Computer Sciences

Facebook to launch NetHack Challenge at NeurIPS 2021

Historically, significant progress in the area of reinforcement learning (RL) has resulted from simulation environments in games such as Dota 2, Minecraft and StarCraft II. Unfortunately, these developments came with a taxing ...

Consumer & Gadgets

AI is improving Google Assistant conversations

In order for Google Assistant to really help users with daily tasks, the tool should be able to understand the human user. This means not only understanding the words you speak but also recognizing the meaning behind them. ...

Engineering

Counting pedestrians to make pedestrians count

A key portion of MIT's campus overlaps with Kendall Square, the bustling area in East Cambridge where students, residents, and tech employees scurry around in between classes, meetings, and meals. Where are they all going? ...

Computer Sciences

Facebook announces AI that learns from videos

As a platform hosting a great deal of content, Facebook developers are creating an AI project called Learning from Videos that can learn from publicly available videos uploaded to the website. This AI aims to use audio, textual ...

Business

Video game platform Roblox to make Wall Street debut

Gaming platform Roblox—which has skyrocketed in popularity among kids and teens during the coronavirus pandemic—will make its Wall Street debut Wednesday as a direct listing.

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