Robotics

Army research leads to more effective training model for robots

Multi-domain operations, the Army's future operating concept, requires autonomous agents with learning components to operate alongside the warfighter. New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement ...

Security

FBI working to 'burn down' cyber criminals' infrastructure

To thwart increasingly dangerous cyber criminals, law enforcement agents are working to "burn down their infrastructure" and take out the tools that allow them carry out their devastating attacks, FBI Director Christopher ...

Consumer & Gadgets

People are too trusting of virtual assistants

Attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants could cause people to reveal more personal information to the companies that own them than they otherwise would, according to a new study.

Computer Sciences

AI: Agents show surprising behavior in hide and seek game

Researchers have made news in letting their AI ambitions play out a formidable game of hide and seek with formidable results. The agents' environment had walls and movable boxes for a challenge where some were the hiders ...

Engineering

Teaching AI agents navigation subroutines by feeding them videos

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Facebook AI Research have recently proposed a new approach that can enhance the navigation skills of machine learning models. Their method, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, allows ...

Computer Sciences

Crowd workers, AI make conversational agents smarter

Conversational agents such as Siri, Alexa and Cortana are great at giving you the weather, but are flummoxed when asked for unusual information, or follow-up questions. By adding humans to the loop, Carnegie Mellon University ...

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