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Pascal’s Picks (formerly Intelligent Automation Insights)

Week after week, Intelligent Automation is getting more powerful supporting clients, patients, employees, companies and making our world more human. This weekly newsletter is dedicated to regularly celebrating its latest and significant advancements. You can also learn more by joining me in IRPA AI’s Premium Access portal in my book about Intelligent Automation.

-Pascal

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – April 19, 2021

 

Pascal Bornet
Pascal is a recognized global expert and pioneer in the field of intelligent automation. He is industry thought leader with over 200k online followers and specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Analytics. Formerly Head of AI, Automation & Digital Innovation for McKinsey, Pascal is a senior advisor to IRPA AI, member of the Forbes Technology Council & author of Intelligent Automation: Welcome to the World of Hyperautomation.

With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being generated daily, companies need to understand how to filter through all of the noise so that they can provide their customers with a useful experience — and this is where IA can help.

Employees are in favour of adopting artificial intelligence in workplace as it minimizes human labour.

During the pandemic, insurers accelerated the use of automated tools to estimate repair costs. Garage operators say the numbers can be wildly inaccurate.

Although much of the focus on artificial intelligence tends to concentrate on developments in the U.S. and China, people would be wise to pay attention to the second most populous country in the world: India.

A team of researchers in Germany have come up with a safety system that could warn drivers of autonomous cars that they will have to take control up to seven seconds in advance.

The first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect possible signs of colon cancer during colonoscopy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Experts and data scientists from UNITAR-UNOSAT and UN Global Pulse applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) to satellite imagery to quickly map flooded areas and assess the damage that was caused in various operational settings.


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Researchers have created an amazing 3D imaging system to analyse in real time blood flow. It provides super clear, incredibly detailed images of the human body and the structures inside it

 

How fast it is now to create a cartoon using machine learning!
Researchers at the Prague University have created a new sketch-based modeling and animation tool.

 

 

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. Through nanotechnology, engineers at #MIT have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting pollution. In contact with specific chemicals, the plant emits a signal which is read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists.

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

April 19-21, 2021 – SIUSAI 2021, 4th International Symposium of Intelligent Unmanned Systems on Artificial Intelligence

April 22-23, 2021 – International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Machine Diagnostics and Prognostics ICAIMDP

 

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – April 12, 2021

Intelligent Automation (IA) is one of the trending buzzwords of our times. What makes automation smart? Is it new? Why the renewed focus? Bill Gates believed automation to be a double-edged sword when he said: “Automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. … Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

Peter Monk, GM for Australia of Concentrix, one of the two big global customer engagement companies offering contact centre services, says that employment in call centres has grown modestly in recent years, but that the really significant change has been the shift from voice to digital.

The pandemic is being used as a pretext to push unproven artificial-intelligence tools into workplaces and schools.

Commentary: We like to imagine an AI-driven future, but it’s machine learning that will actually help us to progress, argues expert Michael I. Jordan.

A team of researchers in Germany have come up with a safety system that could warn drivers of autonomous cars that they will have to take control up to seven seconds in advance.

Canada-based non-profit that helps musicians with mental health, has started a new AI-powered project called Lost Tapes of the 27 Club. The organization is using machine learning to break down songs of artists who died at 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Kobain — and compose original tunes based on their musical stylings.


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New generation of prosthetics can read your thoughts… (almost)
This armband uses machine learning to predict gestures made by your hands

 

 

 

 

 

𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦

 

 

 

This Jenga-playing robot by #MIT demonstrates something that has been tricky to attain in previous systems: the ability to quickly learn the best way to carry out a task, not just from visual cues, but also from tactile, physical interactions

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

April 17-18, 2021 – 257th International Conference on Electronics, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

April 19-21, 2021 – SIUSAI 2021, 4th International Symposium of Intelligent Unmanned Systems on Artificial Intelligence

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – April 5, 2021

A team of researchers based at MIT are aiming to enhance the performance of neural networks by combining them with structures based on other types of cells in the brain. The research team will be integrating structures based on astrocytes into neural networks, aiming to let neural networks shift how their signals are handled across timescales.

With increased social media usage now the norm and all of us living our lives online a little bit more, we must look for ways to mitigate risks, protect our safety and filter out communications that are causing concern.

