New supercomputer 'sees' well enough to drive a car someday (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, ...
What's behind a No. 1 ranking? Open-source LineUp software enables granular analysis of subjective ranking systems
Behind every "Top 100" list is a generous sprinkling of personal bias and subjective decisions. Lacking the tools to calculate how factors like median home prices and crime rates actually affect the "best ...
Grammatical habits in written English reveal linguistic features of non-native speakers' languages
Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion have discovered an unexpected source of information about the world's languages: the habits of native speakers of those languages when writing in English.
Dual-core? Quad-core? Future Computers May Have Hundreds of Processors
(PhysOrg.com) -- While today's top-line personal computers boast of dual- or quad-core processors to handle complex workloads, experts predict hundreds or even thousands of core processors may be commonplace within the next ...
Computers with emotions (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cambridge University film provides a glimpse of how robots and humans could interact in the future.
Fruit fly nervous system provides new solution to fundamental computer network problem
(PhysOrg.com) -- The fruit fly has evolved a method for arranging the tiny, hair-like structures it uses to feel and hear the world that's so efficient a team of scientists in Israel and at Carnegie Mellon ...
Chatty robots go viral on YouTube
(PhysOrg.com) -- An online chat between two robots set up by Cornell students is entertaining the nation.
Neuromorphic computing 'roadmap' envisions analog path to simulating human brain
(Phys.org) —In the field of neuromorphic engineering, researchers study computing techniques that could someday mimic human cognition. Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently ...
A first in online gaming: Humans team up with AI software
Hey, online gamers, artificial intelligence researchers need your help! As part of an international team of researchers, Northwestern University has officially released the first online game in which human players partner ...
Hybrid Human Faces Could Populate Google Street View
Study: Hackers Attack Computers Every 39 Seconds
Are hackers trying to get into your computer right now? And what are they up to? A study by the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering is one of the first to quantify the near-constant ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have developed software that makes computer simulations of physical systems run much more efficiently on so-called multicore chips. In experiments involving chips with 24 separate ...
Is the pixel about to die?
(Phys.org)—Researchers launching a new vector-based video codec are claiming their work will lead to the death of the pixel within the next five years.
New research aims to teach computers common sense
Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean.