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Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:08

A growing mass of poorly secured devices on the Internet of things represents a serious risk to life and property, and the government must intervene to mitigate it.

Cassini Makes First Ring-Grazing Plunge

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 20:28

NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30.

AI Learns to Predict the Future by Watching 2 Million Videos 

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 16:05

An artificial intelligence system can predict how a scene will unfold and dream up a vision of the immediate future.

Team Finds New Method to Improve Predictions

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00

Researchers at Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard universities have developed a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in healthcare, politics, and other fields. 

Designing Agile Human-Machine Teams

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) recently announced Agile Teams (A-Teams) program is designed to discover, test, and illustrate predictive and generalizable mathematical techniques for enabling optimized design of agile hybrid teams. 

Augmented Reality Helps Patients With Chronic Phantom Limb Pain

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00

A new treatment developed by Max Ortiz Catalan at the U.K.'s Chalmers University of Technology can help alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain. The approach relies on machine learning and augmented reality.

Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00

Alphabet's Google DeepMind is making its game platform available to the general public on GitHub. DeepMind is open sourcing the entire source code for its training environment, which has been renamed DeepMind Lab, so anyone can download and customize the code to help train their own AI systems. 

Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00

Prominent computer security experts in November warned the U.S. Congress that a poorly secured Internet of Things could seriously threaten life and property. 

100 Million Students Worldwide Will Learn to Code This Week for Hour of Code

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00

Computer Science Education Week begins today (December 5), and more than 100 million students worldwide will participate in Hour of Code, a 60-minute introduction to computer programming. 

Silicon Valley's Culture, Not Its Companies, Dominates in China

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:46

The majesty of the Golden Gate, the windy chill of Alcatraz, the tourist hubbub of Pier 39—Zhao Haoyu’s itinerary for San Francisco had it all.