There are a lot of stories about A.I. systems picking up the human biases lurking in the data used to train them. But can A.I. also help humans uncover their own unconscious biases?

From imaging to risk assessment, AI-based tech may free up time for doctoring while improving patient care, but hurdles remain.

 

Three experts discuss the promise—and problems—of relying on algorithms for our mental health.


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Boston Dynamics unveils today a new amazing robot called STRETCH. It is designed to make warehouse operations more efficient and safer for the workers

 

 

 

This is Liftware, a life-changing smart handle, which electronically stabilizes the attached utensils (a soup spoon, everyday spoon, fork, and a spork). Thanks to this intelligent device, utensils shake 70% less than your hand

 

 

 

 

Impressive live #design of an armchair in Virtual Reality by designer Nicholas Baker
Away from the screens, in space and in 3D, a mesmerizing dance between the designer and a new object taking shape!

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

April 7-8, 2021 – Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Retail, Supply Chain & Marketing

April 17-18, 2021 – 257th International Conference on Electronics, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – March 29, 2021

 

What a $1bn valuation says about the unstoppable transformation of world commerce.

Discover the Executives Guide to AI.

CognitiveEMS, developed by University of Virginia researchers, provides prompts to support responders’ decision-making.

Have you ever wondered why you are able to hear a sentence and understand its meaning — given that the same words in a different order would have an entirely different meaning? New research involving neuroimaging and A.I., describes the complex network within the brain that comprehends the meaning of a spoken sentence.

Sweden’s National Supercomputer Center today announced the launch of Berzelius, a supercomputer based on Nvidia’s DGX SuperPOD architecture and capable of delivering 300 petaflops of AI performance.

 

The agency recently tested algorithms in two-on-one aerial combat simulations.

 

While artificial intelligence has the potential to make healthcare more accessible and efficient, it also is vulnerable to the social, economic and systemic biases that have been entrenched in society for generations.


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Identifying smells with machine learning!
Built by Benjamin Cabé, this artificial nose has been trained to recognize accurately hundreds of smells

 

 

 

 

 

Synergy of #people and #technology
The Tactile Telerobot is the world’s first haptic telerobotic system. It transmits realistic touch feedback to the user located anywhere in the world

 

 

 

Computer vision in action!
This ingenious system understands the cube’s current status and offers a hint on what the next move should be

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

April 7-8, 2021 – Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Retail, Supply Chain & Marketing

April 17-18, 2021 – 257th International Conference on Electronics, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – March 22, 2021

China five-year plan aims for supremacy in AI, quantum computing.

A quick introduction to how A.I. can be applied in Assistive Technology for people with disabilities.

Deep reinforcement learning is having a superstar moment.

With changing behaviors of consumers and the operational needs of companies, artificial intelligence has become a business enabler.

As machine learning and artificial intelligence push deeper into our society as useful tools, their utility to criminals increases as well.

 

People clean tar from the sand of an Israeli beach after an oil spill off-shore caused the country’s worst environmental disaster in years. Israeli company Windward used its A.I software to help identify the ship that was likely responsible for the spill.


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A drone ambulance to save more lives!

1,000+ lives are lost every year from slow emergency responses. An amazing new concept by argodesign

 

 

 

 

To cure cancer, detection and elimination of each cancer cell is paramount

DeepMACT leverages medical imaging and deep learning to detect cancer metastasis and drug targeting at the cellular level, here in the lungs

 

 

 

 

San Diego Supercomputer Center Deep Learning expert Mai Nguyen has created a neural network that diagnoses heart diseases


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

March 25-26, 2021 – AI IN HEALTHCARE & PHARMA VIRTUAL SUMMIT

April 7-8, 2021 – Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Retail, Supply Chain & Marketing

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – March 15, 2021

The need to automate business processes to improve efficiency and control costs is fueling the surge in artificial intelligence (AI) patent filings by tech giants and enterprises, says GlobalData.

Smartphone and PC can now be operated by simply showing a finger. This has potential to prevent infection and contamination.

The surveillance-capitalist giant fired some of its most popular researchers—and revealed its true colors in the process.

To date, artificial intelligence technology has proved its value in reducing errors and improving medical outcomes for patients, according to healthcare executives. AI investments will likely shift over the next two years.

