Machine learning in action for the humanitarian sector
Governments across the world came together in Marrakesh this past December to ratify a pact to improve cooperation on international migration. Among other objectives, the Global Compact for Migration seeks to use "accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies." How can machine learning technologies help with deeply polarizing societal issues like migration?
Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression
Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual's cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production
Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
Breaking new fragrance ground with AI
Symrise, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fragrances and flavorings, is in partnership with IBM Research developing a method of using artificial intelligence to create perfumes based on digital fragrance models.
Helping to improve medical image analysis with deep learning
Medical imaging creates tremendous amounts of data: many emergency room radiologists must examine as many as 200 cases each day, and some medical studies contain up to 3,000 images. Each patient's image collection can contain 250GB of data, ultimately creating collections across organizations that are petabytes in size.
Making interaction with AI systems more natural
Researchers have proposed a new supervised learning algorithm to solve a well-known problem in AI called textual grounding.
New research in AI pushes frontiers in epileptic seizure prediction
The findings, described in a paper titled 'Epileptic Seizure Prediction using Big Data and Deep Learning: Toward a Mobile System,' present new results in epileptic seizure prediction using deep learning algorithms deployed on a brain-inspired, mobile processor.
Using deep learning to forecast ocean waves
Scientists have made amazing advances enabling machines to understand language and process images for such applications as facial recognition, image classification and translation of texts.
ROMEO project: reducing cost for offshore wind farm operators
A new flagship European project funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme is seeking to reduce offshore O&M costs through the development of advanced monitoring systems and strategies, aiming to move from corrective and calendar based maintenance to a condition based maintenance, through analysing the real behaviour of the main components of wind turbines.
Liquid fuel for future computers
n the future, a new type of tiny redox flow battery will supply tightly packed electronic components with energy, while also dissipating the heat they produce.
Research collaboration to transform Parkinson's disease care
Pfizer Inc and IBM have announced a first-of-its-kind research collaboration to develop innovative remote monitoring solutions aimed at transforming how clinicians deliver care to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon
BM Research has announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies.
Sunflower energy brings solar power to remote locations
The system can concentrate the sun's radiation 2,000 times and convert 80 percent of it into useful energy to generate 12 kilowatts of electrical power and 20 kilowatts of heat on a sunny day — enough to power several average homes.
Simple procedure to obtain nanosized graphenes
The method discovered by CiQUS researchers allows them to obtain well-defined nanographenes in one-pot from perylene, a very common organic compound.
Microfluidic fuel cells on paper
Medical diagnostic devices could be taken to the next level with the development of microfluidic fuel cells on paper.
7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: First day
This excellent event "7th Electric Aircraft Symposium" in Santa Rosa, USA was acclaimed as the best ever in the series. Over 150 people attended, an eclectic mix from NASA and Siemens to hobbyists, universities and technology startups were there.
IBM announces major breakthrough with silicon nanophotonics
IBM has announced a major advance in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing.
Initial steps toward commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes
IBM scientists have demonstrated a new approach to carbon nanotechnology that opens up the path for commercial fabrication of dramatically smaller, faster and more powerful computer chips.
Spintronics for energy efficient computing
Researchers discover possibility to use the spin for processing logical operations, both fast and energy-efficiently.