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Can artificial intelligence detect fake news?

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 27/03/2017 - 14:36
An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news articles.

Can robots write meaningful news?

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 27/03/2017 - 08:34
Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something positive?

Connected dolls and tell-tale teddy bears: Why we need to manage the Internet of Toys

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 23/03/2017 - 10:59
Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.

Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 23/03/2017 - 10:58
In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot -- or an airplane or a bridge -- with sensors will require a technology that is both flexible and cost-effective to manufacture in bulk. A team of researchers thinks that 3-D printing could be the answer.

Controlling turtle motion with human thought

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 23/03/2017 - 08:50
Researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal's movement with human thought.

Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 22/03/2017 - 09:24
A research group has demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps.

People afraid of robots are much more likely to fear losing their jobs and suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, study finds

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 21/03/2017 - 12:50
“Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a researcher says.

New brain-inspired cybersecurity system detects 'bad apples' 100 times faster

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 21/03/2017 - 12:25
The Neuromorphic Cyber Microscope can look for the complex patterns that indicate specific 'bad apples,' all while using less electricity than a standard 60-watt light bulb, due to its brain-inspired design.

People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 20/03/2017 - 16:23
As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing 'Kumbayah' or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the role-playing video game ArcheAge, suggests you'll be singing. The study found that despite some violent acts, most players tended toward behavior that was helpful to others as their virtual world came to an end.

'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 20/03/2017 - 14:38
Engineers have created a 'tree-on-a-chip' -- a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power small robots.

Using big data to analyze images, video better than the human brain

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 20/03/2017 - 09:04
Improving traffic safety, better health services and environmental benefits: Big Data experts see a wide range of possibilities for advanced image analysis and recognition technology.

New flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 15/03/2017 - 14:07
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor could help make advanced devices like these a reality.

World’s first 'lip password' utilizes a user's lip motions to create password

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 13/03/2017 - 11:07
Scientists have invented a new technology entitled “lip motion password” (lip password) which utilizes a person’s lip motions to create a password.

Computer linguists are developing an intelligent system aid for air traffic controllers

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 08/03/2017 - 11:48
Human lives depend on their decisions, and psychological stress levels are high. An average radio contact takes 3.5 to 11.3 seconds, during which the air traffic controller checks in with the pilot, examines the radar screens and gives out new instructions. The current technical support systems typically lack the ability to understand and process these brief radio exchanges.

Artificial intelligence virtual consultant helps deliver better patient care

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 08/03/2017 - 11:48
Interventional radiologists are using technology found in self-driving cars to power a machine learning application that helps guide patients' interventional radiology care.

Robot uses social feedback to fetch objects intelligently

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 06/03/2017 - 15:17
By enabling them to ask a question when they're confused, an algorithm helps robots get better at fetching objects, an important task for future robot assistants.

Aging faces could increase security risks

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 02/03/2017 - 11:58
Biometrics experts set out to investigate what extent facial aging affects the performance of automatic facial recognition systems. They found that 99 percent of the face images can still be recognized up to six years later.

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 02/03/2017 - 09:08
A molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein, has now been developed by a team of scientists.

Mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 28/02/2017 - 18:53
Newly written code, called the Generalized Knapsack Code, could thwart hackers armed with next generation quantum computers.

New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data'

ScienceDaily's AI News - ven, 24/02/2017 - 13:39
New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.