The original goal of human-like artificial intelligence was abandoned decades ago in favor of less ambitious approaches, two cognitive scientists argue in a new book. If that initial vision is to be realized, they say, AI systems will require a full understanding of language and meaning, the development of which remains a daunting — but doable — challenge.

One billion public-facing Instagram photos were used to train an algorithm created by Facebook to learn to recognize images by itself.


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This new GAN algorithm, called MixNMatch, generates a new realistic image by combining:
1. background,
2. shape,
3. texture,
4. and pose
… from different real images

 

 

This machine leverages a 3D scanning technology to create high precision fit-to-size boxes for orders of any dimensions. And it can pack 1,100 parcels per hour!

 

 

This revolutionary technology has helped three paralyzed people walk again

 

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

March 15-17, 2021 – AI & Data Science in Trading

March 16, 2021 – Future of AI

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – March 8, 2021

 

The report also shows the effect of COVID-19 on AI development from multiple perspectives, including how AI helps with COVID-related drug discovery and the effect of the pandemic on hiring and private investment.  

In 2020, CIOs and IT teams rushed to build digital capabilities to meet the surge of online demand caused by the pandemic. In 2021, established industry leaders continue to feel the urgency to transition to digital as consumers demand improved online experiences.

The work marks a beginning in using machine learning techniques to optimize the architecture of chips.

A new report emphasizes why it is urgent that the Department of Defense and Congress work together to modernize the way defense programs and budgets develop, integrate and deploy the latest technologies in support of American national security.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military command charged with watching and protecting North American airspace is now using artificial intelligence to detect the threats that previously slipped its notice.


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This is the first time that a #drone delivered an organ for transplantation

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great summary of the most popular #AI use cases

 

 

 

 

 

“𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗡𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗴𝗶𝗮” turns old photos of relatives into videos


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

March 15-17, 2021 – AI & Data Science in Trading

March 16, 2021 – Future of AI

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – March 1, 2021

Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.

The smartphone-enabled LooK SPOT test scans for nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs, with results reportedly available in five to eight minutes.

Edge computing is a jigsaw puzzle, with multiple choices for IT architects and embedded developers. Ultimately, it can create edge AI, enabling faster, richer decision making.

Smartphone and PC can be operated by simply showing a finger. This has potential to prevent infection and contamination.

The need to automate business processes to improve efficiency and control costs is fueling the surge in artificial intelligence (AI) patent filings by tech giants and enterprises, says GlobalData.


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50,000 orders in 5 minutes!
“Supply chain automation using emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence will drive efficiency like we have never seen before.” ~Dave Waters

 

 

 

 

 

When you see this tomato sorting machine at “actual speed” and then in slow motion you realise how accurate it really is! Impressive.

 

 

 

 

This is the most detailed panorama of Mars to date (1.8 billion pixels)
It was captured by Curiosity last year. 225 million kilometers from us… as if you were there!

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

March 3-4, 2021 – Ai4 2021 Finance Summit

March 15-17, 2021 – AI & Data Science in Trading

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – February 18, 2021

“AffectiveSpotlight: Facilitating the Communication of Affective Responses from Audience Members during Online Presentations” goes over observations on using AI to monitor people’s expressions.

Colorado State University researchers Jason Stock and Tom Cavey have published a paper on an AI system that rewards dogs for doing tricks.

Nothing says social distancing quite like Dubai’s RoboCafe, where robots have replaced their human overlords.

We need a revolution in artificial intelligence and learning from insects will help us achieve it, says James Marshall.

No matter how advanced technology becomes, bias will be with us until there is thoughtful human intervention in the artificial intelligence process.

People can save hours of searching via their spectacular online profile with the AI-empowered dating app.


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Amazing concept. Is this the future of public transportation?

 

 

 

 

How Augmented Reality sandboxes now support civil engineers design safer constructions. They help comprehend topography, watersheds, natural hazards and more.

 

 

 

 

Rivers flow 24/7. So does your power
This portable turbine uses water or wind to charge your devices. Ideal for campers, paddlers, filmmakers, and off-gridders around the world.

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

February 22-26, 2021 – GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP

March 3-4, 2021 – Ai4 2021 Finance Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – February 11, 2021

The physicists at Radboud University researched whether a piece of hardware could do the same, without the need of software. They discovered that by constructing a network of cobalt atoms on black phosphorus they were able to build a material that stores and processes information in similar ways to the brain, and, even more surprisingly, adapts itself.

