Artificial Intelligence

  • The Outsourcers’ Guide to Quality
    by Josh Johnson on February 25, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Data quality is vital when creating reliable algorithms. For companies looking for a solution that equals the quality of their in-house team, it can seem as though outsourcing is an impossible option. Have no fear. The “Outsourcers’ Guide to Quality” will help you predict the […]

  • Scrabble Chinese Room and AI Understanding
    by Benjamin Ross on February 25, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider If you are a Scrabble fan, you might remember the headlines in 2015 that blared that the winner of the French Scrabble World Championship was someone that did not understand a word of French. Sacrebleu! Note that I spelled this stereotypical French phrase as it […]

  • Swarming robots avoid collisions, traffic jams
    on February 24, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Researchers have developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee and validated it on a swarm of 100 autonomous robots in the lab.

  • Soft robot fingers gently grasp deep-sea jellyfish
    on February 24, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Marine biologists have adopted ”soft robotic linguine fingers” as tools to conduct their undersea research. Scientists found that jellyfish held by ultra-soft robotic fingers expressed significantly fewer stress-related genes than when braced by traditional submersible grippers. Shaped like the […]

  • Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot
    on February 21, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    A robot was used to treat brain aneurysms for the first time. The robotic system could eventually allow remote surgery, enabling surgeons to treat strokes from afar.

  • AI is Changing the Pattern for How Software is Developed
    by Allison Proffitt on February 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    By AI Trends Staff   Software developers are using AI to help write and review code, detect bugs, test software and optimize development projects. This assistance is helping companies to deploy new software more efficiently, and to allow a new generation of developers to learn to code […]

  • Artificial Intelligence Ushers in a New Era of Cost-Effective Clinical Trials 
    by Allison Proffitt on February 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Contributed Commentary by James Streeter, Global Vice President Life Sciences Product Strategy, Oracle Health Sciences  Clinical trials have changed significantly over the past several years. As drugs and devices—and the conditions they are trying to impact—have […]

  • Insurance Companies Using AI to Build Safety Systems, Optimize Rates 
    by Allison Proffitt on February 21, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    By AI Trends Staff  Leading insurance companies in the $500 billion/year insurance industry are studying what types of ML applications to try to gain a business advantage, and startups are using AI to disrupt the industry.   Safety is a big focus, timely considering […]

  • Companies Bringing AI Training Inside; Udacity Well-Positioned  
    by Allison Proffitt on February 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Companies are taking AI training into their own hands, hiring outside firms to help their employees to learn about AI and often picking up the expense.    Training is a big market. The annual North American workplace training market is […]

  • Anomalies and AI Autonomous Cars 
    by Allison Proffitt on February 21, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider  An anomaly is something considered out of the ordinary and often used to describe things or events that seem to be peculiar, rare, abnormal, or at times are otherwise difficult to even classify.   Sometimes an anomaly is unwanted and can be […]

  • New artificial intelligence algorithm better predicts corn yield
    on February 20, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    With some reports predicting the precision agriculture market will reach $12.9 billion by 2027, there is an increasing need to develop sophisticated data-analysis solutions that can guide management decisions in real time. A new study offers a promising approach to efficiently and accurately […]

  • ‘Flapping wings’ powered by the sun
    on February 19, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    In ancient Greek mythology, Icarus’ wax wings melted when he dared to fly too close to the sun. Now, researchers have made artificial wings that are actually powered by the sun. The tiny wings, which can flap even faster than those of butterflies, could someday be used in robots or devices for […]