Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

[caption id="attachment_14402" align="alignright" width="367"] Kassem Fawaz UW-MADISON[/caption] Register for an account on just about any website or download an app to your smartphone and you likely will encounter that pesky, “I certify that I’ve read…

Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold. [caption id="attachment_14399" align="alignnone" width="621"] MIT researchers have built a new chip, hardwired to perform public-key encryption, that consumes only 1/400 as…

New depth sensors could be sensitive enough for…

Computational method improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold. [caption id="attachment_13989" align="alignnone" width="639"] Comparing of the cascaded GHz approach with Kinect-style approaches visually represented on a key. From left to right, the original image,…

Reading a neural network’s mind

Technique illuminates the inner workings of artificial-intelligence systems that process language. [caption id="attachment_13867" align="alignnone" width="639"] Neural nets are so named because they roughly approximate the structure of the human brain. Typically, they’re arranged into layers,…