This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing

Would disable unauthorized voice commands like "OK Google" or "Alexa"
October 23, 2017

"Alexa, open my bank account" (credit: Amazon)

A sneak peak at radical future user interfaces for phones, computers, and VR

October 20, 2017

Grabity: a wearable haptic interface for simulating weight and grasping in VR (credit: UIST 2017)

AlphaGo Zero trains itself to be most powerful Go player in the world

Self-taught "superhuman" AI already smarter than its makers
October 18, 2017

(credit: DeepMind)

Leading brain-training game improves memory and attention better than competing method

October 18, 2017

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Scientists report first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

A cosmic sound-and-light show
October 16, 2017

Astronomers detect gravitational waves and a gamma-ray burst from two colliding neutron stars. (credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet)

Using ‘cooperative perception’ between intelligent vehicles to reduce risks

October 13, 2017

Networked intelligent vehicles (credit: EPFL)

Ray Kurzweil + Peter Diamandis: Disruptive Technologies, Mind-Boggling Predictions, and ‘Dangerous Ideas’

October 13, 2017

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Controlled by a synthetic gene circuit, self-assembling bacteria build working electronic sensors

October 11, 2017

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3D ‘body-on-a-chip’ project aims to accelerate drug testing, reduce costs

Initial system uses micro-sized 3D liver, heart, and lung "organoids"
October 9, 2017

Scientists created miniature models of hearts, lungs, and livers and combined them into an integrated "body-on-a-chip" system, fed with nutrient-rich fluid to mimic blood (credit: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

Teleoperating robots with virtual reality: getting inside a robot’s head

Jobless video-gamer alert
October 6, 2017

VR system from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could make it easier for factory workers to telecommute. (credit: Jason Dorfman, MIT CSAIL)

Fast-moving spinning magnetized nanoparticles could lead to ultra-high-speed, high-density data storage

May help solve data-storage problems in the zettabyte era
October 4, 2017

Artist's impression of skyrmions (credit: Moritz Eisebitt)

New transistor design enables flexible, high-performance wearable/mobile electronics

"Can scale to industry-level production right away"
October 2, 2017

Advanced flexible transistor developed at UW-Madison (photo credit: Jung-Hun Seo, University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

Ray Kurzweil on The Age of Spiritual Machines: A 1999 TV interview

October 2, 2017

Ray Kurzweil on Harold Hudson Channer

Intel’s new ‘Loihi’ chip mimics neurons and synapses in the human brain

Automatically gets smarter over time
September 29, 2017

Loihi chip (credit: Intel Corporation)

Human vs. deep-neural-network performance in object recognition

... and how they can teach each other
September 27, 2017


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