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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

Machine learning branches out

Much artificial-intelligence research is concerned with finding statistical correlations between variables: What combinations of visible features indicate the presence of a particular object in a digital ...

Nov 14, 2013
5 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Eliminating unexplained traffic jams

Everybody's experienced it: a miserable backup on the freeway, which you think must be caused by an accident or construction, but which at some point thins out for no apparent reason.

Oct 28, 2013
4.4 / 5 (8) 6 | with audio podcast

Crowdsourcing creates a database of surfaces

(Phys.org) —Computer graphics are moving off the movie screen and into everyday life. Home remodeling specialists, for example, may soon be able to to show you how your kitchen would look with marble countertops ...

Aug 28, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

A robot to beat humans at foosball

At first glance, the foosball table located in the middle of the Automatic Control Laboratory looks perfectly normal. Looks can be deceiving. In defense, one of the levers has a mechanical arm capable of ...

Aug 26, 2013
4 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast