Engineering

Reinforcement learning expedites 'tuning' of robotic prosthetics

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina and Arizona State University have developed an intelligent system for "tuning" powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably ...

Computer Sciences

Artificial intelligence blends algorithms and applications

Artificial intelligence is already a part of everyday life. It helps us answer questions like "Is this email spam?" It identifies friends in online photographs, selects news stories based on our politics and helps us deposit ...

Automotive

Machine learning to optimize traffic and reduce pollution

Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to smooth traffic, reduce fuel consumption, and improve air quality predictions may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers at the Department of Energy's ...

Computer Sciences

How a computer learns to dribble: Practice, practice, practice

Basketball players need lots of practice before they master the dribble, and it turns out that's true for computer-animated players as well. By using deep reinforcement learning, players in video basketball games can glean ...

Computer Sciences

When AI is made by AI, results are impressive

(Tech Xplore)—Researchers exploring AI systems are making news and familiarizing the public with terms like reinforcement learning and machine learning. Recent headlines are still making some heads turn in surprise. AI ...

Computer Sciences

Microsoft AI seriously at play with Ms. Pac-Man

Microsoft AI has won the maximum score of 999,990 points playing Ms. Pac-Man, surpassing the best human high-score record by four times. No human or AI has ever achieved this score.

Computer Sciences

The games people play smarten up AI

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers from Germany and the UK (RWTH Aachen University and Microsoft Research) have figured out how to give artificial intelligence a boost toward learning games at a faster pace. Just as we ...

Computer Sciences

AI researchers get a sense of how self-interest rules

(Tech Xplore)—Interested in serious mind games, of the artificial intelligence variety? Park these phrases in your vocabulary list, courtesy of a DeepMind exploration: "deep multi-agent reinforcement learning" and "sequential ...

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