What if that second medical opinion could be generated by a computer, using artificial intelligence?

It’s an old adage: there’s no harm in getting a second opinion. But what if that second opinion could be generated by a computer, using artificial intelligence? Would it come up with better treatment recommendations than your professional proposes? A pair of Canadian mental-health researchers believe it can. In a study published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Read more about What if that second medical opinion could be generated by a computer, using artificial intelligence?[…]

Conclusions about the driver’s activity and analyzed by Artificial Intelligence

In automated driving, the vehicle decides what it needs to do — it steers, brakes and accelerates. However, until vehicles can completely dispense with a driver, semi-automated vehicles will support whomever is at the wheel to give them increasingly more freedom. In the case of semi-automated vehicles, it goes without saying that handovers from the vehicle Read more about Conclusions about the driver’s activity and analyzed by Artificial Intelligence[…]

Neurotechnologies can be used to enhance our freedom in art and creativity

The latest innovations in neurotechnology allow scientists not only to improve and restore functions brain, but also to effectively influence human behavior. The interdisciplinary discussion will focus primarily on the impact of neurotechnology on human rights and freedoms. Neuroscience & Art project: international online conference ‘Neurotechnology and Freedom’ held on March 18. New neurotechnologies allow Read more about Neurotechnologies can be used to enhance our freedom in art and creativity[…]

Exploring and developing the quantum brain

An intelligent material that learns by physically changing itself, similar to how the human brain works, could be the foundation of a completely new generation of computers. Radboud physicists working toward this so-called “quantum brain” have made an important step. They have demonstrated that they can pattern and interconnect a network of single atoms, and Read more about Exploring and developing the quantum brain[…]

How to check if people paying attention in online meetings

The Covid-19 pandemic has made home offices, virtual meetings and remote learning the norm, and it is likely here to stay. But are people paying attention in online meetings? Are students paying attention in virtual classrooms? Researchers Jens Madsen and Lucas C. Parra from City College of New York, demonstrate how eye tracking can be Read more about How to check if people paying attention in online meetings[…]

Photonic neuromorphic computing to process data in a fast and energy efficient way

Scientists have given a fascinating new insight into the next steps to develop fast, energy-efficient, future computing systems that use light instead of electrons to process and store information – incorporating hardware inspired directly by the functioning of the human brain. A team of scientists, including Professor C. David Wright from the University of Exeter, Read more about Photonic neuromorphic computing to process data in a fast and energy efficient way[…]

A new state-of-the-art lens opens a path to a new type of virtual reality platform

Despite all the advances in consumer technology over the past decades, one component has remained frustratingly stagnant: the optical lens. Unlike electronic devices, which have gotten smaller and more efficient over the years, the design and underlying physics of today’s optical lenses haven’t changed much in about 3,000 years. This challenge has caused a bottleneck Read more about A new state-of-the-art lens opens a path to a new type of virtual reality platform[…]

VR/AR systems more realistic and sensitive to user actions

The tracking of eye movement is one of the key elements of virtual and amplified reality technologies (VR/AR). A team from MSU together with a professor from RUDN University developed a mathematical model that helps accurately predict the next gaze fixation point and reduces the inaccuracy caused by blinking. The model would make VR/AR systems Read more about VR/AR systems more realistic and sensitive to user actions[…]

Immersive virtual reality is useful against implicit racial bias

Implicit racial bias refers to the automatic non-conscious behaviours, even if one’s explicit attitude is not biased at all. Several studies have shown these prejudices are reduced in white people after being in the body of a black person in virtual reality. Now, a study carried out by researchers of the University of Barcelona shows Read more about Immersive virtual reality is useful against implicit racial bias[…]

Virtual Reality can predict human stress vulnerability

We all react to stress in different ways. A sudden loud noise or flash of light can elicit different degrees of response from people, which indicates that some of us are more susceptible to the impact of stress than others. Any event that causes stress is called a “stressor”. Our bodies are equipped to handle Read more about Virtual Reality can predict human stress vulnerability[…]

Artificial Intelligence coach to improve customer service skills

Researchers from Temple University, Sichuan University, and Fudan University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the growing use of AI to coach sales agents to determine if there are any caveats that inhibit the effective use of this technology. The study forthcoming, in the the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Read more about Artificial Intelligence coach to improve customer service skills[…]

New ways to boost trust in artificial intelligence

A University of Kansas interdisciplinary team led by relationship psychologist Omri Gillath has published a new paper in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showing people’s trust in artificial intelligence (AI) is tied to their relationship or attachment style. The research indicates for the first time that people who are anxious about their relationships with humans tend Read more about New ways to boost trust in artificial intelligence[…]