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An algorithm trained to detect unhappiness on social networks

Researchers have developed an algorithm that can identify the basic needs of users from the text and images they share on social networks. The experts hope this tool will help psychologists to diagnose possible mental health ...

Engineering

Increasing the life of cutting tools through transferable AI, reducing process costs

Two factors influence the production costs of a machined component: The volume of material removed over time and tool wear. In order to reliably predict the state of wear and thus optimize cutting processes, researchers at ...

Business

How AI can transform traditional HR recruitment processes

There's no question that the demand for AI is growing exponentially. In recent years, there has been an unprecedented demand for AI solutions across a broad range of industries. With worldwide funding of AI start-ups reaching ...

Machine learning & AI

U.S. civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers ...

Engineering

Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

As a kid, Justin Boutilier would sometimes get roped into helping his dad, a paramedic and firefighter, perform automated external defibrillator (AED) demonstrations in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls, Canada.

Automotive

UK public want self-driving cars to be labelled

Nearly nine out of 10 people in the UK (86%) want self-driving vehicles to be labeled so they can be clearly distinguished from human-driven vehicles, according to a major new survey led by UCL researchers.

Machine learning & AI

The 1997 chess game that thrust AI into the spotlight

With his hand pushed firmly into his cheek and his eyes fixed on the table, Garry Kasparov shot a final dark glance at the chessboard before storming out of the room: the king of chess had just been beaten by a computer.

Computer Sciences

AI predicts infant age, gender based on temperament

It's hard to tell the difference between a newborn boy and girl based solely on temperament characteristics such as the baby's propensity to display fear, smile or laugh. But once babies reach around a year old that begins ...

Other

Deadbots can speak for you after your death. Is that ethical?

Machine-learning systems are increasingly worming their way through our everyday lives, challenging our moral and social values and the rules that govern them. These days, virtual assistants threaten the privacy of the home; ...

Computer Sciences

Using AI to analyze large amounts of biological data

Researchers at the University of Missouri are applying a form of artificial intelligence (AI)—previously used to analyze how National Basketball Association (NBA) players move their bodies—to now help scientists develop ...

Automotive

Researchers find way to make traffic models more efficient

Models that predict traffic volume for specific times and places are used to inform everything from traffic-light patterns to the app on your phone that tells you how to get from Point A to Point B. Researchers from North ...

Computer Sciences

Can computers write product reviews with a human touch?

Artificial intelligence systems can be trained to write human-like product reviews that assist consumers, marketers and professional reviewers, according to a study from Dartmouth College, Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

UAE vows 'responsible' artificial intelligence rollout

The world's first minister for artificial intelligence says the United Arab Emirates isn't only looking for economic benefits as it seeks to become a leading nation in the sector.

Robotics

A model to improve robots' ability to hand over objects to humans

For decades, researchers worldwide have been trying to develop robots that can efficiently assist humans and work alongside them as they tackle a variety of everyday tasks. To do this effectively, however, the robots should ...