Monthly Archives: October 2017

New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can automatically detect colorectal cancer in less than a second. Researchers from Showa University in Yokohama, Japan developed the computer-aided diagnostic system that uses an endocytoscopic image – a 500-fold magnified view of a colorectal polyp – to analyse about 300 features of the polyp after

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Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

As Saudi Arabia’s decision to grant citizenship to a robot makes international headlines, a top official of the Indian IT industry body says it signifies that artificial intelligence (AI) has come of age. The AI is fast reaching a stage where many of the tasks performed by humans can be done by robots, Nasscom president

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iPhone-Based Ultrasound Machine Can Detect Cancer

A novel iPhone-based portable ultrasound machine that can help detect cancer easily at home has been developed by US researchers. The device called Butterfly IQ is a scanner of the size of an electric razor that can display black-and-white imagery of the body, when paired with an iPhone. Developed by Connecticut-based start-up Butterfly Network, the

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New Supercapacitor Tech May Help Charge Your Smartphone in Seconds: Study

You may soon be able to charge your smartphone within seconds, thanks to a novel technology developed by researchers that can significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. The design doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, paving the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptops, to electric

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Stephen Hawking’s Doctoral Thesis Published Online, Crashes Cambridge University Website

Demand for acclaimed British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University’s website as physics enthusiasts flocked to read his work, the media reported on Tuesday. Hawking’s 1966 thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely available for the first time on the publications section of university’s website at 12.01am,

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Amazon Backs German Artificial Intelligence Research Hub

Amazon.com will open an artificial intelligence research centre in the German university city of Tuebingen, creating 100 jobs over the next five years. It joins BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Facebook and Porsche in backing a German initiative launched last year and focused on areas such as robotics, machine learning and computer vision. The research centre will

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New Optical Fibre Receiver Tech Could Dramatically Boost Home Broadband Speeds: Study

Slow Internet and ‘rush hour’ – the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30 percent – couldsoon be history, thanks to scientists who have developed new hardware that consistently provides high-speed broadband connectivity. The new technology enables dedicated data rates at more than 10,000 megabits-per-second (Mb/s) for a truly super-fast, yet low-cost,

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Google Lunar XPrize Stands to Give Industrial 3D Printing a Boost

In what promises to be one small step for space travel, and one giant leap for the next generation of manufacturing, an Israeli startup is planning to land a vehicle on the moon that has crucial parts made using 3D printing technology. SpaceIL is among five teams vying for Google’s $30 million (roughly Rs. 195

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Google Now Lets You Take a Virtual Walk on Mars

If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google’s immersive experience initiative Access Mars. Google collaborated with NASA to produce Access Mars that lets users wander the actual dunes

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AlphaGo Zero, the Self-Taught AI, Thrashes Original AlphaGo 100 Games to Zero: DeepMind

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its makers said Wednesday. Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve superhuman abilities “with no human input”, they

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