Researchers Explore Emerging Memories for AI

TORONTO — Resistive random access memory (ReRAM) and other emerging memory technologies have been getting a lot of attention in the past year as semiconductor companies look for ways to more efficiently deal with the requirements of artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing. At the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco earlier this month, […]

3D-printed robot hand ‘plays’ the piano

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design.  […]

D-Wave’s quantum computers ‘can save energy, solve climate change’

But 'Shor's Algorithm' is not a goal: 'It isn't something we want to be involved in — you know, invalidating all of modern cryptography' TORONTO — D-Wave Systems Inc. says their quantum computers can help solve climate change, too. Earlier this month, the British Columbia government invested $2 million in Burnaby-based D-Wave, through the province’s […]

New Ewing Amputation Paves Way For Better Robotic Legs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Remember the bionic hand that Luke Skywalker got in one of the Star Wars movies? Modern medicine is coming closer to making science fiction a reality. Smart limbs being developed at MIT are possible because of the Ewing amputation, reports CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez. The procedure developed between MIT and Brigham […]

Is that funny? Microsoft develops AI that can assess comedy

Did you hear the one about the technology company that developed an artificial intelligence platform to assess laughter and judge comedy? Microsoft has added another type of artificial intelligence to its expanding array of machine intelligence systems (among other ventures as profiled in the article "How Microsoft’s CEO Nadella has steered the company to success"). […]