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Artificial Intelligence: AI Could Bring Us Fresh Insight Into Earthquakes

May 25, 2022

Scientists have long held the view that earthquakes are impossible to predict, being random events. But the potential for damage these natural events have, including the loss of life, have led researchers to explore whether that could be changed using technology such as AI and machine learning.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico, led by Dr Paul Johnson, a staff scientist at the lab’s geophysics group, conducted experiments that attempted to predict the timing of a quake, rather than its magnitude, location or time. The test was surprisingly successful.


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Artificial Intelligence: An AI-Controlled House Built By A Computer Scientist

September 18, 2020

It’s a striking, futuristic residence that commands panoramic views, combines home with a place to work, and is controlled by artificial intelligence having its own data center. Based outside Prague, Chechoslavika, the 5100-square-foot house is done up inside in stark white and has concrete-grey and glass exteriors. Named Villa Sophia, it’s home to a family of four and is purposely low-slung so as not to block the city view for the neighbors.

Artificial Intelligence: Intelligent Sugarcane Herbicide Sprayer Helps Save Great Barrier Reef

September 17, 2020

James Cook University College of Science and Engineering senior lecturer, Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi, is overseeing a project to develop a new robotic sprayer for weeds in canefields. The sprayer will reduce the use of herbicides by up to 80% because it uses a targeted spraying method instead of a wider, “at-will” distribution. Herbicides in the water run off from canefields alongside river catchments connected to the Great Barrier Reef are a hazard.

Artificial Intelligence: Microsoft and Nuance Team Up For AI-Powered Telemedicine Consults

September 16, 2020

Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced Tuesday the integration of an artificial intelligence-based clinical solution into Microsoft Teams to capture all details of clinical telemedicine via accurate documentation.

Artificial Intelligence: Brightseed, Which Uses AI To Explore Phytonutrients, Taps $27M

September 16, 2020

Brightseed, a biosciences and AI company based in the U.S., achieved fame with its discovery of a phytonutrient – a substance that plants produce to support their growth and defend against pathogens or predators. However, inside the human body, these compounds display anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective and neuroprotective abilities.

Artificial Intelligence: Robotic Dogs Conduct Advance Recces For The US Air Force

September 15, 2020

The U.S. Air Force recently tested robotic dogs to conduct a reconnaissance (recce) as a part of its thrust to boost the use of artificial intelligence (AI). The Ghost Robotics Vision 60 robots, four-legged, headless dog-like mechanical robots, emerged from inside an Air Force LC-130 Hercules transport. The aircraft had flown from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado to Nellis, carrying with it airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing.

Artificial Intelligence: Pentagon Readying JCF, A Cloud-Based AI Infrastructure

September 14, 2020

The Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has commenced the development of cloud platforms that could be used by the military’s AI developers to innovate new uses, including in defense. The JAIC has already migrated its main AI initiatives in preventive maintenance and humanitarian relief to a prototype cloud being developed together with consulting firm Deloitte.

Artificial Intelligence: Defense Secretary Esper Warns AI Could Transform The Battlefield

September 11, 2020

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper was speaking at the virtual Joint Artificial Intelligence Center symposium. In his speech, he stressed the need for the U.S. to maintain its lead in Artificial Intelligence, as well as to harness the technology within an ethical framework.

Venture Capital: Iron Ox Wraps Up A $20M Series B For Robotic Cultivation

September 10, 2020

Iron Ox pioneered autonomous and robotic farming when it launched its first farm in 2018. Using a combination of machine learning, robotics, and plant sciences, the company addresses issues such as food security and the cultivation of fresh, more consistent production. It announced Wednesday the closing of its Series B funding round worth $ 20 million.

Artificial Intelligence: Rustle Up A Nice Dinner Using AI And Plant Jammer

September 10, 2020

Hold it. Plant Jammer is not your usual, run-of-the-mill recipe app that churns out a recipe not much different from a physical cookbook. It’s a vegetarian cooking app that encourages people to cook at home using plant-based ingredients available in their fridge, avoid food waste, and eat healthily. This “AI Chef” will serve as “the GPS for your kitchen.”

Artificial Intelligence: HSBC Using AI To Keep ATMs From Running Out Of Cash

September 9, 2020

HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) has developed in-house AI-powered technology to fine-tune cash-filling operations at its ATMs, currently outsourced to third-party vendors. The system was successfully tested on the bank’s network of 1,200 ATMs in Hong Kong. The bank saved as much as $1 million because the number of ATM refills declined by 15% following the use of the “iCash” AI technology.

Artificial Intelligence: AI Could Improve Hearing For Millions of Americans

September 8, 2020

Here are some shocking statistics on hearing loss from the US National Institutes of Health. Twenty-five percent of adults aged between 65 and 75, and half of those aged 75 and older, experience disabling hearing loss. And, 28.8 million US adults could benefit from using hearing aids. However, artificial intelligence could improve modern hearing aids to make sound more natural and life-like for everyone.

