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Machines Like Us

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In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond the goal of merely making artificial...
Males aren’t relevant — at least when it comes to disease transmission by mosquitoes. Researchers with the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech have identified a gene responsible for sex...
Artificial intelligence (AI) has graduated past the infancy stage of figuring out what’s in an image. Computers have previously been capable of little more than a simple game of I Spy: Name a...
Researchers in Singapore have developed an ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs: tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumours. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive...
If a young man is a chronic gambler, the chances are extremely high that he also suffers from depression. This is one of the findings from a study led by Frédéric Dussault of the University of Quebec...
Hedge funds like Renaissance Technologies and tech giants like Google Inc. have used AI for years. Now data shops like Ufora use cloud power to help run complex models. It sounds like the mother of...
Aalto University’s researchers improved their previous record by over three absolute percents together with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. The researchers have obtained the record-breaking...
New study from University of Leicester uncovers clues for ‘morningness’ and ‘eveningness’. Researchers identify fly strains that exhibit morning- and evening-like behaviour. Team identifies nearly...
Changing the size of cell-carrying spheres may surmount the difficulties that have bedeviled diabetes researchers trying to ferry insulin-producing islet cells into hosts as a way to treat type 1...
Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to...

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