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Just like an eagle, this autonomous glider can fly on thermal currents

Using a type of artificial intelligence which learns based on trial and error, researchers have demonstrated how gliders can glide autonomously on thermal currents, much like an eagle does.
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Neural networks? Machine learning? Here's your secret decoder for A.I. buzzwords

Don't know your machine learning from your evolutionary algorithms? Worried every time you sit on a bus in case Google's Larry Page sits down next to you with a pop quiz? Our handy A.I. buzzword guide is here to help.
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Watching artificial intelligence teach itself how to walk is weirdly captivating

Remember the adorable scene in Bambi where Disney’s lovable deer learns to walk? Researchers from Singapore and British Columbia have used reinforcement learning to create an AI which does the same thing.

Scientists need you to play classic Atari games, teach their AI new tricks

Looking for some dream homework? Computer scientists at RWTH Aachen University and Microsoft Research want you to play some classic Atari games so their AI can learn from your gaming brilliance.
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Computer scientists develop AI that gets curious about its surroundings

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed an AI agent that’s naturally curious about its surroundings. Here's why that matters -- and what it could mean for robots.
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‘Morphing wing’ drone capable of landing just like a bird

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services have trained a drone to fly and land just like a bird. The secret? Deep learning machine learning algorithms.
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AI educational software knows when students are bored, can adjust lessons accordingly

Little Dragon is an educational startup that's developing learning apps which sniff out the emotional reactions of users and use this to change the way they teach you. You'll never be bored again -- hopefully!