Machine learning & AI

Training computers to tease out the subtext behind the text

It is hard enough for humans to interpret the deeper meaning and context of social media and news articles. Asking computers to do it is a nearly impossible task. Even C-3PO, fluent in over 6 million forms of communication, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Recycled factory heat benefits industries and the environment

Industrial processes account for more than a fourth of Europe's primary energy consumption and produce a tremendous amount of heat. EU funded research is closing the circle with novel systems that recover waste heat and return ...

Energy & Green Tech

Can we coordinate water sources to recover more water sustainably?

In many places, including Southern California, climate change has increased the threat of drought and the need for new and continuous water resources. Higher salinity water streams, and sometimes seawater, come into consideration ...

Business

Costly delays to Boeing's 777X rile Emirates

Delays to the certification of Boeing's 777X long-haul aircraft are costing billions and infuriating top customer Emirates, but the US manufacturer is banking on the model as air traffic rebounds.

Computer Sciences

Research team formalizes novel data stream processing concept

A team of collaborators from the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Google Inc., Snowflake Inc. and Ververica GmbH has tested a computing concept that could help speed up real-time processing of data ...

Computer Sciences

How figurative language confuses chatbots

Computer scientists recently examined the performance of dialog systems, such as personal assistants and chatbots designed to interact with humans. The team found that when these systems are confronted with dialog that includes ...

Energy & Green Tech

COP26: How bricks could prove central in the drive to net zero

A Heriot-Watt University professor and co-founder of clean tech company Kenoteq, Professor Gabriela Medero, is calling for an overhaul of the construction industry during COP26, recommending an urgent shift to a circular ...

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