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.
Wearable device helps vision-impaired avoid collision
People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood ...
Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns
Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have found that computers, like humans, can be fooled by optical illusions, which raises security concerns and ...
Farmers of the future will utilize drones, robots and GPS
Today's agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.
Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers
When it comes to buying things, our brains can't see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees.
Moves to automate identification of Saimaa ringed seals
Moves are being made to automate the identification of Saimaa ringed seals. This would bring new kinds of real-time information on how the extremely endangered species behaves, the movements of individual seals, and what ...
New technology could improve night vision, thermal imaging
Engineers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created semiconductor technology that could make night vision and thermal imaging affordable for everyday use.
High-tech contact lenses zoom with a wink of an eye
Swiss researchers are developing contact lenses that contain tiny telescopes to boost vision and zoom in and out with the wink of an eye.
To avoid mantids, stinkbugs evolved to hide in plain sight
Did you know that the sky isn't actually blue? Perhaps in school you learned about how air scatters light, filtering out red light from the sun, but that is only half the story. While our eyes perceive a ...
Researchers are working on new smart cameras to help the visually impaired
Standing in the grocery store, you scan the peanut butter jars looking for the one on your list. Your eyes flit from label to label until they land on the familiar red, blue and green jar, and you reach to ...
Video: The future of manned moon exploration
This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon Exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to ESA's vision of what Lunar exploration could be.
Researchers scan video to monitor nighttime behavior of giraffes
Disney researchers have developed a video technique for automatically detecting unusual behaviors of giraffes at night, providing naturalists with an improved tool for monitoring the health and safety of ...
Fish eye sheds light on color vision
A fish eye from a primitive time when Earth was but one single continent, has yielded evidence of color vision dating back at least 300 million years, researchers said Tuesday.
A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolved
Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all ...