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China is about to launch its most advanced mission to the moon yet

New Scientist

The robotic Chang'e 5 mission will land on the moon, gather rock samples and then blast off back to Earth - the first such mission in over 40 years. It could be a rehearsal for landing humans on the moon


DHL's Warehouse Management Business Makes It Easier to Onboard Robots

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It is one of several efforts in the industry to improve the usefulness of robots in warehouses, where they are increasingly common. The platform is currently online at one location near Madrid, where it has already reduced integration time for new robot systems by 60%, said Markus Voss, DHL Supply Chain's global chief information officer and chief operating officer. "We're at the beginning of the journey," Mr. Voss said. "We are implementing it as we speak at two additional sites, and we think it has applicability across all of our sites." The Morning Download delivers daily insights and news on business technology from the CIO Journal team.


Google Assistant can finally schedule your smart lights

Engadget

Google Assistant already works with Hue and other smart lights, but functionality has been limited to turning them on and off, using them with alarms and a few other features. Now, you can schedule lights and other electric devices to turn on and off at specific and even general times, as Android Police and Reddit users have noted. The feature works via Google's "Scheduled Actions" feature. That allows you to say "Hey Google, turn on the lights at 7 AM," for example. You can set times for the current day or any other day over the next week by saying "Hey Google, turn on my coffee maker at 8 AM tomorrow," or "run my sprinkler in a week at 5 PM," for example.


How AI is Revolutionizing the Process of Fintech Firms?

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Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized the finance industry. Not only does it improve the precision level in the industry, but it also enhances the customer engagement level and speed up the query resolution period. In this blog, we will be finding out answers about the importance of AI in financial sectors or FinTech firms. By the year 2030, traditional financial institutions can shave 22% in costs, as per the latest 84-page report of the Autonomous in an AI in the financial industry. Fintech companies and financial firms were the early adopters of relational databases, mainframe computers, and have eagerly awaited the next generation of computational and analysis power.


Leeds tech firm receives funding to upgrade sustainability measures in UK factories

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A Yorkshire technology firm has announced that it has been awarded funding to help develop a new sustainability sensor. FactorAI, based in Leeds, has received the funding from the InnovateUK SBRI Sustainable Innovation Fund. The funding will be used to support the development of the company's AI enabled real time Internet of Things (IoT) sensor, which the firm says aims to make the formulated products industry more sustainable. FactorAI embeds its AI enabled IoT sensors in factories that manufacture formulated products - such as shampoos, toothpastes and cosmetics - which provides manufacturers with the data they need to reduce waste. Dr Jujar Singh Panesar, co-founder of FactorAI, commented: "Most of these products are manufactured in batches in industrial mixers; the ingredients are pumped or poured into the mixer; and they are mixed and combined to form the finished product. "In this project we develop a solution to retrofit an innovative sensor inside industrial mixers, thereby digitizing them.


Google AI Launches 'Hum to Search': A New Machine Learning System That Helps To Find A Song By Humming

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Google recently launched Hum to Search, a new machine-learned system within Google Search that helps to find a song by humming. This approach produces an embedding of a melody directly from a song's spectrogram without creating an intermediate representation. This allows the model to match a hummed tune to the original polyphonic recordings without a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) version of each track or any other complex hand-engineered logic to extract the melody. One of the significant challenges in recognizing a hummed melody is that a hummed tune often contains relatively less information; for instance, this hummed example of Bella Ciao is illustrated. Using the image on the left, the model needs to locate the audio corresponding to the right-hand image.


Future Trends in Digital Health

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Like so much of our lives, the future of healthcare is digital. Technological advances have given rise to tools that would usually be found in science fiction novels. Now they are helping to diagnose and treat a huge variety of illnesses and improve the quality of life for millions. Now more than ever we can see the huge advantages of embracing digital health in order to enable people to stay at home and still receive appropriate care for minor ailments and check-ups, or advice on their long-term conditions. In response to the global pandemic, hospitals and GP surgeries are embracing remote appointments and other digital measures to treat their patients and ensure they remain safe and well in their own homes.


Ethics in People Analytics and AI at Work – Best Resources - Littal Shemer Haim

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There is a severe knowledge gap. Business leaders' and HR practitioners' quantitative abilities are based on the descriptive or inferential statistics that we all learned. Machine learning is entirely different. To understand it and evaluate it to the level of dealing with potential risks, let alone algorithm auditing, a systematic approach and a practical methodology is needed. Part of my continuous learning, collaboration, and contribution, which hopefully lead to an articulation of a solution for evaluating the Ethics of workforce AI, is a comprehensive resource list that will be updated monthly.


Artificial intelligence: Cheat sheet

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Many business AI platforms offer training courses in the specifics of running their architecture and the programming languages needed to develop more AI tools. Businesses that are serious about AI should plan to either hire new employees or give existing ones the time and resources necessary to train in the skills needed to make AI projects succeed.


This AI-enabled Mars exploration rover is as adorable as WALL-E!

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Inhabitating a planet other than Earth is the next frontier for humankind, and we're inching closer to that elusive dream, thanks to the rapid developments in science and technology. Already NASA has conducted unmanned missions on the Red Planet, and visionaries like Elon Musk already have their eyes set on colonizing Mars by 2050. This elusive dream has ignited the imagination of many who envision the future scenario, wherein, humans will rule the Red Planet. In fact, the Robonetica Explorer 1.0 is an AI and robotics platform envisioned by these young minds – giving us a glimpse of what things could be like 4-5 decades in the future. Looking like an amalgam of the raw WALL-E robot and the sophisticated EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) – the swift robot will scout the planet's surface for explorations missions.