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Machine-learning system enables smoother streaming

Machine-learning system enables smoother streaming

Aug 21, 2017 United States
We've all experienced two hugely frustrating things on YouTube: our video either suddenly gets pixelated, or it stops entirely to rebuffer. Both happen because of special algorithms that break videos into small chunks that load as you go.
Neural networks for odor recognition

Neural networks for odor recognition

Aug 18, 2017 Russia
Researchers have applied fast-learning artificial intelligence to odour recognition and patented a handy electronic-nose device capable of recognising the olfactory patterns of a wide range of chemicals.
Smarter robot vacuum cleaners

Smarter robot vacuum cleaners

Aug 17, 2017 Germany
Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely!
A new wave in radio technology

A new wave in radio technology

Aug 16, 2017 United States
There now is a need to apply machine learning to the invisible realm of radio frequency signals.
IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Aug 15, 2017
IDTechEx's free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access these at a time that suits you, for up to one month.
Revolutionising animated characters' speech

Revolutionising animated characters' speech

Aug 14, 2017 United Kingdom, United States
Animating the speech of characters such as Elsa and Mowgli has been both time-consuming and costly. But now computer programmers have identified a way of creating natural-looking animated speech that can be generated in real-time as voice actors deliver their lines.
A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth

A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth

Aug 11, 2017 Europe
Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an 'Unmanned ground vehicle' equipped with non-invasive sensor technology.
Intel to build a fleet of 100 self-driving cars

Intel to build a fleet of 100 self-driving cars

Aug 11, 2017 United States
With the completion of the tender offer of Mobileye, Intel is poised to accelerate its autonomous driving business from car-to-cloud.
Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

Aug 10, 2017 Worldwide
RethinkX and Barclays Research have issued carefully prepared research concluding that the global peak for cars will be in only a few years. Analysts IDTechEx say around 2030. Most experts see it as inevitable.
Using AI to control a robotic exoskeleton

Using AI to control a robotic exoskeleton

Aug 9, 2017 Canada
Bionik Laboratories Corp, a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, has announced it has integrated Amazon's Echo technology and Alexa Voice Service into its ARKE™ lower body exoskeleton.
Artificial intelligence for human age-reversal

Artificial intelligence for human age-reversal

Aug 7, 2017 United States, Denmark
A research collaboration to use artificial intelligence to develop solutions for preventing early aging.
Automatic image retouching with machine learning

Automatic image retouching with machine learning

Aug 4, 2017 United States
In tests involving a new Google algorithm for producing high-dynamic-range images, which capture subtleties of color lost in standard digital images, the new system produced results that were visually indistinguishable from those of the algorithm in about one-tenth the time, fast enough for real-time display.
Decoding a treasure trove of data from the brain

Decoding a treasure trove of data from the brain

Aug 2, 2017 United States
Research and new technologies have dramatically expanded the amount of data that can be captured from the brain over the past few years. The challenge now is to determine what that data can tell us.