Engineering

A new smartphone user authentication system based on gait analysis

A team of researchers at the University of Pretoria and City University of Hong Kong has recently developed a continuous smartphone user authentication system based on gait analysis. This system, outlined in a paper presented ...

Computer Sciences

SapFix cutting cool path toward eliminating debugging-code drudgery

Facebook has come up with something called SapFix and their announcement signifies a welcome measure of support for debugging task drudgery; SapFix can rely on artificial intelligence and come up with some answers that save ...

Engineering

Meet the virtual pooch that could prevent dog bites

A virtual dog could soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites, thanks to an innovative project led by the University's Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC).

Computer Sciences

Evaluating creativity in computational co-creative systems

Computer programs assist humans in a variety of ways, including in their creative endeavors. Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the University of Sydney have recently developed a new framework for evaluating creativity in co-creative ...

Computer Sciences

A system purely for developing high-performance, big data codes

Computer scientists from Rice University's DARPA-funded Pliny Project believe they have the answer for every stressed-out systems programmer who has struggled to implement complex objects and workflows on 'big data' platforms ...

Engineering

Taking cue from nature, researchers design machines that bend

Replacing rigid joints and linkages with mechanisms that bend offers a number of potential advantages, even as it makes designing devices more difficult. A computational design tool developed by Disney Research promises to ...

Computer Sciences

Scientists look to AI for help in peer review

Peer review is a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process but could artificial intelligence help with the process? Computer scientists from the University of Bristol have reviewed how state-of-the-art tools from machine ...

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