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How Smart Is that Doggie at My Table? A Measurable Fido IQ

An exciting new study has discovered a generalized intelligence factor for dogs. The researchers found that dogs who did well on one test tended be better on other tests.

Improving Machine Learning by Reverse-Engineering a Brain

by Angela Guess Derek Major reports in GCN, “Researchers are working to reverse-engineer how the brain’s visual system processes information in hopes of advancing machine learning algorithms and computer vision. The Machine Intelligence...Show More Summary

FBI Says It Still Can't Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's Encrypted Phone

But researchers suggest data gathering is actually getting easier for intelligence agencies. On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that encryption found on smartphones is "overwhelmingly affecting" law enforcement investigations and operations, reports Reuters. Show More Summary

New Dog IQ Test Could Provide Clues To Dementia

Man's best friend could help unlock clues when it comes to human intelligence and even give us a better understanding of dementia, researchers believe. A new study says that we might be able to measure canine intelligence with an IQ test similar to the ones for humans. Show More Summary

How a Dog IQ Test Could Help Humans

Why it may have been easier to conduct an intelligence test on dogs than on humans: Researchers didn’t have to control for “confounding” factors such as lifestyle choices (e.g., smoking) and socioeconomic status.

Four short links: 9 February 2016

Social Intelligence in Mario Bros (YouTube) — collaborative agents built by cognitive AI researchers … they have drives, communicate, learn from each other, and solve problems. Oh, and the agents are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad within a Super Mario …

Scientists Develop IQ Test for Dogs

How smart is your dog? Researchers have created a test to answer that question. In a study published in February in the journal Intelligence, scientists Rosalind Arden and Mark Adam tested the intelligence of 68 border collies from working farms in Wales. Show More Summary

New AI chip could bring artificial intelligence to your smartphone

Researchers at MIT have unveiled a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence: a low-power neural-network chip that consumes ten times less power than a mobile GPU.

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

Arend Hintze, Michigan State University Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player -- a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or A.I. Show More Summary

Deus Ex Machina: Should We Be Ready for an Artificial Intelligence Revolt?

A top Facebook research scientist tells Sputnik about possible threats, benefits and the future of artificial intelligence (AI) at the DeepHack Q&A hackathon in Moscow.

Google’s Head of Artificial Intelligence Takes Charge of Search

by Angela Guess Alistair Barr reports in the Wall Street Journal, “Alphabet Inc.’s Google is putting the leader of its artificial-intelligence research in charge of its online search engine, showing how important AI technology is to the future of the company’s main profit engine. Show More Summary

Women are seen more than heard in online news

It has long been argued that women are under-represented and marginalised in relation to men in the world's news media. New research, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news. Show More Summary

Inside Marissa Mayer's struggle to revive Yahoo's troubled research lab (YHOO)

Google has its famous X lab, Microsoft has Microsoft Research, and Yahoo has Yahoo Labs. The in-house research labs are a badge of honor, showcasing a company's advances in everything from artificial intelligence to speech recognition,...Show More Summary

BVRLA welcomes funding boost for driverless cars

The BVRLA has welcomed the news that driverless car research has received a £20m boost from the Government. The announcement yesterday sees eight new projects awarded the funds as part of the government’s £100m Intelligent Mobility Fund. They range from developing autonomous shuttles that will carry visually impaired passengers to new simulation trials for autonomous pods […]

Study finds significant cognitive impairment in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors

Cancer survivors of childhood brain tumors show significant deficits in intelligence, educational achievement and employment, even decades after treatment, an unprecedented study at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has found. The...Show More Summary

Google develops AI which can beat human players at the game of GO

Google researchers in the UK have developed an artificial intelligence capable of beating top players at the game of Go, an abstract board game which originated in ancient China. [ more › ]

Distributed Storage For Solar Systems To Be Worth $8 Billion In 2026

Distributed storage for solar systems is expected to be worth $8 billion in 2026 according to new analysis from Lux Research. According to intelligence firm Lux Research, the market for distributed storage for solar systems will be worth...Show More Summary

Future of Work, advancing AI on GitHub and Bing’s predictions for upcoming primaries and caucuses — Weekend Reading: Jan. 29 edition

This installment of Weekend Reading leads off with a new website that focuses on workplace culture, a research toolkit tied to artificial intelligence and Bing’s Election 2016 experience. The Future of Work explores how the role of an organization’s leader may be changing, but is more important than ever. Show More Summary

Time for Some Serious Thought about 'Antidepressants'

I expect to have more to say about this, but today’s BMJ? UCL/ Nordic Cochrane Centre analysis of research on ‘antidepressants’ should surely change the terms on which we debate this subject. I should say that all intelligent people should...

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