Artificial Intelligence

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    Artificial Intelligence

    A new AI training program helps robots own their ignorance

    AI systems struggle to know what they don’t know. Now scientists have created a way to help autonomous machines recognize their blind spots.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    This robot learned not to mess with other people’s stuff

    Ownership-respecting robots could soon understand the difference between chucking a Styrofoam cup and someone’s favorite mug.

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    Archaeology

    Our fascination with robots goes all the way back to antiquity

    In the book ‘Gods and Robots,’ a scholar recounts how early civilizations explored artificial life through myths.

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    Tech

    These robots can follow how-to diagrams

    Robots capable of reading diagrams could work in more varied environments and be easier to communicate with.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence is mastering a wider variety of jobs than ever before

    In 2018, AI bested humans at following fauna, diagnosing disease, mapping the moon and more.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence crowdsources data to speed up drug discovery

    A new AI that judges whether drugs will interact with certain proteins can train on data from multiple sources while keeping that info secret.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    Anshumali Shrivastava uses AI to wrangle torrents of data

    Computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava is designing programs that can handle torrents of information quickly and efficiently.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    A new AI can focus on one voice in a crowd

    The artificial intelligence can ignore background noise in videos and focus on what a particular person is saying.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    This AI uses the same kind of brain wiring as mammals to navigate

    This AI creates mental maps of its environment much like mammals do.

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    Tech

    First pedestrian death from a self-driving car fuels safety debate

    A self-driving Uber kills woman in Arizona in the first fatal pedestrian strike by an autonomous car.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    AI bests humans at mapping the moon

    AI does a more thorough job of counting craters than humans.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    In the future, an AI may diagnose eye problems

    Artificial intelligence could help diagnose blinding eye diseases and other illnesses, speeding up medical care in areas where specialists might be scarce.

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