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Computer Science/Telecom - Innovation/Technology
23.02.2018
In tech we trust?
In tech we trust?
Fairness, trust and transparency are qualities we usually associate with organisations or individuals.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
23.02.2018
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
22.02.2018
Private browsing gets more private
Private browsing gets more private
Today, most web browsers have private-browsing modes, in which they temporarily desist from recording the user's browsing history.
Computer Science/Telecom
20.02.2018
"The robot is not the threat to our jobs"
Campus news The theme of Science Year 2018 is the working worlds of tomorrow, "Arbeitswelten der Zukunft".
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.02.2018
Robo-picker grasps and packs
Robo-picker grasps and packs
Unpacking groceries is a straightforward albeit tedious task: You reach into a bag, feel around for an item, and pull it out.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
16.02.2018
Time Machine in the running to become a FET Flagship
Time Machine in the running to become a FET Flagship
2018 will be a pivotal year for the Venice Time Machine project.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Computer Science/Telecom
15.02.2018
Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles
Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles
ANN ARBOR-The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study. However, when savings from the driving efficiencies associated with self-driving vehicles are factored into the equation, the net result is a reduction in lifetime energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions of up to 9 percent compared to the conventional vehicles examined in the University of Michigan-led study.
Mathematics - Computer Science/Telecom
13.02.2018
Neural networks everywhere
Neural networks everywhere
Most recent advances in artificial-intelligence systems such as speechor face-recognition programs have come courtesy of neural networks, densely interconnected meshes of simple information processors that learn to perform tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data. But neural nets are large, and their computations are energy intensive, so they're not very practical for handheld devices.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.02.2018
Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can't pick up the groceries
Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can’t pick up the groceries
In the popular imagination, robots have been portrayed alternatively as friendly companions or existential threat.
Computer Science/Telecom
09.02.2018
New intelligent system learns from simple problems to solve complex ones
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new type of intelligent system based on deep learning that can learn to solve decision-making problems, including problems more complex than it has been trained to solve.
Computer Science/Telecom
07.02.2018
Crowd Workers, AI Make Conversational Agents Smarter
Human/machine hybrid system can answer array of questions Conversational agents such as Siri, Alexa and Cortana are great at giving you the weather, but are flummoxed when asked for unusual information, or follow-up questions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
07.02.2018
New drug discovery project tackles neglected tropical disease
A drug discovery project launched late yesterday will take an open source approach to discover compounds that could lead to treatment for a neglected tropical infectious disease which causes devastating deformities. The Mycetoma Open Source (MycetOS) project was launched by the University of Sydney, ErasmusMC and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to help find compounds that could lead to the treatment of fungal mycetoma.
Innovation/Technology - Computer Science/Telecom
06.02.2018
Artificial intelligence is growing up fast: what's next for thinking machines?
Artificial intelligence is growing up fast: what’s next for thinking machines?
Our lives are already enhanced by AI - or at least an AI in its infancy - with technologies using algorithms that help them to learn from our behaviour. As AI grows up and starts to think, not just to learn, we ask how human-like do we want their intelligence to be and what impact will machines have on our jobs?  Perhaps we want to build systems that 'fill the gaps that humans cannot reach', whether it's AI that thinks in non-human ways or AI that doesn't think at all José Hernandez-Orallo We are well on the way to a world in which many aspects of our daily lives will depend on AI systems.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
05.02.2018
How Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch a Tesla into space
Elon Musk is launching a Tesla into space - aeronautical engineering expert Associate Professor Ben Thornber explains how SpaceX will do it.
Innovation/Technology - Computer Science/Telecom
02.02.2018
Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us
Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us
Today we begin a month-long focus on research related to artificial intelligence. Here, four researchers reflect on the power of a technology to impact nearly every aspect of modern life - and why we need to be ready.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
02.02.2018
Quantum ’hack’ to unleash computing power
The instability of qubits - the building blocks of quantum computers - means they are susceptible to error.
Administration/Government - Computer Science/Telecom
02.02.2018
Innovation/Technology - Computer Science/Telecom
01.02.2018
Letter regarding the MIT Intelligence Quest
The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif.
