A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
By studying the network of links between Indian recipes, computer scientists have discovered that the presence of certain spices makes a meal much less likely to contain ingredients with flavors in common.
A neural network that simulates the way monkeys recognise faces produces many of the idiosyncratic behaviours found in humans, says computer scientists.
In October, DeepMind unveiled a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine. The result is a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. In January, its engineers revealed how they developed it.
The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is.
The Internet’s Influence on the Production and Consumption of Culture: Creative Destruction and New Opportunities
Advances in machine vision will let employers, governments, and advertisers spot you in photos and know exactly what you’re doing in them.
A species-altering technology is said to need careful regulation before being released into the wild.