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Computer Sciences

A deep learning method to automatically enhance dog animations

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and University of Bath have recently developed a model based on deep neural networks that could help to improve the quality of animations containing quadruped animals, such as dogs. The ...

Robotics

A Q-learning algorithm to generate shots for walking robots in soccer simulations

RoboCup, originally named the J-League, is an annual robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) competition organized by the International RoboCup Federation. During RoboCup, robots compete with other robots soccer tournaments.

Computer Sciences

Lack of process makes challenging decisions made by algorithm difficult

In 2020, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions on students sitting exams in person, the United Kingdom's school exam regulator, Ofqual, used an algorithm to determine their final year grades.

Energy & Green Tech

New algorithm efficiently diagnoses shale fracture results from fiber-optic data

Millions of barrels of oil are produced daily from U.S. shale reservoirs. Yet this quantity is small in comparison to the actual amount of oil locked away in these subsurface rocks. The oil and gas industry has put fiber-optic ...

Other

Creating 3D indoor maps with a wearable backpack system

In case of an emergency, up-to-date information about the inside of buildings needs to be readily available for first responders. UT researcher Samer Karam developed a wearable mapping system (the ITC-Backpack) that can map ...

Computer Sciences

Transit network design model for bus frequency planning

Despite the emergence of many new mobility options in cities around the world, fixed route transit is still the most efficient means of mass transport. Bus operations are subject to vicious and virtuous cycles. Evidence of ...

Computer Sciences

The limitations of AI-generated text

Artificial intelligence has reached a point where it can compose text that sounds so human that it dupes most people into thinking it was written by another person. These AI programs—based on what are called autoregressive ...

Computer Sciences

Avoid a privacy nightmare with 'Lean Privacy Review'

When Google launched its own attempt at a social network—Google Buzz—back in 2010, the company initially suffered a PR nightmare. "WARNING: Google Buzz Has A Huge Privacy Flaw," read Business Insider. It turned out, Google ...

Computer Sciences

Theoretical breakthrough could boost data storage

A trio of researchers that includes William Kuszmaul—a computer science Ph.D. student at MIT—has made a discovery that could lead to more efficient data storage and retrieval in computers.