Machine learning & AI news

Automotive

What ethical models for autonomous vehicles don't address—and how they could be better

There's a fairly large flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns related to artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Namely, existing approaches don't account for the fact ...

Energy & Green Tech

Solar assisted heating networks reduce environmental impact and energy consumption

More than 40% of energy consumption in the European Union is by buildings and 63% of this figure is due to residential dwellings. Furthermore, more than 75% of domestic energy consumption is related to heating and the production ...

Computer Sciences

New math model could help with systematic predictions like potential coronavirus mutations

Could a mathematical model help predict future mutations of the coronavirus and guide scientists' research as they rush to develop an effective vaccine? This is a possibility being considered by researchers at the USC Viterbi ...

Engineering

Reverse engineering of 3-D-printed parts by machine learning reveals security vulnerabilities

Over the past 30 years, the use of glass and carbon-fiber reinforced composites in aerospace and other high-performance applications has soared along with the broad industrial adoption of composite materials.

Computer Sciences

New system combines smartphone videos to create 4-D visualizations

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that they can combine iPhone videos shot "in the wild" by separate cameras to create 4-D visualizations that allow viewers to watch action from various angles, or ...

Robotics

A scheme to enhance how swarm robots search for multiple targets

Over the past decade or so, researchers have been trying to develop techniques that could enable effective collaborative strategies among teams of robots. One of the tasks that teams of robots could complete better than individual ...

Computer Sciences

Could your computer please be more polite? Thank you

In a tense time when a pandemic rages, politicians wrangle for votes and protesters demand racial justice, a little politeness and courtesy go a long way. Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an automated ...