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.
Of minds and machines
In the 1950s and '60s -- when MITs Warren McCulloch and Walter Pitts were building networks of artificial neurons, John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky were helping to create the discipline of artificial intelligence and ...
Google grew from Stanford engineering, and the relationship continues to provide answers to tough problems
Visitors to the new Huang Engineering Center, home of the Stanford School of Engineering, may see a whimsical structure built of brightly colored Lego blocks, translucent plastic and packaging tape. Tucked ...
Viewdle lets Android smartphones recognize friends
Northern California startup Viewdle on Wednesday released software that lets Android-powered smartphones recognize people's faces.
University's medical education is elementary to IBM's Watson computer
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is helping to educate a new student: a computer that gained fame on the TV quiz show, "Jeopardy."
Pittsburgh symposium answers: What is Watson?
(AP) -- Six university students attempted to match wits with IBM's "Jeopardy!"-playing computer Wednesday and lost badly in a mock game show. But the competition was hardly the point of a daylong symposium ...
Japan brings artificial intelligence to rockets
Want 'Watson' in the exam room?
Are you ready for Watson to join you and your doctor in the examining room? That could be the outcome of a collaboration under way between Watson's creators at IBM and experts at the University of Maryland's School of ...
After 'Jeopardy!' win, IBM program steps out
(AP) -- Fresh off its shellacking of two human champions of the "Jeopardy!" television show, a computer program developed by IBM Corp. will soon get a workout in two hospitals that have signed up to test the technology.
Machines beat us at our own game: What can we do?
(AP) -- Machines first out-calculated us in simple math. Then they replaced us on the assembly lines, explored places we couldn't get to, even beat our champions at chess. Now a computer called Watson has ...
Google's travel deal faces regulatory turbulence
(AP) -- Google wants to become the hub of online travel, promising better bargains and more convenience by melding the Internet search leader's wizardry with the Web's top airline-fare tracker, ITA Software.
Expert analyzes emotional quotient of super bowl ads
(PhysOrg.com) -- Professors will analyze Twitter feeds to examine commercials' buzz.
Turning reviews into ratings
The proliferation of websites such as Yelp and CitySearch has made it easy to find local businesses that meet common search criteria -- moderately priced seafood restaurants, for example, within a quarter-mile ...
On the hunt for universal intelligence
How do you use a scientific method to measure the intelligence of a human being, an animal, a machine or an extra-terrestrial? So far this has not been possible, but a team of Spanish and Australian researchers ...