Coronavirus: How AI, 3D printing and blockchain can help overcome supply problems in a crisis

Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing and blockchain can make supply chains more resilient - but only if we (and they) collaborate.

18 March 2020,

Novel system allows untethered high-quality multi-player VR

Researchers created a new approach to VR that will allow multiple players to interact with the same VR app on smartphones and provide new opportunities for education, health care and entertainment.

18 March 2020,

Why people become strangely attached to their robot vacuum cleaners

Kate Darling researches human-robot interaction. She explains why we are prone to forming emotional connections with robots and what we can learn from our relationships with pets and other animals

18 March 2020,

Westworld season 3 review: Five-star TV where nothing is what it seems

Westworld is soon to return with season three. Four episodes in to the impossibly glamorous, highly urbanised future, I can't wait to find out what's going on, writes Emily Wilson

18 March 2020,

Shape-changing, free-roaming soft robot created

A new type of robot combines traditional and soft robotics, making it safe but sturdy. Once inflated, it can change shape and move without being attached to a source of energy or air.

18 March 2020,

Google Translate’s real time transcription feature is out now for Android

Google Translate’s AI-powered transcription feature is out starting today for Android uses, with iOS users gaining access at some point in the future. The feature will allow you to record audio live or from a prerecorded source and have it translated in real time into another language, in the form of text.

17 March 2020,

Artificial Intelligence Composes New Proteins – The Building Blocks of Life – as Musical Scores

Using machine learning to create new proteins by translating proteins into musical scores. Proteins are the building blocks of life, and consequently, scientists have long studied how they can improve proteins and design completely new proteins that perform new functions and processes.

17 March 2020,

Predicting reaction results: Machines learn chemistry

In the production of chemical compounds, the success of each individual reaction depends on numerous parameters. It is not always possible, even for experienced chemists, to predict whether a reaction will take place and how well it will work. In order to remedy this situation, chemists and computer scientists have now developed a tool based on artificial intelligence.

17 March 2020,

An AI that mimics how mammals smell recognizes scents better than other AI

An artificial intelligence modeled after the neural circuitry in mammalian brains can keep learning new aromas without forgetting others.

16 March 2020,

Researchers Develop a Machine Capable of Solving Complex Problems in Theoretical Physics

Man Versus Machine: Can AI Do Science? Over the last few decades, machine learning has revolutionized many sectors of society, with machines learning to drive cars, identify tumors and play chess – often surpassing their human counterparts. Now, a te

16 March 2020,

Researchers sniff out AI breakthroughs in mammal brains

New research explains some of these functions through a computer algorithm inspired by the mammalian olfactory system. The algorithm both sheds light on how the brain works and, applied to a computer chip, rapidly and reliably learns patterns better than existing machine learning models.

16 March 2020,

AI pollution monitor could forecast harmful particles in the air

Most air pollution forecasts are based on maps of annual emissions and models of chemical reactions, but an AI could help predict more specific forecasts.

16 March 2020,

Nigeria can equip every child with basic digital skills if it takes three simple steps

Nigeria's education system must embrace artificial intelligence technologies to join the fourth industrial revolution.

11 March 2020,

Vermont attorney general is suing Clearview AI over its controversial facial recognition app

Vermont’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Clearview AI, and he wants it to stop using Vermonters’ facial recognition data. In a statement, he said he was "disturbed" by the company’s business practices.

11 March 2020,

IBM's Watson AI now understands idioms after 'sentiment' update

Phrases like 'hardly helpful' and 'hot under the collar' typically trip up AI systems

11 March 2020,

How technology can combat the rising tide of fake science

The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.

09 March 2020,

Are flying taxis ready for lift-off?

Are they really the answer to urban travel?

07 March 2020,

Top programming languages, 5G worries, cloud computing, and more: Research round-up

All the facts and figures that matter to you and your business from the past month in technology news.

06 March 2020,

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