New White House directive will require free access to studies funded by tax dollars

A new White House directive will require academic journals to provide immediate access to papers that are publicly funded. Announced Thursday, the policy, which will be phased in over the next several

Perceptron: Robots that feel pain and AI that predicts soccer players’ movements

Kyle Wiggers Contributor Kyle Wiggers is a senior reporter at TechCrunch with a special interest in artificial intelligence. His writing has appeared in VentureBeat and Digital Trends, as well as a ra

Perceptron: AI bias can arise from annotation instructions

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron (previously D

Deep Science: Combining vision and language could be the key to more capable AI

Depending on the theory of intelligence to which you subscribe, achieving “human-level” AI will require a system that can leverage multiple modalities — e.g., sound, vision and text

Planning for the uncertain future of work

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be im

Study: Free Stuff Won’t Convince Bloggers To Write About Your Startup

Once upon a time a startup sent me a full gasoline can full of coffee beans. These beans, once infused by the malodorous fumes of the plastic container, were useless. The can, which was fairly small,

Your Computer Knows Your Pain (Better Than Humans Do)

In a <a target="_blank" href="">fascinating project</a>, researchers at University of California San Diego and the University of Toront

Study: Men And Women Twice As Likely To Hire A Man For A Math-Based Job

A <a target="_blank" href="">new study</a> reveals why women have a hard time cracking the glas

Science Finds Novice Drivers And Handhelds Don’t Mix On The Road

We basically all knew this, but science just confirmed that <a target="_blank" href="">novice drivers are easily distracted by cellphon

Study Finds 3D Printing Could Save The Average Home Up To $2,000 A Year

While I don't have to remind you about the value of studies - many company-funded studies are best dropped directly in the trash after publication - this one about 3D printing does have some merit. Pr

Study Shows How To Build Gamer Loyalty Through Guilds And Customization

In a study that could have ramifications on how we think of both online worlds including MMORPGs and online titles like FarmVille, researchers at UB School of Management have found that users return t

Study: Online Denizens Aren’t Swayed By Marketing

A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that even with all of our Facebooks, Twitters, and Wi-Fi dongles, 25% of us "have no one to discuss important matters with." What's more, those lonely

Study: Emerging Economies Turn To Piracy Because Prices Are Entirely Too High

<img src="" />“[P]iracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.” So says the just-relea

Deloitte: 2011 Will Be The Year Of The Tablet (Say Goodbye To Your Laptop)

<img src="" />Deloitte, the multi-faceted professional services company that's perhaps best known for its annual Football Money Lea

Study: Kids Today Living A ‘Screen-Based’ Existence At The Expense Of Real Life

<img src="" />Are you suggesting we raise a generation of super-kids? Even if you are, know this: we may be raising a generation of

Shock Study: Sitting In Front Of A Screen All Day Is Hazardous To Your Health

<img src="" />How about that, all of this technology is killing us. That's what researchers at University College London have

Study: TiVo, other DVRs don't negatively affect TV advertising

<img src="" />Reasonably interesting study coming out of Duke University that says that digital video recorders (TiVo and the like) do

Shock study: Wii Fit alone won't get you into shape (nor is it supposed to, by the way)

<img src="" />Shocking study coming out of the University of Minnesota that says <i>Wii Fit</i> won't get you into shape, despite wh

Study: Americans consume 34 gigabytes of information per day

<img src="" />There's a pretty interesting report that was just published today entitled “How much information?” It was put toge

Redbox is making life very difficult for the movie industry

<img src="" />Proving once again you can find a study to prove almost anything, a report came out today showing that Redbox will br
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