2022 technology trend review, part two: AI and graphs

AI and graphs have a few things in common: they are multi-faceted, ubiquitous in their applications, and seeing rapid growth in the 2020s.

21 December 2021, zdnet.com

Researcher creates method that can aid nuclear explosion detection

A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher has devised a method to improve detection of distant explosions, including nuclear detonations, by taking advantage of widespread single-microphone infrasound monitors.

21 December 2021, techxplore.com

Making the UK an AI superpower

The British technology sector enjoyed its best year of investment yet, attracting £29.4 billion in 2021. So, why hasn’t the UK’s AI and tech scene made it to the same global superpower status that we see from China, Russia, and the US?

Less than a quarter of firms report that introducing AI has led to a loss of jobs

Less than a quarter of firms introducing AI technology over the past five years believe it has led to a net loss of jobs, a new survey led by academics at the University of Warwick and the University of Sussex Business School reveals.

21 December 2021, techxplore.com

Disaster relief could benefit from neural net combining multiple remote data sources

In an example of the burgeoning field of 'data fusion', researchers have developed a neural net technique that bridges optical imaging and synthetic-aperture radar into a single comprehensive data source. The approach combines various sets of information more capably than traditional methods.

21 December 2021, techxplore.com

Nickel oxide is a material that can 'learn' like animals and could help further artificial intelligence research

The ability to store information is central to learning and the field of artificial intelligence. Researchers have shown how a unique material shows basic learning properties similar to that of slugs.

21 December 2021, theconversation.com

Moving toward the first flying humanoid robot

Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have recently been exploring a fascinating idea, that of creating humanoid robots that can fly. To efficiently control the movements of flying robots, objects or vehicles, however, researchers require systems that can reliably estimate the intensity of the thrust produced by propellers, which allow them to move through the air.

21 December 2021, techxplore.com

Model moves computers closer to understanding human conversation

An engineer from the Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing has developed a machine learning model that can distinguish functions of speech in transcripts of dialogs outputted by language understanding, or LU, systems in an approach that could eventually help computers "understand" spoken or written text in much the same way that humans do.

21 December 2021, techxplore.com

Revolutionary New Intelligent Transistor Developed

Revolutionary new electronic components can be adapted to perform very different tasks – a technology perfectly suited for artificial intelligence. Normally, computer chips consist of electronic components that always do the same thing. In the future

21 December 2021, scitechdaily.com

Mind-controlled robots now one step closer

Researchers teamed up to develop a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.

21 December 2021, sciencedaily.com

One-size fits all image descriptions on the web don't meet the needs of blind people

Online image descriptions—or "alt-text"—help people who are blind or have low vision easily access information by providing the context and detail needed to interact with websites meaningfully, securely and efficiently.

20 December 2021, techxplore.com

How to prevent mass extinction in the ocean using AI, robots and 3D printers

The world needs to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030. We won’t achieve this goal without using new technology to patrol and preserve marine protected areas.

20 December 2021, theconversation.com

Ruled by algorithms, gig workers remain powerless against automated decision-making

A report from the Worker info Exchange (WIE) slams "woefully inadequate levels of transparency" around the use of machine learning-driven monitoring and management tools in the gig economy.

20 December 2021, zdnet.com

AI powers autonomous materials discovery

When a master chef develops a new cake recipe, she doesn't try every conceivable combination of ingredients to see which one works best. The chef uses prior baking knowledge and basic principles to more efficiently search for that winning formula.

20 December 2021, techxplore.com

Opinion: 2022 predictions for the AI industry

In the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning, corporate giants have traditionally dominated the market, including big names such as Amazon, Google, and IBM. However, with COVID changing customer needs and accelerating digital transformation, this is no longer the case.

China artificial intelligence firm relaunches SenseTime $767m listing

SenseTime's share sale was suspended last week after the US imposed an investment ban on the firm.

20 December 2021, bbc.com

Our casual use of facial analysis tools can lead to more sinister applications

Facial recognition technologies have become more popular through increasingly sophisticated devices and popular fads. Casual use of face scanning and analysis features has long-term social impacts.

19 December 2021, theconversation.com

Autonomous Weapons Are Here, but the World Isn’t Ready for Them

A UN report says a drone, operating without human control, attacked people in Libya. International efforts to restrict such weapons have so far failed.

19 December 2021, wired.com

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