Researchers created a risk-assessment algorithm that shows consistent performance across datasets from US, Europe, and Asia.

Using artificial intelligence — AI — the research team at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering developed a method to speed the analysis of vaccines and zero in on the best potential preventive medical therapy.

5 reasons to boost self-service using AI in today’s property market.

As autonomy has increasingly developed decision-making skills based on spontaneous situation assessments, it can become a teammate rather than a servant. These shared decision interactions are identified as human-autonomy teaming, or HAT.

Exploring why self-driving cars will indeed be mired in massive car pileups and are not invincible for such tragedies.


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Machine learning mask removal

 

 

 

The Seabin V5 by the Seabin Project is a floating trash can or a “trash skimmer” that catches #plastic and #pollution

 

 

 

 

Hyper-realistic robot dolphins replace captive animals at marine parks to make entertainment safer and more sustainable

 

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

February 16-17, 2021 – APPLYING AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO HEALTHCARE, FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY

February 22-26, 2021 – GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – February 4, 2021

Five critical imperatives that will ensure the success of our society’s journey with IA in this fourth industrial revolution.

The White House launched its national AI office, which will oversee the country’s AI strategy and coordinate R&D and policies for the federal government.

Neuralink put a computer chip into the monkey’s skull and used “tiny wires” to connect it to its brain, Musk said.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has officially issued a permit to Baidu USA to begin testing driverless vehicles on public roads in Sunnyvale, CA.

A recent initiative by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and MEDTEQ, a major Canadian medical technology organization, aims to integrate current treatment methods like immunotherapy and chemotherapy, precision medicine principles, and artificial intelligence to achieve a personalized approach to cancer treatment.

Researchers are developing AI IQ tests meant to assess deeper humanlike aspects of intelligence, such as concept learning and analogical reasoning. So far, computers have struggled on many of these tasks, which is exactly the point. The test-makers hope their challenges will highlight what’s missing in AI, and guide the field toward machines that can finally think like us.

As the dust settles on the disruption that was 2020, retailers are dedicating their efforts to regaining a sense of normalcy in the new year. With a shift to an increase—and perhaps outsize—role that eCommerce has taken in the new pandemic economy, brands are adjusting to the new normal, and catering their strategies to the avenues they see as a risk-averse way forward.


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The first Amazon Fresh grocery store opened a few weeks ago in California

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Dynamics just released yesterday a new feature for their famous robot

 

 

A whole new world opens without the constraints and limitations of a physical screen, phone or notebook

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

February 7, 2021 – What is AI & How is it Changing our World? CTO of AI @IBM, Sam Lightstone

February 9, 2021 – Data & AI in Finance | How to scale AI and handle data privacy

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 28, 2021

The world of work is changing. Artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will make this shift as significant as the mechanization in prior generations of agriculture and manufacturing. While some jobs will be lost, and many others created, almost all will change. Read the research, insights, and innovative ideas that are shaping the future of work.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing an increasing number of recommendations to human decision makers. We must therefore make sure that we can trust not just AI but also its whole ecosystem. The notion of fairness itself is fluid and requires a multi-stakeholder consultation.

Advances in AI have allowed us to make progress in all kinds of disciplines – and these are not limited to applications on this planet. From designing missions to clearing Earth’s orbit of junk, here are a few ways artificial intelligence can help us venture further in space.

Robot dogs have been around for a while now, but most of them can’t replace the emotional connection that exists between us and man’s best friend. But with a little help from artificial intelligence (AI), robotics company Koda thinks it can change that. Its new robot dog is specifically designed to socially interact with people, and can even understand human emotions.

AIDA Diagnostics presents an AI-powered smart assistant to enable crucial decision-making in blood transfusions.

A Max-Planck Institute study suggests humans couldn’t prevent an AI from making its own choices. The researchers used Alan Turing’s “halting problem” to test their theory. Programming a superintelligent AI with “containment algorithms” or rules would be futile.


