Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences?
Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands
Most recent advances in artificial intelligence—such as mobile apps that convert speech to text—are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns.
Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages
International research involving the University of Adelaide has shed new light on the origins of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA
The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of evolution, imparting us with unique capabilities to use abstract language and do complex math. But how did the human brain get larger ...
Probing the deep history of human genes and language
Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic patterns across the world's populations. Among the findings ...
New programming language automatically coordinates interactions between Web page components
The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
Robot can be programmed by casually talking to it (w/ Video)
Robots are getting smarter, but they still need step-by-step instructions for tasks they haven't performed before. Before you can tell your household robot "Make me a bowl of ramen noodles," you'll have to ...
Google engineers open gates to Quantum Computing Playground
Taking notes? TransProse algorithm turns novels into music
Techniques from natural-language processing enable computers to efficiently search video for actions
With the commodification of digital cameras, digital video has become so easy to produce that human beings can have trouble keeping up with it. Among the tools that computer scientists are developing to make ...
Study reveals a way to improve chances of winning at rock-paper-scissors
Computer system automatically solves word problems
Researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, working with colleagues at the University of Washington, have developed a new computer system that can automatically solve the ...