AI to uncover patterns in human behaviour

Computer scientists have developed a way to measure staff comfort and concentration in flexible working spaces using artificial intelligence. While hot desking and activity-based working allow cost savings and greater flexibility – and are said to increase staff collaboration and satisfaction – studies also show the noise and lack of privacy can be distracting. With Read more about AI to uncover patterns in human behaviour[…]

Artificial Chemist can re-shape the future of materials development and manufacturing

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University at Buffalo have developed a technology called “Artificial Chemist,” which incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and an automated system for performing chemical reactions to accelerate R&D and manufacturing of commercially desirable materials. In proof-of-concept experiments, the researchers demonstrated that Artificial Chemist can identify and produce the best Read more about Artificial Chemist can re-shape the future of materials development and manufacturing[…]

AI-powered textiles that allow humans to interact more safely and intuitively with robots

Professor Fabien Sorin and doctoral assistant Andreas Leber, at the Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices (FIMAP) in EPFL’s School of Engineering, have developed a technology that can be used to detect a body’s movements – and a whole lot more. “Imagine clothing or hospital bed sheets capable of monitoring your breathing and physical Read more about AI-powered textiles that allow humans to interact more safely and intuitively with robots[…]

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[…]

Behavioral differences between bots and humans

Bots are social media accounts which are controlled by artificial software rather than by humans and serve a variety of purposes from news aggregation to automated customer assistance for online retailers. However, bots have recently been under the spotlight as they are regularly employed as part of large-scale efforts on social media to manipulate public Read more about Behavioral differences between bots and humans[…]

A new Rescue Drone can be widely used to save people

The School of Design and Human Engineering (DHE) at UNIST has announced that its rescue drone design concept, ‘911$ Rescue Drone’ has been honored at the international design competition, iF Design Awards 2020. The 911$ Rescue Drone, proposed by Professor Yunwoo Jeong’s design team, comprised of Ga-eul Han, Jinhee Cha, Choeun Park, Jungmu Lee, and Read more about A new Rescue Drone can be widely used to save people[…]

Drone pilots may become superfluous in the future

New research from Aarhus University has allowed artificial intelligence to take over control of drones scanning and measuring terrain. A research project at Aarhus University (AU) in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aims to make measuring and documenting gravel and limestone quarries much faster, cheaper and easier in the future. The project Read more about Drone pilots may become superfluous in the future[…]

Saudi Education Technology Summit 2020

Saudi Arabia has globally positioned itself as the new face of digital transformation and economic reforms. Digital transformation in Saudi Arabia has been able to transform lives of citizens. Students are now more confortable with smartphones and tablets than the tradional textbooks. Despite the transformation, there is still a gap that needs to be bridge Read more about Saudi Education Technology Summit 2020[…]

SMART FACTORY Expo

What is SMART FACTORY Expo? Japan’s Largest Exhibition for Smart Factory Solutions The latest technologies and solutions for smart factories will all gather here, including IoT solutions, FA/robotics technologies and AI.  Launched in 2017, SMART FACTORY Expo has grown its size every year and now has become Japan’s largest exhibition for smart factory solutions.  SMART Read more about SMART FACTORY Expo[…]

Can buildings learn to save energy by themselves?

Empa researchers think so. In their experiments, they fed a new self-learning heat­ing control system with temperature data from the previous year and the current weather forecast. The “smart” control system was then able to assess the building’s behavior and act with good anticipation. The result: greater comfort, lower energy costs. Factory halls, airport terminals Read more about Can buildings learn to save energy by themselves?[…]

New proof-of-concept project tracks evolving online conversations

Researchers at Caltech have demonstrated that machine-learning algorithms can monitor online social media conversations as they evolve, which could one day lead to an effective and automated way to spot online trolling. The project unites the labs of artificial intelligence (AI) researcher Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and Michael Alvarez, professor Read more about New proof-of-concept project tracks evolving online conversations[…]