Computer Science/Telecom
31.01.2018
New treatment offers hope for better stroke recovery
New treatment offers hope for better stroke recovery
Eating food from only the right side of the plate, shaving or applying make-up to only one side of the face, and running into objects on the left are common traits post stroke and for some survivors current therapies aren't working.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
31.01.2018
Robotic interiors
Robotic interiors
Imagine living in a cramped studio apartment in a large city - but being able to summon your bed or closet through a mobile app, call forth your desk using voice command, or have everything retract at the push of a button.
Art and Design - Computer Science/Telecom
30.01.2018
Artificial intelligence experts question if machines can ever be truly creative
Artificial intelligence experts question if machines can ever be truly creative
Leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) debated whether machines can ever be truly creative during an event at Imperial College London. The panel debate was part of the Night of Ideas , a programme of free debates exploring the latest ideas behind issues central to our times organised by the Institut Français.
Computer Science/Telecom - Administration/Government
29.01.2018
Big data project gets £3m funding boost
An exciting 'big data' project linking business and academia has been awarded £3 million in funding, it was announced today (Monday 29 January 2017).
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.01.2018
Lancaster Data Science experts to tackle environment and health challenges
Lancaster Data Science experts to tackle environment and health challenges
Lancaster University's Data Science Institute has been awarded £5.5 million for two large-scale research programmes that will bring significant new understanding and aid decision-making in the areas of environmental and public health policy. The programmes, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), promise to offer a paradigm shift in the use of data to tackle grand challenges in these domains.
Computer Science/Telecom - Innovation/Technology
25.01.2018
Internet-scanning U-M startup offers new approach to cybersecurity
Internet-scanning U-M startup offers new approach to cybersecurity
ANN ARBOR-Rolling out what it's calling a "street view for cyberspace," Censys-a tech startup based on technology developed at the University of Michigan-has launched a commercially available version of its internet-wide scanning tool.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
25.01.2018
UC San Diego Drone Research Takes Flight
O ne drone landed on a moving Roomba-like robot while being guided by arm gestures. Another streamed a live, high-definition, 360-degree video feed as it flew overhead. These were some of the demos last week that helped inaugurate the first open-air aerodrome for unmanned aerial vehicles here on campus.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
22.01.2018
Mobile phones can worsen healthcare inequalities
The fast spread of mobile phones across low-income countries like India can make it harder for poorer people without phones to access essential health services, new research has suggested.
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
22.01.2018
Engineers design artificial synapse for
Engineers design artificial synapse for "brain-on-a-chip" hardware
When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can't be beat. Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons. At any given moment, a single neuron can relay instructions to thousands of other neurons via synapses - the spaces between neurons, across which neurotransmitters are exchanged.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
17.01.2018
Small but fast: a miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speed
Because of their high precision and speed, Delta robots are deployed in many industrial processes, including pick-and-place assemblies, machining, welding and food packaging.
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
16.01.2018
Improving Stroke Treatment Through Machine Learning
Methods from optogenetics and machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
16.01.2018
Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process
A farmer harvests cranberries from a flooded marsh at Cranberry Creek Cranberries Inc. in Necedah, Wisconsin. UW-Madison engineers have invented a device that automates the process of counting cranberries on the bush and estimating the harvest. Photo: Jeff Miller It's a quintessential cranberry scene: Thigh-deep in a flooded bog full of millions of floating berries, two farmers extol the merits of products made from the tart red fruit.
Computer Science/Telecom - Innovation/Technology
15.01.2018
Reimagining how computers are designed: U-M leads new $32M center
ANN ARBOR-As the computing industry struggles to maintain its historically rapid pace of innovation, a new, $32 million center based at the University of Michigan aims to streamline and democratize the design and manufacturing of next-generation computing systems. The Center for Applications Driving Architectures, or ADA, will develop a transformative, "plug-and-play" ecosystem to encourage a flood of fresh ideas in computing frontiers such as autonomous control, robotics and machine-learning.
