Pegasystems launches X-ray Vision, a tool that allows Robotic Process Automation (RPA) bots to repair themselves without human intervention. X-ray Vision aims to address the problem of bot failures. This service detects when a bot is malfunctioning and then repairs it immediately. Defective bots occur when the user interfaces and processes change. X-ray Vision's AI model is constantly modified using machine learning to improve the detection of these defective bots.
Graphcore, the UK-based AI chipmaker has unveiled new hardware and software innovations that push the boundaries of research and development in AI. The company has announced the second generation of its flagship Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) chip, the GC200 or the Colossus MK2. According to Graphcore, GC200 is the most complex processor ever made. The IPU chip is at the core of every IPU-Machine M2000, a plug-and-play Machine Intelligence compute blade that has been designed for easy deployment and supports systems that can grow to massive scale. Karl Freund, Senior Analyst at Moor Insights stated, "These developments put Graphcore'first in line to challenge NVIDIA for datacenter AI'." Developed using TSMC's latest 7nm process technology, each chip contains more than 59.4 billion transistors on a single 823sqmm die.
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a technique, using artificial intelligence, to analyse opinions, and draw conclusions using the brain activity of groups of people. This technique, which the researchers call "brainsourcing," can be used to classify images or recommend content, something that has not been demonstrated before. Crowdsourcing is a method to break up a more complex task into smaller tasks that can be distributed to large groups of people and solved individually. For example, people can be asked if an object can be seen in an image, and their responses are used as instructional data for an image recognition system. Even the most advanced image recognition systems based on artificial intelligence are not yet fully automated.
Farmland bird species are declining over most of Europe. Birds breeding on the ground are particularly vulnerable because they are exposed to mechanical operations, like plowing and sowing, which take place in spring and often accidentally destroy nests. Researchers flew a drone carrying a thermal camera over agricultural fields to record images. These were then fed to an artificial intelligence algorithm capable of accurately identifying nests, a first step to aid their protection. Researchers tested the system in Southern Finland near University of Helsinki's Lammi Biological Station, using wild nests with eggs of the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus.
The company behind the world's first AI-powered robot kitchen assistant has announced its debut funding round in the UK in what could be a pivotal step in its quest to get the concept established with restaurant chains here. Miso Robotics – the US creator of the Flippy robot – is aiming to raise £24m via Crowdcube to support its expansion into Europe. The company has previously raised more than $17m (£13m) in funding rounds in the US, following a valuation of over £64m in 2019. Flippy, which cooks burgers, fries and chicken, can learn from its surroundings and acquire new skills and is already deployed in the US market at CaliBurger restaurants and iconic venues such as the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles through Levy Restaurants, part of Compass Group. This week, Miso Robotics announced that US fast food chain White Castle will deploy Flippy in order to modernise its operations. The fundraising comes at a time when QSRs are having to work even harder to build resilient operations that offer safer working environments as they reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic.
It appears we may not be ready to turn over important news curation duties to AI-driven editors, according to an opinion piece in Analytics India. Case in point: Trusting AI to get the story right resulted in a major gaffe at AI-driven MSN News last week, observes Analytics India writer Ram Sugar. The problem: MSN's AI ran the wrong photo along with a piece on racism, which it curated from another online news source. That triggered charges from the misidentified source -- Jade Thirwall -- that the AI software itself was plagued by racist programming. Observes Sugar: "Having a completely automated information curator cannot be justified -- unless some organization wants to hide behind the veil of AI by shifting the blame to a non-human entity."
Technology has been absolutely vital in helping the NHS manage the overwhelming pressure placed on its services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything from video conferencing and remote appointments with GPs through to artificial intelligence systems designed to understand the demand for hospital beds, has been used to help keep healthcare services operating throughout the pandemic. In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, NHS Digital, which is responsible for a number of key digital services for health and social care in the UK, quickly found itself under strain as people began searching for information on COVID-19. In the first week of March alone, the organisation fielded an additional 120,000 calls to its NHS 111 hotline, forcing it to quickly increase capacity and set up an online system where people could check COVID-19 symptoms and get advice. Within a week, more than one million people had used the service; at its peak, NHS 111 online experienced 95 times its highest ever use, with over 818,000 accessing the service in a single day. "No CIO prepares for that," says Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital. The experience was testing for NHS Digital, which had to rapidly scale up services at a pace that, while necessary, Wilkinson admits felt "too fast for comfort" at times.
Prince William and his younger brother Prince Harry are reconnecting after the "Megxit" bombshell that rocked Kensington Palace -- but the royal brothers may have one new obstacle to tackle. "The biggest problem now is security and not just outside security but within the boundaries of calls, Zooms and Skypes," U.K.-based royal correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News. "You have to think that while Harry and Meghan were here in the U.K. there were security measures in place to make sure that private chats over Zoom and so forth remained that -- private," a palace insider told Sean. "Harry is [now] living in [a new house] and exposed to all kinds of mishaps security-wise." The palace insider alleged conversations between William and Harry have been formal out of caution that private chats could be leaked to the press.
Major tech stocks drove the markets lower this morning, with Nasdaq NDAQ down by almost 0.5%. In contrast, the Dow was trading higher by 200 points buoyed by banking stocks like JP Morgan and Citigroup C, which have beaten street estimates on earnings this morning. Of course, by mid-morning, the Nasdaq had turned positive. More choppiness should be expected as more companies declare their quarterly results throughout the week. Our deep learning algorithms have gone through the data and used Artificial Intelligence ("AI") to help you spot the Top Buys for today.