Google on Monday announced TensorFlow, a new machine learning system that is being utilized throughout Google’s line of products.
The new system is “faster, smarter, and more flexible” than the previous
Boston Children’s Hospital is harnessing IBM’s Watson supercomputer to help doctors identify possible options for the diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric diseases.
Initially, Watson will analyze massive volumes of scientific
In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disruptive
Cinemagoers have long been fascinated by fictional robots, but they’re not usually realistic — until now. Thanks to technological advancements, some of the classic movie robots are now a realistic possibility.
This past September, the NCCR Digital Fabrication welcomed Jim Drury from Reuters TV. In this 2 minute video on the autonomous construction robot, the “In situ Fabricator” (IF). Drury captures relevant questions regarding
By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL
A researcher from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed an obstacle-detection system that allows a drone to autonomously dip, dart and dive
The U.N.'s top human rights official is urging the creation of a special court to look into atrocities committed during Sri Lanka's long civil war, which left tens of thousands dead.
Zeid Raad al-Hussein pointed to horrific abuses during the conflict, including torture, executions, and sexual
EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. State Department has taken a symbolic step to withhold money from a United Nations organization, in order to show concern about the ethical standards and whistle-blower protection at the scandal-tarred World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO.
The amount of money involved is puny --
The U.N. secretary-general for the first time called Monday for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court, as world leaders including President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were addressing a global gathering with conflict at center stage.
President Barack Obama on Monday announced notable steps to upgrade U.N peacekeeping, with his administration saying more than 50 countries have pledged to contribute more than 40,000 new troops and police to serve in some of the world's most volatile areas.
But there was no sign
Buried at the end of a wonkish UN report about problems women face online last month was a proposal that free speech advocates say could lay the groundwork for a government grab of the web.
The report, titled “Cyber Violence against Women and Girls: A Worldwide
Ukraine won a seat on the United Nations Security Council Thursday, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent member Russia.
Four other countries -- Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay -- also were elected to the council. All five countries were unopposed in
A United Nations office had drafted a proposal to decriminalize all drug use and possession around the world, but withdrew the plan amid backlash, BBC reports.
Billionaire business mogul Richard Branson had revealed the statement on the website for his company, Virgin. He said the
Hurricane Kate formed in the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda, becoming the fourth hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center announced Wednesday.
The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday were near 75 miles per hour.
Forecasters say it is not expected to hit the United
German public radio station rbb-Inforadio reported Wednesday that the country's foreign intelligence agency spied on the FBI and U.S. arms companies, adding to a growing list of targets among friendly nations the agency allegedly eavesdropped on.
The station claimed that Germany's BND also spied on the
A deal reached at a U.N. meeting on Wednesday opens the way for satellite tracking of airliners, a major breakthrough motivated by the mystery disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last year.
The agreement allows nations to set aside radio frequencies so that airplanes can be