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Facial recognition for conservation

Facial recognition for conservation

Jul 17, 2017 New Zealand
An innovative new research and development conservation project using technology to help eliminate predators has been given a financial boost in New Zealand.
Robots to write news for UK press association

Robots to write news for UK press association

Jul 14, 2017 United Kingdom
PA (the Press Association), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, and Urbs Media, a start-up specialising in data-driven news, have received a grant worth €706,000 from Google to fund a new service which will create a stream of compelling local stories for hundreds of media outlets.
Teaching care robots about human poses

Teaching care robots about human poses

Jul 13, 2017 Japan
Expectations for care robots are growing against the backdrop of declining birthrates, an aging population, and a lack of care staff.
Producing flexible behaviours in simulated environments

Producing flexible behaviours in simulated environments

Jul 12, 2017 United States
The agility and flexibility of a monkey swinging through the trees or a football player dodging opponents and scoring a goal can be breathtaking. Mastering this kind of sophisticated motor control is a hallmark of physical intelligence, and is a crucial part of AI research.
Hacking the human brain

Hacking the human brain

Jul 11, 2017 United States
One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it.
Railway robots assist passengers

Railway robots assist passengers

Jul 11, 2017 Japan
he East Japan Railway Company is hoping to introduce robots to its railway stations to assist passengers.
Accelerating rendering with AI

Accelerating rendering with AI

Jul 7, 2017
Researchers have developed a new technology based on artificial intelligence and deep learning that eliminates this noise and thereby enables production-quality rendering at much faster speeds.
Universal concept to regulate robot behaviour

Universal concept to regulate robot behaviour

Jul 7, 2017 United Kingdom
Empowerment could potentially replace Asimov's famous Three Laws of Robotics, to ensure robots behave in a socially acceptable way.
Robots assist with recycling

Robots assist with recycling

Jul 6, 2017 United States
This robotic sorter uses its vision system to see the material, its artificial intelligence to think and identify each item, and a robot to pick targeted items.
Innovative voice creation based on deep learning

Innovative voice creation based on deep learning

Jul 4, 2017 2 Belgium
Acapela can now create a voice with an average of 10 to 15 minutes of clean audio recordings and the associated text transcription of the audio samples.
Dubai welcomes first autonomous police car

Dubai welcomes first autonomous police car

Jul 3, 2017 United Arab Emirates
In a recently-held press conference Dubai Police revealed the force's newest addition, the autonomous police patrol.
Intelligent baby breathing video monitor uses computer vision

Intelligent baby breathing video monitor uses computer vision

Jun 30, 2017 United States
ocoon Cam, the world's first intelligent baby breathing video monitor, has announced that it has closed a $4MM Series A funding.
Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions

Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions

Jun 28, 2017 United States
A computer system that's trained on thousands of examples of experimental reactions and that learns to predict what a reaction's major products will be.
From automated to cognitive: A brief history of building automation

From automated to cognitive: A brief history of building automation

Jun 26, 2017
Cognitive buildings is not just the latest buzzword, it feels like a most natural evolution of what we think of today as a move towards smarter buildings.