Machine learning & AI

Deep learning enlightens scholars puzzling over ancient texts

Deep learning can help scholars restore ancient Greek texts. Specifically, researchers at University of Oxford (Thea Sommerschield and Professor Jonathan Prag) and DeepMind (Yannis Assael) built Pythia, training a neural ...

Machine learning & AI

Cracking open the black box of automated machine learning

Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed an interactive tool that, for the first time, lets users see and control how automated machine-learning systems work. The aim is to build confidence in these systems and find ...

Energy & Green Tech

Untapped solar and wind potential in Swiss mountains

Scientists at EPFL and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF have issued recommendations for what type of renewable energy should be produced in Switzerland's various regions, to help achieve the country's ...

Engineering

New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants

Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs. This novel approach could be particularly useful for enhancing ...

Internet

What can Wikipedia tell us about human interaction?

EPFL researchers have studied the dynamics of network structures using one of the world's most-visited websites: Wikipedia. In addition to a better understanding of online networks, their work brings exciting insights into ...

Security

Why untraceable cryptocurrencies are here to stay

According to a new study from Copenhagen Business School, on the role of privacy and decentralization in the cryptocurrency community, developers are creating cryptocurrencies in such a way that regulatory oversight will ...

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