Computer Sciences

At Last, AI beats professionals in six-player poker

An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold'em poker, the world's most popular form of ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Android 11 update offers tweaks and enhancements

They say good things come in small packages. This week's launch of the final release of Android 11 brings no big new attractions but rather several modest-size ones that should please most users.

Consumer & Gadgets

Car audio systems pose greater dangers than texting, pot

So you thought you could block out the 24/7 news coverage of coronavirus by jumping into your car, turning up your music player and enjoying a long, safe drive along a scenic roadway dotted with early spring cherry blossoms ...

Security

VeryMal: Campaign in image-based malware spotted

By this time, news stories have made words like bugs, viruses and malware familiar and by all means frequent, as computer users scramble to self-educate on how to avoid falling victim to a range of security invasions.

Machine learning & AI

Algorithm predicts the next shot in tennis

QUT researchers have developed an algorithm that can predict where a tennis player will hit the next ball by analysing Australian Open data of thousands of shots by the top male tennis players.

Engineering

For blind gamers, equal access to racing video games

Brian A. Smith, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has developed the RAD—a racing auditory display— to enable gamers who are visually impaired to play the same types of racing games that sighted ...

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