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Automotive

A deep learning approach to identify Twitter users' location during emergencies

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Patna, in India, have recently devised a tool to identify the geographical location of emergencies and disasters, as well as that of the people involved in them. Their approach, ...

Hardware

Merging memory and computation, programmable chip speeds AI, slashes power use

By shifting a fundamental property of computation, Princeton researchers have built a new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the energy demands of systems used for artificial intelligence.

Engineering

What's next for smart homes: An 'Internet of Ears?'

Houses have been getting progressively "smarter" for decades, but the next generation of smart homes may offer what two Case Western Reserve University scientists are calling an "Internet of Ears."

Hardware

USB form neural compute stick makes debut at developer event

Intel has unveiled the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2. It looks like a standard USB thumb drive, and it runs on a USB 3.0 port, but is oh-more-special. CNET said the new AI "brain" sticks into the side of your PC.

Robotics

'Robocop' on patrol at Singapore summit

Hi-tech Singapore has deployed an autonomous robot with a swivelling camera for a head and flashing lights to patrol a summit venue—arresting the attention of amused passers-by who stopped to snap selfies.

Telecom

Scientists improve smart phone battery life by up to 60 percent

Computer scientists from Aston University have developed a way to drastically improve the battery-life of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, by minimising the power consumption of mobile apps by as much as ...

Other

New scheduling system could help reduce flight delays

Scheduling and coordinating air traffic can be difficult, but taking the airlines' and passengers' delay costs into account can actually save airlines money and result in fewer delays, according to a new study from Binghamton ...

Machine Learning & AI

Google-NYT project forecast: Cloud-y with bursts of visual impact

A newspaper morgue cannot afford to be a place where valuable photos exuding barely told stories and teaching moments in history are dead and buried forever. A newspaper, after all, is a story-teller and The New York Times ...