Evolution of learning is key to better artificial intelligence
Researchers say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did - with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.
Robot transforms from mower to snow clearing robot
Left Hand Robotics has announced it has raised $3.6M to build out its team and expand distribution of the world's first state-of-the-art, fully autonomous outdoor robot designed as a scalable platform that allows customers to complete multiple tedious outdoor tasks. The robot transforms from a large-scale field mowing robot to a snow clearing robot by simply switching out attachments.
IDTechEx spoke to Dr Anil Singhal, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at iSchemaView. This company's technology, RAPID, is a stroke detection platform which delivers software tools for diagnosing and treating this condition.
Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space
Over the past two decades, organic solar cells have garnered much attention thanks to their light weight, flexibility and unprecedented energy-to-weight ratios of 10 to 20 W/g, which make them a promising candidate for space applications, although their radiation stability is still poorly
Increasing energy sources for portable electronics
Scientists have proposed a new approach to replacing carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in the supercapacitor's crystal lattice and developed a novel capacity enhancement method based on carbon lattice modification with the aid of plasma. Their findings can help create the next generation of power sources for portable electronics.
Crumpled carbon nanotube forests to power wearables
For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests.
Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients
A researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson's patients.
Ubiquitous Energy names Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer
Ubiquitous Energy has named Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView Power technology.
Ynvisible Interactive Inc appoints industry leaders to Advisory Board
Ynvisible Interactive Inc is pleased to announce the creation of an Advisory Board and the appointment of its first members: Dr. Michael Okoroafor, Dr. Harlan Byker, and Dr. Harri Kopola.
Light-splitting greenhouse film
Engineers have received a $2.45 million grant to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.
Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning
A new automated machine-learning system performs as well or better than its human counterparts — and works 100 times faster.