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How to reduce the carbon footprint of AI?

Can artificial intelligence be deployed to slow down global warming, or is AI one of the greatest climate sinners ever? That is the interesting debate that finds (not surprisingly) representatives from the AI industry and academia on opposite sides of the issue.While PwC and Microsoft published a report concluding that using…

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Feeling uneasy: We should be weary of AI that can read our emotions

Imagine you are in a job interview. As you answer the recruiter’s questions, an artificial intelligence (AI) system scans your face, scoring you for nervousness, empathy and dependability. It may sound like science fiction, but these systems are increasingly used, often without people’s knowledge or consent.Emotion recognition technology (ERT) is in fact a burgeoning multi-billion-dollar industry that aims…

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How AI, robots, smartglasses are changing healthcare

For a complex cancer surgery, London-based surgeon Dr Shafi Ahmed – renowned for performing the world's first virtual reality operation and live-streaming it – sought help from Dr Shailesh Shrikhande, deputy director of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. They used a Microsoft Hololens to get connected remotely. The Hololens smartglasses uses sensors,…

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Combining News Media and AI to Rapidly Identify Flooded Buildings

Artificial intelligence (AI) has sped up the process of detecting flooded buildings immediately after a large-scale flood, allowing emergency personnel to direct their efforts efficiently. Now, researchers have created a machine learning (ML) model that uses news media photos to identify flooded buildings accurately within 24 hours of the disaster.Artificial intelligence…

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Google-aided filter censors ‘harmful’ internet content; Researchers claim 91pc accuracy, a big jump over the 70pc efficiency of traditional machine censors

A research team on the mainland claims to have developed a text censor that can filter “harmful information” on the internet with unprecedented accuracy using artificial intelligence.Traditional machine censors rely mainly on keywords to do this and struggle to achieve 70 per cent accuracy, while AI technology – which needs to…

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AI in courts will aid decision-making for legal fraternity, litigants

With impressive advances having been made in artificial intelligence (AI), the Indian judiciary has been early to adopt it too. Soon, AI will be tailored for the justice delivery system, playing a vital role in improving administrative efficiency in courts, and aiding in decision-making processes for lawyers, judges and litigants.…

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Nuritas and Sumitomo partner up in AI-powered pact to discover food-derived peptides

Nuritas is to provide Sumitomo Chemical with its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered peptide discovery services in a multi-year partnership that addresses food growth to satisfy a growing global population. Announced last week, the deal will see Nuritas deploy its technology platform, which also uses DNA analysis to predict, unlock, and validate…

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Locus introduces ‘smart supply chain decision-making platform’

The supply chain is moving at speeds unimagined just a year ago. The COVID-19 pandemic drove consumers and businesses online, accelerating a supply chain digitization trend forward as much as 10 years, according to some experts.For shippers adapting on the fly, the end result has been a Band-Aid approach to…

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Costa Rica Advances in the Implementation of Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Forest Management

Under the slogan of exchanging experiences on how the use of Artificial Intelligence can contribute to the sustainable and responsible management of forestry operations, government officials and the company Timbeter, from Estonia, met last March to analyze the use of environmental technologies.Technicians from the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and…

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Saarland University; How artificial intelligence is helping make food production smarter

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Food Weekly News -- Food production is a complex process involving the careful monitoring and management of raw materials, supply chains, market prices and much more besides. Access to smart data enables food producers to plan intelligently and to optimize their production processes…

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