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Google Reveals New Program That Can Solve reCAPTCHAs
2014-04-17 13:30:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever get frustrated trying to determine what the heck a reCAPTCHA says just so you can post to a comment section of a message board? Well, a newly-developed computerized vision system from Google has been able to solve distorted-text reCAPTCHAs with 99 percent accuracy – a development which could make the bot-sniffing security measure obsolete in its current form. In a blog post on the technology, Google said its new vision system...

Brain's Inner Workings Revealed In Two New Nature Papers
2014-04-03 05:08:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the one-year anniversary of the formation of the BRAIN Initiative, researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science announced the publication of two new scientific papers: one detailing the creation of a high-resolution blueprint of a prenatal human mind, and another showing the wiring of a mouse brain. The 10 year, $100 million BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative was launched...

2014-04-02 23:23:43

Grant Is First Science Award from Microsoft’s VM Depot Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 TCG announced today that Microsoft Research has awarded a grant for the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) project to provide enhanced services downloadable from Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Depot. NITRC is an award-winning, user-friendly collaboration environment for the neuroinformatics community, giving neuroinformatics researchers around the world easy access...

2014-04-02 23:00:38

Ipselex, a secretive Hong Kong artificial intelligence company, today announced the launch of its web platform. The platform offers API-like access to a brain in the cloud that has taught itself to understand and make predictions about patents and patent applications. Hong Kong, Hong Kong (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Ipselex, until now a secretive Hong Kong artificial intelligence company, today announced the launch of its web platform. The platform offers API-like access to a brain in the...

2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published the first comprehensive, large-scale data set on how the brain of a mammal is wired, providing a groundbreaking data resource and fresh insights into how the nervous system processes information. Their landmark paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature both...

2014-04-01 15:02:36

The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of neuroimaging, researchers at UC Davis, the University of Illinois and UCLA have found. People with the condition — fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — experience tremors, poor balance, cognitive impairments and Parkinsonism. The genetic...

Future TED Talks Might Be Conducted By Artificial Intelligence
2014-03-21 12:35:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new competition has been announced aimed at developing artificial intelligence (AI) so advanced it could deliver a TED Talk that receives a standing ovation. XPRIZE announced at the TED2014 Conference a competition that would invite scientists to create an AI that could deliver a compelling speech at a TED Talk with no human involvement. “Advances in machine learning and AI have made extraordinary progress over the past decade,...

2014-02-23 23:03:08

Second volume of the popular Artificial Intelligence for Humans series launches on Kickstarter. St Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 The birds and the bees serve as the muse behind the mathematical formulas featured in the latest book from data scientist Jeff Heaton that releases today on Kickstarter. This new volume of the Artificial Intelligence for Humans series introduces algorithms inspired by elements of nature to teach programmers the fundamentals of AI. "Artificial...

Brain Simulation, Big Data, And A New Computing Paradigm
2014-02-17 04:37:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are combining experimental data with the core principles of brain organization in order to create a detailed computer model which will allow them to conduct supercomputer-based simulations of the brain’s inner workings. “Brain simulation allows measurements and manipulations impossible in the lab, opening the road to a new kind of in silico...

Genetic Variation Linked To Intellectual Ability
2014-02-12 04:19:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research studies have demonstrated that the thickness of the cerebral cortex, or “cortical thickness,” is closely related to intellectual ability, and a new study from scientists at King's College London has revealed a gene related to both cortical thickness and intelligence . Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the new study could help reveal the biological mechanisms behind some forms of intellectual...


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