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Cars will change more in the next decade than they have in the past century

May 24th, 2019 at 3:45 am » Comments Off

While the look and feel of our cars has changed in the past 100 years, the way we drive them hasn’t. But fundamental change is coming. In the next decade, not only will the way they’re powered and wired have shifted dramatically, but we won’t be the ones driving them anymore. Some cars already have […]



AI used to “fill in the blanks”

May 24th, 2019 at 12:03 am » Comments Off

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do—take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots […]



First smartphone app that can “hear” ear infections in children

May 24th, 2019 at 12:00 am » Comments Off

Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the UW School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children’s Hospital, uses the app and funnel to check his daughter’s ear. Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. […]



Powerful new AI framework turbocharges automated learning process

May 23rd, 2019 at 12:44 am » Comments Off

Framework improves ‘continual learning’ for artificial intelligence Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while “forgetting” less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks. The researchers have also demonstrated that using the framework to learn a new task can make […]



Japan plans for 10 billion 5G devices by adding 14-digit phone numbers

May 23rd, 2019 at 12:40 am » Comments Off

Increased data bandwidth might be the best-known advantage of 5G cellular technology, but new 5G networks will also support billions of newly connected devices, ranging from cars to internet of things sensors — each with their own telephone number. With its 5G rollout just around the corner, Japan is preparing for a surge in demand […]



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