Researcher uses bat-inspired design to develop new approach to sound location

Inspired by the workings of a bat's ear, a professor of mechanical engineering has created bio-inspired technology that determines the location of a sound's origin.

15 April 2021,

Can the European Union prevent an artificial intelligence dystopia?

Leaked draft legislation suggests the European Union is attempting to find a “third way” on artificial intelligence regulation, between the free market US and authoritarian China

15 April 2021,

New Deep Learning AI Tool Can Revolutionize Microscopy

An AI tool developed at the University of Gothenburg offers new opportunities for analyzing images taken with microscopes. A study shows that the tool, which has already received international recognition, can fundamentally change microscopy and pave

14 April 2021,

Female robots are seen as being the most human. Why?

Virtual assistants and robots are frequently given female attributes. To curb the massive use of such gendering in AI, we need to better understand the deep roots of this phenomenon.

14 April 2021,

EU regulation sets fines of €20M or up to 4% of turnover for AI misuse

A leaked draft of EU regulation around the use of AI sets hefty fines of up to €20 million or four percent of global turnover (whichever is greater.)

Neuralink's monkey can play Pong with its mind. Imagine what humans could do with the same technology

Elon Musk's brain-machine interface technology could bring humans and computers closer together than ever before, and herald a new frontier in healthcare

14 April 2021,

Microsoft to buy AI and speech technology firm Nuance for $16bn

Deal comes as Microsoft builds up its cloud-computing operation for healthcare and business customers

12 April 2021,

Microsoft considers acquiring Siri creator Nuance for $16 billion

Microsoft is considering acquiring Siri creator Nuance for $16 billion in a deal that’s expected to be announced imminently.

In an AI world we need to teach students how to work with robot writers

Artificial intelligence is probably already helping many students write essays. Schools and unis need to start talking about the ethical implications now.

08 April 2021,

Artificial Intelligence could 'crack the language of cancer and Alzheimer's'

Powerful algorithms can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans.

08 April 2021,

Opinion: Adjusting and transforming with AI technologies

When it comes to adopting the latest technologies and enhancing service delivery effectiveness, contact centres have been silently leading the way for years. Few other parts of the business have had to adapt so quickly to the demands of today’s connected consumers, first transitioning from voice to omnichannel and then to becoming engagement hubs supporting a growing number of proactive channels of customer interaction.

Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game

Humans often stumble when they encounter the unexpected, but they tend to adapt and move on. Artificial intelligence systems, not so much.

07 April 2021,

Robots can be more aware of human co-workers, with system that provides context

A new context-aware system for robots is ready for implementation on the factory floor. A recent study shows the system is more efficient because it can recognize co-workers and their body shapes, and even predict their movements.

07 April 2021,

Machine learning expert Jordan bemoans use of AI as catch-all term

A pioneer in machine learning has argued that the technology is best placed to augment human intelligence and bemoaned ‘confusion’ over the meaning of artificial intelligence (AI).

Perfecting self-driving cars – can it be done?

The public holds self-driving cars to incredibly high safety standards – and we're working to meet them.

06 April 2021,

Screening for skin disease on your laptop

A biomedical engineer is reporting a new deep neural network architecture - to be used on a standard laptop - that provides early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare autoimmune disease marked by hardened or fibrous skin and internal organs.

06 April 2021,

Deep learning networks prefer the human voice -- just like us

A study proves that AI systems might reach higher levels of performance if they are programmed with sound files of human language rather than with numerical data labels. The researchers discovered that in a side-by-side comparison, a neural network whose 'training labels' consisted of sound files reached higher levels of performance in identifying objects in images, compared to another network that had been programmed in a more traditional manner, using simple binary inputs.

06 April 2021,

Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition

Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concerns

04 April 2021,

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