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Computer Science / Telecom - 17.06.2019
Spotting fake videos with artificial intelligence
Spotting fake videos with artificial intelligence
Last year a video clip featuring Barack Obama created quite a stir. It seemed to show the ex-president calling his successor Donald Trump "a total and complete dipshit". Ultimately, the people behind the clip admitted that it was no more than a highly convincing fake. It is now possible to perform this kind of trickery even in real time.

Computer Science / Telecom - 10.06.2019
Do Video Games Drive Obesity?
Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? A meta study conducted with the University of Würzburg has looked into this question. The cliché is true - but only for adults. A chubby teen lolling on the sofa for hours on end, the game controller in one hand, a bag of crisps at his side and a bottle of coke on the coffee table.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.06.2019
AI tool helps radiologists detect brain aneurysms
Radiologists improved their diagnoses of brain aneurysms with the help of an artificial intelligence algorithm developed by medical experts and computer scientists. Doctors could soon get some help from an artificial intelligence tool when diagnosing brain aneurysms - bulges in blood vessels in the brain that can leak or burst open, potentially leading to stroke, brain damage or death.

Computer Science / Telecom - 06.06.2019
Tackling controversial technology face by face
Ahzin Bahraini, a graduate sociology student, sifts through surveys filled out by sociology student raters who are identifying how they perceive mug shots. Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami Ahzin Bahraini, a graduate sociology student, sifts through surveys filled out by sociology student raters who are identifying how they perceive mug shots.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 29.05.2019
Living Healthier with Digital Technologies
05/29/2019 Through the research network ForDigitHealth, five Bavarian universities are jointly researching the stress that digitisation causes in humans. The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts is funding this initiative with 3.35 million euros. With its permanent accessibility, increasing flood of information and constantly changing technologies that humans have to familiarise themselves with, digitisation is fundamentally changing society and individual lives.

Computer Science / Telecom - 29.05.2019
Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp
Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp
Signals help neural network identify objects by touch; system could aid robotics and prosthetics design. A new sensory glove developed by MIT researchers provides insight into how humans grasp and manipulate objects, reports The Economist .

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 24.05.2019
Labororatory for Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Berlin
On June 4, 2019, the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics (DCMLR) at Freie Universität Berlin will open its doors to journalists who wish to learn more about cutting-edge German research on artificial intelligence and robotics. For thirty years now, new technologies such as robotic fish or quadrocopters have been developed at Freie Universität, and research has been conducted on machine learning, which enables autonomous driving.

Computer Science / Telecom - 21.05.2019
Bring on faster internet: device packs more into optical fibre
Bring on faster internet: device packs more into optical fibre
A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster internet, clearer images of space and more detailed medical imaging. University of Queensland researcher and optical engineer Dr Joel Carpenter worked with Nokia Bell Labs to build the device to tackle the challenge of splitting light into the shapes it is made up of, known as modes.

History / Archeology - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.05.2019
Historian Prof. Torsten Hiltmann aims to make use of machine learning for medieval research
Historian Prof. Torsten Hiltmann aims to make use of machine learning for medieval research
Centuries-old manuscripts, documents and heraldic images: at first glance, medieval research and artificial intelligence seem to be a contradiction in terms. After all, historical studies and the like were long seen as being subjects greatly removed from the world of IT. However, methods such as machine learning on the part of computer programmes, which learn new things and correct themselves, open up new opportunities for historians doing research.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.05.2019
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
. This condition occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear behind the eardrum and is infected. This buildup is also common in another condition called otitis media with effusion. Any kind of fluid buildup can be painful and make it hard for children to hear, which can be especially detrimental when they are learning to talk. Both conditions are hard to diagnose because they have vague symptoms: Sometimes children tug on their ears or have fev

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.05.2019
Quantum Cloud Computing with Self-Check
Quantum Cloud Computing with Self-Check
With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. The research groups led by Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller report how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time.

Computer Science / Telecom - 14.05.2019
Augmented reality affects people’s behavior in the real world
Stanford scholar Jeremy Bailenson and other researchers found that people's interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality, or AR, influenced how they behaved and acted in the physical world. As major technology firms race to roll out augmented reality products, Stanford researchers are learning how it affects people's behavior - in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one.

Computer Science / Telecom - 14.05.2019
Critical vulnerability in Intel processors
Researchers from the Department of Computer Science have helped to expose a security flaw in Intel processors. More than 80 per cent of all computers and servers use these processors. The security flaw makes the hardware vulnerable to hackers. "Our research focuses on designing secure computer processors, among other things," says Jo Van Bulck from the KU Leuven Department of Computer Science.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.05.2019
Researchers take a step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip
Researchers take a step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip
New light-based hardware which can store and process information in a similar way to the human brain / Study published in "Nature" journal A technology that functions like a brain? In these times of artificial intelligence, this no longer seems so far-fetched - for example, when a mobile phone can recognise faces or languages.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.05.2019
Researchers Make Transformational AI Seem "Unremarkable"
AI must be unobtrusive to be accepted as part of clinical decision making Physicians making life and death decisions about organ transplants, cancer treatments or heart surgeries typically don't give much thought to how artificial intelligence might help them. And that's how researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say clinical AI tools should be designed - so doctors don't need to think about them.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 07.05.2019
Collision-Detecting Suitcase, Wayfinding App Help Blind People Navigate Airports
Researchers, Pittsburgh International Airport seek to increase independence of travelers with vision impairments Carnegie Mellon University researchers say a smart suitcase that warns blind users of impending collisions and a wayfinding smartphone app can help people with visual disabilities navigate airport terminals safely and independently.

Electroengineering - Computer Science / Telecom - 06.05.2019
Adding satnav to turn power grids into smart systems
Adding satnav to turn power grids into smart systems
6 May 2019 An ESA-backed project is harnessing satnav to insert an intelligent sense of place and time to power grids, to provide early warning of potentially dangerous electricity network failures. Four years ago an apparent fire from nowhere forced the evacuation of 5 000 people from central London.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 06.05.2019
Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine Learning
Neuroscience, computer vision collaborate to better understand visual information processing Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size - comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images - will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images.

Computer Science / Telecom - 01.05.2019
Businesses that embrace digital technologies are showing more resilience as Brexit uncertainty continues, report shows
New technologies are giving businesses in Wales a much needed boost while questions over Brexit continue, researchers say. Academics from Cardiff University's Welsh Economy Research Unit surveyed 479 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as part of the 2018 Digital Maturity Survey. They say the results demonstrate a clear link between a business's success and its uptake of new digital opportunities.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 26.04.2019
Chicago Quantum Exchange, IBM Q Network partner to advance quantum computing
The Chicago Quantum Exchange, a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology, will join forces with the IBM Q Network to provide leaps forward in electronics, computers, sensors and "unhackable" networks. CQE member institutions will work with IBM Q scientists and engineers through IBM Q's academic partner program to explore the field of quantum computing, including investigations into materials, fabrication techniques, algorithms, and software and hardware development.
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