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.
Drivers want new safety technology, but it will cost them
Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access ...
Prototype display uses eyeglass prescription to allow for viewing devices without glasses
Closer look at ancient giant sea scorpion suggests poor vision limited its hunting abilities
Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
OpenGlass apps show support for visually impaired (w/ Video)
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.
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 ...
Rare galaxy found furiously burning fuel for stars
Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. The findings come from the IRAM Plateau de ...
Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new light
Why were dinosaurs covered in a cloak of feathers long before the early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight? Researchers from the University of Bonn and the University of Göttingen attempt ...
Smart glasses for people with poor vision being tested in Oxford
Oxford University researchers are measuring how their smart glasses can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles.
Developers explore game experience for the blind
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 ...