Double filters allow for tetrachromatic vision in humans
Mar 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin has developed a pair of glasses that allows the wearer to have tetrachromatic vision. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint sever, the group describes ...
Humans and smartphones may fail frequently to detect face morph photos
Mar 22, 2017
Researchers at the University of York have demonstrated that both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards.
Scientists look to AI for help in peer review
Mar 22, 2017
Peer review is a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process but could artificial intelligence help with the process? Computer scientists from the University of Bristol have reviewed how state-of-the-art tools from machine ...
A simple statistical trick could help make a ubiquitous model of decision processes more accurate
Mar 21, 2017
Markov decision processes are mathematical models used to determine the best courses of action when both current circumstances and future consequences are uncertain. They've had a huge range of applications—in natural-resource ...
People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests
Mar 20, 2017
As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing "Kumbayah" or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior?
Do you speak robot-ish? Interpreters may soon be in the house
Mar 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. In describing their work, they state that they are "working towards the next set of breakthroughs." That is no exaggeration.
Forgetting in neural networks just got less catastrophic
Mar 16, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—How to add memory to AI: Follow the trail of DeepMind researchers, where reports say the AI system can learn to play one Atari game and then use the knowledge to learn another.
Institute offers public chess challenge to learn more about how we think (Update)
Mar 15, 2017
(TechXplore)—A team charged with setting up the new Penrose Institute at Oxford has issued a challenge to the general public—overcome a chess challenge printed in the Telegraph and send a note describing how you did it. ...
Baidu Research is keen on addressing transcription pain points
Mar 15, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Artificial intelligence powered transcription software? How, where? Professionals in many sectors who may have to cope with transcriptions of interviews and recorded statements know how tiring transcribing ...
Virtual end-of-world game shows people aren't likely to resort to aggression
Mar 14, 2017
(TechXplore)—A small international team of researchers has found that when people play a virtual world game, they do not resort to riotous behavior if they know their world is going to end. In their paper uploaded to the ...