Machine learning & AI news

Robotics

Soft robots that grip with the right amount of force

Tool use has long been a hallmark of human intelligence, as well as a practical problem to solve for a vast array of robotic applications. But machines are still wonky at exerting just the right amount of force to control ...

Software

Designing a mobile app that identifies in real time the fishing activity of vessels

A multidisciplinary team made up of experts from the University of Huelva, the Miguel Hernández University and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has designed an innovative integrated system for monitoring fishing ...

Robotics

Teaching robots to be team players with nature

Algae bloom, birds flock, and insects swarm. This en masse behavior by individual organisms can provide separate and collective good, such as improving chances of successful mating propagation or providing security. Now, ...

Business

Startup Diveplane wants to make AI ethical: CEO explains what that means

In today's world, artificial intelligence is used to make some big decisions. Colleges rely on it to admit students. Parole boards use it to approve or deny inmate releases.

Computer Sciences

Do trucks mean Trump? AI shows how humans misjudge images

A study on the types of mistakes that humans make when evaluating images may enable computer algorithms that help us make better decisions about visual information, such as while reading an X-ray or moderating online content.

Engineering

Machine learning generates 3D model from 2D pictures

Researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a machine learning algorithm that can create a continuous 3D model of cells from a partial set of 2D images that were ...

Computer Sciences

Watch how an AI system learns to play soccer from scratch

A team of researchers at Google's Deep Mind London project, has taught animated players how to play a realistic version of soccer on a computer screen. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes ...

Energy & Green Tech

A self-learning algorithm that helps save heating energy

A thermostat that predictively controls the indoor climate and thereby improves energy efficiency and comfort—Empa researchers Felix Bünning and Benjamin Huber came up with this idea while working in Empa's Urban Energy ...

Computer Sciences

Using a GAN architecture to restore heavily compressed music files

Over the past few decades, computer scientists have developed increasingly advanced technologies and tools to store large amounts of music and audio files in electronic devices. A particular milestone for music storage was ...

Computer Sciences

AI that can learn the patterns of human language

Human languages are notoriously complex, and linguists have long thought it would be impossible to teach a machine how to analyze speech sounds and word structures in the way human investigators do.

Energy & Green Tech

Soaking up the sun with artificial intelligence

The sun continuously transmits trillions of watts of energy to the Earth. It will be doing so for billions more years. Yet, we have only just begun tapping into that abundant, renewable source of energy at affordable cost.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Could neurotechnology make lawyers smarter workers?

Cognitively enhanced lawyers may one day work in our courts. A recent report from The Law Society of England and Wales suggests the rapidly advancing field of neural technology could create "digitally enhanced" super-lawyers ...

Engineering

Optimizing fluid mixing with machine learning

Fluid mixing is an important part of several industrial processes and chemical reactions. However, the process often relies on trial-and-error-based experiments instead of mathematical optimization. While turbulent mixing ...

Computer Sciences

ROBE Array could let small companies access popular form of AI

A breakthrough low-memory technique by Rice University computer scientists could put one of the most resource-intensive forms of artificial intelligence—deep-learning recommendation models (DLRM)—within reach of small ...

Automotive

Developing driving simulations that look more life-like

Today's driving simulators have a big problem: They don't look realistic enough, particularly background objects, such as trees, and road markings. But researchers have developed a new way to create photorealistic images ...

Machine learning & AI

France taxman deploys AI spy to spot hidden swimming pools

France's tax authority said Monday that a new artificial intelligence system had found thousands of undeclared swimming pools, allowing it to collect millions of euros from homeowners who failed to report the facilities.

Computer Sciences

Efficient AI technology for MRI data analysis

An algorithm developed by researchers from Helmholtz Munich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and its University Hospital rechts der Isar, the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) and the University of Bonn is able to learn ...