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Collaborative simultaneous localization and mapping technique uses available Wi-Fi networks

In recent years, research teams worldwide have developed new methods for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used to construct or update maps of a given environment in real time, while simultaneously ...

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Facebook AI gives maps the brushoff in helping robots find the way

Who needs maps? Facebook has scored an impressive feat involving AI that can navigate without any map.

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Google claims its 'nowcast' short-term weather predictions are more accurate than advanced models

A team of researchers working at Google's Mountain View research center has developed a deep-learning-based weather forecasting tool for predicting short-term weather events. They have written a paper describing their "nowcasting ...

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Pioneering tool to manage media industry's digital carbon footprint

A collaboration between computer scientists at the University of Bristol and nine major media companies, including ITV and BBC, will help the media industry understand and manage the significant carbon impacts of digital ...

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AI for #MeToo: Training algorithms to spot online trolls

Researchers at Caltech have demonstrated that machine-learning algorithms can monitor online social media conversations as they evolve, which could one day lead to an effective and automated way to spot online trolling.

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Decrappifying brain images with deep learning

Textbook descriptions of brain cells make neurons look simple: a long spine-like central axon with branching dendrites. Taken individually, these might be easy to identify and map, but in an actual brain, they're more like ...

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BP looks to ORNL, ADIOS to help rein in data

Researchers across the scientific spectrum crave data, as it is essential to understanding the natural world and, by extension, accelerating scientific progress. Lately, however, the tools of scientific endeavor have become ...

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A new deep learning model for EEG-based emotion recognition

Recent advances in machine learning have enabled the development of techniques to detect and recognize human emotions. Some of these techniques work by analyzing electroencephalography (EEG) signals, which are essentially ...

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Advances in the characterization of high dynamic range images

In image processing, computer graphics and photography, high dynamic range (or HDR) images are a set of techniques that allow a better dynamic range of luminance between lighter and darker areas in an image than can be achieved ...