Tiny 'maniac' robots could deliver drugs directly to central nervous system

Would you let a tiny MANiAC travel around your nervous system to treat you with drugs? You may be inclined to say no, but in the future, "magnetically aligned nanorods in alginate capsules" (MANiACs) may be part of an advanced arsenal of drug delivery technologies at doctors' disposal.

10 August 2021, techxplore.com

A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness

The long read: The creators of the Aibo robot dog say it has ‘real emotions and instinct’. This may seem over the top, but is it? In today’s AI universe, all the eternal questions have become engineering problems

10 August 2021, theguardian.com

Artificial Intelligence may diagnose dementia in a day

The system being tested should spot the disease long before symptoms or obvious brain signs develop.

10 August 2021, bbc.com

Joint committee wants whole-of-government approach to tackle Australia's skill shortages

A new parliamentary report has revealed that changes to Australia's skilled migration system will help overcome the country's labour shortages caused by the pandemic.

10 August 2021, zdnet.com

Researchers develop real-time lyric generation technology to inspire song writing

Music artists can find inspiration and new creative directions for their song writing with technology.

10 August 2021, sciencedaily.com

Student researcher urges natural language processing research focus on signed languages

Advancements in natural language processing (NLP) enable computers to understand what humans say and help people communicate through tools like machine translation, voice-controlled assistants and chatbots.

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

Exact symbolic artificial intelligence for faster, better assessment of AI fairness

The justice system, banks, and private companies use algorithms to make decisions that have profound impacts on people's lives. Unfortunately, those algorithms are sometimes biased—disproportionately impacting people of color as well as individuals in lower income classes when they apply for loans or jobs, or even when courts decide what bail should be set while a person awaits trial.

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

AI researchers trust international, scientific organizations most, study finds

Researchers working in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence trust international and scientific organizations the most to shape the development and use of AI in the public interest.

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

Robots are coming for the lawyers – which may be bad for tomorrow's attorneys but great for anyone in need of cheap legal assistance

Lawyers were thought to be mostly immune from the coming AI revolution, but two legal experts explain why jobs that rely on human ingenuity can still be affected.

09 August 2021, theconversation.com

A framework for robot path finding in unstructured environments

In recent years, computer scientists have developed mobile robots that could be introduced in a variety of settings. To efficiently navigate unstructured environments, however, these robots should be able to plan safe paths to reach their desired destinations.

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

Coursera to reduce service fees based on new tiered cost structure

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Colorado Boulder are among the first schools to take part in the new structure.

09 August 2021, zdnet.com

Bad weather data could help autonomous vehicles see

Sensors that operate in Scotland's rain, snow and fog are providing data that could help autonomous vehicles see and operate safely in adverse weather.

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

Artificial neural networks modeled on real brains can perform cognitive tasks

A new study shows that artificial intelligence networks based on human brain connectivity can perform cognitive tasks efficiently.

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

How to think outside the box: The awful burden of legacy tech

It's become a cliché: "Think outside the box!" Okay. But how? Pro tip: thinking isn't the hard part. Here's what I've learned about "the box."

09 August 2021, zdnet.com

The factory of the future speaks our language

The complexity of large industrial production plants is hardly manageable for a single person. In order to maintain, monitor and service an industrial production line, it therefore makes sense to rely on artificial intelligence (AI).

09 August 2021, techxplore.com

Cognizant: A “vicious cycle” is holding AI deployments back

A new study from Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work has found that a “vicious cycle” is holding AI deployments back, with just 20 percent considered leaders that are powering ahead.

Google extends COVID Card vaccination certificate to Australia

When asked about the concerns with Google storing vaccination information potentially overseas, Services Australia said use of the COVID Card was optional.

09 August 2021, zdnet.com

Twitter's Photo-Cropping Algorithm Favors Young, Thin Females

The findings emerged from an unusual contest to identify unfairness in algorithms, similar to hunts for security bugs.

09 August 2021, wired.com

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