JUUL patents AI-powered device to curb addiction by releasing smaller amounts of nicotine

Daily Mail - Science & tech

JUUL has been called'highly addictive', but the firm may be developing a new product that helps users kick the habit once and for all. The San Francisco company filed a patent that describes an artificial intelligence powered product that delivers fewer nicotine amounts to the user by learning their smoking habits over time. The document highlights a device that alternates between nicotine and a non-nicotine product in order to gradually reduce the intake of the drug. The device may also be connected to a smartphone that could log how much nicotine is being consumed, allowing the device to determine how it should regulate the drug, as first reported on by The Logic. JUUL started off as a way of providing the world's one billion smokers with an alternative to combustible tobacco products.

Tesla driver who died in 'autopilot' crash was playing on phone, inquiry finds

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A Tesla driver killed in a Silicon Valley crash was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time of his fatal crash, investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transport and Safety Board (NTSB) investigation found that Walter Huang, a 38-year-old Apple software engineer and game developer, made no attempts to stop his vehicle as it sped towards a crash barrier before the 2018 crash. Huang's Tesla Model X was in "Autopilot" mode and traveling at about 70 miles per hour when it crashed into a safety barrier and was struck by two other vehicles. He died in hospital from his injuries. "If you own a car with partial automation, do you not own a self-driving car. So don't pretend that you do," said the NTSB chairman, Robert Sumwalt.

The AI Show: Thinking outside the black AI box by The AI Show • A podcast on Anchor


Ever wondered if an algorithm is changing your perception of reality? We talk about that, and much more, in this episode of The AI Show. What happens when you don't know why a smart system made a specific decision? Today's guest chairs the Ethics Certification Program for AI systems for the IEEE standards association. She's on the AI faculty at Singularity University … she's an author ... and she's been a judge for the X-Prize.

The WIRED Guide to 5G


The future depends on connectivity. From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier will require high-speed, always-on internet connections. To keep up with the explosion of new connected gadgets and vehicles, not to mention the deluge of streaming video, the mobile industry is working on something called 5G--so named because it's the fifth generation of wireless networking technology. The promise is that 5G will bring speeds of around 10 gigabits per second to your phone. US carriers promise that 5G will be available nationwide by 2020, but the first 5G networks won't be nearly so fast.

AI IRL Podcast Episode 39: AI Makes Users Make Better Decisions - Bold360 Blog


In the discussion of AI, we don't talk about taking a user-centric approach nearly enough. We get caught up in technology for technology's sake or an implementation perspective or solving business problems. Instead, we need to be asking: Are we delivering a better user experience through AI? I recently got to interview Chris Butler, Chief Product Architect at IPsoft, about user empathy and design thinking. "One of the key components is how do we build these systems to be in service of people rather than the other way around?"

Podcast: Improving battery charging, and harnessing energy from the air


A machine learning algorithm reveals how to quickly charge batteries without damaging them. Research Highlight: The'silent' language of mice is decoded at last; Research Article: Gu et al. A new device produces electricity using water in the air. Coronavirus outbreak updates, the global push to conserve biodiversity, and radar reveals secrets in an ancient Egyptian tomb. News: Coronavirus: latest news on spreading infection; News: China takes centre stage in global biodiversity push; News: Is this Nefertiti's tomb?

Here's How App Technology Is Stepping Up The Game With AI


Mobile app technology has reduced the gap between the global audience and the businesses. In less than a decade, applications became mainstream in the business world, because of its wide-ranging functionalities. As a flourishing concept in the market, it has been bombarded with a lot of different technologies. And today we will talk about one such technology. Yes, we are talking about mobile app development.

Intersection of Cannabis, AI, and Ag Tech Straight Ahead


Pictured above is a general purpose dual RBG camera system, designed by Carnegie Mellon University researcher George Kantor and his R&D team, to collect high quality images in agricultural environments. Collected images can feed crop-specific artificial intelligence methods that extract measurements such as crop yield, maturity, or disease incidence. Generally speaking, artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies are infiltrating every aspect of our daily lives, from the smartphones everyone is carrying around everywhere to places where maybe AI is best left on the sidelines (have you heard about Alexa's newest integration into a connected shower head device?). As you all know, the greenhouse has not been spared from the "AI Revolution" – not in the slightest – and one area we're hearing the technology is making believers out of skeptics is in the legal cannabis space, where high profit margins and a youthful, tech-focused grower demographic creates the perfect storm for early-stage ag tech adoption. If you disagree with that statement, I invite you to spend a day next year at the massive MJBizCon show in Las Vegas, which at this point is basically a smaller, more focused CES show for cannabis producers, and then let me know if you still don't think cannabis growers are all that innovative or on the cutting edge of technology adoption.

'Hey Siri, bring in the cattle and irrigate field four'


If you go down to the farm today, you'll likely find it packed with sensors, drones and remote management systems run by iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices. In fact, we're only one or two Siri Shortcuts away from voice-controlled farms equipped with remotely controlled irrigation, livestock and crop management solutions and blockchain-based crop lifecycle analysis tools. Most of this technology exists, but cost constrains deployment. Leading the digital transformation of agriculture are apps, such as: Agrellus, an online marketplace for agriculture, xarvio Scouting App for better crop management, FieldNET Mobile to control water pivots remotely, Yara ImageIT, which turns your iPhone into a crop nutrient testing system, AgSense, and GrainTruckPlus. There are many more apps for agriculture available at the App Store – including Tudder, the "Tinder for farm animals."

Croquet Launches Live Collaboration Development Platform for the Apps


SIP Global Partners (SIP GP) invest $2.0 million as part of a $2.7M round to power Croquet's market penetration and customer growth Croquet Corporation announced the release of its transformational platform for the development of Live Collaboration apps and games. The company has raised a seed round investment of $2.7M, including $2.0 million from SIP Global Partners (SIP GP) to introduce the platform to developers in key market segments. "Croquet will unleash a wave of innovation that will define massive new markets as the 5G and augmented reality markets go mainstream around the world." Developers can sign up today for the Croquet Software Development Kit (SDK) at Croquet's revolutionary software is powered by a global edge reflector network, optimized for co-deployment with 5G modems that will foster a new generation of shared, interactive, and collaborative experiences.