Artificial intelligence

AI algorithms design chips of equal or greater quality in far less time, according to new research from Google.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New approach to brain-computer interfaces more than doubles the speed at which messages can be relayed.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers in Brazil are hunting for unofficial roads -- many of them illegal -- tied to rainforest destruction.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
New single-pixel device borrows materials from solar cells to replicate the behavior of a biological retina as part of its fundamental design.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Driverless cars may soon routinely join human motorists on roads around the world.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
A new skill for a smart speaker -- Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa may listen for signs of cardiac arrest.
Emilie Lorditch, Contributor
Like biological brains, artificial neural networks may depend on slow-wave sleep for learning.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A conversation with computational linguist Emily M. Bender about the ways artificial intelligence can go wrong.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Machine learning turbocharges the process of identifying molecules to test for bacteria-attacking properties.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Such cyborg partnerships could aid law enforcement during manhunts.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers develop a new technique that uses artificial intelligence to summarize long scientific papers.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
January's coolest science stories summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor