21/08/2019

Machine Learning & AI

Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains, says Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) neuroscientist Anthony Zador. Now, he's hoping that lessons from neuroscience can help the next generation ...

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense ...

Business

Court allows Ryanair British pilots to strike

Ryanair's British-based pilots will be allowed to strike as planned this week, the High Court in London ruled on Wednesday, but the High Court in Dublin blocked Ireland's pilots from joining in the walkout.

Internet

Bias at Facebook? Audit lists conservatives' complaints

Promising to be more transparent about how it makes content decisions, Facebook on Tuesday released the first results of an audit addressing conservatives' accusations that it is biased against them.

Business

DOJ talking with states in 'broad' tech antitrust probe

The U.S. Justice Department intends to work with state attorneys general in a broad review of whether large technology companies are harming competition, the department's top antitrust official said.

Other

Can a Siri-like chatbot help lonely seniors?

It's not quite the Joaquin Phoenix-Scarlett Johansson love story from 2013 romance "Her," but researchers believe an artificial intelligence chatbot may help relieve human loneliness, particularly in seniors.

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