CSIRO using artificial intelligence to map 1.7m Australian grain paddocks

It developed ePaddocks for the agriculture sector to better understand the boundaries of grain paddocks across the country.

07 August 2020, zdnet.com

An AI can make selfies look like they’re not selfies

Computer software can now edit selfie photos so it doesn’t appear the person in the image is holding the camera in their outstretched arm

07 August 2020, newscientist.com

Shrinking deep learning’s carbon footprint

Through innovation in software and hardware, researchers move to reduce the financial and environmental costs of modern artificial intelligence.

07 August 2020, news.mit.edu

Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority

More than 3,000 researchers have signed on to a petition that expresses concern over the agency's 2021 application for the funding program, which emphasizes three areas of computational science and might further disadvantage underrepresented groups.

07 August 2020, the-scientist.com

Why ‘human-like’ is a low bar for most AI projects

Show me a human-like machine and I’ll show you a faulty piece of tech. The AI market is expected to eclipse $300 billion by 2025. And the vast majority of the companies trying to cash in on that bonanza are marketing some form of “human-like” AI. Maybe it’s time to reconsider that approach.

06 August 2020, thenextweb.com

Summit supercomputer to advance research on wind power for renewable energy

With the help of the US Department of Energy-housed Summit supercomputer, GE Research is hoping to improve efficiencies in offshore wind energy production.

06 August 2020, zdnet.com

Researchers discover evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs

Researchers at Wunderman Thompson say they've found evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs from Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

06 August 2020, venturebeat.com

Getting COVID-19 Results, Quickly…

More than four months have passed since the lockdown rules were implemented, though you may have applied a litre of hand sanitizer or gone through an uncountable number of face masks by now, we just want to be safe. And knowing if we have the disease

06 August 2020, aidaily.co.uk

Uber's Q2 highlights COVID-19 economy shifts, worries

Uber's financials are better suited to be an economic barometer instead of any fundamental analysis.

06 August 2020, zdnet.com

How Thoughts Could Someday Control Electronic Prosthetics

A new wireless intracortical brain-computer interface neuroprosthesis is capable of transmitting accurate neural signals, using a tenth of the power required by its current systems.

06 August 2020, aidaily.co.uk

Researchers say ‘The Whiteness of AI’ in pop culture erases people of color

Researchers argue predominantly portraying artificial intelligence as white in science fiction, stock imagery, and popular culture has consequences.

06 August 2020, venturebeat.com

Google adds Digital Ink Recognition API for touch and stylus input to ML Kit

Google introduced a new API for touch and stylus input to ML Kit, its machine learning development toolkit for Android and iOS.

06 August 2020, venturebeat.com

Google launches Android 11 Beta 3, lets COVID-19 apps work with location off

Google launches Android 11 Beta 3, hitting the Release Candidate and removing the Exposure Notification API location requirement for COVID-19 apps.

06 August 2020, venturebeat.com

IBM details research on AI to measure Parkinson’s disease progression

IBM recently detailed its work to develop AI systems that can detect signs of disease progression in patients with Parkinson's.

06 August 2020, venturebeat.com

ServiceNow's workplace safety suite integrates with Uber for Business

The integration aims to make commutes more safe and manageable as employees return to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic.

06 August 2020, zdnet.com

Study: Instagram’s algorithm favored Trump over Biden

The Tech Transparency Report (TTP) found that Instagram pushed searches about Joe Biden towards negative hashtags, but blocked them for President Trump.

06 August 2020, thenextweb.com

Best home office furniture and tech in 2020: Herman Miller chair, LG UltraWide monitor, and more

If you're setting up a home office or you've decided to upgrade your current home office for full-time work, we have great suggestions for you. We're not holding back on price in this list, but we're not going crazy either. All our suggestions are meant for a more functional, more productive work experience.

06 August 2020, zdnet.com

Explainable AI: A guide for making black box machine learning models explainable

In the future, AI will explain itself, and interpretability could boost machine intelligence research. Getting started with the basics is a good way to get there, and Christoph Molnar's book is a good place to start.

06 August 2020, zdnet.com

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