IBM buys small Denver startup AlchemyAPI to expand Watson
IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system.
Kids and robots learn to write together (w/ Video)
Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self-‐confidence. This system, called CoWriter, was developed by EPFL researchers.
Flipping the flipped classroom concept on its head
It may be time to tap the brakes a bit on the flipped classroom movement.
Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible
Teachers become healthier when they learn
Several studies have indicated a connection between learning and health. In a recently published study from University West and Linnaeus University the researchers found that the health of school teachers ...
Machines master classic video games without being told the rules
Think you're good at classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Breakout and Pong? Think again.
Using genetic algorithms to discover new nanostructured materials
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Chemical Engineering Professors Venkat Venkatasubramanian and Sanat Kumar, have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an ...
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 ...
Digital games and learning: Study finds helpful features, gaps
A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum.
Path-finder computes search strategy to find Waldo
Collaborative learning for robots
Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking ...
Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech
His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis didn't become an expert on the avian family tree because of any particular interest in our feathered friends. Rather, ...
International team maps 'big bang' of bird evolution
The genomes of modern birds tell a story of how they emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else 66 million years ago. That story is now coming to light, ...
Artificial intelligence helps physicists predict dangerous solar flares
Solar flares can release the energy equivalent of many atomic bombs, enough to cut out satellite communications and damage power grids on Earth, 93 million miles away. The flares arise from twisted magnetic ...