MIT researchers have developed a tiny drone with soft actuators that can flap nearly 500 times per second, allowing it to be more resilient to mid-flight bumps and nimble enough to fly like a bee. MIT Assistant Professor Kevin Yufeng Chen led the project to build an insect-like drone that uses soft actuators rather than hard, fragile actuators. "The soft actuators are made of thin rubber cylinders coated in carbon nanotubes," explains MIT. "When voltage is applied to the carbon nanotubes, they produce an electrostatic force that squeezes and elongates the rubber cylinder. Repeated elongation and contraction causes the drone's wings to beat fast."
MediaPipe #AI from Google updated for fitness/yoga practitioners MediaPipe Pose is a ML solution for high-fidelity body pose tracking, inferring 33 3D landmarks on the whole body (or 25 upper-body landmarks) from RGB video frames. Highlights: Trained specifically for fitness/yoga activities Updated models enable custom pose classification Real-time performance on mobile and browser The pipeline is implemented as a MediaPipe graph that uses a pose landmark subgraph from the pose landmark module and renders using a dedicated pose renderer subgraph. Link to the original news and to the new updated models in the first comment Want to know more about #AI and our projects? Follow ARGO Vision or ping Alessandro Ferrari We See The Future No Magic.
Artificial intelligence has a significant role to play in the increasing digitization and automation of various industries. Advanced technologies like AI, machine learning, NLP, etc., have increased the pace and quality of digital transformation. Life becomes convenient and easier with these technological advancements. Healthcare is an important industry that has been crippling with shortcomings and quality erosion. Although, many healthcare providers have invested in technology to improve the quality and pace of treatment.
New Delhi, Feb 27, 2021- Researchers from Google Research and IIT Madras have designed an AI technology that could provide an indication of women who are at risk of dropping out from the health information programme. The technology has helped non-profit organisation ARMMAN to personalise interventions and retain women in the health programmes, improving maternal health outcomes. Test results demonstrated that use of AI technology was able to bring down the risk of drop-offs by up to 32 per cent for women at high risk of dropping out, Google has announced. ARMMAN runs mMitra, a free mobile voice call service that sends timely and targeted preventive care information to expectant and new mothers. "Adherence to such public health programs is a big challenge but timely intervention to retain people is beneficial to improve maternal health outcomes," Google said.
Can AI give us better insights to the health of our pets? Over the past two decades, pet nutrition has become big business. Grand View Research says that the global pet food market size $83 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow by 4.5% from 2019 to 2025. The move from synthetic to natural ingredients in dog food has been a primary driver of this trend. In 2017, Wild Earth, a technology company, launched a clean dog food brand based on sustainable plant-based protein.
More than thirty years ago, Fred Davis developed the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as part of his dissertation at MIT. It's one of the most widely cited papers in the field of technology acceptance (a.k.a. Since 1989, it's spawned an entire field of research that extends and adds to it. What does TAM convey and how might today's AI benefit from it? TAM is an intuitive framework.
A website designed to help people become industry leading personal trainers. When it comes to exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet, things are challenging. We often find all kinds of excuses to avoid exercising. People often ask themselves "What if the diet isn't going to work?", or "What workout plan to choose?". All of these questions might seem intimidating and going to the gym is also intimidating to most people.
Over the course of the next decade humans will integrate more with technology to'upgrade' our lives including brain chips and exoskeletons, a new report claims. Produced by dentsu, a global advertising and digital agency, the report looks at ways the world could change over the next 10 years and the impact on global brands. 'As brands assess the impact of a seismic year and look to chart a new path to recovery, these trends provide them with a roadmap for the next decade,' the firm wrote in the executive summary to the report. One key area of change will be the continued rise of the'synthetic society' as people increasingly incorporate the latest technology into their lives. The study suggests people could even use brain chips to aid memory and exoskeletons to make us faster and stronger. Dentsu predict there will be a number of'key events' over the next decade including the FIFA eWorld Cup becoming the most watched sporting event in the world Over the next decade as automation takes away jobs and technology becomes a larger part of our lives, we will see a'human dividend' appear. Study authors claim this will come in the form of a premium on human skills robots can't do or that can't easily be automated.
Over the past few centuries, healthcare technology has come a long way--from the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 to robots performing surgery in 2020. As computers became more common starting in the 1960s and 1970s, researchers began to explore how they might enhance healthcare, and the first electronic health record (EHR) systems appeared by 1965 in the U.S. But it wasn't until the 1980s and 1990s that clinicians began to rely on computers for data management. Internet connectivity paved the way for much better data management, and EHRs became far more common in the 2000s. On the clinical side, healthcare technology improved greatly between the 1950s and the turn of the twenty-first century.
Over the past two decades, pet nutrition has become big business. Grand View Research says that the global pet food market size $83 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow by 4.5% from 2019 to 2025. The move from synthetic to natural ingredients in dog food has been a primary driver of this trend. In 2017, Wild Earth, a technology company, launched a clean dog food brand based on sustainable plant-based protein. Today, the vegan dog food market is expected to grow at a growth rate of 12.0% in the forecast period 2021 to 2028.