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Do Your Banking with a Chatbot

Do Your Banking with a Chatbot

People in India can now open an account with a bank that’s only accessible via mobile devices. Called Digibank, it’s staffed by chatbots intelligent enough to answer thousands of questions submitted via chat. The machine-learning-based technology is a product of Kasisto,…

This Robot Knows When It’s Confused and Asks for Help

Robots aren’t generally meant to get confused, but modeling confusion might help make them more useful workmates. As part of an effort to explore ways for humans and robots to work together more naturally and effectively,…

A Strong Robot Hand with a Softer Side

A robotic gripper invented at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland, is gentle enough to pick up an egg or a single piece of paper, yet strong enough to carry 80 times its own weight. It demonstrates a promising new approach …Continue reading

Will Anybody Buy a Drone Large Enough to Carry a Person?

Brain images taken from hundreds of soldiers diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries suggest that methods for diagnosing concussions are inadequate in detecting damage. The results, part of the largest-ever imaging study of traumatic brain injury in the military, provide evidence that …Continue reading