Machine learning & AI news

Robotics

New learning-based method trains robots to reliably pick up and place objects

Most robotic systems developed to date can either tackle a specific task with high precision or complete a range of simpler tasks with low precision. For instance, some industrial robots can complete specific manufacturing ...

Computer Sciences

Study: When allocating scarce resources with AI, randomization can improve fairness

Organizations are increasingly utilizing machine-learning models to allocate scarce resources or opportunities. For instance, such models can help companies screen resumes to choose job interview candidates or aid hospitals ...

Computer Sciences

Lightweight neural network enables realistic rendering of woven fabrics in real-time

Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing have enabled the development of new tools for creating highly realistic media, virtual reality (VR) environments and video games. Many of these tools ...

Business

An academic publisher has struck an AI data deal with Microsoft—without their authors' knowledge

In May, a multibillion-dollar UK-based multinational called Informa announced in a trading update that it had signed a deal with Microsoft involving "access to advanced learning content and data, and a partnership to explore ...

Computer Sciences

Scientists use AI to predict a wildfire's next move

Researchers at USC have developed a new method to accurately predict wildfire spread. By combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence, their model offers a potential breakthrough in wildfire management and emergency ...

Machine learning & AI

Study showcases new method for better grouping in data analysis

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and UC Berkeley have developed a new method to improve how computers organize and analyze large datasets. This advancement improves the ability to extract information from knowledge ...