Computer Sciences

A new machine learning strategy that could enhance computer vision

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carnegie Mellon University and International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India, have developed a technique that could allow deep learning algorithms ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, where it announced new features and services imbued with machine learning.

Security

Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability

A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly-used features in popular apps. The ...

Computer Sciences

Facial recognition is increasingly common, but how does it work?

The Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration rules drew attention – and legal fire – for its restrictions on the ability of people born in certain majority Muslim countries to enter the U.S. In the frenzy ...

Computer Sciences

Will AI ever understand human emotions?

How would you feel about getting therapy from a robot? Emotionally intelligent machines may not be as far away as it seems. Over the last few decades, artificial intelligence (AI) have got increasingly good at reading emotional ...

Software

Google Maps for Android harbinger of proactive apps

On Wednesday there was much happy buzz about updates for Google Maps for Android, bringing the mapping app to version 9.19. In particular, of all the new features everyone was talking about its Driving Mode (for Google Maps ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Custom Alexa voice commands enrich Echo's options

Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device from Amazon. The device wakes up to the name "Alexa" which is Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant. Alexa is the voice that delivers information and obeys ...

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