The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
Head-mounted cameras reveal actions without showing the identity of the filmmaker. Now a new type of software can identify these filmmakers.
If you pay a “like farm” to generate likes for your Facebook pages, what do you get?
To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other. Simple, say a team of Google engineers
If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists
The seeds of destruction for both iOS and Android app stores have already been sown – by none other than Google.
If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.