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Deep Learning Networks Can't Generalize—But They're Learning from the Brain
October 03, 2019

Deep Learning Networks Can't Generalize—But They're Learning from the Brain . “Bias” in AI is often treated as a dirty word. But to Dr. Andreas Tolias at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, bias may also be the solution to smarter, more huma

DNA Nanomachines Are Opening Medicine to the World of Physics
October 02, 2019

DNA Nanomachines Are Opening Medicine to the World of Physics . When I imagine the inner workings of a robot, I think hard, cold mechanics running on physics: shafts, wheels, gears. Human bodies, in contrast, are more of a contained molecular soup operati

How Facebook’s Libra Could Kick Off A Digital Currency War
October 01, 2019

How Facebook’s Libra Could Kick Off A Digital Currency War . Facebook’s plans to launch a digital currency, Libra, has sent shockwaves through the international finance world and may have sounded the starting gun on a digital currency race. The contestant

How Facebook’s Libra Could Kick Off a Digital Currency War
October 01, 2019

How Facebook’s Libra Could Kick Off a Digital Currency War . Facebook’s plans to launch a digital currency, Libra, has sent shockwaves through the international finance world and may have sounded the starting gun on a digital currency race. The contestant

AI Can Diagnose Like Doctors. But for Continued Progress, Research Standards Must Improve
September 30, 2019

AI Can Diagnose Like Doctors. But for Continued Progress, Research Standards Must Improve . Medicine is one of the hottest fields when it comes to applying AI to real-world problems, in particular using deep learning systems to detect disease in medical i

Moore's Law Is Dying. This Brain-Inspired Analogue Chip Is a Glimpse of What's Next
September 29, 2019

Moore's Law Is Dying. This Brain-Inspired Analogue Chip Is a Glimpse of What's Next . “Dark silicon” sounds like a magical artifact out of a fantasy novel. In reality, it’s one branch of a three-headed beast that foretells the end of advances in computati

How Augmented Reality Will Overhaul Our Most Crucial Industries
September 27, 2019

How Augmented Reality Will Overhaul Our Most Crucial Industries . Augmented reality (AR) has already exceeded over 2,000 AR apps on over 1.4 billion active iOS devices. Even if on a rudimentary level, the technology is now permeating the consumer products

This Light-based Nervous System Helps Robots 'Feel'
September 26, 2019

This Light-based Nervous System Helps Robots 'Feel' . Last night, way past midnight, I stumbled onto my porch blindly grasping for my keys after a hellish day of international travel. Lights were low, I was half-asleep, yet my hand grabbed the keychain, f

Is the US Doing Enough to Maintain Its Leadership in AI?
September 25, 2019

Is the US Doing Enough to Maintain Its Leadership in AI? . Governments around the world are pouring money into AI research and developing detailed AI strategies, but the US has been slow to follow suit. That’s leading some to question whether policy maker

New AI Systems Are Here to Personalize Learning
September 24, 2019

New AI Systems Are Here to Personalize Learning . The narratives about automation and its impact on jobs go from urgent to hopeful and everything in between. Regardless where you land, it’s hard to argue against the idea that technologies like AI and ...