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AI Helps Amputees Walk With a Robotic Knee

A movie montage for modern artificial intelligence might show a computer playing millions of games of chess or Go against itself to learn how to win. Now, researchers are exploring how the reinforcement learning technique that helped DeepMind’s...

Shimi Will Now Sing to You in an Adorable Robot Voice

Human-robot interaction is easy to do badly, and very difficult to do well. One approach that has worked well for robots from R2-D2 to Kuri is to avoid the problem of language—rather than use real words to communicate with...

Bracing Medical AI Systems for Attacks

Last June, a team at Harvard Medical School and MIT showed that it’s pretty darn easy to fool an artificial intelligence system analyzing medical images. Researchers modified a few pixels in eye images, skin photos and chest X-rays to trick deep learning systems into...

New Optimization Chip Tackles Machine Learning, 5G Routing

Engineers at Georgia Tech say they’ve come up with a programmable prototype chip that efficiently solves a huge class of optimization problems, including those needed for neural network training, 5G network routing, and MRI image reconstruction. The chip’s architecture embodies...

Former NASA Engineers Building Real-Life Underwater Transformer

A transformer designed to do grunt work for the oil industry and military is coming, and it's… admittedly kind of fun to look at. Houston Mechatronics, a small company founded and led by a...

A Surprising Trick to Get Kids to Eat More Veggies

Kiddie see, kiddie do. Most parents know that children will mimic your words and actions from first-hand experience. (I can personally recall trying to end numerous “copycat” games with my kids when they were...

Protect Your Child from Breast Cancer with High-Fiber Diet

Here’s another good reason to load up your daughter’s plate (and lunch bag) with lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains: Eating high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood may decrease a woman’s risk of developing breast...

Even Out Your Mood With Food

It’s possible to beat back the blues — or an attack of the grumpies — by watching what (and when!) you eat. If you sometimes find yourself short-tempered and irritable — quick to...

Herbs and Spices: How Food Affects Health

Using herbs, spices, and other seasonings will help flavor your food without adding extra sodium, calories, sugar, or fat. There are many alternatives to salt when it comes to flavoring your food. I...

4 quick ways to add kale to your diet

Oh my kale! What’s the craze all about? Well, this green, leafy vegetable is referred to as a superfood for a reason: It’s packed with vitamins (A, C, and K), minerals (magnesium and potassium), and antioxidants (lutein and...