Automating the training of machine-learning systems could make AI much more accessible.
To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and right, and forward and backward. But in two physics labs, scientists have found a way to represent a fourth spatial dimension.
In literature, the potential existence of extra dimensions was discussed in Edwin Abbott’s satirical novel “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” (1884), portraying the Victorian society in 19th century England as a hierarchical two-dimensional world, incapable of realizing its narrow-mindedness due to its lower-dimensional nature.
It made its presence felt in a variety of industries in 2017.
Zhu Long, co-founder of pioneering Yitu Technologies, whose facial-recognition algorithms have logged 1.8 billion faces and caught criminals across China, says AI will change the world more than the industrial revolution
Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA, potentially circumventing a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases.
London-based tech company Umbrellium has invented a smart crosswalk that can change size, color and shape according to the needs of its urban environment.
A breakthrough in creating atomic qubits makes useful quantum computing more imminent.
Another step along the path towards quantum computers has been completed. This is a database search mechanism. The system has recently been tested for future quantum computers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.
Physicists at Emory University have shown how a system of lifeless particles can become “life-like” by collectively switching back and forth between crystalline and fluid states-even when the environment remains stable.
Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the Lab’s next advanced technology high-performance supercomputer, is kicking into high gear.
How Chinese scientists used a supercomputer to solve the ancient puzzle called the Three Body Problem
Like the endlessly repeating patterns of chaos theory, the new solutions discovered by the Chinese researchers make for elaborate and weirdly beautiful images when they are plotted in two dimensions
It doesn’t even break the laws of physics.
Before it was a tool, CRISPR was a weapon in the never-ending war between microbes and viruses
A quantum relay race.
Lab tests only, so far
Portable catalytic system to remove oestrogen mimic from wastewater
A TEAM of astronomers believe they have spotted the first moon outside our solar system.
Distributed generation and automated transactions will change how we produce and consume electricity
Whether using embryonic or adult stem cells, coercing these master cells to convert to the desired target cell and reproduce flawlessly is difficult. Now an international team of researchers has a two-part system that can convert the cells to the targets and then remove the remnants of that conversion, leaving only the desired DNA behind to duplicate.
New research reveals that HIV DNA can be excised from the genomes of living animals to eliminate further infection
Kindred AI is teaching robots new tasks using human virtual-reality “pilots.” The ultimate goal is to create a new kind of artificial intelligence.
Experience everyone’s new favorite solar system in VR.
Take note, future robot overlords.
It’s official, time crystals are real.
Algorithms usually need thousands of examples to learn something. Researchers at Google DeepMind found a way around that.
A potential life-changer for 37 million people.
Smaller than a dime and with no moving parts, MIT’s lidar-on-a-chip is exactly what cars and robots need
We are getting so close.