The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with personal data is creating an entirely new field of scientific study, say computer scientists. And this requires a much more powerful ethics-based infrastructure.
The falls and fumbles of robots in the DARPA Challenge point to the remaining hurdles for human-robot interfaces.
Machine learning gets its first cheating scandal.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
Startup Vortex Bladeless makes a turbine that looks intriguing, but it may not solve wind power’s challenges.
Oculus reveals its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Oculus Rift, and hand controls for interacting with digital objects and making gestures.
The machine-learning technique known as deep learning, which has shown impressive results in voice and image recognition, is finding new applications.
A robot capable of rolling on four wheels or walking on two legs shows the value of adaptability during the DARPA’s robot event.
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.