Scientists investigate using artificial intelligence for next-generation traffic control

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The development of artificial intelligence-based approaches to junction control is one of many new and promising technologies that can make better use of existing urban and road capacity, while reducing the environmental impacts of road traffic. The research carried out by the University of Southampton team has used computer games and simulations to investigate what makes good traffic control. This work has shown that – given the right conditions – humans are excellent at controlling the traffic and can perform significantly better than the existing urban traffic control computers in use today. This was tested for the BBC's'One Show' programme, where presenter Marty Jopson controlled a'real traffic light junction at the InnovITS proving ground using a laptop, while 30 volunteer drivers tried to negotiate the junction. Dr Simon Box of the University of Southampton Transportation Research Group adds: "The demonstration carried out at innovITS Advance indicates that the human brain, carefully employed, can be an extremely effective traffic control computer.


Are Funeral Strippers Real? Taiwan Pole Dancers Create Traffic Jam At Politician's Final Goodbye

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While funerals are generally a time for mourning, a memorial parade in Taiwan took a different route for lamentation. Fifty pole dancers caused a traffic jam during local politician Tung Hsiang's funeral in Chiayi Tuesday as they danced in black bikinis on top of cars, catching the eyes of crowds of bystanders for the duration of the procession. The women danced and sang atop 50 multicolored jeeps for the 76-year old man's memorial parade, which included imported luxury cars, traditional bands and drummer troops. Performers who dressed as gods were also part of the performance. Many spectators took photos and videos as the 200 vehicles proceeded throughout Chiayi.


Natural language generation software turns data into plain English

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Natural language generation, a field in artificial intelligence which automatically turns facts and statistics into coherent English and other languages, offers important advantages for finance and accounting, according to Robert Dale, a longtime expert in the technology. Gain a deeper understanding of how your business can benefit from IT and finance working cooperatively towards a unified goal. This email address is already registered. By submitting my Email address I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms of Use and Declaration of Consent. By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners.


Natural Language Generation Software turns data into plain English

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Artificial intelligence guru Robert Dale explains the benefits and shortcomings of natural language generation technology and advocates for disclosure of use of the software. Natural language generation, a field in artificial intelligence which automatically turns facts and statistics into coherent English and other languages, offers important advantages for finance and accounting, according to Robert Dale, a longtime expert in the technology. Since 2012, Dale has been CTO and chief strategy scientist at Arria NLG, based in London, and one of the first companies to offer automatic text generation. He is also co-author, with Arria's chief scientist Ehud Reiter, of the textbook, Building Natural Language Generation Systems, first published in 2000 and then again in 2006. In an interview with SearchFinancialApplications, Dale discussed NLG, its benefits for the office of the CFO and the future of artificial intelligence (AI).


Natural language generation software turns data into plain English

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Natural language generation, a field in artificial intelligence which automatically turns facts and statistics into coherent English and other languages, offers important advantages for finance and accounting, according to Robert Dale, a longtime expert in the technology. Gain a deeper understanding of how your business can benefit from IT and finance working cooperatively towards a unified goal. This email address is already registered. By submitting my Email address I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms of Use and Declaration of Consent. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.