Research Category

April 10, 2019

New IBM technique cuts AI speech recognition training time from a week to 11 hours

In a research paper, IBM detailed an AI technique that cuts down automatic speech recognition model training time from a week to roughly 11 hours.

April 9, 2019

The New Health Care: Can Doctors Talk Teenagers Out of Risky Drinking?

The answer is worth knowing. The research is lacking.

April 8, 2019

Google Brain’s AI predicts code from your previous edits

Researchers at Google Brain have devised a machine learning system that predicts future code edits based on edit histories.

April 8, 2019

Alexa scientists teach AI language models new tongues with transfer learning

In a paper, scientists at Amazon’s Alexa division describe a transfer learning method that makes it easier to add support for new languages to AI systems.

April 4, 2019

MIT suspends its research partnerships with Huawei and ZTE

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is putting its funding and research ties with Huawei and ZTE on hold due to US investigations against the Chinese companies. The university will also add extra layers of scrutiny to projects and fundin…

April 4, 2019

Cancer’s Trick for Dodging the Immune System

In a study of tumors in mice, scientists may have learned why immunotherapy doesn’t work in many patients and what might be done to boost its effectiveness.

April 3, 2019

A.I. Experts Question Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Technology

At least 25 prominent researchers are calling on the company to stop selling the technology to law enforcement agencies, citing concerns that it has built-in biases.

April 3, 2019

The Great Barrier Reef Was Seen as ‘Too Big to Fail.’ A Study Suggests It Isn’t.

Even the largest ecosystems have limits when it comes to recovering from the impact of climate change, according to new research from Australia.

April 1, 2019

Researchers designed a shape-shifting airplane wing

If you’ve had a window seat next to the wing of an airplane, you’ve probably watched as flaps on the wing engage and disengage as a plane takes off and lands. That’s because in each phase of flight — take off, landing, cruising and maneuvering — th…

April 1, 2019

Alexa researchers develop 2-mic speech recognition system that beats a 7-mic array

Researchers at Amazon’s Alexa division have developed a technique that improves the speech recognition performance of systems on hardware with fewer mics.

April 1, 2019

MIT CSAIL’s machine learning algorithm helps predict patterns in large data streams

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have devised a machine learning algorithm that’s highly adept at predicting patterns in large data streams.

March 28, 2019

Trilobites: Saturn’s Rings Are Sculpted by a Crew of Mini-Moons

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft are helping to explain how Atlas, Daphnis, Epimetheus, Pan and Pandora are distinctive among Saturn’s many satellites.

March 27, 2019

Turing Award Won by 3 Pioneers in Artificial Intelligence

For their work on neural networks, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio will share $1 million for what many consider the Nobel Prize of computing.

March 26, 2019

ScienceTake: This Water Drop, It’s the Greatest Dancer

You’ve probably never seen water do this.