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Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan’s inaugural AI competition

The robots can help to safely clean high-traffic areas -Image: Adobe The robots perform the task of spraying disinfectant at consistent rates and speeds, enabling human cleaners to focus on manually scrubbing biofilms and residues. A developer of autonomous ground robots that safely disinfect high-traffic spaces has been announced winner of MIT’s inaugural Collaborative Intelligence …

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Machine learning helps map global ocean communities

Image: Courtesy of the researchers, edited by MIT News. A machine-learning technique developed at MIT combs through global ocean data to find commonalities between marine locations, based on interactions between phytoplankton species. Using this approach, researchers have determined that the ocean can be split into over 100 types of “provinces,” and 12 “megaprovinces,” that are …

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Hundreds of AI solutions proposed for pandemic, but few are proven

Image: Getty Images Companies are employing AI to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in a number of different ways, including diagnosing Covid-19 cases, identifying which patients would be at highest risk and discovering potential treatments. But not all of these approaches have been validated, experts warned. In a rush to find solutions for the Covid-19 …

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ELIMINATING CONFUSION BETWEEN AI AND ML; AI DOESN’T EXIST WITHOUT ITS SUBSETS

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are being used interchangeably as a term across all segments of technological applications. Due to their close relation, AI is often confused with ML but one should not forget the distinction between the two. Out of all the differences, one is surely the biggest – that machine learning is a …

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Researchers incorporate computer vision and uncertainty into AI for robotic prosthetics

Imaging devices and environmental context. (a) On-glasses camera configuration using a Tobii Pro Glasses 2 eye tracker. (b) Lower limb data acquisition device with a camera and an IMU chip. (c) and (d) Example frames from the cameras for the two data acquisition configurations. (e) and (f) Example images of the data collection environment and …

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Sony, Microsoft unveil latest joint AI play

Sony’s semiconductor division and Microsoft announced a collaboration to develop AI video analytics systems for enterprise and industrial use, a year after the two inked a gaming-focused partnership. In a statement, the companies explained they plan to combine Sony Semiconductor Solutions’ image and sensing chips with Microsoft’s cloud and AI platform to produce advanced video …

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Debating The Future Of Autonomous Cars And Trucks

A recent debate on the topic of self-driving cars went beyond technology issues to include societal, regulatory, economic and ethical factors. (GETTY IMAGES) A web-broadcasted debate recently took place that illuminated various key issues confronting the advent of AI-based autonomous cars and trucks. In the debate, Princeton’s Professor Alain Kornhauser opted to take the position …

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