How robots can help combat COVID-19

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples. They say robots can be used for clinical care such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated waste; and reconnaissance such as monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.

25 March 2020,

AI Detects Bomb Craters to Estimate Unexploded Bombs Left From Vietnam War

Machine Learning Detects Bomb Craters in Cambodia Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs. The new method increased

24 March 2020,

Elections: Early warning system to fight disinformation online

A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections.

24 March 2020,

Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

23 March 2020,

Government postpones mega Artificial Intelligence Summit to October

The RAISE 2020 Summit is expected to feature some of the most exciting global startups working in Artificial Intelligence related fields and is expected to have multiple events such as the AI Startup Pitchfest, AI Startup Theater and The AI Startup Awards.

20 March 2020,

Can computers ever replace the classroom?

The long read: With 850 million children worldwide shut out of schools, tech evangelists claim now is the time for AI education. But as the technology’s power grows, so too do the dangers that come with it

19 March 2020,

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

Scientists have demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision. The new system, dubbed DeepSPM, bridges the gap between nanoscience, automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and firmly establishes the use of machine learning for experimental scientific research using Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM).

19 March 2020,

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,

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