Computers will be able to tell social traits from the face
Researchers have developed new computational tools that help computers determine whether faces fall into categories like attractive or threatening, according to a recent paper published in the journal PLoS ONE. Mario Rojas ...
Free computer science courses, new teaching technology reinvent online education
Stanford Engineering professors are offering three of the schools most popular computer science courses for free online this fall, and at the same time launching an experiment that could transform the ...
AviCoS replaces vehicle owner's manuals
The avatar is displayed on the monitor of the Audi Mulitmedia Interface that comes standard in all new Audi models. The virtual figure understands complete sentences. Using artificial intelligence, AviCoS ...
Researchers create the first artificial neural network out of DNA
Artificial intelligence has been the inspiration for countless books and movies, as well as the aspiration of countless scientists and engineers. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) ...
UT Austin Villa wins World RoboCup championships in 3-D simulation
UT Austin Villa, a team of programmers led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, has won the 2011 RoboCupSoccer championships in the 3-D simulation division.
Teaching robots to identify human activities
(PhysOrg.com) -- If we someday live in "smart houses" or have personal robots to help around the home and office, they will need to be aware of what humans are doing. You don't remind grandpa to take his arthritis ...
Fewer verbs and nouns in financial reporting could predict stock market bubble, study shows
When the language used by financial analysts and reporters becomes increasingly similar the stock market may be overheated, say scientists.
An Israeli algorithm sheds light on the Bible
Software developed by an Israeli team is giving intriguing new hints about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible. The new software analyzes style and word choices to distinguish ...
Let's get physics-al: Computing will continue to evolve into the future
Will the future bring us the teleportation devices of "Star Trek" or the sinister machines of the "Matrix"? Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku of the City College of New York says that many of the things that were once the ...
Interview: Dr. Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence, Transhumanism and Open Source (Part 2/2)
Interview: Dr. Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence, Transhumanism and Open Source (Part 1/2)
Disasters unfold 'intelligently' on phone screens
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, a computer scientist has developed a method of making smart phones able to show a disaster unfolding in real-time on phone screens.
Touch-screen steering wheel keeps drivers focused on the road
Honing household helpers: Computer scientists improve robots' ability to plan, perform complex actions
Imagine a robot able to retrieve a pile of laundry from the back of a cluttered closet, deliver it to a washing machine, start the cycle and then zip off to the kitchen to start preparing dinner.