New algorithm identifies data subsets that will yield the most reliable predictions
Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix.
Artificial intelligence identifies the musical progression of the Beatles
Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn't been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer ...
Designing exascale computers
"Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery. Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient's arteries, showing how millions ...
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.
Microsoft suggests new approach for users to manage web passwords
New system could reduce data-transmission delays across server farms by 99.6 percent
Big websites usually maintain their own "data centers," banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users' requests. Like any big, decentralized network, data centers are ...
'Melbourne Shuffle' secures data in the cloud
To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle.
Virtual reality crowds produce real behavior insights
The cognitive scientists in the Virtual Environment Navigation lab at Brown University are not only advancing a frontier of behavioral research but also of technology.
Research could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms
Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.
Wireless home automation systems reveal more than you would think about user behaviour
Home automation systems that control domestic lighting, heating, window blinds or door locks offer opportunities for third parties to intrude on the privacy of the inhabitants and gain considerable insight into their behavioural ...
Using 'Big Data' approach to map relationships between human and animal diseases
Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens, which can be used to prevent ...
Researchers develop a Wikipedia of fact-checking during natural disasters
Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped to develop a new web application for gathering evidence during natural disasters, which will enable more effective emergency response.
Anti-tank missile detector joins the fight against malaria
(Phys.org) —State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet.
On Welsh corgis, computer vision, and the power of deep learning
Can you tell the difference between the two breeds of corgis? If you're like many, you probably are barely even aware that such dogs exist, let alone the fact that there are two—and only two—kinds of ...