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Singapore researchers tap human body as medium to power wearables


Singapore researchers say they have developed a way to tap the human body as a medium to draw energy and power wearables. The technology draws power from a single device, such as a mobile phone placed in a pocket, to wirelessly charge other wearables placed on the body. It also could be used to extract unused energy from electronic appliances in homes or offices to power wearables, said the team from National University of Singapore's (NUS) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The engineers developed the technology alongside the university's N.1 Institute for Health, which comprises academics in neuro-engineering who use machine learning and artificial intelligence to facilitate clinical trials. The researchers built a system that encompasses a receiver and transmitter, each embedded with a chip that enables wireless powering across the entire human body.

Cockroaches could be steered remotely for search and rescue missions

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists have demonstrated how a live cockroach equipped with a computerised'backpack' could be steered remotely for search and rescue missions. The backpack, created by a team at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, is a small computer chip fitted with an infrared camera, carbon dioxide sensor and a temperature/humidity sensor, among other functions. In lab trials, the team fitted the backpack to a Madagascar hissing cockroach and successfully used it to find humans in a simulated disaster scene. The cockroach fitted with the backpack also had electrodes implanted in its cerci – the protruding appendages on its left and right side. Electrical currents were delivered to the two cerci via the electrodes to induce turning, allowing the scientists to control the direction it moved in.

Microsoft says error led to no matching Bing images for Tiananmen 'tank man'

The Japan Times

Microsoft Corp. on Friday blamed "accidental human error" for its Bing search engine not showing results for the query "tank man" in the United States and elsewhere after users raised concerns about possible censorship around the Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary. Users, including in Germany and Singapore, reported Friday that when they performed the search Bing returned the message, "There are no results for tank man." Hours after Microsoft acknowledged the issue, the same search returned only pictures of tanks elsewhere in the world. "Tank man" is often used to describe an unidentified person famously pictured standing before tanks in China's Tiananmen Square during pro-democracy demonstrations in June 1989. Microsoft said the issue was "due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this."

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Singapore sends out drones to watch over reservoirs


Singapore is sending out drones to monitor water quality and activities at its reservoirs. It hopes this will reduce the number of hours currently needed to perform such tasks by 5,000 man-hours. Officers currently spend 7,200 man-hours a year carrying out various duties at these water catchment areas across the island. These include daily patrols to identify excessive growth of aquatic plants and algal blooms, which could affect water quality. Data also is collected on water activities, such as fishing and paddling, in and along the edge of the reservoir to ensure these are carried out safely.

Artificial Intelligence Workout Device Goes Global


By September 2021, the company is slated for implementation of their technology in the most tech- forward training centers in Singapore. Moreover, it begins shipping product to its consumer purchasers and coaches who are equally excited to get their hands on the technology. "This technology represents a jump forward for our training group, allowing previously unavailable movement data to influence our training decisions, all in a portable form factor," said Carl de Vries, founder of Athletic Inc., one of BODbx's earliest users. While in-depth information on the type of feedback and guidance a user receives has been notably kept close to the company's chest, it is clear that pose analysis allows for everything from measures of fatigue to specific details about how an individual's body should be moving in order to correct form. Expect to see calorie counts, reps, and other usual suspects after your workout, too, not to mention the daily workout optimization algorithm.

New Creation Could Give Robots Human-Like Sense of Touch – MyFinB


Robots and machines are getting smarter with the advancement of artificial intelligence, but they still lack the ability to touch and feel their subtle and complex surroundings like human beings. Now, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a smart foam that can give machines more than a human touch. Called artificially innervated foam, or AiFoam, the new material – which is soft and feels like a sponge – mimics the human sense of touch, can sense nearby objects without actually touching, and repairs itself when damaged. Compared with other conventional materials, AiFoam is the first smart foam in the world that performs these functions simultaneously, potentially making robots more intelligent and interactive. This breakthrough material was developed over two years by a team led by Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee from the NUS Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech).

Smart foam gives robots a human-like sense of touch


Robots and machines are getting smarter with the advancement of artificial intelligence, but they still lack the ability to touch and feel their subtle and complex surroundings like human beings. Now researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a smart foam that can quite literally give machines more of a human touch, describing their results in the journal Nature Communications. The human sense of touch enables people to manipulate objects and operate effectively in unfamiliar environments. When machines that interact with humans possess this capability, robotic motion can be smoother, safer and more predictable. Take machines such as cleaning robots and robotic waiters as an example.

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Changing business needs due to COVID-19 driving AI adoption: IBM survey


Recent advances in artificial intelligence technology and the changing business needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic are driving the adoption of AI, according to new market research commissioned by IBM. The "Global AI Adoption Index 2021," survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM, sheds light on the deployment of AI across 5,501 businesses in China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru), Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. According to the annual survey, while advances in AI are making it more accessible, some global businesses are still facing a multitude of challenges when it comes to adopting AI. "As organizations move to a post-pandemic world, data from the Global AI Adoption Index 2021 underscores a major uptick in AI investment. We believe these investments will continue to accelerate rapidly as customers look for new, innovative ways to drive their digital transformations by taking advantage of hybrid cloud and AI," said Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud and Data Platform.