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MIT-IBM developed a faster way to train video recognition AI

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links EvgeniyShkolenko via Getty Images Machine learning has given computers the ability to do things like identify faces and read medical scans. But when it’s tasked with interpreting videos and real-world events, the models that make machine learning possible become large and cumbersome. A team from the MIT-IBM Watson Lab believe […]

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GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT, Free Software Foundation

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project a free software foundation, spoke at Commons Fest 2015 in Athens about free software and threads to freedom through technology. Pacific Press via Getty Images After reports revealed the lengths undertaken by some at MIT to accept donations from convicted sex offender and […]

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AI can gauge the risk of dying from heart conditions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links flukyfluky via Getty Images AI’s ability to predict threats to your health could soon include deadly heart conditions. Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a machine learning system, RiskCardio, that can estimate the risk of death due to cardiovascular issues that block or reduce blood flow. All it needs is […]

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MIT scientists accidentally create the blackest material ever

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links R. Capanna, A. Berlato, and A. Pinato Good news for goths — black somehow just got even blacker. MIT engineers have cooked up a material that’s 10 times blacker than anything else previously reported. Capturing more than 99.96 percent of any incoming light, the material is made of vertically aligned […]

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MIT’s color-changing ink could let you customize your shoes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MIT CSAIL Imagine if, rather than buy your favorite shoes in blue or red, you could buy one pair of shoes and change the color depending on how you feel each day. Maybe you’d decide to add multicolored flames or zebra print. A new, reprogrammable ink might let you do […]

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MIT’s thread-like robot can slip through blood vessels in your brain

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MIT MIT engineers created a thread-like robot that can glide through the brain’s blood vessels and could deliver clot-reducing drugs to treat strokes or aneurysms. The robotic thread could offer an alternative to open brain surgery, and it could be controlled by surgeons outside of the operating room. Theoretically, surgeons […]

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MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tero Vesalainen via Getty Images Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your house […]

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AI knitting system designs and creates garments

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MIT CSAIL If you’ve ever wanted a custom bobble hat but your knitting skills aren’t up to par, let the robots do it. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a computer-aided knitting system which can automate the design and manufacture of knitted garments. Even […]

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Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Felice Frankel/MIT Sepsis (where your immune system starts a chain of inflammation reactions) is potentially deadly, especially if septic shock leads your organs to fail, but diagnosing that in a timely fashion is still difficult or requires an unwieldy device. Thankfully, MIT researchers might have a way to identify sepsis […]

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Synthetic fiber ‘muscles’ could lead to brawny robots and prosthetics

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Kanik et. al. Most attempts at giving robots muscles tend to be heavy, slow or both. Scientists might finally have a solution that’s both light and nimble, though. They’ve developed fibers that can serve as artificial muscles for robots while remaining light, responsive and powerful. They bonded two polymers with […]

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