Latest posts

Feb 27, 2021

Video shows NYPD’s new robotic dog in action in the Bronx

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Who’s a good bot?

The NYPD deployed its new robotic dog to a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday morning, new video shows.

Video shows the blue and black, four-legged “Digidog” trotting along the sidewalk, joined by its handlers.

Continue reading “Video shows NYPD’s new robotic dog in action in the Bronx” »

Feb 27, 2021

Bill Gates Buying Up U.S. Farmland

Posted by in category: futurism

This video on Bill Gates buying farmland…what do you think?

Feb 27, 2021

Researchers examine how multilingual BERT models encode grammatical features

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Over the past few decades, researchers have developed deep neural network-based models that can complete a broad range of tasks. Some of these techniques are specifically designed to process and generate coherent texts in multiple languages, translate texts, answer questions about a text and create summaries of news articles or other online content.

Feb 27, 2021

The current pandemic highlights how remote healthcare robots could be beneficial in the future

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That’s the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots being developed and tested at Simon Fraser University by Woo Soo Kim, associate professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

Feb 27, 2021

Explainable AI: A must for nuclear nonproliferation, national security

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security, transportation

We’ve all met people so smart and informed that we don’t understand what they’re talking about. The investment advisor discussing derivatives, the physician elaborating about B cells and T cells, the auto mechanic talking about today’s computerized engines—we trust their decisions, even though we do not completely grasp the meaning of their words.

Feb 27, 2021

Revive the map: 4D building reconstruction with machine learning

Posted by in categories: mapping, robotics/AI

A research team from Skoltech and FBK (Italy) has presented a methodology to derive 4D building models using historical maps and machine learning. The implemented method relies on geometric, neighborhood, and categorical attributes in order to predict building heights. The method is useful for understanding urban phenomena and changes that contributed to defining our cities’ actual shape. The results were published in Applied Sciences.

Feb 27, 2021

AI predicts if storms will cause blackouts many days in advance

Posted by in categories: climatology, robotics/AI

In Finland, stormy weather can happen at any time of year. This is an issue because Finland is heavily forested, and falling trees can knock out power lines and disable transformers, causing power blackouts for hundreds of thousands of people a year. Researchers at Aalto University and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to try and predict when these weather-inflicted blackouts happen. Their new method can now predict these storms days in advance, allowing electricity companies to prepare their repair crews before the storm has even happened.

Feb 27, 2021

Radical Remission l Meet the Creator Kelly Turner

Posted by in category: futurism

Meet the Creator and Director of the Radical Remission Docuseries! 👋
For the past fifteen years, Kelly Turner, Ph.D. has conducted research in 10 countries and analyzed over 1500 cases of radical remission. She slowly began interviewing these radical remission survivors—one by one—until their stories filled the pages of her notebook…enough to fill a book, in fact.
Her book Radical Remission went on to be a New York Times bestseller, and now, it’s a docuseries, too—brought to you by Hay House Productions and directed by Kelly Turner herself.
The inspiring Radical Remission Docuseries starts on March 16th — but you can register here now!


Feb 26, 2021

Light unbound: Data limits could vanish with new optical antennas

Posted by in category: computing

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a new way to harness properties of light waves that can radically increase the amount of data they carry. They demonstrated the emission of discrete twisting laser beams from antennas made up of concentric rings roughly equal to the diameter of a human hair, small enough to be placed on computer chips.

Feb 26, 2021

Sub-diffraction optical writing enables data storage at the nanoscale

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, space

The total amount of data generated worldwide is expected to reach 175 zettabytes (1 ZB equals 1 billion terabytes) by 2025. If 175 ZB were stored on Blu-ray disks, the stack would be 23 times the distance to the moon. There is an urgent need to develop storage technologies that can accommodate this enormous amount of data.

Page 1 of 5,55412345678Last