Computer Science/Telecom - Innovation/Technology
15.01.2018
New Center Headquartered at Carnegie Mellon Will Build Smarter Networks To Connect Edge Devices to the Cloud
Carnegie Mellon University will lead a $27.5 million Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) initiative to build more intelligence into computer networks.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
12.01.2018
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
11.01.2018
Blue Brain Nexus: an open-source tool for data-driven science
Knowledge sharing is an important driving force behind scientific progress. In an open-science approach, EPFL's Blue Brain Project has created and open sourced Blue Brain Nexus that allows the building of data integration platforms.
Careers/Employment - Computer Science/Telecom
05.01.2018
Algorithm increases employment opportunities for refugees
A data-driven approach could help increase employment levels for asylum seekers in Switzerland from 15 to 26 percent.
Chemistry - Computer Science/Telecom
02.01.2018
Scientists dig deep in soil for data to improve agriculture, pollution
For as long as humans have been farming, they've been trying to figure out what's going on below ground.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.12.2017
Looking back at 2017 (2/2)
Looking back at 2017 (2/2)
A dazzling victory at the Solar Decathlon, artificial intelligence generating melodies, virtual reality to reduce phantom pain, a robot-fish spy, 12 million francs for a Center of Artificial Muscles... Some of the EPFL's research and milestones that marked the year 2017.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
21.12.2017
From inner to outer space, Los Alamos science goes big in 2017
From inner to outer space, Los Alamos science goes big in 2017
Here are some of the big science stories from Los Alamos as 2017 comes to a close. In a remarkably productive year, Laboratory researchers have grabbed headlines for their research in everything from physics to explosives modeling to HIV vaccine developments - Alan Bishop, Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos Supercomputers, top experimental facilities drive breakthroughs from earth to space, bio to black holes, materials innovation to high-tech invention LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
21.12.2017
Machine Learning Will Change Jobs
Machine learning computer systems, which get better with experience, are poised to transform the economy much as steam engines and electricity have in the past. They can outperform people in a number of tasks, though they are unlikely to replace people in all jobs. So say Carnegie Mellon University's Tom Mitchell and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Erik Brynjolfsson in a Policy Forum commentary published in the Dec.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
20.12.2017
Computer Science/Telecom - Innovation/Technology
19.12.2017
Unhackable computer under development with $3.6M DARPA grant
ANN ARBOR-By turning computer circuits into unsolvable puzzles, a University of Michigan team aims to create an unhackable computer with a new $3.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Computer Science/Telecom
18.12.2017
Partnership will use robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves
Partnership will use robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves
One of the biggest unknowns for the future of Earth's climate is Antarctica, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet holds so much ice that if it collapsed could bring several feet of rising seas.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
18.12.2017
De-identified patient data can be re-identified
University of Melbourne researchers have found that confidential patient data can be re-identified, without decryption, prompting calls for improved and strengthened algorithms for protecting individuals' online privacy.
Sport Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
17.12.2017
Carnegie Mellon Reveals Inner Workings of Victorious AI
Libratus AI Defeated Top Pros in 20 Days of Poker Play Libratus, an artificial intelligence that defeated four top professional poker players in no-limit Texas Hold'em earlier this year, uses a three
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.12.2017
Vintage film offers new insights about Antarctica
Applying modern film scanning technology and machine learning to a rare trove of historical airborne radar measurements could provide new insights about how Antarctica's ice sheets will change in a warming world. Fifty years ago, a team of scientists crisscrossed Antarctica by plane, collecting radar images of the ice sheets.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
14.12.2017
Humanities research in the digital age
David Rumsey examines a historical map of Paris in the David Rumsey Map Center in Green Library. David Rumsey examines a historical map of Paris in the David Rumsey Map Center in Green Library.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
14.12.2017
Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real Universe
Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real Universe
Seeing is believing, or so the saying goes. And in some cases, a world of make-believe can help you realize what you're actually seeing, too.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
13.12.2017
Santa has never been stuck up the chimney says Warwick quantum physicist
Father Christmas may use 'quantum tunnelling' to get in and out of our homes at Christmas He may also have mastered quantum interference and be employing quantum computing to help him meet his annual global delivery target A researcher at the University of Warwick is challenging the theory that 'Santa got stuck up the chimney' by suggesting that he uses 'quantum tunnelling' to get himself in and out of our homes.
Computer Science/Telecom
13.12.2017
Innovation/Technology - Computer Science/Telecom
12.12.2017
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