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UW's Lip-Syncing Obama Demonstrates New Technique to Turn Audio Clips Into Realistic Video

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00

University of Washington researchers have developed a system that can take audio clips from one speech and sync them with video clips from another.

11,000 Girls Compete in International Mobile App Challenge

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00

Girls ages 10-18 from around the world are competing in the Technovation Challenge, a global effort to learn and apply technology to try to solve problems in their communities.

Bangalore Taps Tech Crowdsourcing to Fix 'Unruly' Gridlock

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00

India's Gridlock Hackathon aims to find solutions to the congested roads that cost the economy billions of dollars.

Neural Network Poetry Is So Bad We Think It's Written by Humans

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00

A neural network trained on poetry has attempted to write its own lines; ts best efforts can convince people they are reading the words of a human poet.

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:57

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C.

Hackers Find 'Ideal Testing Ground' for Attacks: Developing Countries

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:48

The attack had the hallmarks of something researchers had dreaded for years: malicious software using artificial intelligence that could lead to a new digital arms race in which A.I.-driven defenses battled A.I.-driven offenses while humans watched from the sidelines.

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:15

NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.

Intelligent Machines Are Asked to Explain How Their Minds Work

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:26

Researchers are trying to teach intelligent machines to explain, in human terms, how their minds work.

Fighting Tick-Borne Disease With Computer Science

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:26

Researchers are using new data on ticks in the southeastern U.S. to build mathematical models of how the grasses, wildlife, and ticks respond to different conditions.

Study Finds 'Smart' Transformers Could Make Reliable Smart Grid a Reality

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:26

North Carolina State University researchers are developing smart solid-state transformers that could be used to make a stable, reliable smart grid.

Adding Humanity to Smart Machines

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:07

A chat with former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov about his new book, machine intelligence, and human creativity.

AI, People, and Society

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 08:21

Isaac Asimov's stories about the relationship between people and robots were only a few years old when the phrase "artificial intelligence" was used in a 1955 study proposal.

More Progress on Carbon Nanotube Processors: A 2.8GHz Ring Oscillator

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:15

Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting the IBM Watson research center.

Sun's Gravity Could Power Interstellar Video Streaming

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:09

Need to send a message across interstellar space? Use the sun for a signal boost. A new proposal suggests that the sun's gravity could be used to amplify signals from an interstellar space probe, allowing video to be streamed from as far away as Alpha Centauri.

New 3D Chip Combines Computing and Data Storage

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

A new computer chip integrates carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory cells.

Detecting Forged Parts of Photographs Faster and More Accurately

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have developed a method for detecting "copy-move forgery" in photographs that is more successful and faster than conventional methods.

Artificial Musician Builds New Melodies Without Music Theory

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

A new deep-learning algorithm can generate melodies that imitate a given style of music.

To End Distracted Driving, MIT Figures Out How People Really Drive

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are producing accurate models of people's behavior in cars, in order to shape that behavior to preserve safety.

California Moves to Expand K-12 Computer Science Instruction

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

California's 2017-2018 state budget includes funding for initiatives to broaden K-12 student access to computer science coursework and instruction.

International Group Aims to Protect the Core of the Public Internet

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace has established a research group to protect the public Internet's core and critical infrastructure.