Exponential Progress, book review: A patchy overview of today's emerging technologies

This wide-ranging look at the imminent possibilities of technology raises interesting questions, but is undermined by basic mistakes.

21 October 2020, zdnet.com

MIT Using Artificial Intelligence to Translate Ancient “Dead” Languages

System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history. Recent research suggests that most languages that have ever existed are no longer spoken. Dozens of these dead languages are also considered to be

21 October 2020, scitechdaily.com

A Deepfake Porn Bot Is Being Used to Abuse Thousands of Women

An AI tool that ‘removes’ items of clothing from photos has targeted more than 100,000 women, some of whom appear to be under the age of 18.

21 October 2020, wired.com

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will build a $160 milllion supercomputer in Finland

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will build a supercomputer in Finland with a peak theoretical performance exceeding 500 petaflops.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

MIT CSAIL’s AI revives dead languages it hasn’t seen before

Researchers at MIT's CSAIL developed an AI and machine learning system that can decipher 'lost' languages it hasn't seen before.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

WaterNSW tapping into real-time IoT data to improve water availability

As part of the state-owned entity's plan to build a holistic picture of the quantity and quality of water in NSW.

21 October 2020, zdnet.com

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

Researchers have developed a wrist-worn device for 3D hand pose estimation. The system consists of a camera that captures images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network called DorsalNet which can accurately recognize dynamic gestures.

21 October 2020, sciencedaily.com

Australian government to expand electronic prescriptions to metro Sydney

As part of plans to roll out the solution in stages nationwide.

20 October 2020, zdnet.com

iRobot Q3 surges amid direct sales, e-commerce and home robot demand

For the third quarter​, iRobot reported revenue of $413.1 million, up 43% from a year ago. Premium robot sales were up 86%.

20 October 2020, zdnet.com

Best Peloton alternatives in 2020: Top smart exercise bikes

It's hard to justify paying $2,300 for a smart exercise bike. Luckily, there are a few alternatives to Peloton available. And with so many of us self distancing and unable to visit the gym due to the pandemic, now is the time to try one.

20 October 2020, zdnet.com

Salesforce’s Simulation Cards spell out uses, risks, and bias to make AI models more transparent

Salesforce's Simulation Cards aim to bring transparency to historically black-box published AI and machine learning simulations.

20 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Singapore startup develops COVID-19 breath detection test

Breathonix has developed a breath test that it says can detect COVID-19 infection within a minute and at an accuracy rate of more than 90%, based on clinical trials.

20 October 2020, zdnet.com

Microsoft researchers develop assistive eye-tracking AI that works on any device

In a preprint paper, Microsoft researchers detail an eye-tracking system that works on virtually any device with high accuracy.

20 October 2020, venturebeat.com

U.S. Department of Justice files antitrust lawsuit against Google

The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Google carries out anticompetitive business practices and maintains monopolies in search and advertising.

20 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Microsoft details T-ULRv2 model that can translate between 94 languages

Microsoft's T-ULRv2 model can translate between 94 different languages, falling just short of Facebook's recently announced M2M-100 model.

20 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Intel, Ubotica, and the ESA launch the first AI satellite

Intel, Ubotica, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have launched the first AI satellite into Earth’s orbit.

A QR code on your gravestone? It's dead serious

Some people want graveyard visitors to know more about who they were. A lot more.

20 October 2020, zdnet.com

AI outperforms humans in speech recognition

Following a conversation and transcribing it precisely is one of the biggest challenges in artificial intelligence (AI) research. For the first time now, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in developing a computer system that outperforms humans in recognizing such spontaneously spoken language with minimum latency.

20 October 2020, techxplore.com

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