Machine learning & AI

Using synthetic data for effective association knowledge learning

In a paper published in Machine Intelligence Research, a team of researchers study whether 3D synthetic data can replace real-world videos for association training. Specifically, they introduce a large-scale synthetic data ...

Consumer & Gadgets

How good or evil are you when gaming?

Researchers have built their own computer game to test the impact of meters which show players the morality of their decisions.

Business

Should we tax robots?

What if the U.S. placed a tax on robots? The concept has been publicly discussed by policy analysts, scholars, and Bill Gates (who favors the notion). Because robots can replace jobs, the idea goes, a stiff tax on them would ...

Other

China's drone carrier hints at 'swarm' ambitions for Pacific

Officially it is just a research vessel, but China's newly unveiled drone carrier is a clear sign Beijing is rushing to deploy an autonomous swarm of unmanned devices in its push for military supremacy in the Pacific Ocean.

Computer Sciences

A flexible Bayesian framework for unbiased estimation of timescales

An international team of researchers from T├╝bingen and Cold Spring Harbor (New York) has found a pioneering way of determining at what pace changes typically happen. The new method avoids previous systematic errors in estimating ...

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