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Computer bots are more like humans than you might think, having fights lasting years

Researchers say 'benevolent bots', otherwise known as software robots, that are designed to improve articles on Wikipedia sometimes have online 'fights' over content that can continue for years.

Thu 23 Feb 17 from TechXplore

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AI beats professional players at Super Smash Bros. video game

An AI trained using deep learning came out on top against 10 high-ranking players of Nintendo’s multiplayer fighting game Super Smash Bros. Melee

16 hours ago from Newscientist

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Microsoft Research, University of Cambridge work on DeepCoder to write its own code

(Tech Xplore)—It's been said that an artificial intelligence dream has been building systems that can write computer programs. A University of Cambridge and Microsoft Research team is on a direct ...

8 hours ago from TechXplore

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[Technical Response] Response to Comments on “Ducklings imprint on the relational concept of ‘same or different’”

Two Comments by Hupé and by Langbein and Puppe address our choice of statistical analysis in assigning preference between sets of stimuli to individual ducklings in our paper. We believe that ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Science Now

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Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

The human brain is nature's most powerful processor, so it's not surprising that developing computers that mimic it has been a long-term goal. Neural networks, the artificial intelligence ...

22 hours ago from Gizmag

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Soon you won't go to an Imax for just movies, but for VR too - CNET

Imax thinks virtual reality should be enjoyed in a more social setting; this year it's setting up collections of VR pods at select theaters around the globe.

Thu 23 Feb 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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This haptic feedback VR suit could complete your VR look

The Hardlight VR Suit promises to complete the VR experience. You’ve already got the headset for immersive graphics, now you just need an adjustable suit for body vibrations. “Suit ...

13 hours ago from The Verge

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Researchers teach drones to land themselves on moving targets

The buzzword in drone research is autonomous—having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying.

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Air-gapping is no protection from drone-wielding hackers

With talented hackers able to break into just about any device that's connected to the internet, from a computer to a car, the easiest way to keep sensitive data safe might just be to ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Bored by physical therapy? Focus on citizen science instead

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have devised a method by which patients requiring repetitive rehabilitative exercises, such as those prescribed by physical therapists, can ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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