Powerful new AI technique detects and classifies galaxies in astronomy image data

Researchers have developed a powerful new computer program called Morpheus that can analyze astronomical image data pixel by pixel to identify and classify all of the galaxies and stars in large data sets from astronomy surveys. Morpheus is a deep-learning framework that incorporates a variety of artificial intelligence technologies developed for applications such as image and speech recognition.

12 May 2020, sciencedaily.com

The use of fibrin glue during aqueous shunt surgery

In this Review, Lopatkin and Collins discuss key areas of predictive biology that are of growing interest to microbiology, the challenges associated with the innate complexity of microorganisms and the value of quantitative methods in making microbiology more predictable.

12 May 2020, nature.com

An AI trained to spot hidden objects can see through camouflage

An AI trained to spot objects hidden against a background is able to see through camouflage and outperforms existing algorithms at the task

12 May 2020, newscientist.com

The robot assistant that can guess what you want

In a five-year project a group of robotics experts have developed a robot that can assist in maintenance tasks.

11 May 2020, bbc.com

The robot that helps before you ask it to

A project led by Ocado Technology has developed a robot to work alongside people.

11 May 2020, bbc.com

Intel and UPenn utilising federated learning to identify brain tumours

Intel and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) are training artificial intelligence models to identify brain tumours – with a focus on maintaining privacy.

Robot dog enforces social distancing in city park

The four-legged robot carries a camera and speaker to play social distancing messages in Singapore.

11 May 2020, bbc.com

Real-time physics engine for soft robotics

Scientists have adapted sophisticated computer graphics technology, used to create hair and fabric in animated films, to simulate the movements of soft, limbed robots for the first time. The advance is a major step toward such robots that are autonomous.

11 May 2020, sciencedaily.com

AI in the times of corona: Robots can reduce human contact, transmission of Covid-19

Robots can help doctors keep a safe distance from the patient by using probes and other remote medical equipment.

09 May 2020, economictimes.com

Noise-destroying tech cleans up our calls

Two noise-cancelling AI systems - Nvidia RTX Voice and Krisp - are put to the test.

09 May 2020, bbc.com

Can robotaxis ease public transport fears in China?

More self-driving cabs are being launched in China at a time when people are worried about public transport.

08 May 2020, bbc.com

Clearview AI to stop selling controversial facial recognition app to private companies

Controversial facial recognition provider Clearview AI says it will no longer sell its app to private companies and non-law enforcement entities, according to a legal filing first reported on Thursday by BuzzFeed News. It will also be terminating all contracts, regardless of whether the contracts are for law enforcement purposes or not, in the state of Illinois.

08 May 2020, theverge.com

Inspired by cheetahs, researchers build fastest soft robots yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft robotics are also capable of grabbing objects delicately -- or with sufficient strength to lift heavy objects.

08 May 2020, sciencedaily.com

Paris restrictions to stay as France reopens

Measures will be relaxed from Monday, but the densely populated capital faces continuing curbs.

07 May 2020, bbc.com

Israeli Army’s Idea Lab Aims at a New Target: Saving Lives

The country has engaged defense contractors, doctors, engineers, scientists — and most of the senses — in its battle against the coronavirus.

07 May 2020, nytimes.com

AI and me: friendship chatbots are on the rise, but is there a gendered design flaw?

Most chatbots are designed by men and tend to replicate gender stereotypes. But as the few women involved in the industry can testify, getting AI to emote requires input from all genders

07 May 2020, theguardian.com

Pittsburgh’s airport is the first in the US to use UV-cleaning robots

Pittsburgh International Airport has put UVC fixtures on its floor-cleaning robots, making it the first airport in the US to test the use of the ultraviolet rays to scrub the coronavirus from surfaces.

07 May 2020, theverge.com

Technology threatens human rights in the coronavirus fight

As governments consider the use of surveillance technologies to trace and contain the spread of COVID-19, it is important to consider human rights in the implementation.

07 May 2020, theconversation.com

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