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DETECTING POTHOLES using Computer Vision and Machine Learning

 

 

 

 

Interacting with technology using our thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

Abhishek Singh used deep learning to make Amazon Echo respond to sign language

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

February 4, 2021 – AI + X: Don’t Switch Careers, Add AI

February 7, 2021 – What is AI & How is it Changing our World? CTO of AI @IBM, Sam Lightstone

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 21, 2021

Researchers of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), in collaboration with the Almazov National Medical Research Centre, developed an artificial intelligence system for analyzing endoscopic images (mucous membranes of organs). Such an approach is required for conducting mass screening studies, as well as for examining patients in remote settlements in conditions of lack of hi-tech medical equipment.

Creating artificial intelligence (AI) that can figure out how best to teach itself. The work could speed learning in self-driving cars and household robots, and it might even help crack previously unsolvable math problems.

The thinking has been that the country or company with the most data will win the AI race. The most popular AI algorithms have been shown to increase in accuracy and capability as the data sets that they are trained on increases.

India’s banking sector is witnessing significant competition from new-age fintech companies as well as large technology companies like Facebook that are entering the fray with payment solutions.

Almost a quarter of employees (23 percent) worldwide have seen their roles and ways of working change following the implementation of intelligent automation, according to the latest edition of Deloitte Automation with Intelligence survey, while one in ten already had to retrain.

Using technology to automate repetitive business tasks has its advantage, but real benefits require a more coherent mixture of artificial intelligence, robotics and management tools.


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This amazing dynamic #data visualization has been built using python and computer vision (OpenCV). Once the ball flies from one side to the other of the table, the vision system reconstructs the 3D coordinates of the ping-pong ball trajectory (using a Delaunay Triangulation)

 

 

 

 

 

This remote surgery was made by a London surgeon on a banana in California using 5G

 

 

 

 

 

 

The self-desinfecting door handle, invented by startup CleanMotion. One of the most remarkable innovation presented at #CES2021 last week

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 25 – What is AI & How is it Changing our World? CTO of AI @IBM, Sam Lightstone

January 28-29, 2021 – AI & Deep Learning Virtual Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 14, 2021

In curling, a sport that’s been referred to as “chess on ice” because of the strategy and precision involved, a robot named Curly beat Korean national teams in three out of four official matches. Robots have certainly come a long way, but they are still fairly clumsy, and most lack the dexterity of the human body. So Curly, the robot that mastered curling, is quite impressive.

Throughout 2020, venture capital firms continued expanding into new global markets, with London, New York, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Boston, Seattle and Singapore startups receiving increased funding. Out of the 79 most popular A.I. & ML startup locations, 15 are in the San Francisco Bay Area, making that region home to 19% of startups who received funding in the last year.

The first wave of the pandemic was overwhelming, resulting in supply chain breakdown, work from home scenarios and disruptions in the economy. Companies were forced to rethink their business model and envision newer methods to keep the global supply chain running. Manufacturing, which is a cornerstone of our country’s economy, had to halt production leaving the industry in turmoil. But the will to keep functioning and ensuring business continuity pushed this industry to restructure their business operations.

A somewhat rare use of artificial intelligence in senior living is helping an operator maximize limited resources by predicting the severity of COVID-19 symptoms in residents to determine who should be tested more frequently and who will benefit the most from the vaccine when it becomes available.

Physicians who follow artificial intelligence (AI) advice may be considered less liable for medical malpractice than is commonly thought, according to a new study of potential jury candidates in the U.S. Published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM). The study provides the first data related to physicians’ potential liability for using AI in personalized medicine, which can often deviate from standard care.

A leader with AMP Robotics says artificial intelligence has changed how robotics can be incorporated into MRFs.


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In this recent remote work experiment, the human pilot is 5 miles away from the #robot

 

 

 

 

 

This lifesaving robotic buoy can bring a drowning person to safety without endangering the rescuer

 

 

 

 

 

OpenAI has just released an #AI that can generate images from texts

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

January 28-29, 2021 – AI & Deep Learning Virtual Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 7, 2021

When artificial intelligence (AI) technology helps solve a problem, problem-solving can be done quicker, and the solution is often one that would have taken longer for humans to discover. Could artificial intelligence power climate change strategy? Yes, and it’s already doing so.

A curated list of the latest breakthroughs in AI by release date with a clear video explanation, link to a more in-depth article, and code.

When every organization has access to AI … the difference will be in Human Intelligence (HI).

Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.

