Energy Saving Electronics Breakthrough – Paving Way for a Carbon-Neutral Society

Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a method that will allow for faster communication systems and better energy-saving electronics. The breakthrough was made by establishing how to remotely measure the electric field inside a semiconductor device for the first time. A semiconductor is a material, such as Silicon, which can be used in electronic devices to control electric current.
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Sidekicks holographic AI companion robot

Sidekicks are a unique take on the trend for AI companion robots” offering a holographic artificial intelligent friend which is voice-enabled and equipped with emotions and more. Equipped with a holographic display the Sidekick artificial intelligent companion has been designed to interact with its owner offering a variety of different features. Launched via Kickstarter this month the project has already raised is required pledge goal thanks to over 160 backers with still 23 days remaining. The AI companion is available as a digital application or can be housed in its own special environment.
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Accelerating the diagnosis of epilepsy with computer modelling

The start-up Neuronostics is using the brain waves of large numbers of people to assess an individual’s risk of seizure disorders more quickly and accurately. You have full access to this article via your institution. Neuronostics is a spin-off from the University of Exeter, UK, and one of the final...
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AI system can rapidly identify healthy, productive skin stem cells

Stem cell therapy is at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine, but until now researchers and clinicians have had to painstakingly evaluate stem cell quality by looking at each cell individually under a microscope. Now, researchers from Japan have found a way to speed up this process, using the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

Be Human First: The Robot-Proof Human Trifecta

Gregory P. Crawford is President of Miami University of Ohio. The complexities and challenges of the fast-moving modern world call for a certain kind of person in the workplace — a person who can embrace a breadth of diverse knowledge, demonstrate the skill to fashion solutions in evolving circumstances and commit to delivering solutions that elevate the well-being of individuals and society. The human trifecta of liberal arts, design thinking and entrepreneurship unite in a synergy that empowers such a person for success in business and in life.

Fujitsu offers commercial simulations on Fugaku

Fujitsu says it has used the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, to demonstrate the feasibility of high performance, large-scale, very high-definition analyses with commercial applications widely used in the industrial field for simulations including fluid dynamics. The trials were conducted in collaboration with a number of application vendors between November 2020...
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Robots and your job: how automation is changing the workplace

A new survey-based study has explored how automation is changing the workplace. In spite of popular beliefs, robots are not replacing workers, with data showing that increased automation actually leads to more hiring overall. However, as a result of technology which reduces human error, managers of high-skilled workers may not...
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‘Cyber seed’ that ‘grows like a plant’ could revolutionise how we design vehicles, medical equipment, and more

A ‘cyber seed’ that grows ‘like a plant’ to design structures using material from the local environment has been developed by researchers.The ‘seed’ is composed of hundreds of pieces of information, digitally encoded, that includes data on necessary materials, properties, and other parameters such as weight, height, colour, and density. Simple seeds could have 50 lines of information, with six pieces of information per line.This seed, algorithmically, then attempts to grow into a particular design set out by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, Loughborough University and the University of York.Starting off from a single cell in a CAD (computer-aided design)...

Artificial intelligence speeds forecasts to control fusion experiments

Newswise — Machine learning, a technique used in the artificial intelligence (AI) software behind self-driving cars and digital assistants, now enables scientists to address key challenges to harvesting on Earth the fusion energy(link is external) that powers the sun and stars. The technique recently empowered physicist Dan Boyer of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to develop fast and accurate predictions for advancing control of experiments in the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) — the flagship fusion facility at PPPL that is currently under repair.

Rocky Road To Designing Chips In The Cloud

EDA is moving to the cloud in fits and starts as tool vendors sort out complex financial models and tradeoffs while recognizing a potentially big new opportunity to provide unlimited processing capacity using a pay-as-you-go approach. By all accounts, a tremendous amount of tire-kicking is happening now as EDA vendors...

AI: Experts Voice Concerns Over Its Ethical Design And Focus On Profits, Social Control

Artificial intelligence can “understand” and shape much of what happens in people’s lives. AI apps like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant answer questions and converse with people who call out their name. In navigation apps, they help people drive from one location to another. Models also can scan platforms for the use of fraudulent credit cards, and help diagnose cancer.
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Indirect 3D printing creates intricate bioscaffolds for bone and tissue regrowth

Researchers in fields such as tissue engineering and biomedical device development are increasingly harnessing the countless applications that 3D printing of bioscaffolds has unlocked. However, most common 3D printing techniques use highly specific materials that require careful chemical tuning to be rendered functional for practical use. For instance, light-based techniques such as stereolithography or digital processing can create fantastic structures, but require specialized light-activated materials to operate. Extrusion printing is much more versatile in terms of the classes of materials that it can work with. However, the achievable structural complexity can be limited by the technique’s nozzle-based, layer-by-layer deposition process.
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How to account for ball and lead screw inertia during system design

When sizing a motion system with a ball or lead screw drive, the first step is to determine the screw diameter and lead that can meet the application requirements for thrust force, speed, and compressive (buckling) loads. Once the screw diameter and lead are determined, the next step is to choose a motor that can deliver the required torque and speed, while also providing sufficient control of the moved load. One of the key factors when sizing and selecting the motor is the inertia of the load.

10 Promising Synthesis Papers from CVPR 2021

The 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) has just commenced. With topics running the gamut from autonomous driving to medical imaging, CVPR 2021 features an exciting lineup of state-of-the-art technology that shows tremendous potential for practical applications. Navigating the labyrinth of highly information-dense papers is not exactly a walk in the park. Thus, we distilled ten promising CVPR papers related to three broad themes — image synthesis, scene reconstruction, and motion synthesis.
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Spanish designer uses 3-D printing to mold artificial arms

Juan Moyolema, aged 8, receiveded a prosthetic hand developed by a designer in Madrid who uses 3-D printing to craft customized prostheses offered free to individuals worldwide. Once having been a designer of toys using 3-D printing, the 27-year-old Martinez began experimenting with using the same techniques to craft prosthetics.

AI Gives Outdated Industries a Makeover

As a marketer who also dabbles in social media, I am no stranger to the backlash typically associated with AI technology. While it offers incredible potential, many feel AI is out to replace people and take their jobs, but that is far from the truth. AI is here to help us do our jobs better, and let’s not forget that it also creates new jobs within the tech sector. Artificial intelligence exists to work with human intelligence to achieve preferred outcomes more efficiently.