Exams for AIs; Art of Animation; and more [Weekly Computing Newsletter]

September 10, 2015

Weekly Computing Newsletter

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Software Called Aristo Can Take on High School Science Exams

Making AI software take real school exams might accelerate progress toward machines with common sense.

 

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Review

Artists Make the Most of Pictures That Move

Technology is now allowing artists to do something they’ve aspired to since the stone age: make their paintings move.

 

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NASA to Try Again in December to Send Microsoft’s HoloLens to Space

The rocket carrying two HoloLens headsets to the International Space Station blew up in June, and NASA is planning another launch.

 

 

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Supporters of a Proposal to Upgrade Bitcoin’s Capacity Say Their Computers Are Being Attacked

A debate over the future of Bitcoin seems to be getting ugly – some people say their computers are being attacked to suppress their preferred changes.

 

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Fitness Tracking Expands to Saliva with Mouthguard Sensors

Researchers demonstrate a wearable system for tracking chemicals in saliva that may correspond to fatigue and other health issues.

 

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How Machine Vision Is About to Change the Fashion World

The way fashion shows influence street-chic outfits has long been debated. Now a machine vision system that can track how fashions spread through society is providing the first hard evidence.

 

 

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Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending September 5, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

 

 

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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending September 5, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

 

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