The 2010s were huge for artificial intelligence, thanks to advances in deep learning, a branch of AI that has become feasible because of the growing capacity to collect, store, and process large amounts of data. Today, deep learning is not just a topic of scientific research but also a key component of many everyday applications.


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An amazing #robot bottle-flipping contest in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Japanese government is developing an advanced AI matchmaking algorithm

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced hand gesture recognition sensor, invented by Google 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 7-9, 2021 – International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Communications and Business Analytics

January 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

January 28-29, 2021 – AI & Deep Learning Virtual Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 31, 2020

Albert Einstein once said, “You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else.” That could well be the motto at DeepMind, as a new report reveals it has developed a program that can master complex games without even knowing the rules.

There are often concerns that artificial intelligence will replace people’s jobs, but in the case of forward-thinking multinational Schneider Electric, the opposite is true.

In today’s tech scene, jobs involving DevOps and artificial intelligence are the most in demand at this time. Employers are offering up sizeable premiums — almost $25,000 in additional salary for professionals who can automate IT operations, and an additional $14,000 a year to those who can deliver AI and machine learning capabilities.

It may be one of Europe’s major players when it comes to artificial intelligence, but a lack of skills and strategic investment may be holding the UK back from its full potential.

In the quest for advanced vehicles with higher energy efficiency and ultra-low emissions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are accelerating a research engine that gives scientists and engineers an unprecedented view inside the atomic-level workings of combustion engines in real time.


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When your face recognition algorithm works so well that it even discovers the invisible

 

 

 

 

Advanced hand gesture recognition sensor, invented by Google last year.

 

 

 

 

 

Toyota invented a “hanging #robot” that hangs from the ceiling and completes tasks like cleaning and loading the dishwasher. It is embedded into the homes’ design, enabling it to be more reactive and take less space compared to common robots


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 4, 2021 – Disruptor Series: Artificial Intelligence & The Built Environment

January 4-8 & 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

January 7-9, 2021 – International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Communications and Business Analytics

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 24, 2020

Here’s how Artificial Intelligence will transform Pharma Drug Discovery, Work from Home, and Edge Computing in the coming year.

While AI has delivered incredible breakthroughs in pattern recognition and organizing immense data sets to help humans make better decisions, certain issues related to bias and privacy have created challenges to both innovation in AI and consumer trust.

AI has been a big help this year for the leading healthcare and pharma companies and researchers.

From facial recognition technology that monitors brown bear populations, to intelligent robots sorting recycling, these initiatives are having a positive impact on the environment.

2020 hasn’t quite gone to plan for many of us, but here’s to 2021! We asked some of our AI expert community what they think the prominent trends of 2021 could be. Included are contributions from MILA, Gartner, Facebook, Alexa AI, NASA, Mailchimp and more.


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The world’s largest 3D metal printer produces rockets

 

 

 

 

 

Startup Open Bionics is building and developing the next generation of bionic limbs and turning disabilities into superpowers

 

 

 

 

his system leverages deep learning to generate a video of someone speaking and moving, from just ONE single image of this person’s face.


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 3, 2021 – WARP AI 1.0 – Virtual Conference

January 4-8 & 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 17, 2020

It is a simple truth: the field of artificial intelligence is far too male-dominated. According to a 2018 study from Wired and Element AI, just 12% of AI researchers globally are female.

How a new MIT algorithm is capable of inferring goals and plans, even when those plans might fail.

Covid is a data problem.

AskBob Doctor covers more than 15,000 diseases overall, and can diagnose 85 common diseases with 90% accuracy. It has been used by 20,000 medical institutions in about 30 provincial-level administrative regions in China, serving more than 450,000 doctors.

Whether assessing vaccine safety and efficacy, assisting with X-ray readings or tracking communities’ vulnerability to COVID-19, artificial intelligence has been put to work in new and innovative ways throughout the pandemic.


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𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰-𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘇𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀.

 

 

𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗯 allows you to enjoy #VR like never before by having full control of your hands and fingers to interact physically with your environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a robot that grows like a vine. Its ability to grow across distances without moving its whole body will be useful in search and rescue, and medical applications 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 19 – 20, 2020 – SAMI 2020 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Smart Materials & Information Technology

January 3, 2021 – WARP AI 1.0 – Virtual Conference

January 4-8 & 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 10, 2020

Spain to invest 600 mn euros in artificial intelligence

Spain is to invest 600 million euros (725 million dollars) in developing artificial intelligence over the next two years as part of plans to transform its national economy, the premier said Wednesday.

