Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

The framework the researchers developed can generate an image of a scene based on a text description of objects and their relationships, In this figure, researchers’ final image is on the right and correctly follows the text description. Credit: Yilun Du, Shuang Li, Joshua Tenenbaum, Antonio Torralba, et al. When humans look at a scene,… Continue reading Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

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Team builds first living robots that can reproduce

An AI-designed, Pac-Man-shaped “parent” organism (in red) beside stem cells that have been compressed into a ball—the “offspring” (green). Credit: Douglas Blackiston and Sam Kriegman To persist, life must reproduce. Over billions of years, organisms have evolved many ways of replicating, from budding plants to sexual animals to invading viruses. Now scientists have discovered an… Continue reading Team builds first living robots that can reproduce

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‘Transformational’ approach to machine learning could accelerate search for new disease treatments

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers have developed a new approach to machine learning that ‘learns how to learn’ and out-performs current machine learning methods for drug design, which in turn could accelerate the search for new disease treatments. The method, called transformational machine learning (TML), was developed by a team from the UK, Sweden, India… Continue reading ‘Transformational’ approach to machine learning could accelerate search for new disease treatments

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The different levels of self-driving cars, explained

Terrified by videos of Tesla owners doing irresponsible things with their Autopilot systems, or others overriding potentially catastrophic decisions by their vehicle’s beta-level Full Self Driving software? These systems, and their limitations, contribute to confusion over the terminology employed to describe driver-assistance systems and the functions they perform. Fortunately, the Society of Automotive Engineers (the… Continue reading The different levels of self-driving cars, explained

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3 important questions about the Omicron variant

In a matter of days, the omicron variant has reshaped global COVID policy. Most of the confirmed cases have come from South Africa, but that’s in large part because the country has a robust surveillance network for detecting new variants. Researchers surmise that the virus emerged elsewhere, and was only identified in South Africa because… Continue reading 3 important questions about the Omicron variant

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Cryptocurrency Omicron in frenzy over COVID-19 variant

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Trading in the cryptocurrency Omicron exploded Monday and its value gyrated after the World Health Organization decided to use that name for the latest variant of COVID-19. Obscure and relatively stable in recent weeks, the virtual unit jumped to nearly $700 early Monday, about 10 times its previous value, according to… Continue reading Cryptocurrency Omicron in frenzy over COVID-19 variant

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Traeger grill Cyber Monday deals| Popular Science

People often associate grilling with hot summer days. Winter grilling offers something even more magical. There’s something about the way the cold air carries the smell of smoke. And how the heat obliterates snowflakes as the approach the hot metal lid. The delicious food at the end helps, too. You could be grilling this winter… Continue reading Traeger grill Cyber Monday deals| Popular Science

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Cyber Monday Gaming TV Deals

After a long a weekend of family togetherness and cutthroat bargain hunting, there’s one more deluge of deals – Welcome to Cyber Monday. There were tons of great TV deals over the Black Friday weekend, but some of you may have been holding out for something specifically great for playing games. We’ve got you covered… Continue reading Cyber Monday Gaming TV Deals

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Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder who cut off Trump’s megaphone

Jack Dorsey has quit as Twitter CEO. Jack Dorsey, who stepped down as CEO of the social media giant Twitter Monday, is perhaps best known as the man who kicked former US president Donald Trump off the platform he used to court supporters and attack his critics. But the Twitter co-founder, sporting a beard and… Continue reading Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder who cut off Trump’s megaphone

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