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Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. Just three percent of the world’s water is drinkable, and more than 70 percent of that freshwater is used for agriculture. Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water – some crops are watered twice as …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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