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Computers Choose National Basketball Champion

Computers Choose National Basketball Champion

When Georgia Tech opens the doors to the Georgia Dome next month as the host institution for the 2013 Final Four, expect third-seeded Florida to walk out as the national champion. That’s the prediction from Georgia Tech’s Logistic Regression/Markov Chain (LRMC) college basketball ranking system, a computerized model that has chosen the men’s basketball national […]

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Digital Talking Head Expresses Human Emotions On Demand

Digital Talking Head Expresses Human Emotions On Demand

Meet Zoe: a digital talking head which can express human emotions on demand with “unprecedented realism” and could herald a new era of human-computer interaction.   A virtual “talking head” which can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with “face messaging,” […]

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CIA Predicted the Future of Big Data Half a Century Ago

The Cold War is something far from Americans’ minds. However, the effects of it can still be felt and seen today in the digital world. Recently, the CIA released an internal document that appears to have predicted the future of Big Data. The publication gives a glimpse into the agency’s push to use data and […]

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Robotic Fish Gain New Sense: Navigate Water Currents and Turbulence

Robotic Fish Gain New Sense: Navigate Water Currents and Turbulence

Scientists have developed robots with a new sense — lateral line sensing. All fish have this sensing organ but so far it had no technological counterpart on human-made underwater vehicles. In an article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, researchers describe a robotic fish that is controlled with the help of lateral line […]

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Blueprint for an Artificial Brain: Scientists Experiment With Memristors That Imitate Natural Nerves

Blueprint for an Artificial Brain: Scientists Experiment With Memristors That Imitate Natural Nerves

Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn’t need any programming. Privatdozent [senior lecturer] Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors — […]

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Insects Inspiring New Technology: Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots Based On Locust Vision

Insects Inspiring New Technology: Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots Based On Locust Vision

The way in which the locust’s distinctive visual system could be transferred into technology for state of the art vehicle collision sensors, surveillance technology and video games has been detailed as part of robotics research being carried out by an academic from the University of Lincoln (UK).   Scientists from the University of Lincoln and […]

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New Imaging Device Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent

New Imaging Device Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent

Digital cameras, medical scanners, and other imaging technologies have advanced considerably during the past decade. Continuing this pace of innovation, an Austrian research team has developed an entirely new way of capturing images based on a flat, flexible, transparent, and potentially disposable polymer sheet. The team describes their new device and its possible applications in […]

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Computer Program Can Identify Rough Sketches

Computer Program Can Identify Rough Sketches

First they took over chess. Then Jeopardy. Soon, computers could make the ideal partner in a game of Draw Something (or its forebear, Pictionary). Ears and whiskers are a hint: Computers can recognize photos and careful drawings of rabbits, but quick sketches by non-artists … not so much. Researchers in Providence and Berlin say they […]

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Computer, Read My Lips: Emotion Detector Developed Using a Genetic Algorithm

Computer, Read My Lips: Emotion Detector Developed Using a Genetic Algorithm

A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip pattern, according to research published in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. The system could improve the way we interact with computers and perhaps allow disabled people to use computer-based communications devices, such as voice synthesizers, more effectively and more […]

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Writing Graphics Software Gets Much Easier: New Programming Language Yields Code That’s Much Shorter and Clearer — But Also Faster

Writing Graphics Software Gets Much Easier: New Programming Language Yields Code That’s Much Shorter and Clearer — But Also Faster

Image-processing software is a hot commodity: Just look at Instagram, a company built around image processing that Facebook is trying to buy for a billion dollars. Image processing is also going mobile, as more and more people are sending cellphone photos directly to the Web, without transferring them to a computer first. An image undergoing […]

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