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

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 ...

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

Alexa, how do word senses evolve?

Evidence suggests that the interface between humans and technology will only become more central to modern life.

Other

How artificial intelligence will transform how we gesture

"Over the last decade, machine learning, which is part of artificial intelligence (AI), has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human ...

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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