Machine learning & AI

Researchers try to recreate human-like thinking in machines

Researchers at Oxford University have recently tried to recreate human thinking patterns in machines, using a language guided imagination (LGI) network. Their method, outlined in a paper pre-published on arXiv, could inform ...

Robotics

A dialogue system to enhance goal-oriented human-robot interactions

Researchers at SUNY Binghamton, Cleveland State University and the University of Washington have recently developed a new dialogue system that could improve human-robot interactions. This system, presented in a paper pre-published ...

Robotics

Scientists introduce novel perspective in robotic capability

University of Illinois researcher Amy LaViers has introduced a new point of view from which to observe robotic capabilities in her paper, "Counts of Mechanical, External Configurations Compared to Computational, Internal ...

Computer Sciences

Research community can go on Facebook AI's NYC conversation tour

Jason Weston, with doctorate in machine learning at University of London and Douwe Kiela, with doctorate from the University of Cambridge with thesis on grounding semantics in perceptual modalities, are research scientists ...

Engineering

Self-assembling phone as sign of respect for natural systems

(Tech Xplore)—What is a factory? One easy description might be that a factory is a place where workers stand in line and put components together. What is an MIT dreamer? Someone like Skylar Tibbits who is daring to take ...

Engineering

A drone that gets around obstacles like an insect

Physics student Darius Merk has used an insect-inspired algorithm to develop a drone that can navigate around obstacles. His research could prove particularly useful in a natural disaster.

Computer Sciences

Artificial intelligence blends algorithms and applications

Artificial intelligence is already a part of everyday life. It helps us answer questions like "Is this email spam?" It identifies friends in online photographs, selects news stories based on our politics and helps us deposit ...

Computer Sciences

There's a reason AI is so bad at conversation

"I'm sorry, I didn't quite get that." Anyone who has ever tried to have a deeper conversation with a virtual assistant like Siri knows how frustrating it can be. That's despite the fact that AI systems like it are increasingly ...

Energy & Green Tech

Does energy storage make the electric grid cleaner?

Carbon-free energy: Is the answer blowing in the wind? Perhaps, but the wind doesn't always blow, nor does the sun always shine. The energy generated by wind and solar power is intermittent, meaning that the generated electricity ...

Computer Sciences

Fiction books narratives down to six emotional story lines

Our most beloved works of fiction hide well-trodden narratives. And most fictions is based on far fewer storylines than many have imagined. To come to this conclusion, big data scientists have worked with colleagues from ...

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