When DARPA ran a competition to find Twitter bots designed to influence online debates, it inspired a new generation of anti-bot strategies.
Nobody knew how to identify people's emotional states by looking at their brain waves. Then a machine learning algorithm stepped in.
Political speeches are often written for politicians by trusted aides and confidantes. Could an AI algorithm do as well?
Prototype car safety systems are learning to watch the driver, as well as the road ahead, to predict future maneuvers more than three seconds before a driver makes them.
Some driving tasks are trivial for humans but hard for machines. Now researchers have developed a way for AI machines to learn from the crowd.
Overdevelopment in China has created urban regions known as ghost cities that are more or less uninhabited. Nobody knew how bad the problem was until Baidu used its Big Data Lab to find out. From November …
Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites. From May ...
Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. but before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality. From October ...
A city's skyline provides a simple way to measure its energy efficiency, say urban scientists.
The risks associated with space debris are rising. An efficient way to clear the skies of junk is desperately needed, and a team of Chinese engineers think they have the answer.