Researchers discovered inherent biases within the model’s results related to gender, race, and religion. Gender biases included the relationship between gender and occupation, as well as gendered descriptive words.

The launch of the pilot, which is taking place in Miami, comes as Ford continues to build out a service for autonomous ride-hailing and goods delivery in Miami-Dade County.

The Shadow Robot Dexterous Hand is a robot hand, with size, shape and movement capabilities similar to those of a human hand. To give the robotic hand the ability to learn how to manipulate objects researchers from WMG, University of Warwick, have developed new AI algorithms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is affecting the way we work, learn, shop, and now creating new opportunities for playing and watching our favorite sports.


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The magic of engineering!

 

 

 

Breakthrough: Research company DeepMind uses #AI to predict 3D models of #protein structures, solving a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology!

 

 

 

IHMC demonstrated how this #robot can use LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to build a map of the area it is supposed to traverse, and then use an algorithm to determine each step it should take to reach the other side. Since 1990, thanks to #technology innovation in #agriculture, the number of undernourished people in the world has decreased by 40%


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 12 – 13, 2020 – AI & FL 2020 8th International Conference of Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic

December 14 – 17, 2020 – ICMLA 2020: International Conference On Machine Learning And Applications

December 19 – 20, 2020 – SAMI 2020 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Smart Materials & Information Technology

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 3, 2020

Artificial intelligence is growing ever more powerful and entering people’s daily lives, yet often we don’t know what goes on inside these systems. Their non-transparency could fuel practical problems, or even racism, which is why researchers increasingly want to open this ‘black box’ and make AI explainable.

A team of researchers at Google Research has unveiled a new project they have been working on that uses AI technology to allow a blind person to follow a path without assistance.

A trio of researchers at Johannes Kepler University has used artificial intelligence to improve thermal imaging camera searches of people lost in the woods.

Cruise’s self-driving vehicles will be making delivery runs for Walmart customers in early 2021 in Arizona.

UC Berkeley researchers say they are the first to train AI using using silently mouthed words and sensors that collect muscle activity. Silent speech is detected using electromyography (EMG), with electrodes placed on the face and throat. The model focuses on what researchers call digital voicing to predict words and generate synthetic speech.

Military and defense organizations using transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can realize tremendous gains and help to maintain advantages over increasingly capable adversaries and competitors.

 


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This huge wave pool was designed using computational fluid dynamics and it produces 5 types of waves

 

 

 

 

 

When #AI becomes hilarious!

 

 

 

 

Since 1990, thanks to #technology innovation in #agriculture, the number of undernourished people in the world has decreased by 40%


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 5, 2020 – AI Technology Conference

December 6, 2020 – AI on IBM Z with Deep Learning Tech

December 08-10, 2020 – APPLYING AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY

December 09 – 10, 2020 – The AI Summit New York

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 25, 2020


 

Imagine a classroom in the future where teachers are working alongside artificial intelligence partners to ensure no student gets left behind.

7 most promising Governmental AI solutions across the globe

Strategy requires big picture thinking and thinking of all the moves that can help you achieve your AI vision

AI drives the most significant revenue gains in Marketing & Sales, Strategy & Corporate Finance and Supply Chain Management.

Harnessing the power of deep learning leads to better predictions of patient admissions and flow in emergency departments.

Fast and accurate fire detection is significant to the sustainable development of human society and Earth ecology. The existence of objects with similar characteristics to fire increases the difficulty of vision-based fire detection. Improving the accuracy of fire detection by digging deeper visual features of fire always remains challenging.

In the 2010s everyone was learning to develop mobile apps. In the 2020s all the developers are going to be building Vision AI.

 


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TEN FOLD Engineering invented these smart homes that can easily unfold and fold itself in minutes

 

 

 

 

Meet the thinnest Robot: MIT engineers have developed a robotic thread able to remove blood clots in the brain and save patients from a stroke

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add virtual sticky notes to the world


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 2, 2020 – Conversational AI Mini Summit

December 2-4, 2020 – Data and Analytics Digital Summit

December 3, 2020 – Age of With digital series – Event one: Strategy to reality: The future of data and cloud modernization is now

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 19, 2020

We need more diverse data to avoid perpetuating inequality in medicine.

