Computers are knocking on the door of the company boardroom
While women sitting on company boards remains a much-discussed topic, there is something new waiting to take a seat at the table: artificial intelligence, computers with company voting rights. ...
Computer program to take on world's best in Texas Hold 'em
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.
Artificial intelligence systems more apt to fail than to destroy
The most realistic risks about the dangers of artificial intelligence are basic mistakes, breakdowns and cyber attacks, an expert in the field says – more so than machines that become super powerful, run amok and try to ...
Socially intelligent computers can turn difficult online negotiations into win−win situations
Programming fundamental 'social intelligence' skills into software agents can make humans substantially more trusting of online negotiations, which can lead to superior outcomes in e-commerce transactions, ...
New algorithm could enable household robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments
For household robots ever to be practical, they'll need to be able to recognize the objects they're supposed to manipulate. But while object recognition is one of the most widely studied topics in artificial ...
Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time
Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary University of London have taught a computer to create magic tricks.
Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, ...
Sweeping security law would have computer users surrender privacy
Parliament is about to consider a range of changes to Australia's security laws introduced by the Abbott government during its last sitting. The most controversial measures in the National Security Legis ...
Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip
Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans.
Move over, Turing Test. Winograd Schema Challenge in town
Computer writes its own fables
Researchers have created a computer program with the artificial intelligence to write its own fables.
Human intelligence and its relationship with computer science explored in new book
One of the greatest remaining mysteries for science to unravel is the subject of a fascinating new book, authored by an expert from the University of Exeter.
Crow or raven? New birdsnap app can help
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning techniques, they have developed ...
Artificial intelligence lenses for the blind created
Combining computational geometry, artificial intelligence, geo and ultrasound techniques, among others, scientists from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) created a device to help people ...