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Siri, Cortana, and other virtual assistants are good at doing what you tell them, but MIT's algorithms could make them clever on their own
Researchers receive NSF grant to improve computational models of an Ebola epidemic
A computer algorithm's triumph over the Texas Hold'em card game could lead to real-world security applications
Iowa's plan to allow digital driver's licenses may raise new privacy and security risks
Skype's translation service for spoken conversations kicks off the first preview phase
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The quirky cant of Twitter and Facebook helped Microsoft build the tools for its real-time translator
Researchers hope obfuscation methods will protect software from hackers
But the connection is weakening
The Weissman Score, a compression algorithm metric created for HBO's Silicon Valley, is making its way into the real world
Stanford’s Tsachy Weissman and Vinith Misra created a fictional, but plausible, compression algorithm for HBO’s Silicon Valley comedy series
Web advertisers are stealthily monitoring our browsing habits—even when we tell them not to
The same technique could theoretically recreate scenes captured by hundreds of spectator cameras
Spectrum’s 2014 Ranking
Weta Digital takes motion capture systems out of the movie studio and into the woods
IEEE Spectrum’s 2014 Ranking
Balaji Prabhakar’s technology can produce less-crowded streets and healthier employees
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