A new haptic device which recreates the sense of touch

What if you could touch a loved one during a video call – particularly in today’s social distancing era of COVID-19 – or pick up and handle a virtual tool in a video game? Pending user tests and funding to commercialise the new technology, these ideas could become reality in a couple of years after Read more about A new haptic device which recreates the sense of touch[…]

Wide personality traits and attributes such as extraversion and IQ were predicted by Social Media information

Principle Investigator HARUNO Masahiko and Dr. MORI Kazuma at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), report the use of machine learning to analyze behavior on Twitter and predict a wide range of personality traits and attributes such as intelligence and Read more about Wide personality traits and attributes such as extraversion and IQ were predicted by Social Media information[…]

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New tool for internet searching

When you search for something on the internet, do you scroll through page after page of suggestions – or pick from the first few choices? Because most people choose from the tops of these lists, they rarely see the vast majority of the options, creating a potential for bias in everything from hiring to media Read more about New tool for internet searching[…]

Quantum secret sharing

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional quantum state and used it to share a secret amongst 10 parties. By using quantum tricks, the secret can only be unlocked if the parties Read more about Quantum secret sharing[…]

Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation

New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City’s Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many organisations to operate remotely, adoption of the latest secure technologies has taken on greater importance Read more about Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation[…]

Neuromorphic computers with one step closer due to neurotransistors

Especially activities in the field of artificial intelligence, like teaching robots to walk or precise automatic image recognition, demand ever more powerful, yet at the same time more economical computer chips. While the optimization of conventional microelectronics is slowly reaching its physical limits, nature offers us a blueprint how information can be processed and stored Read more about Neuromorphic computers with one step closer due to neurotransistors[…]

Artificial Intelligence more like the doctor

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important innovation in diagnostics, because it can quickly learn to recognize abnormalities that a doctor would also label as a disease. But the way that these systems work is often opaque, and doctors do have a better “overall picture” when they make the diagnosis. In a new publication, researchers from Read more about Artificial Intelligence more like the doctor[…]

Behavioral science perspectives on an alternative Internet

Polarization, conspiracy theories, fake news: What people see on the Internet is largely determined by the opaque algorithms of just a few corporations. That’s a worrying development for democratic societies. But online environments could be designed in ways that promote autonomy and transparency, thereby fostering the positive potential of the Internet. A team of researchers Read more about Behavioral science perspectives on an alternative Internet[…]

Faster calculation method for next-gen augmented reality devices

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new way of calculating simple holograms for heads-up displays (HUDs) and near-eye displays (NEDs). The method is up to 56 times faster than conventional algorithms and does not require power-hungry graphics processing units (GPUs), running on normal computing cores like those found in PCs. This opens the Read more about Faster calculation method for next-gen augmented reality devices[…]

Digital technologies for city planning processes

For Dr. Fabian Dembski, who works at the intersection of architecture, city planning, and computational science, cities are more than just the places we live. They function like living organisms, growing and changing over time. From this perspective, decisions made in city planning can either improve or degrade the health of urban spaces. As cities Read more about Digital technologies for city planning processes[…]

Teaching the computer to teach

Intelligent tutoring systems have been shown to be effective in helping to teach certain subjects, such as algebra or grammar, but creating these computerized systems is difficult and laborious. Now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown they can rapidly build them by, in effect, teaching the computer to teach. Using a new method that Read more about Teaching the computer to teach[…]