Artificial Intelligence: China’s Frightening, Orwellian Use Of AI

September 4, 2020

Ross Andersen, deputy editor at The Atlantic writes a chilling account of China’s sinister intentions behind its avowed objective to achieve global AI supremacy by 2030.
“Xi wants to use AI’s awesome analytical powers to push China to the cutting edge of surveillance,” says Andersen. “He wants to build an all-seeing digital system of social control, patrolled by precog algorithms that identify potential dissenters in real-time.”

Artificial Intelligence: Got Procrastination? Get Help From These AI-Powered Glasses

September 2, 2020

Startup Auctify has developed Specs, special glasses that are fitted with a camera in their frame. The camera is unique because it can figure out what is occupying your attention currently – a laptop, book, or a person. It does this using machine learning. What’s more, the device also records this information and relays it to a connected app. At the end of the day, or anytime, the user can figure out where their time went.

Artificial Intelligence: About RoboRXN, IBM’s Lab In The Cloud

September 1, 2020

The time and cost incurred to develop a new material or molecule can take as long as 10 years and $ 10 million. A lot of actions in the chemical research are repetitive, or cumbersome because they rely on a trial and error practice. At IBM (NYSE: IBM) Research Europe, scientists have reinvented chemical research and molecular discovery by incorporating artificial intelligence, cloud technology, and robotics into the mix. The result: RoboRXN.

Artificial Intelligence: Elon Musk Demos Neuralink, A Future Brain Implant

September 1, 2020

At the much-anticipated Neuralink “product update,” Elon Musk demonstrated how Gertrude, a pig implanted with a Neuralink brain-computer-interface (BCI) device, was alive and healthy. “We have a healthy and happy pig, initially shy but obviously high energy and, you know, kind of loving life, and she’s had the implant for two months,” Musk said of Gertrude, the pig.

Artificial Intelligence: The U.S. Lays Out $1B For New AI And Quantum Computing Institutes

August 28, 2020

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Department of Energy (DoE) are together the architects of a $1 billion plan to set up 12 multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional national hubs for research and workforce development relating to AI and quantum information science (QIS).

Venture Capital: Early Cancer Detection Company Freenome Lands $270M

August 28, 2020

Freenome’s multiomics platform detects key biological signals that portend early cancer. The company trained the platform on thousands of cancer-positive blood samples so that it learnt which biomarker patterns signify a cancer’s stage, type and most effective treatment pathways. Early cancer detection is now possible with a routine blood draw. The biotechnology company announced an oversubscribed series C funding round of $ 270 million.

Artificial Intelligence: UC Davis Awarded $20M Grant For Researching Next Gen Food Systems

August 27, 2020

UC Davis has received a grant of $20 million for a research institute to integrate artificial intelligence in food systems. The project is one part of a national drive worth $ 140 million being conducted by the National Science Foundation involving research universities and agencies.

Artificial Intelligence: Verta Pioneers AI/ML Model Management System

August 26, 2020

Verta, a startup founded by MIT CSAIL graduate Manasi Vartak, develops software to help data science teams manage their Machine Learning (ML) models.
“Between the difficulty of managing model versions, rewriting research models for production, and streamlining data ingest, the development and deployment of production-ready models is a frustrating struggle for small and large companies alike,” Verta says on its website. Verta announced Tuesday its Series A funding of $10 million led by Intel Capital with participation from General Catalyst who led the seed round.

Artificial Intelligence: How AI Can Help Improve The Kidney Transplant Network

August 25, 2020

How to give desperate patients a better chance to get a kidney? Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) have started a project that utilizes AI to process data inside a kidney transplant network. It will help remove the current difficulties of kidney transplants – thousands of patients on a waiting list, while a large number of kidneys are discarded because donor matching could not be completed in time.

Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning AI To Foil Cryptojacking Computer Pirates

August 24, 2020

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised an AI-based software watchdog that thwarts malicious actors from hijacking computer resources for the illicit mining of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and monero. This criminal activity is known as cryptojacking.

Artificial Intelligence: Israeli Shipping Co Deploys AI to Sniff Out Cargo Misdeclarations

August 20, 2020

The 75-year-old Israeli shipping company ZIM operates globally with four operational headquarters and regional offices around the world to service its 30,000+ customers. In a drive to make its vessels, crew, cargo and the global supply chain safer, ZIM has developed and implemented ZIMGuard™. It is an AI-based software to detect and flag hazardous cargo that has been mis-declared by the shipper.

Artificial Intelligence: Four Times Faster MRIs Using AI

August 19, 2020

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and NYU Langone Health collaborated on research to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into medical imaging technology. The objective: to speed up MRI scanning so that patients have to spend less time cooped up, completely still, inside an MRI machine for as long as an hour. The project, fastMRI, found AI can help make these agonizing scans up to four times faster.

Artificial Intelligence: Chinese AI Behemoth SenseTime May Dual-List

August 17, 2020

SenseTime Group Ltd., the Chinese AI giant that deploys facial recognition technology on a massive scale, including for law enforcement, is weighing an IPO. The company, which is backed by investors such as SoftBank and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, is raising $1.5 billion of pre-IPO financing at a valuation of nearly $8.5 billion.