Computer Sciences

Using machine learning for music knowledge discovery

Researchers at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Cardiff University and the Technical University of Madrid used machine-learning algorithms to discover new things about the history of music.

Computer Sciences

Researchers build an artificial fly brain that can tell who's who

Despite the simplicity of their visual system, fruit flies are able to reliably distinguish between individuals based on sight alone. This is a task that even humans who spend their whole lives studying Drosophila melanogaster ...

Robotics

REPLAB: A low-cost benchmark platform for robotic learning

Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a reproducible, low-cost and compact benchmark platform to evaluate robotic learning approaches, which they called REPLAB. Their recent study, presented in a paper pre-published on ...

Computer Sciences

Do you speak robot-ish? Interpreters may soon be in the house

(Tech Xplore)—OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. In describing their work, they state that they are "working towards the next set of breakthroughs." That is no exaggeration.

Computer Sciences

Maluuba researchers try algorithm on Harry Potter text

(Tech Xplore)—When have you heard this before: Machine learning advances the collective intelligence of humans... a lot has been written about machine learning vis-a-vis computer applications, the Internet of things, and ...

Consumer & Gadgets

How Google's Pixel Buds earphones translate languages

In the Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, Douglas Adams's seminal 1978 BBC broadcast (then book, feature film and now cultural icon), one of the many technology predictions was the Babel Fish. This tiny yellow life-form, inserted ...

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