Just like how humans recognise faces, bees are born with an innate ability to find and remember flowers

We’ve all watched a honeybee fly past us and land on a nearby flower. But how does she know what she’s looking for? And when she leaves the hive for the first time, how does she even know what a flower looks like? Our paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, set out to … Read more

AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google’s cloud chief

By Martyn Williams | Follow Senior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service | Nov 16, 2016 5:16 PM PT Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google, speaks at the Code Enterprise conference in San Francisco on November 15, 2016. Credit: Martyn Williams MORE LIKE THIS Why Cortana’s new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence Steve Jobs … Read more

Five things AI does better than humans, from the mundane to the magnificent

AIs are giving us a kicking in board games and video games, but what else are they good for? An AI developed by Facebook researchers can rival humans when it comes to predicting whether wooden blocks will stay stacked — and where they will fall if they don’t. Credit: Facebook AI Research COMMENTS Peter Sayer … Read more