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Georgia Tech team develops AI to read EV charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

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A team from Georgia Tech has developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of electric vehicle charging stations, allowing it accurately to identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Patterns. But we really don't have a good understanding of how well these investments are serving the public and public interest. Electric vehicle drivers have started to solve the problem of uncertain charging infrastructure by forming communities on charge station locator apps, leaving reviews. The researchers sought to analyze these reviews to better understand the problems facing users.


Moving from ImageNet to RadImageNet for Improved Transfer Learning and Generalizability

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See also the article by Mei et al in this issue. Alexandre Cadrin-Chênevert, MD, BEng, is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist at CISSS Lanaudière and clinical professor at Laval University. He has previously served as chief of the medical imaging department. As a Kaggle competition master, he has successfully participated in many machine learning competitions. He is an early member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Standing Committee. His current research interests include deep learning, computer vision, object detection, self-supervised learning, model generalizability, and public medical imaging datasets.


Tech industry stuck over patent problems with AI algorithms

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The question of whether AI-generated outputs can be patented is impacting how technology companies can protect their intellectual property. Some of the most hyped up AI technologies are systems that can produce surprisingly creative outputs. Uncanny poems, short stories, and striking digital art have all been generated by machines. The human effort required to initiate these processes are often trivial: a few clicks or typing a text description can guide the machine towards producing something useful. Similar generative AI models are also being applied in scientific and technological applications.


How artificial intelligence could lower nuclear energy costs

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LEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuclear power plants provide large amounts of electricity without releasing planet-warming pollution. But the expense of running these plants has made it difficult for them to stay open. If nuclear is to play a role in the U.S. clean energy economy, costs must come down. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are devising systems that could make nuclear energy more competitive using artificial intelligence. Nuclear power plants are expensive in part because they demand constant monitoring and maintenance to ensure consistent power flow and safety.


Xiaomi has a humanoid robot that walks very, very carefully

Mashable

Xiaomi has launched a humanoid robot called CyberOne. It can detect human emotion and create 3D visual reconstructions of the world. In a press release Thursday, the company announced the robot, which is actually a new iteration of an existing "Cyber" series of robots, as Xiaomi also has a quadruped robot called CyberDog. CyberOne is very different from its dog-like friend. It's 177cm tall and weighs 52kg, and (Xiaomi thought this was important to know) has an arm span of 168cm. "CyberOne supports up to 21 degrees of freedom in motion and achieves a real-time response speed of 0.5ms for each degree of freedom," Xiaomi says, which allows it to "fully simulate human movements."


South Korea's SK Hynix to launch US chip plant in 2023: Sources

Al Jazeera

South Korea's SK Hynix aims to select a US site for its advanced chip packaging plant and break ground there around the first quarter of next year, two people familiar with the matter said, helping the United States to compete as China pours money into the burgeoning sector. The plant, whose estimated cost would be "several billions", would ramp up to mass production by 2025-26 and employ about 1,000 workers, one of the sources said, declining to be named because details about the plant have not been made public. It would likely be located near a university with engineering talent, the person said. The company is "hoping to make a selection of the site and break ground somewhere around the first quarter of next year", one of the people said. SK Group, South Korea's second-biggest conglomerate, owns memory chipmaker SK Hynix and announced the new plant last month as part of a $22bn US-based investment package in semiconductors, green energy and bioscience projects.


The final Fifa: after 30 years, the football sim plans to go out with a bang

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Earlier this year, at the famed La Romareda stadium in Zaragoza, Spain, EA Sports organised two football matches, one each for male and female pro players. During these competitive 90-minute fixtures, all participants, including subs and officials, wore advanced Xsens motion capture suits that recorded their every movement, shot, tackle and celebration. Involving more than 70 people it was, according to gameplay producer Sam Rivera, the largest number of players ever motion-captured in a single session. Every year, the developers of Fifa tell us that their key aim is authenticity. This year, Fifa 23 – the final product of EA Sports and Fifa's 30-year partnership – is about making key moments more intelligible, detailed and dramatic, zooming in ever closer to the action at pitch level.


SentinelOne Unveils XDR Ingest to Transform Data-Defined Cybersecurity

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SentinelOne, an autonomous cybersecurity platform company, unveiled XDR Ingest, a disruptive step in democratizing XDR. XDR Ingest provides SentinelOne customers with a limitless data platform to ingest, retain, correlate, search, and action all enterprise security data – real time and historical, from any source. All Singularity XDR customers receive an included ingestion allocation for data, telemetry, and logs from any external source. Included free of charge is also the ingestion of all SentinelOne native data. Together, XDR Ingest offsets the costs of log storage and eliminates unnecessary data duplication.


China to encourage AI application in key industries - government guidelines - YUAN TALKS

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GoTo Promotes Paddy Srinivasan to CEO

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GoTo, the all-in-one business communications and IT support and management platform, announced the promotion of Paddy Srinivasan to President and Chief Executive Officer. In his role as Chief Product and Technology Officer, Srinivasan has been a driving force behind GoTo's recent transformation, and platform unification. He succeeds Board member Mike Kohlsdorf, who has served as CEO since January. "Paddy has played a pivotal role in building GoTo's vision to make IT easy and the associated innovation of GoTo Connect and GoTo Resolve to enable SMB success," said Kohlsdorf. "Paddy and I have worked in close collaboration for several years, and I believe he is uniquely positioned to see GoTo through this pivotal moment of accelerated growth and product innovation."