Following the examples of tennis and cricket, a new generation of ball-tracking algorithms is attempting to revolutionize the analysis and refereeing of soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
Augury’s gadget and iPhone app pay attention to ultrasonic sounds and vibrations to figure out what’s wrong with air conditioners and other big machines.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI.
Government officials want us to believe that encryption is helping terrorists, but law enforcement still has plenty of tools to get the data.
By mining a vast database of high-school yearbook photos, a machine-vision algorithm reveals the change in hairstyles, clothing, and even smiles over the last century.
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
Researchers in Peru have a new way to capture electricity from plants and bacteria to help rainforest communities.
Tech giant EMC is trying a different method of funding innovative ideas.