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Electronics & Semiconductors

A four-megabit nvCIM macro for edge AI devices

Edge AI devices, systems that combine artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing techniques, are becoming an essential part of the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. These devices include smart speakers, ...

Machine learning & AI

Demystifying machine-learning systems using natural language

Neural networks are sometimes called black boxes because, despite the fact that they can outperform humans on certain tasks, even the researchers who design them often don't understand how or why they work so well. But if ...

Computer Sciences

Technique improves AI's ability to understand 3D space using 2D images

Researchers have developed a new technique, called MonoCon, that improves the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) programs to identify three-dimensional (3D) objects, and how those objects relate to each other in space, ...

Computer Sciences

Machine-learning model shows diamond melting at high pressure

A Sandia National Laboratories supercomputer simulation model called SNAP that rapidly predicts the behavior of billions of interacting atoms has captured the melting of diamond when compressed by extreme pressures and temperatures. ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Instagram teaches AI to recognize rooms

It is not hard for humans to recognize an indoor environment, but teaching an artificial intelligence (AI) system to distinguish an office from a library is. AI systems are usually trained to use images only, and recognizing ...

Computer Sciences

Artificial intelligence resolves riddle of animal swirling

A group of Skoltech scientists—Ph.D. student Egor Nuzhin, Assistant Professor Maxim Panov, and Professor Nikolay Brilliantov—applied artificial intelligence methods to explain an enigmatic natural phenomenon: animal swirling. ...

Computer Sciences

Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are currently affecting our lives in many small but impactful ways. For example, AI and machine learning applications recommend entertainment we might enjoy through streaming services ...

Robotics

How robots learn to hike

ETH Zurich researchers led by Marco Hutter developed a new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain. Thanks to machine learning, the robot can combine ...

Hardware

AI light-field camera reads 3D facial expressions

A joint research team led by Professors Ki-Hun Jeong and Doheon Lee from the KAIST Department of Bio and Brain Engineering reported the development of a technique for facial expression detection by merging near-infrared light-field ...

Computer Sciences

How well do explanation methods for machine-learning models work?

Imagine a team of physicians using a neural network to detect cancer in mammogram images. Even if this machine-learning model seems to be performing well, it might be focusing on image features that are accidentally correlated ...

Computer Sciences

When should someone trust an AI assistant's predictions?

In a busy hospital, a radiologist is using an artificial intelligence system to help her diagnose medical conditions based on patients' X-ray images. Using the AI system can help her make faster diagnoses, but how does she ...

Computer Sciences

AI points the way to better doctor-patient communication

A computer analysis of hundreds of thousands of secure email messages between doctors and patients found that most doctors use language that is too complex for their patients to understand. The study also uncovered strategies ...

Machine learning & AI

With artificial intelligence, common sense is uncommon

Common sense isn't common, especially when it comes to artificial intelligence. Computers struggle to make fine distinctions that people take for granted. This is why websites require you authenticate your humanity before ...

Computer Sciences

Voice technology for the rest of the world

Voice-enabled technologies like Siri have gone from a novelty to a routine way to interact with technology in the past decade. In the coming years, our devices will only get chattier as the market for voice-enabled apps, ...

Machine learning & AI

Protecting the safety of citizens with Visual AI

The Korean research team at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced that it has applied the technology of Visual AI 'DeepView' to Daejeon Metropolitan City in earnest to prevent safety ...

Robotics

Mind-controlled robots now one step closer

Tetraplegic patients are prisoners of their own bodies, unable to speak or perform the slightest movement. Researchers have been working for years to develop systems that can help these patients carry out some tasks on their ...

Computer Sciences

Data-frugal deep learning optimizes microstructure imaging

Most often, we recognize deep learning as the magic behind self-driving cars and facial recognition, but what about its ability to safeguard the quality of the materials that make up these advanced devices? Professor of Materials ...

Computer Sciences

Researchers teach computer to be fluent in Finnish dialects

Computers usually understand Finnish only as the normative standard known as kirjakieli. Finnish dialects, however, create a lot of trouble when interacting with computers, since it is impossible to speak a language without ...

Robotics

Creating the human-robotic dream team

Using autonomous vehicle guidelines, a team of UBC Okanagan researchers has developed a system to improve interactions between people and robots.

Machine learning & AI

Machine learning speeds up vehicle routing

Waiting for a holiday package to be delivered? There's a tricky math problem that needs to be solved before the delivery truck pulls up to your door, and MIT researchers have a strategy that could speed up the solution.

Computer Sciences

Neural network analyzes gravitational waves in real time

Black holes are one of the greatest mysteries of the universe—for example, a black hole with the mass of our sun has a radius of only 3 kilometers. Black holes in orbit around each other emit gravitational radiation—oscillations ...

Computer Sciences

AI models microprocessor performance in real-time

Computer engineers at Duke University have developed a new AI method for accurately predicting the power consumption of any type of computer processor more than a trillion times per second while barely using any computational ...

Engineering

Automating engineering's ideal manager

Engineering is a collaborative practice, but effective teamwork can take many different forms. For some projects, teamwork means accomplishing all tasks as a group; for other projects, it is better for everyone to work individually ...