Computer Science & A. I. articles

The Future of Electronics is Light

The Future of Electronics is Light

By Arnab Hazari, University of Michigan. For the past four decades, the electronics industry has been driven by what is called “Moore’s Law,” which is not a law but more an axiom or observation. Effectively, it suggests that the electronic devices double in speed and capability about every two years. And indeed, every year tech

Understanding the four types of AI, from reactive robots to self-aware beings

By Arend Hintze, Michigan State University. The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better than we do. How much longer can it be before they walk among

Moving toward computing at the speed of thought

By Frances Van Scoy, West Virginia University. The first computers cost millions of dollars and were locked inside rooms equipped with special electrical circuits and air conditioning. The only people who could use them had been trained to write programs in that specific computer’s language. Today, gesture-based interactions, using multitouch pads and touchscreens, and exploration

What you see is not always what you get: how virtual reality can manipulate our minds [Video]

By David Evans Bailey, Auckland University of Technology. It is often said that you should not believe everything you see on the internet. But with the advent of immersive technology – like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – this becomes more than doubly true. The full capabilities of these immersive technologies have yet