Challenging the limits of learning: Human mind vs. yardstick of a machine
Although we're convinced that baby is brilliant when she mutters her first words, cognitive scientists have been conducting a decades-long debate about whether or not human beings actually "learn" language.
Machines that learn better
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the last 20 years or so, many of the key advances in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of machine learning, in which computers learn how to make predictions by looking ...
Wolfram's ID project launch touts ImageIdentify function
3 Questions: Mitchel Resnick, Creator of Scratch programming language
The free, open-source Scratch programming language, developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab by a team led by Mitchel Resnick, has found great popularity around the world as a way ...
Google adds Malay, Swahili others to automatic translation
Internet giant Google announced Monday it was adding nine more languages to Google Translate, its automatic translation program.
JooJoo not ready to challenge iPad
You may not have heard about it amid all the iPad hype, but another take on the tablet has also started to reach consumers' hands: the JooJoo.
Powerful new software plug-in detects bugs in spreadsheets
An effective new data-debugging software tool dubbed "CheckCell" was released to the public this week in a presentation by University of Massachusetts Amherst computer science doctoral student Daniel Barowy. ...
Firefox 5 beta released for desktop, mobile
Carnegie Mellon releases ROBOTC2.0 programming language for educational robots
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy announces the release of ROBOTC2.0®, a programming language for robots and an accompanying suite of training tools that are easy enough for elementary students to use, but powerful ...
Google to add Maya, Nahuatl languages to search engine
Internet giant Google is adding two native Central American languages -- Maya and Nahuatl -- to its universal search service, a company official said Thursday.
Designing the hardware
Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To maintain the regular doubling of computer power that we now take for granted, chip makers have been giving chips more "cores," or processing units. But ...
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
'Last Lecture' prof's program to be updated
(AP) -- Carnegie Mellon University will release an updated version of the animation-based software developed by late "last lecture" professor Randy Pausch to teach computer programming.
Massive chip design savings to be realized
IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the ...