RSC-BMCS / RSC-CICAG Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry


Synopsis Artificial Intelligence is presently experiencing a renaissance in development of new methods and practical applications to ongoing challenges in Chemistry. We are pleased to announce that the Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) and Chemical Information & Computer Applications Group (CICAG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry are organising a one-day conference entitled Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry to present the current efforts in applying these new methods. We will combine aspects of artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods to applications in chemistry. Outline Programme The programme will include a keynote lecture from a key opinion leader in the field, followed by a number of talks and flash poster presentations throughout the day. This meeting will be of interest to scientists of any level of experience from academia and industry.

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The latest robot technology on show


Mobility was a keyword at the world's largest robot exhibition, held in Tokyo. The T-HR3 - Toyota's latest robot - is not only good at Tai Chi but can mirror complex human movements in real time. Today it is being controlled by a human via a VR set: a 16 point manoeuvring system allows the pilot to control the robot remotely. Modules on the device directly communicate the pilot's actions to the robot, resulting in smooth and synchronised movement between robot and pilot. The humanoid robot is 1.5 metres tall, weighs 50 kg and is made up of 29 body parts.

#ERW2017: "Robot Discovery" central event in tweets


The European Robotics Week 2017 (ERW2017) Central Event organised in Brussels saw the "Robots Discovery" exhibition hosted by the European Committee of the Regions on 20-23 November, where robotics experts from 30 European and regionally-funded projects outlined the impact of their work on society. The exhibiting projects showed robots assisting during surgery or providing support for elderly care, how robots can help students develop digital skills, monitor the environment and apply agricultural chemicals with precision and less waste or how they can save lives after disasters. The #ERW2017 hashtag has reached over 1 million impressions on social media. Here's a look at how the "Robots Discovery" central event was portrayed. Essential to help young people & workers gain the right skills #digitalskills #SocialSummit17.

Germany unveils futuristic 'Idea Train' complete with gym

Daily Mail

German engineers have unveiled an ultra-futuristic train with noise cancelling chairs, tablet stands, games consoles and even a gym as a rival to self-driving cars. The'Ideenzug' or'Idea Train' was presented by railway firm Deutsche Bahn at an exhibition in the city of Nuremberg as part of moves to revolutionise morning commutes. Features on board the double-decker train include chairs that swivel to face either direction, television screens and pods set aside for'power napping'. Rail firms hope the design will rival self-driving cars, which are expected to be popular among those who want to take their mind off their daily commute. Features on board the double-decker train include chairs that swivel to face either direction, television screens and pods set aside for'power napping' (pictured) Jörg Sandvoß, head of Deutsche Bahn Regio, told Süddeutsche Zeitung that car makers want to create'rolling living rooms' and train companies need to come up with even better options.

World’s Leading AI Conference & Expo Arrives in Silicon Valley This Fall


WIRE)--The world's leading Artificial Intelligence conference and exhibition, AI Expo, arrives in California for the inaugural North America event this fall. AI Expo North America will take place in the Santa Clara Convention Center, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, between 29-30th November 2017. The setting is perfect as the event will see some of the heaviest hitters in the AI space explore how the technology is disrupting the established order in sectors as diverse as Automotive, Finance, Healthcare, Government, Education, Consumer, Industrial and Enterprise sectors. The event is perfect for industry members, budding start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as anyone with an interest in one of most hotly anticipated technological developments of the last few decades. The developments in artificial intelligence are so exciting and we want to cover as much as possible.

Essential Arts & Culture: Parsing Kusama, outcry over Philip Johnson update, art's woman problem

Los Angeles Times

The Kusama show at the Broad is raising the crowds (if not our critic's inspiration). Los Angeles just had a Philip Glass moment. There's been an architectural furor over possible changes to a work by Philip Johnson. I'm Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week's blazing culture news: Yayoi Kusama's exhibition of Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad is the hot museum show in L.A. right now. But Times art critic Christopher Knight says if you didn't score a ticket, you're not missing much.

Interactive holograms of Holocaust survivors debut at Illinois museum

The Japan Times

A group of young kids is entranced -- all the more so because Sella is not actually there. Her likeness is being beamed in the form of an interactive and moving hologram, part of a first-of-its-kind exhibition debuting this weekend at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, which aims to preserve accounts of a fast-disappearing generation. "She has their undivided attention," said teacher Samantha O'Neill of Chicago's Northside Catholic Academy. "It really does look like she is sitting on the stage in front of you." The exhibit uses voice-recognition technology and machine learning to let visitors ask questions about survivors' World War II ordeals and hear answers that will grow more relevant as the technology learns.

Dubai as a tech pioneer, from flying taxis to robocops

Daily Mail

The undisputed star of the expo, which has more than 4,000 companies from 71 countries participating, was Dubai's flying taxi project. It will fly at a height of 120 metres (130 yards), meaning it will be'out of the way of commercial flights' The undisputed star of the expo, which has more than 4,000 companies from 71 countries participating, was Dubai's flying taxi project developed by German drone firm Volocopter. The motion's rear facing 12-megapixel camera, with dual-tone LED flash, can take high quality stills and shoot 4K video at 30 fps The device will initially be launched in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, before becoming available elsewhere. On the rear, a 12-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash can take high quality stills and shoot 4K video at 30 fps.

New entrants flock to Tokyo's cutting-edge technology trade show

The Japan Times

This year, CEATEC has attracted 667 companies and organizations, up 2.9 percent from the 648 exhibitors last year. But if you look inside, some dramatic changes are happening," said Kiyoshi Shikano, executive vice president of Japan Electronics Show Association, CEATEC's organizer. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. is showing off financial technology services, including a foreign exchange prediction system co-developed with Tokyo-based artificial intelligence startup AlpacaJapan Co. MUFG, as the banking group is known, sees collaboration with startups as a way to accelerate its "open innovation," which combines the company's vision and assets with external technical expertise, said Hirofumi Aihara, general manager of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's Digital Transformation Division. Meanwhile, major electronics maker Panasonic Corp. exhibited a computer that can calculate the nutritional content of food in about 10 seconds.