Skydio is best known for “selfie drones.” Now, it’s seeking government contracts, as American officials shun the Chinese drone company.
A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.
The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to “predict” scores puzzles students and teachers.
Robots and computer programs can help with social distancing and food delivery, but have been less helpful in developing a vaccine.
Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead.
Artificially intelligent camera systems look for defects and misplaced parts in many industries. The coronavirus pandemic makes them extra useful.
The ecommerce giant is buying Zoox, which is designing autonomous robotaxis. Beware Uber and Lyft.
Robert Williams may be the first person in the US arrested based on a bad match—exposing problems with the algorithms, and the ways they are used.
Its creators said they could use facial analysis to determine if someone would become a criminal. Critics said the work recalled debunked “race science.”