A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test – The New York Times

Researchers at the Allen Institute have hit an artificial-intelligence milestone: a machine that is ready for high school science. Maybe even college.

Anthrocon 2019: Virtual Reality Chat Demo Part 1 – YouTube

Some of a demonstration of virtual reality chatting as motion capture anthropomorphic characters. At Anthrocon 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.

Source: Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

‘It’s Gigantic’: A New Way to Gauge the Chances for Unresponsive Patients – The New York Times

Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.

Scientists Create Speech From Brain Signals – The New York Times

A prosthetic voice decodes what the brain intends to say and generates (mostly) understandable speech, no muscle movement needed.