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Brief history of AI


This article is inspired by a lecture I taught during the University Open Air September 2020 semester. The program was organized by a team of great people at Brooklyn Public Library. Humans have been…

How AI can help us clean up our land, air, and water


The next industrial revolution is already happening. Artificial intelligence (AI) is ushering in an era of technologies that are faster, more adaptable, more efficient, and making the world more digitally connected. AI is best described as complementary to human intelligence, delivering the computing power to crunch numbers too big for people and recognize patterns too tedious for the human eye. In a Harvard Business Review study of 1,500 companies, it was found that the most significant performance improvements were made when humans and machines worked together. As AI becomes one of society's greatest assets, it's especially helpful for solving problems that seem larger than life -- like protecting our natural environment.

Cytomine: Free Open source Web-based Digital Pathology (WSI) solution with Machine learning flavor


Cytomine is a web-based open source solution, aiming to empower whole-slide image processing, & analysis with machine learning algorithms. It's built to ease collaboration among researchers. Cytomine is built by a group of researchers from Montefiore Institute (University of Liège, Belgium) who are developing machine learning algorithms and big data software modules aiming to provide an open-source solution for processing very large imaging data. Unlike Orbit which we introduced in this article, Cytomine is considered lightweight, web-based, easy to install, & does not require heavy-duty hardware requirements like an orbit. It can be installed on a web server, a laptop or a desktop.

What's the best way to prepare for machine learning math? – IAM Network


The mathematics of machine learning is complicated. But it can become pleasant if you know where to start your learning journey. This article is part of "AI education", a series of posts that review and explore educational content on data science and machine learning. How much math knowledge do you need for machine learning and deep learning? Some people say not much.

AI speakers play growing role in daily life of Japan's seniors and disabled

The Japan Times

Smart speakers with artificial intelligence technology are increasingly being employed to help older people or those with disabilities in their daily lives, with their voice-activated functionalities proving especially convenient for those with mobility issues or wanting to connect. The daily routine of Katsunori Endo, a 63-year-old resident of Yamagata Prefecture, includes greeting his AI speaker and asking for the day's weather and news. "It's convenient because it tells me the weather for specific regions," Endo said, adding that it will also tell him what happened on a particular day in history, or alert him to seasonal dates. Developed by e-commerce giant Inc., Alexa is a smart speaker capable of performing a plethora of tasks in response to voice commands, including providing real-time information and controlling several other smart devices as a home automation system.

Using machine learning to speed bioscaffold development


A team led by computer scientist Lydia Kavraki used a machine learning approach to predict the quality of scaffold materials produced by 3D-printing, given the printing parameters. The work also found that controlling print speed is critical in making high-quality implants. Bioscaffolds developed by co-author and bioengineer Antonios Mikos are bonelike structures that serve as placeholders for injured tissue. They are porous to support the growth of cells and blood vessels that turn into new tissue and ultimately replace the implant. Mikos has been developing bioscaffolds to improve techniques to heal craniofacial and musculoskeletal wounds.

"Odias in Machine Learning" Conference


This auspicious Durga Pooja season 2020 we are organizing the First Online Edition of the Odias in Machine Learning Conference. ଏବର୍ଷ ପବିତ୍ର ଦୁର୍ଗାପୂଜାରେ "ଯନ୍ତ୍ର-ସ୍ୱୟଂଶିକ୍ଷା ବିଷୟରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ମାନେ" ଶୀର୍ଷକରେ ଏକ ଅନ-ଲାଇନ କନଫରେନ୍ସ ଆୟୋଜନ କରାଯାଉଛି। The aim is to have a virtual conference of Odias in the field of AI/ML practice and policy to come together and discuss future prospects and apprehensions. କୃତ୍ରିମ ବୁଦ୍ଧିମତା (ଏ ଆଇ/AI) / ଯନ୍ତ୍ର-ସ୍ୱୟଂଶିକ୍ଷା (ଏମ୍ ଏଲ୍/ML) ରେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ, ଗବେଷଣାରତ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଏକତ୍ରୀକରଣ କରି ସମ୍ମିଳିତ ଭାବରେ ଭବିଷ୍ୟତର ସମ୍ଭାବନା, କାର୍ଯ୍ୟପନ୍ଥା ଓ ନୀତି ନିର୍ଧାରଣତିଆରି କରିବା ଏହି ସମ୍ମିଳନୀର ଲକ୍ଷ॥

Japanese company explores avatar robots for communication amid COVID-19


With large group meetings discouraged because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an international conference has set out to prove that robots can be used to make up for the loss of human contact.

How can technology and artificial intelligence help tackle climate change?


On Nov 28th 2019, the EU parliament declared a global climate and environmental emergency. They say that all politics is local and across the world climate change seems to be coming home to roost. In the hills around San Francisco the bankrupt PG&E power company pre-emptively shutoff power to homes for several days as it worried that its ageing electrical equipment would act as a match to the parched trees and vegetation. In Europe extreme flooding has been immersing ancient towns in apocalyptic scenes. In Australia it was hard to discern the iconic Sydney Opera House for all the smoke from the raging bush fires.

Exotec raises $90 million for its warehouse robots – TechCrunch


French startup Exotec has raised a $90 million Series C round led by 83North, with existing investors Iris Capital and Breega also participating. Other existing investors include 360 Capital. The company has been working on semi-automated warehouses for e-commerce clients. The system is based on tiny robots called Skypods. They roam the floor and go up and down racks to pick up standardized bins of products.