Engineers at the company DeepMind built a machine-learning system based on research on how babies’ brain works, and it did better on certain tasks than its conventional counterparts. Christopher Intagliata: Artificial intelligence systems have bested humans at chess, poker, Jeopardy, Go, and countless other games. But machines still aren’t thatContinue Reading

Last-mile delivery by a small drone takes much less energy per package than delivery by diesel truck Drones that fly packages straight to people’s doors could be an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional modes of transportation. A study comparing the environmental impact of various ‘last-mile’ delivery methods — which takeContinue Reading

U.S. National Science Foundation-funded scientists at Tufts University have developed a new filtering technology inspired by biology that could help curb a drinking water-related disease that affects tens of millions of people worldwide. It could also potentially improve environmental remediation and industrial and chemical production, among other processes. Reporting inContinue Reading