Last update

Machine Learning & AI

ExAG: An image-guessing game to evaluate the helpfulness of machine explanations

In recent years, researchers have been trying to make artificial intelligence (AI) more transparent by developing algorithms that can explain their actions and behavior, as this could encourage greater trust in machines and ...

Software

Inequalities in the UK can be detected using deep learning image analysis

Social, economic, environmental and health inequalities within cities can be detected using street imagery. The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, are published in Scientific Reports this week.

Machine Learning & AI

A magnetic personality, maybe not. But magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

Computers and artificial intelligence continue to usher in major changes in the way people shop. It is relatively easy to train a robot's brain to create a shopping list, but what about ensuring that the robotic shopper can ...

Robotics

A neurorobotics approach for building robots with communication skills

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have recently proposed a neurorobotics approach that could aid the development of robots with advanced communication capabilities. Their approach, presented in ...

Engineering

Researchers use 3-D printer to print glass

For the first time, researchers have successfully 3-D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at mid-infrared wavelengths. The ability to 3-D print this glass could make ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple may sweeten macOS 10.15 with iPad external display support

Apple watchers are talking about what one might expect to see as new features in Apple's operating systems. Guilherme Rambo, a Brazil-based Mac and iOS developer, has delivered reports about new features in the wings.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with that person, according ...

Robotics

Team of SpotMini robots pull a box truck up a hill

Robot company Boston Dynamics has made a statement just prior to putting its SpotMini on the market, releasing a video showing a team of 10 SpotMinis pulling a box truck slightly uphill in a parking lot. The SpotMini, dog-like ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Vehicle-to-vehicle Volvo style to swing big in Europe

Vehicle to vehicle communication is on auto industry minds as an important technology piece determining our safe driving future. Discussions around vehicle to vehicle "connected cars" are all about cars communicating with ...