Software

Tapis computing platform weaves together science computing tools

Scientists looking to reduce their complexity to research and add a new computational tool to their tool belt can explore the Tapis Project. The Tapis software platform aims to help researchers more easily leverage powerful ...

Robotics

Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation

MIT researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset—the largest and most diverse of its kind—researchers ...

Machine learning & AI

New book exposes AI's limits

Ever since its origin in post-war research, AI has been subject to profound hyperbole, rapturous prognostications, and projected nightmares. In 2019, things have once again reached fever pitch in what science board co-chair ...

Machine learning & AI

Teaching AI to overcome human bias

Are you smarter than a machine learning model? Let's find out. Choose the answer that contradicts the following premise:

Engineering

How data science in and for Africa can blaze new trails

The term "data science" was coined by scientists working at the social networks LinkedIn and Facebook in 2008. A few years later, they dubbed it "the sexiest profession of the 21st century."

Internet

The origin and future of spam and other online intrusions

From a confidence trick originating in the late 19th century, to sophisticated AI that can manipulate reality, recreating anyone's face or voice with almost pinpoint accuracy—spam has come a long way.

Energy & Green Tech

Developing technologies that run on light

The future of faster, more efficient information processing may come down to light rather than electricity. Mark Lawrence, a postdoctoral scholar in materials science and engineering at Stanford, has moved a step closer to ...

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