Archive: Engineering

IBM breaks speech-recognition record

Human speech recognition is a difficult problem that a lot of companies are tackling. Speech recognition has many applications, ranging from enabling users to give their phones verbal commands to automating call-centers. IBM’s Watson is a series of AI-powered tools with assorted capabilities. Research scientists working on Watson have recently broken the record for accuracy […] Continue reading.

Engineers discover how to turn clothes and posters into radio stations.

University of Washington engineers were able to transmit music to a car 60 feet away using nothing more than a poster. They have developed a new, energy efficient breakthrough in radio technology that turns clothes and posters into FM radio station capable of sending music and information to your phone or car. The technology transmits […] Continue reading.