News tagged with artificial intelligence

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 ...

Feb 03, 2011
not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

ET machines sought by astronomer

If we ever do receive a message from outer space, we’ll want to know what kind of aliens sent it. SETI researcher Seth Shostak says we shouldn’t expect them to be anything like us - in fact, they might ...

Oct 01, 2010
4.8 / 5 (18) 49 | with audio podcast

Robots learning from experience (w/ Video)

Software that enables robots to move objects about a room, building up ever-more knowledge about their environment, is an important step forward in artificial intelligence.

Aug 24, 2010
4.2 / 5 (13) 16 | with audio podcast

Swarm robotics: Hop, jump and stick (w/ Video)

A swarm of flying robots soars into a blazing forest fire. With insect-like precision and agility, the machines land on tree trunks and bound over rough terrain before deploying crucial sensors and tools to track the inferno ...

Jun 29, 2010
4 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Follow the (Robotic) Leader (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Artificial intelligence? Done. Artificial leadership? Its origins may well be in the fish tanks and the algorithms in Maurizio Porfiri’s Brooklyn laboratories at Polytechnic Institute of ...

Jun 07, 2010
3 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast