A neural network improves forecasts for severe storm hazards

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is using artificial intelligence to run experimental forecasts for hail, tornadoes, and intense winds—storm hazards that can cause serious damage but that are notoriously difficult for weather models to accurately predict.

26 May 2021, techxplore.com

Sales automation platform RightBound nabs $12M

RightBound, a sales automation platform powered by AI and machine learning, raised $12 million in venture funding.

26 May 2021, venturebeat.com

API vulnerability detection firm Salt Security raises $70M

Salt Security, a platform that protects APIs by scanning for vulnerabilities, has raised $70 million in venture capital.

26 May 2021, venturebeat.com

Dumbed Down AI Rhetoric Harms Everyone

By ignorance or malice, policymakers use sweeping platitudes to regulate artificial intelligence, which may prosecute citizens more than protect them.

26 May 2021, wired.com

Death in the family? There's an app for that.

Can a company called empathy help simplify life after a death?

26 May 2021, zdnet.com

AU$75m permissions capability project delayed due to COVID-related 're-focus'

The first element of the permissions capability, the simple visa system, has been replaced in priority order with the incoming passenger declaration card, which will need to include COVID-related information, such as an individual's vaccination status.

26 May 2021, zdnet.com

University of Melbourne builds AI application to predict traffic congestion

An AI application has been developed by the University of Melbourne's Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem that can predict traffic conditions up to three hours in advance.

26 May 2021, zdnet.com

New Google Maps tools makes navigating Sydney's stations easier

New Street View imagery and navigation instructions have been introduced to Google Maps to help Sydney commuters find their way through the city's train and metro stations.

26 May 2021, zdnet.com

Hacking and loss of driving skills are major consumer concerns for self-driving cars

A new study has revealed the three primary risks and benefits perceived by consumers towards autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars).

26 May 2021, sciencedaily.com

Slender robotic finger senses buried items

Researchers developed a 'Digger Finger' robot that digs through granular material, like sand and gravel, and senses the shapes of buried objects. The technology could aid in disarming buried bombs or inspecting underground cables.

26 May 2021, sciencedaily.com

The world's smallest fruit picker controlled by artificial intelligence

Inspired by insects that suck nutrients directly from plant veins, physicists have studied whether valuable chemical substances can be harvested directly from the cells of plants. Using a harvester measuring only a few microns, they have now achieved a technological breakthrough.

26 May 2021, sciencedaily.com

The path to more human-like robot object manipulation skills

Scientists summarize, compare and contrast research in learned robot manipulation through the lens of adaptability and outline promising research directions for the future.

26 May 2021, sciencedaily.com

AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs

A software engineer tells BBC's Panorama about installing the system in police stations in Xinjiang.

25 May 2021, bbc.com

65% of execs can’t explain how their AI models make decisions, survey finds

According to a new survey conducted by FICO and Cornium, the majority of companies lack sufficient AI explainability tools.

25 May 2021, venturebeat.com

Microsoft uses GPT-3 to add AI features to Power Apps

Microsoft says it's bringing OpenAI's language model, GPT-3, to its Power Apps platform for the purpose of generating formulas.

25 May 2021, venturebeat.com

Facebook and Microsoft launch PyTorch Enterprise Support Program

Facebook partnered with Microsoft to launch the PyTorch Enterprise Support Program, a service offering for organizations using PyTorch.

25 May 2021, venturebeat.com

Microsoft launches Azure Applied AI Services toolkit for enterprise

At Build, Microsoft launched Azure Applied AI Services, a suite of AI tools designed specifically for enterprise scenarios.

25 May 2021, venturebeat.com

AI-powered financial research platform Sentieo nabs $20M

Sentieo, which offers AI-powered financial investment research tools, raised $20 million in a venture funding round.

25 May 2021, venturebeat.com

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