Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas About What to Build Next

Yoshua Bengio is known as one of the “three musketeers” of deep learning, the type of artificial intelligence (AI) that dominates the field today.  Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal, is credited with making key breakthroughs in the use of neural networks—and just as importantly, with persevering with the work through the long cold AI

Imperfect diamonds paved road to historic Deep Earth discoveries

Thousands of diamonds, formed hundreds of kilometers deep inside the planet, paved the road to some of the 10-year Deep Carbon Observatory program’s most historic accomplishments and discoveries, being celebrated Oct. 24-26 at the US National Academy of Sciences. Unsightly black, red, green, and brown specks of minerals, and microscopic pockets of fluid and gas

Researchers build a soft robot with neurologic capabilities

In work that combines a deep understanding of the biology of soft-bodied animals such as earthworms with advances in materials and electronic technologies, researchers from the United States and China have developed a robotic device containing a stretchable transistor that allows neurological function. Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the

Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet’s colorful belts

Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter’s atmosphere are affecting the planet’s white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances in their flow and even changing their color. Thanks to coordinated observations of the planet in January 2017 by six ground-based optical and radio telescopes and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a University of California, Berkeley, astronomer and

A Rockchip RK1808-Based USB Stick for Machine Learning

Yet another USB stick of deep learning? Over the last six months I’ve been looking at deep learning on the edge, and investigating the new generation of custom silicon designed to speed up machine learning inferencing on embedded devices. The original accelerator hardware was launched by Intel back in 2017, but since then we’ve seen

Circulation of water in deep Earth’s interior

The existence of water in deep Earth is considered to play an important role in geodynamics, because water drastically changes the physical properties of mantle rock, such as melting temperature, electric conductivity, and rheological properties. Water is transported into deep Earth by the hydrous minerals in the subducting cold plates. Hydrous minerals, such as serpentine,

WATCH: Astro the robot dog brought to life using 3D printing

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have used 3D printing, deep learning, artificial intelligence and robotics to create Astro, an intelligent robot dog that can see, hear, train and learn.  A product of FAU’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory (MPCR) in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Astro uses the quadruped robotic system developed