Machine learning & AI

Applying fictitious AI to the real world

Seeing a world increasing its reliance on artificial intelligence, or AI, LSU Ph.D. candidate Zita Hüsing decided to take a closer look at AI through fiction. Using the fictional androids seen in the movie "Blade Runner," ...

Business

Cryptocurrency's dirty secret: Energy consumption

Though skeptics may characterize cryptocurrency as "fake money," "worse than tulip bulbs," or outright fraud, it is a very real business. The market capitalization of the almost 19,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation is currently ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Self-driving race cars zip into history at CES

A racecar with nobody at the wheel snaked around another to snatch the lead on an oval track at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday in an unprecedented high-speed match between self-driving vehicles.

Business

Elon Musk named Time magazine person of the year

Time magazine on Monday named Tesla chief and space entrepreneur Elon Musk as its person of the year, citing his embodiment of the technological shifts but also troubling trends reshaping people's lives.

Engineering

System trains drones to fly around obstacles at high speeds

If you follow autonomous drone racing, you likely remember the crashes as much as the wins. In drone racing, teams compete to see which vehicle is better trained to fly fastest through an obstacle course. But the faster drones ...

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