his prescient novel "1984," English author George Orwell predicted a future that bears an uncanny resemblance to current reality—except for a simple twist. Rather than Big Brother watching, today we ...

Dec 09, 2013
4.8 / 5 (9) 3 | with audio podcast