Reverse engineering neural nets to improve machine learning

Reverse-engineering the brain to improve machine learning

Researchers are working to decipher how the brain’s visual system processes information in hopes of advancing machine learning algorithms and computer vision.

Skin sensing camera

AF prototypes skin-sensing camera

The system developed at the Air Force Institute of Technology detects melanin to differentiate human skin from other materials.

Microsoft

Microsoft tests undersea data center pod

Project Natick reflects Microsoft’s pursuit of sustainable data center solutions that offer lower cooling costs and less latency.

Road to driverless vehicles paved with risk

Road to driverless vehicles paved with risk

Questions on safety standards and cybersecurity still need to be answered before connected and autonomous vehicles make their way onto the nations roadways.

Are we thinking about artificial intelligence all wrong?

Are we thinking about artificial intelligence all wrong?

Computer scientist Jerry Kaplan talks about automation and its implications for many government functions

What does it take to build agile robots?

What does it take to build agile robots?

The Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition aims to make industrial robots more capable, versatile, collaborative and easier to program.

Facial recognition app may help spot PTSD

Facial recognition app may help spot PTSD

Facial recognition technology now being tested to identify autism in children may help screen for other illnesses, such as post traumatic stress disorder.

IARPA brain inspired computing

IARPA scopes out brain-inspired computing

Neurally inspired computing principles could deliver practical benefits for next-generation computers, according to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Army scores NFL funding for brain injury mitigation tech

Army scores NFL funding for brain injury mitigation tech

The Army Research Lab recently won funding as a finalist in the Head Health Challenge II for its solution to mitigate and prevent head injuries.

Researchers at Brown University have found a way to make 3-D scans from digital cameras

3-D scans from smartphones?

Researchers at Brown University have found a way to make 3-D scans from inexpensive digital cameras.

Agencies begin smartwatch tech countdown

Agencies begin smartwatch tech countdown

Because wearable technology has yet to take off, governments are proceeding with caution, primarily creating citizen-facing apps.

ONR builds an immersive future with mixed reality

ONR builds an immersive future with mixed reality

The Office of Naval Research’s new laboratory leverages both augmented and virtual reality for more efficient and cost-effective training, maintenance and operations.