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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Viewdle lets Android smartphones recognize friends
Northern California startup Viewdle on Wednesday released software that lets Android-powered smartphones recognize people's faces.
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 ...
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 ...
Computer could make 2 'Jeopardy!' champs deep blue
(AP) -- The clue: It's the size of 10 refrigerators, has access to the equivalent of 200 million pages of information and knows how to answer in the form of a question. The correct response: "What is the ...
'Jeopardy!' to pit humans against IBM machine
(AP) -- The game show "Jeopardy!" will pit man versus machine this winter in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in creating a computer that can mimic human intelligence.
UA engineer designs better error-correction code
(PhysOrg.com) -- One company already has licensed the technology from the UA, and patents are pending to meet growing computer industry demand for the error-correction algorithm developed by Bane Vasic.
New funding for Viewdle, which lets smartphones 'see'
High-powered players are pumping 10 million dollars into Viewdle, a technology startup crafting ways to let smartphones "see" things the same way people do and identify faces.