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Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into AI systems

Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into AI systems

Apr 20, 2017 United Kingdom
Many experts think of artificial intelligence systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us and acquire human-like biases.
Machine learning for fast drawing

Machine learning for fast drawing

Apr 17, 2017 United States
Drawing on a computer can be slow and difficult so Google has created AutoDraw, a new web based tool that pairs machine learning with drawings created by talented artists to help you draw.
Linking robots to surveillance teams

Linking robots to surveillance teams

Apr 13, 2017 United States
Researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around and, if necessary, get help in interpreting what they see, enabling them to conduct surveillance as a single entity with many eyes.
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Apr 12, 2017
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 18 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May 2017 (www.IDTechEx.com/europe).
Can robots write meaningful news?

Can robots write meaningful news?

Apr 10, 2017 Sweden
Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something positive?
Ontario invests up to $100 million in artificial intelligence

Ontario invests up to $100 million in artificial intelligence

Apr 10, 2017 Canada
Ontario is ensuring businesses in the province continue to stay ahead in the innovation economy, and attract investment and top talent, by supporting a new institute for artificial intelligence with a specific focus on deep learning and machine learning.
Toyota uses artificial intelligence to hunt for new materials

Toyota uses artificial intelligence to hunt for new materials

Apr 7, 2017 United States
$35 Million to Accelerate Materials Science Discovery. Projects will apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed development of materials for next-generation energy.
Europe's Most Important Event on Emerging Technologies

Europe's Most Important Event on Emerging Technologies

Apr 5, 2017
The IDTechEx Show! takes place on 10 & 11 May in Berlin, hosting over 200 exhibitors and over 3,000 attendees.
New insights and technologies to improve human-robot collaboration

New insights and technologies to improve human-robot collaboration

Apr 5, 2017 Belgium
Introducing new adaptive control software and using gestures to improve human-machine communication, Walt, a collaborative robot (cobot) has been developed that works alongside its human co-workers in a safe and flexible way.
IDTechEx Recruits Event VP Expanding Presence in North America

IDTechEx Recruits Event VP Expanding Presence in North America

Apr 3, 2017
IDTechEx, the analyst and events firm covering emerging technologies, announces the expansion of its North American office with the hiring of Mary Ellen Guerrlich as VP Business Development, Events.
Machine learns to choreograph

Machine learns to choreograph

Apr 3, 2017 2 United States
Researchers sought to automate the process of step chart generation so that players can dance to a wider variety of charts on any song of their choosing.
Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer

Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer

Mar 30, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a computer program to detect cancer based on chemical modification of DNA circulating in blood.
New computer software programme excels at lip reading

New computer software programme excels at lip reading

Mar 27, 2017 United Kingdom
A new computer software programme has the potential to lip-read more accurately than people and to help those with hearing loss.