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DataRobot looks to bridge Australia's Data Scientist gap - Which-50

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Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for Which-50.com He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.


Computer Bridge

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A computer program that uses AI planning techniques is now the world champion computer program in the game of Contract Bridge. As reported in The New York Times and The Washington Post, this program--a new version of Great Game Products' The classical approach used in AI programs for games of strategy is to do a game tree search using the well-known minimax formula (eq. 1) The minimax computation is basically a bruteforce search: If implemented as formulated here, it would examine every node in the game tree. In practical implementations of minimax game tree searching, a number of techniques are used to improve the efficiency of this computation: putting a bound on the depth of the search, using alpha-beta pruning, doing transposition-table lookup, and so on. However, even with enhancements such as these, minimax computations often involve examining huge numbers of nodes in the game tree. Because a Bridge hand is typically played in just a few minutes, there is not enough time for a game tree search to search enough of this tree to make good decisions.


Rise of the Robots in Finance Transformation - Eton Bridge Partners

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Of course, when we talk about robots in the business process context, we need to forget the old clichés of R2-D2, Wall-E or the Terminator. Or even the real-life robots used in manufacturing.


Robot bridge inspector uses sensors and machine learning to hunt for defects

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Robot bridge inspector uses sensors and machine learning to hunt for defects Researchers at the University of Nevada have developed an autonomous robot, designed to inspect bridges and detect any structural damage before it can cause potential injury. The four-wheeled robot bridge inspector, called Seekur, uses a variety of tools to carry out its important task. Researchers at the University of Nevada have developed an autonomous robot, designed to inspect bridges and detect any structural damage before it can cause potential injury. The four-wheeled robot bridge inspector, called Seekur, uses a variety of tools to carry out its important task.


How Robots Could Help Bridge The Elder-Care Gap

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Despite innovations that make it easier for seniors to keep living on their own rather than moving into special facilities, most elderly people eventually need a hand with chores and other everyday activities. Friends and relatives often can't do all the work. Growing evidence indicates it's neither sustainable nor healthy for seniors or their loved ones. Yet demand for professional caregivers already far outstrips supply, and experts say this workforce shortage will only get worse. Just as automation has begun to do jobs previously seen as uniquely suited for humans, like retrieving goods from warehouses, robots will assist your elderly relatives.


Robot bridge inspector uses sensors and machine learning to hunt for defects

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Autonomous bridge-inspecting robot could save lives by using smart sensors and machine learning algorithms to detect dangerous defects. Researchers at the University of Nevada have developed an autonomous robot, designed to inspect bridges and detect any structural damage before it can cause potential injury. The four-wheeled robot bridge inspector, called Seekur, uses a variety of tools to carry out its important task. These include ground-penetrating radar for looking beneath the surface of a bridge for underlying instabilities, sensors designed to search for possible corrosion of steel or cement, and a camera which analyzes cracks in the bridge's surface. A machine learning algorithm then analyzes all of this information and uses it to generate a color-coded map, which is passed on to (human) engineers to make them aware of weak spots.


Robot inspector is checking bridges with 96% accuracy

Daily Mail - Science & tech

There are nearly 56,000 defective bridges currently being used in the US and unsuspecting vehicles travel across them about 185 million time a day – but these structures could go at any moment. However, a team of researchers have designed a'robot bridge inspector' that is said to cut down on the costs for inspections and is able to thoroughly check for corrosion and other faults in the structure with 96 percent accuracy. Called Seekur Jr, the autonomous machine is equipped with a camera for visual crack detection, ground penetrating radar for concrete rebar assessment and unique sensors for concrete corrosion. Researchers have designed a'robot bridge inspector' that is said to cut down on the costs for inspections and is able to thoroughly check for corrosion and other faults in the structure - with 96 percent accuracy The University of Nevada designed a'robot bridge inspector' to check bridges for corrosion and other faults. Seekur has a camera for visual crack detection, ground penetrating radar for concrete rebar assessment and unique sensors for concrete corrosion.


Robot inspector helps check bridges for dangerous defects New Scientist

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When the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi river in Minnesota collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people, it was because of defects in steel plates that safety inspectors had missed. A new robot helper could help avoid such tragedies by making bridge checks cheaper and more accurate.


Robot inspector helps check bridges for dangerous defects

New Scientist

When the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi river in Minnesota collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people, it was because of defects in steel plates that safety inspectors had missed. A new robot helper could help avoid such tragedies by making bridge checks cheaper and more accurate. Surveying a bridge used to involve drilling into the road to check the concrete and steel structures underneath. Although radar has simplified the work since the 1980s, sending out teams of people to check bridges is still expensive and can require extended road closures. The upshot is that many bridges are overdue a health check – thousands in the US alone, for instance.


Program for a Better Bridge Game; A College Partnership Aids Industry Research - The Washington Post

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Tom Throop knows a lot about computers and the game of bridge. Back in 1958, while working at a U.S. Navy lab in the District, he programmed a Univac computer to play the game. Later, he designed bridge software for Radio Shack, Apple and Commodore computers. Eventually, he founded a company in Bethesda called Great Game Products Inc. that focused on selling his Bridge Baron software. But when Throop, 64, wanted to make the Bridge Baron a better player -- it lacked the ability to develop a strategy at the beginning of a game -- he knew he'd have to get some outside help in the world of artificial intelligence.