News tagged with artificial intelligence

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 ...

Jul 19, 2011
3.7 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

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