The inventor of a home helper robot called Jibo discusses the importance of social machines.
Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, will soon be able to control some home-automation gadgets.
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
The data from GPS navigating equipment is revealing the most important junctions in traffic-clogged megacities.
Amazon’s file-synching and collaboration service, Zocalo, adds a big player to an already-crowded market.
A California-based company is commercializing an abundant, naturally occurring material that can turn waste heat into power.
As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.
The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias--just listen to the most confident.