Hey Google, it's time you listened closely to what our kids are saying

Engineers from UNSW Sydney are leading a drive to sample the voices of Australian kids so that they can be better understood by devices that use voice recognition software.

02 October 2020, techxplore.com

Intel inks agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to explore neuromorphic computing

Intel says it has inked an agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to explore novel types of neuromorphic computing research.

02 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Facebook uses AI to help people support each other

Facebook has deployed an AI system which matches people needing support with local heroes offering it.“United we stand, divided we fall” is a clichéd saying—but tackling a pandemic is a collective effort. While we’ve all seen people taking selfish actions, they’ve been more than balanced out by those helping to support their communities.

Researchers spot origins of stereotyping in AI language technologies

A team of researchers has identified a set of cultural stereotypes that are introduced into artificial intelligence models for language early in their development—a finding that adds to our understanding of the factors that influence results yielded by search engines and other AI-driven tools.

02 October 2020, techxplore.com

Back-saving underwear and the magic of assistive fabric

Low-profile elastic clothing can work wonders for easing strain, according to new research.

02 October 2020, zdnet.com

Tool helps clear biases from computer vision

Researchers at Princeton University have developed a tool that flags potential biases in sets of images used to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The work is part of a larger effort to remedy and prevent the biases that have crept into AI systems that influence everything from credit services to courtroom sentencing programs.

02 October 2020, techxplore.com

Facebook’s AI matches people in need with those willing to assist

Facebook's machine learning algorithms can match those in need of help during the pandemic with those willing to provide help, and vice versa.

02 October 2020, venturebeat.com

AI Can Help Patients—but Only If Doctors Understand It

Algorithms can help diagnose a growing range of health problems, but humans need to be trained to listen.

02 October 2020, wired.com

NSW government sets public cloud as default standard for agencies

Under the state government's new cloud strategy.

02 October 2020, zdnet.com

Five Australian universities launch project to improve voice assistants for kids

Up until now, the software behind voice assistants has always relied on samples of adult voices.

02 October 2020, zdnet.com

ASIC and RBA monitoring ASX's blockchain-based CHESS replacement project

Regulators are optimistic about the exchange's April 2022 go-live.

02 October 2020, zdnet.com

Twitter vows to fix bias image cropping issue

By testing its machine learning algorithms and being transparent.

02 October 2020, zdnet.com

Author Correction: End-to-end vascular anastomosis using a novel magnetic compression device in rabbits: a preliminary study

MSFragger-Glyco allows identification of N- and O-linked glycopeptides using the localization-aware open search strategy of the MSFragger search engine.

02 October 2020, nature.com

Via acquires delivery logistics startup Fleetonomy to bolster fulfillment with AI

Via acquired Fleetonomy, a startup that analyzes delivery data and delivers insights to maximize inventory and conduct proactive maintenance.

01 October 2020, venturebeat.com

MIT CSAIL claims its AI system can predict and classify pulmonary edemas

A team at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) developed an AI system that can detect signs of excess fluid in the lungs.

01 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Air Street Capital: AI industry remains strong despite academic brain drain, tech nationalization

Air Street Capital's annual State of AI report finds that despite challenges, the AI industry remains strong heading into 2020.

01 October 2020, venturebeat.com

YouTube Stories on iOS gains AI-powered speech enhancement

A new feature on YouTube Stories in iOS leverages AI and machine learning to enhance the clarity of voices and reduce background noise.

01 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Google launches AI secretary that waits on hold for phone users

‘Hold for me’ notifies users when call is picked up, leaving them free to put phone down

01 October 2020, theguardian.com

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