Social robots helping children with diabetes
Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.
Identifying 'stance taking' cues to enable sophisticated voice recognition
In the future, computers may be capable of talking to us during meetings just like a remote teleconference participant. But to help move this science-fiction-sounding goal a step closer to reality, it's first necessary to ...
Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking ...
Phone snooping via gyroscope to be detailed at Usenix
Microsoft claims breakthrough in real-time translation
Microsoft has announced what it called a breakthrough in real-time voice translation and said it would offer a test version through its Skype messaging unit before the end of 2014.
Researchers demonstrate information processing using a light-based chip inspired by our brain
In a recent paper in Nature Communications, researchers from Ghent University report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works.
QuadStick controller says Go for quadriplegic gamers
What does Google want with DeepMind?
All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google ...
Developer tells Google about Chrome browser listening risk
Does Skype help or hinder communication?
Speech is the one of the most important forms of communication between humans.
Facebook seeks to get smarter with big data
Facebook is working to become your new best friend, getting to know you better by infusing the billion-member social network's software with artificial intelligence.
Smart solutions to increase time and resource management
'Time is money.' Though coined in 1748 the old adage is still a firmly anchored principle in today's business circles. Time efficiency and increasingly resource efficiency are some of the many pressures facing ...
New speech recognition model: Hidden Conditional Neural Fields
Toyohashi Tech researchers propose the Hidden Conditional Neural Fields (HCNF) model for continuous speech recognition. The model is a combination of the Hidden Conditional Random Fields (HCRF) and a Multi-Layer ...
Don't shout to be heard—just reduce your acoustic reverberation
Sound travels as waves, which continue to bounce off surfaces like walls and ceilings. These reflected waves or reverberations interfere with the original sound. This noise or acoustic reverberation makes ...