A pizza vending machine for a new reality

Upheaval in the restaurant industry propels automation concepts.

16 June 2020, zdnet.com

Amazon unveils Distance Assistant, an open source platform to enforce physical distancing among workers

Amazons Distance Assistant is an open source tool that taps AI and augmented reality to enforce social distancing among workers.

16 June 2020, venturebeat.com

Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’

The digital companions may sound like science fiction. But when social isolation became the norm, they helped deal with the loneliness, some users say.

16 June 2020, nytimes.com

Adobe's Stock Audio brings royalty-free music to Premiere Pro CC

Adobe has launched Stock audio for Premiere Pro, giving video editors a new way to choose royalty-free music directly from the app.

16 June 2020, engadget.com

Honeywell launches autonomous aviation unit aimed at drones, air taxis, and cargo delivery vehicles

Honeywell, a major supplier of aerospace products, has launched an unmanned aerial systems business to bet on the autonomous aviation space.

16 June 2020, venturebeat.com

Sydney Uni borrowing robotics techniques to test quantum devices

Riddhi Gupta's work is allowing a speedier way to efficiently assess the performance of quantum devices.

16 June 2020, zdnet.com

Who’s a Bot? Who’s Not?

It sometimes seems that automated bots are taking over social media and driving human discourse. But some (real) researchers aren’t so sure.

16 June 2020, nytimes.com

KT to invest $41 million into Hyundai Robotics

KT will own a 10% stake in Hyundai Robotics and co-develop intelligent service robots.

16 June 2020, zdnet.com

NI's master plan: Bridge engineers with enterprise and give them spotlight

"Engineers should have rock star status," says NI CMO Carla Sublett.

16 June 2020, zdnet.com

iNTTN democratising access to telecommunications across Australia

CEO Jade Miller has a goal of reaching all Indigenous Australians, providing them with access to telecommunications.

16 June 2020, zdnet.com

CSIRO and Microsoft to use AI to tackle man-made environmental problems

Artificial intelligence is one technology the pair will be using to look at challenges such as illegal fishing and plastic waste, and to boost farming in Australia.

16 June 2020, zdnet.com

Towards a new generation of artificial intelligence in China

China’s New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan was launched in 2017 and lays out an ambitious strategy, which intends to make China one of the world’s premier AI innovation centre by 2030. This Perspective presents the view from a group of Chinese AI experts from academia and industry about the origins of the plan, the motivations and main focus for attention from research and industry.

16 June 2020, nature.com

Finding a role for AI in the pandemic

Expectations are high for AI to help fight COVID-19. But before AI tools can make an impact, global collaboration and high-quality data and model sharing are needed.

16 June 2020, nature.com

Identification of candidate aberrantly methylated and differentially expressed genes in Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

An artificial intelligence-based method may infill gaps in historical temperature data more effectively than conventional techniques. Application of this method reveals a stronger global warming trend between 1850 and 2018 than estimated previously.

16 June 2020, nature.com

Tracking the debate on COVID-19 surveillance tools

Contact-tracing apps could help keep countries open before a vaccine is available. But do we have a sufficient understanding of their efficacy, and can we balance protecting public health with safeguarding civil rights? We interviewed five experts, with backgrounds in digital health ethics, internet law and social sciences.

16 June 2020, nature.com

Digitize your dog into a computer game

Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.

16 June 2020, sciencedaily.com

What’s next for AI? You tell us!

This may be the year artificial intelligence moves firmly into the enterprise, with big moves from the likes of IBM, Salesforce, and Microsoft.

15 June 2020, venturebeat.com

LinkedIn: AI hiring is slowing down due to the pandemic

A new report published by LinkedIn found that AI and machine learning jobs hiring slowed down in the weeks following the COVID-19 outbreak.

15 June 2020, venturebeat.com

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