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Robot used in landmark brain surgery ZDNet

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Robots are used in a variety of surgical procedures these days, but the brain has largely been a no-go zone for robot assistants in the OR. With the successful completion of an in-human robotic-assisted neurovascular intervention this month, that's set to change. The surgery was led by Dr. Vitor Mendes Pereira, a neurosurgeon and neuroradiologist at the Toronto Western Hospital and Krembil Brain Institute in Canada. Dr. Pereira's team utilized a vascular robotic device developed by Corindus. "The field of neurovascular intervention is changing rapidly, but there remains a significant need to expand access to care and reduce treatment times," said Mark Toland, CEO of Corindus.


Farmers are using AI to spot pests and catch diseases - and many believe it's the future of agriculture

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In Leones, Argentina, a drone with a special camera flies low over 150 acres of wheat. It's able to check each stalk, one-by-one, spotting the beginnings of a fungal infection that could potentially threaten this year's crop. Many food producers are struggling to manage threats to their crop like disease and pests, made worse by climate change, monocropping, and widespread pesticide use. Catching things early is key. Taranis, a company that works with farms on four continents, flies high-definition cameras above fields to provides "the eyes."


Farmers are using AI to spot pests and catch diseases -- and many believe it's the future of agriculture

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In Leones, Argentina, a drone with a special camera flies low over 150 acres of wheat. It's able to check each stalk, one-by-one, spotting the beginnings of a fungal infection that could potentially threaten this year's crop. The flying robot is powered by computer vision: a kind of artificial intelligence being developed by start-ups around the world, and deployed by farmers looking for solutions that will help them grow food on an increasingly unpredictable planet. Many food producers are struggling to manage threats to their crop like disease and pests, made worse by climate change, monocropping, and widespread pesticide use. Catching things early is key.


NVIDIA Research Takes NeurIPS Attendees on AI Road Trip NVIDIA Blog

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Take a joyride through a 3D urban neighborhood that looks like Tokyo, or New York, or maybe Rio de Janeiro -- all imagined by AI. We've introduced at this week's NeurIPS conference AI research that allows developers to render fully synthetic, interactive 3D worlds. While still early stage, this work shows promise for a variety of applications, including VR, autonomous vehicle development and architecture. The tech is among several NVIDIA projects on display here in Montreal. Attendees huddled around a green and black racing chair in our booth have been wowed by the demo, which lets drivers navigate around an eight-block world rendered by the neural network.


Touching drone footage reveals how 'loving' killer whales make physical contact

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Incredible drone footage of a pod of Orcas has been captured off the coast of British Colombia, Canada, by scientists monitoring the endangered population. Heart warming scenes show the moment a baby is nuzzled by its protective mother before playfully slapping her on the head with its tail. Touchingly the footage revealed to the scientists how the loving animals made physical contact with each other far more than expected. Researchers at Hakai Institute took the videos to study the feeding behaviours of endangered resident killer whales, fearing that the Killer whales' days on the coast might be numbered. They captured the serene beasts in their undisturbed habitat, and observed the day-to-day life of an orca as they had never seen it before, including hunting habits and communication between the animals - captured with an underwater microphone.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Fintech Market Consumption Volume, Rising Trends and Growth Forecast 2019-2025 - Galus Australis

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Fintech Market report provides the past, present and future industry trends and the forecast information related to the expected Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Fintech Market sales revenue, growth, demand, and supply scenario. It offers in-depth data, improves variations of the worldwide Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Fintech Market to help you in deciding the final strategy. It features far-reaching information in terms of changing market dynamics, manufacturing trends, structural changes in the market, and the latest developments. Market Overview: The report begins with this section where product overview and highlights of product and application segments of the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Fintech Market are provided. Highlights of the segmentation study include price, revenue, sales, sales growth rate, and market share by product.


As AI-assessed job interviewing grows, colleges try to prepare students

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Miguel Santiago, a senior at Baruch College in Manhattan, is graduating soon and already considering his next move -- maybe to a job at Goldman Sachs or somewhere else in banking. In at least six of his interviews, he's been questioned by a computer and not a live person. "They've basically replaced the first round with the HireVue," he said, referring to the video and artificial intelligence platform increasingly being used by employers for job interviews. When a candidate applies to a job at a company that uses HireVue, they are asked to go on to the platform, allow use of their webcam and respond to interview questions on video. The candidate's answers are recorded and then saved to the platform.


How Artificial Intelligence can increasingly impact MENA retail market

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"I am very interested in what is happening in Latin America and I think (in) Brazil there is an awful lot of quite smart investment," he added, noting that he thinks Europe is being a bit slow. The latest research report titled "Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market" published by Industry Research expects AI in the retail market to grow globally at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 35 percent from 2019 to 2024. The report also notes that the growing trend of rising technology adoption in the industry can be associated with the need for streamlining retail operations, minimising efforts, and increasing revenue mostly for e-commerce retailers. The application of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and analytics will enable businesses with a data-driven model by expanding the types of data that can be analysed and raise the level of sophistication of the resulting insight, according to the report. Owen Farrow, Leader Consumer Industry at IBM Middle East told Zawya on the sidelines of the event that the UAE particularly is becoming a more common place to talk to people about AI and stands out for leading with experience.


How Artificial Intelligence can increasingly impact MENA retail market

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"I am very interested in what is happening in Latin America and I think (in) Brazil there is an awful lot of quite smart investment," he added, noting that he thinks Europe is being a bit slow. The latest research report titled "Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market" published by Industry Research expects AI in the retail market to grow globally at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 35 percent from 2019 to 2024. The report also notes that the growing trend of rising technology adoption in the industry can be associated with the need for streamlining retail operations, minimising efforts, and increasing revenue mostly for e-commerce retailers. The application of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and analytics will enable businesses with a data-driven model by expanding the types of data that can be analysed and raise the level of sophistication of the resulting insight, according to the report. Owen Farrow, Leader Consumer Industry at IBM Middle East told Zawya on the sidelines of the event that the UAE particularly is becoming a more common place to talk to people about AI and stands out for leading with experience.


Top Artificial Intelligence Companies in Uruguay - 2019 Reviews

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