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AI Hits the Mainstream

AI Hits the Mainstream

For Robert Welborn, head of data science for the insurer and finance company USAA, 2015 was the year machine learning started to make commercial sense. Access to improved machine-learning tools, cheaper processing technology, and a sharp decline in the cost of storing …Continue reading

Facebook’s Artificial-Intelligence Software Gets a Dash More Common Sense

Artificial-intelligence researchers at the company took on the project in an effort to explore how computers might learn some basic physical common sense. Understanding that, for example, unsupported objects fall, or that a larger object won’t fit inside a smaller one, is …Continue reading

Why Robots and Humans Struggled with DARPA’s Challenge

The falls and fumbles of robots in the DARPA Challenge point to the remaining hurdles for human-robot interfaces. When some of the world’s most advanced rescue robots are foiled by nothing more complex than a doorknob, you get a good sense of …Continue reading

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