Category Archives: AI

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Software Bot Produces Up To 10,000 Wikipedia Entries Per Day

While Internet trolls and members of Congress wage war over edits on Wikipedia, Swedish university administrator Sverker Johansson has spent the last seven years... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/26/14

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How the Crowd Taught a Robot to Build a LEGO Turtle

Humans learn by imitation. There’s no predicting what your kid will bring home from school or the park. What if machines could learn like kids? In fact, they can and... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/23/14

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Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers

At the turn of the last century, nearly half of the American workforce was dedicated to agriculture. Industrial inventions like the steel plow had made farming easier,... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/14/14

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Step Aside Google Image Search, Here’s an Algorithm that Knows What’s in a Picture

The internet is a wealth of information. But you have to know what you’re looking for. If you only know a basic category—like that weird looking modern chair at your... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/8/14

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How Will We Know When Computers Can Think for Themselves?

Headlines recently exploded with news that a computer program called Eugene Goostman had become the first to pass the Turing test, a method devised by computing pioneer Alan... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/29/14

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Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Earlier this week, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn't that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/26/14

technology, robots, robotics

Robotic Hand Uses AI to Specialize Its Grip for Any Object

Your cat may think she’s your boss, but she would actually be your boss if it weren’t for a feat of engineering called the human hand, complete with opposable... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/25/14

fMRI, brain scans, mental health, artificial intelligence, AI, medicine

Machines Teach Humans How to Feel Using Neurofeedback

Humans are social animals, and feelings of attachment, connection and empathy are the glue that binds societies together. Before an infant’s immune system is fully... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/16/14

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