AI will play a crucial role in supporting the energy industry’s goals of achieving a more efficient, connected and sustainable future.

A new report reveals the top 10 emerging technologies of 2020.
Innovations include microneedles for painless injections, and electric planes.

Professor Klaus Schwab says technological innovation can be leveraged to unleash human potential.

A new survey finds that responses to COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years—and that many of these changes could be here for the long haul.

Read how IA improves business efficiency, enhances employee and customer experiences and help save lives.


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The first camera for blind people

 

 

 

No More Glasses, No More Lenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

About focusing on the right things

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

November 19 – 20, 2020 – Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA

November 23 to 24, 2020 – AI & Big Data Expo – Europe 2020

November 24 – 25, 2020 – Edge AI Summit

November 24 -26, 2020 – Big Data Conference Europe

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 12, 2020

 

Researchers used machine learning to create bus routes and deliver meals to individuals in need, reducing food insecurity in communities.

Textual analysis of social media posts finds users’ anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.

Intel continues to snap up startups to build out its machine learning and AI operations.

Community program delivers 6,000 monthly meals with assist from CMU. 

AI is advancing in visibility but the last mile of realizing AI sustaining adoption in large enterprises, with demonstrated results, is lagging.

Probability trees may have been around for decades, but they have received little attention from the AI and ML community.


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Imagine a tattoo that you could stick on your skin to manage your levels of hydration, alcohol, glucose, sun or pollution exposure, or simply your body temperature

 

 

 

 

It is impressive what we can do with Augmented Reality and a business card!

 

 

 

 

 


Eliminating car collisions with #AImore lives

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

November 16 to 18, 2020 – ML Conference

November 17 to 18, 2020 – APPLYING AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO RETAIL & ECOMMERCE

November 18, 2020 – Women in AI Virtual Evening 2020

November 18, 2020 – Ai4 2020 WHAT’S NEXT IN ENTERPRISE AI: EXPLORING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACROSS INDUSTRY

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 5, 2020

The Future of Jobs report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years.

Operational resiliency is key as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how companies will do business next year.

Why we continue to rely on antiquated systems, paper ballots and inadequate machines to handle the most important day of our democracy.

“Trust in AI systems is becoming, if not already, the biggest barrier for enterprises — as they start to move from exploring AI or potentially piloting or doing some proof of concept works into deploying AI into a production system”. 

NOAA and Google announce new data partnership.

A deep learning model can target a specific SARS-CoV-2 protein and help enhance COVID-19 drug discovery.


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Race against your avatar in Augmented Reality

 

 

 

The power of #AR and #AI working together to enhance human creativity

 

 

 


Firefighting #drones fly higher and faster, to save more lives

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

November 5-6, 2020 – AI & Big Data Expo

November 68, 2020 – International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Education

November 9, 2020 – Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Smart Cities

November 9-10, 2020 – 2nd World Congress on Robotics and Automation

November 11-12, 2020 – Applied AI Summit Seattle 2021

Latest News in Intelligent Automation -October 29, 2020

 

An international research team is suggesting AI might become even more efficient and reliable if it learns to think more like worms.

A new Facebook AI and CMU renewable energy storage project could enable labs to perform days of electrocatalyst screening and calculations in just seconds.

Startups use deep learning and advanced signal processing to improve hearing quality.

The UK researchers identify just how much AI research might benefit from the field of animal cognition.

A pair of statisticians at the University of Waterloo has proposed a math process idea that might allow for teaching AI systems without the need for a large dataset.

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, Johns Hopkins University computer scientists showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks, including stacking blocks. With the method, the robot, named Spot, was able to learn in days what typically takes a month.

AI helps workers to reskill upskill themselves.


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This laptop combines augmented and virtual reality to enhance how we study and learn

 

From PLAN to IMPLEMENTATION

 

Is this the workstation of the future?
As office workers, we spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at our desk.

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

October 28-30,2020 -AI World – Government

November 5, 2020 – Annual Summit on AI, ML & Big Data Analytics 

November 5-6, 2020 – AI & Big Data Expo

November 11-12, 2020 – Applied AI Summit Seattle 2021

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