Leave a human baby with some toys and it’ll quickly learn to pick them up. Now a robot with deep learning capabilities has done the same thing.
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.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
In a world first, a machine plays chess by evaluating the board rather than using brute force to work out every possible move.
A robotics pioneer warns that technologists must consider how advances in machine intelligence will eradicate jobs.
The ability to number-crunch vast amounts of words is creating a new science of linguistics.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
A cancer screening test pitched at you and me could cause more problems than it catches.