MMS look for explosive reconnection events as it flies through the magnetopause — the boundary region where Earth’s magnetic butts up against the solar wind that flows throughout the solar system. Credit: NASA Goddard/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith; NASA Goddard’s Conceptual Image Lab/Josh Masters/Joy Ng  ANIMATION An alert pops up in your […]

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions will address the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and physics fundamental interactions (FI). Credit: Laboratory for Nuclear Science IAIFI will advance physics knowledge — from the smallest building blocks of nature to the largest structures in the universe — and galvanize AI […]

Conceptual illustration of how artificial intelligence classifies various types of galaxies according to their morphologies. Credit: NAOJ/HSC-SSP Astronomers have applied artificial intelligence (AI) to ultra-wide field-of-view images of the distant Universe captured by the Subaru Telescope, and have achieved a very high accuracy for finding and classifying spiral galaxies in those images. […]

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino Many attempts to develop artificial intelligence are powered by powerful systems of mathematical logic. They tend to produce results that make logical sense to a computer program — but the result is not very human. In our work building therapy chatbots, we have found using a different […]

The photonic tensor core performs vector-matrix multiplications by utilizing the efficient interaction of light at different wavelengths with multistate photonic phase change memories. Credit: Mario Miscuglio Using photons to create more powerful and power-efficient processing units for more complex machine learning. Machine learning performed by neural networks is a popular […]

A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns in real-time, which could help mitigate outside interference in the 2020 American election. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns […]

While three planets have been detected in the Kepler-431 system, little is known about the shapes of their orbits. On the left are a large number of superimposed orbits for each planet that are consistent with observations. An international team of astrophysicists led by Princeton’s Daniel Tamayo removed all the […]

Things are different on the other side of the mirror. Text is backward. Clocks run counterclockwise. Cars drive on the wrong side of the road. Right hands become left hands. Intrigued by how reflection changes images in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, a team of Cornell researchers used artificial intelligence to […]

MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain. The researchers borrowed from principles of metallurgy to fabricate each memristor from alloys […]

Animation States that resemble sleep-like cycles in simulated neural networks quell the instability that comes with uninterrupted self-learning in artificial analogs of brains. No one can say whether androids will dream of electric sheep, but they will almost certainly need periods of rest that offer benefits similar to those that […]