Computer Sciences

Predicting when online conversations turn toxic

The internet offers the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, but online conversations too often degenerate into personal attacks. In hopes that those attacks can be averted, Cornell researchers have created ...

Software

XiaoIce: When a chatbot chat moves up to human-sounding flow

Do this, do that. Talking with voice assistants is not like talking to humans and, as helpful as it is to be near the technology, we know the difference. A surprising turn has materialized, however, and it is in the form ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Google leverages WaveNet model's gains, sounds seem more natural

(Tech Xplore)—DeepMind's artificial intelligence talents have been working up capabilities for a consumer product. Sam Shead, Senior Technology Reporter for Business Insider UK, said Google applied software developed by ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Visual interpreter for the blind uses smart glasses

(Tech Xplore)—Shopping for clothes and groceries, finding a seat on the train: some of the many tasks we take for granted unless we are among the blind and low vision people who would like to lead more independent lives.

Engineering

Students build the world's lightest electric paraglider trike

A team of eight engineering students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully designed and built the world's lightest electric paraglider trike, dubbed The Delta. The aircraft has two rear-mounted ...

Robotics

When an exosuit becomes even more wearable

(Tech Xplore)—Menlo Park, California-based SRI International has news about its robotics project known as Superflex, which is a suit to enhance the human musculoskeletal system.

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