Intel's Perceptual Computing marks neo-desktop era
Researchers develop algorithm to maximize friendship acceptance by strangers on social networks
Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, ...
Study shows how computation can predict group conflict
When conflict breaks out in social groups, individuals make strategic decisions about how to behave based on their understanding of alliances and feuds in the group.
Next generation of algorithms inspired by problem-solving ants
(PhysOrg.com) -- An ant colony is the last place you'd expect to find a maths whiz, but University of Sydney researchers have shown that the humble ant is capable of solving difficult mathematical problems.
Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions (w/ Video)
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some ...
Teaching robots to move like humans (w/ Video)
When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal ...
Researchers say Twitter algorithm can predict movie profits
Want to know how "Clash of the Titans" will fare at the box office this weekend? Check Twitter.
Study shows Facebook unfriending has real life consequences
Unfriending someone on Facebook may be as easy as clicking a button, but a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the repercussions often reach far beyond cyberspace.
Researchers root out the limits of social mobilization
Using crowdsourcing to solve complex problems
If two minds are better than one, what could thousands of minds accomplish? The possibilities are endless—if researchers can learn to effectively harness and utilize all that knowledge.
TED brings innovation talk to Intel
Intel researcher Jennifer Healey stepped onto a stage decorated with a mad scientist's lab in mind and made her case for gossiping cars.
Machine perception lab reveals robotic one-year-old (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—The world is getting a long-awaited first glimpse at a new humanoid robot in action mimicking the expressions of a one-year-old child. The robot will be used in studies on sensory-motor and social ...
Scientists analyse global Twitter gossip around Higgs boson discovery
(Phys.org)—A model of the spread of gossip on Twitter prior to the Higgs boson discovery announcement has been developed by University of Birmingham computer scientists, according to research published on the online repository, ...