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Consumer & Gadgets

An AI system that offers emotional support via chat

The rapid advancement of natural language processing (NLP) models and large language models (LLMs) has enabled the development of new use-specific conversational agents designed to answer specific types of queries. These ...

Computer Sciences

AI system can convert voice track to video of a person speaking using a still image

A small team of artificial intelligence researchers at the Institute for Intelligent Computing, Alibaba Group, demonstrates, via videos they created, a new AI app that can accept a single photograph of a person's face and ...

Machine learning & AI

AI could transform ethics committees

The role of an ethics committee is to give advice on what should be done in often contentious situations. They are used in medicine, research, business, law and a variety of other areas.

Automotive

A friction-driven strategy for agile steering wheel manipulation by humanoid robots

Humanoid robots have been one of the hottest research directions recently. Driving a vehicle can greatly improve the mobility of humanoid robots, allowing them to reach disaster sites faster.

Computer Sciences

We've been here before: AI promised humanlike machines—in 1958

A roomsize computer equipped with a new type of circuitry, the Perceptron, was introduced to the world in 1958 in a brief news story buried deep in The New York Times. The story cited the U.S. Navy as saying that the Perceptron ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Research team develops insect-mimicking sensor to detect motion

The recent development of an intelligent sensor that mimics the optic nerve of insects while operating at ultra-high speeds and low power offers extensive expandability into various innovative technologies. This technology ...

Machine learning & AI

Examining the potential benefits and dangers of AI

Generative artificial intelligence is rapidly advancing and soon will be ubiquitous in everyday life, making us more productive and helping to solve complex problems while simultaneously creating new legal and ethical issues, ...

Business

Google's AI isn't too 'woke.' It's too rushed

Did you hear? Google has been accused of having a secret vendetta against white people. Elon Musk exchanged tweets about the conspiracy on X more than 150 times over the past week, all regarding portraits generated with Google's ...

Machine learning & AI

Data leaks can sink machine learning models

When developing machine learning models to find patterns in data, researchers across fields typically use separate data sets for model training and testing, which allows them to measure how well their trained models do with ...

Robotics

New AI model could streamline operations in a robotic warehouse

Hundreds of robots zip back and forth across the floor of a colossal robotic warehouse, grabbing items and delivering them to human workers for packing and shipping. Such warehouses are increasingly becoming part of the supply ...

Security

Research introduces new approach for detecting deepfakes

Research published in the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computingintroduces a new approach to tackling the challenges posed by deepfake technology, which generates manipulated media content that closely resembles ...

Engineering

AI accelerates process design for 3D printing metal alloys

In order to successfully 3D-print a metal part to the exacting specifications that many in industry demand, process parameters—including printing speed, laser power, and layer thickness of the deposited material—must ...

Computer Sciences

Anything-in anything-out: A new modular AI model

Researchers at EPFL have developed a new, uniquely modular machine learning model for flexible decision-making. It is able to input any mode of text, video, image, sound, and time-series and then output any number, or combination, ...

Business

Corporate race to use AI puts public at risk, study finds

A rush by Australian companies to use generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is escalating the privacy and security risks to the public as well as to staff, customers and stakeholders, according to a new study.

Security

So you've been scammed by a deepfake. What can you do?

Earlier this month, a Hong Kong company lost HK$200 million (A$40 million) in a deepfake scam. An employee transferred funds following a video conference call with scammers who looked and sounded like senior company officials.

Machine learning & AI

Microsoft partners with French AI 'trailblazer'

Microsoft said Monday it had partnered with French startup Mistral AI, as the software giant seeks to tighten its grip on the emerging technology.

Robotics

Human-like real-time sketching by a humanoid robot

The rapid advancement of deep learning algorithms and generative models has enabled the automated production of increasingly striking AI-generated artistic content. Most of this AI-generated art, however, is created by algorithms ...

Machine learning & AI

A novel deep learning modeling approach guided by mesoscience

Deep learning modeling that incorporates physical knowledge is currently a hot topic, and a number of excellent techniques have emerged. The most well-known one is the physics-informed neural networks (PINNs).

Machine learning & AI

Diversifying data to beat bias

AI holds the potential to revolutionize health care, but it also brings with it a significant challenge: bias. For instance, a dermatologist might use an AI-driven system to help identify suspicious moles. But what if the ...