Which way to the fridge? Common sense helps robots navigate
A robot travelling from point A to point B is more efficient if it understands that point A is the living room couch and point B is a refrigerator. That's the common sense idea behind a 'semantic' navigation system.
Transparent, reflective objects now within grasp of robots
Kitchen robots are a popular vision of the future, but if a robot of today tries to grasp a kitchen staple such as a clear measuring cup or a shiny knife, it likely won't be able to. Transparent and reflective objects are the things of robot nightmares.
Artificial intelligence makes blurry faces look 60 times more sharp
Researchers have developed an AI tool that, in more detail than ever before, can turn blurry faces into eerily convincing portraits generated by computers. Previous methods can scale a picture to a resolution of eight times its original.
Google have been working on a freakishly smart machine learning system known as the AutoML system (or automatic machine learning system), which is already capable of creating AI that outperforms anything we've made.