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Inventor Crosses the English Channel on a Hoverboard

Inventor Crosses the English Channel on a Hoverboard

Aug-07-19 By IdeaConnection
French inventor Franky Zapata has succeeded in his second attempt to cross the English Channel (the sea between northern France and southern England) on a jet-powered hoverboard. He made the 22-mile journey in just 22 minutes.
Improving Crowdsourcing Techniques for Disaster Relief

Improving Crowdsourcing Techniques for Disaster Relief

Jul-29-19 By IdeaConnection
A team of computer scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK is embarking on a research program to develop strategies to sustain interest in crowdsourcing analysis of drone footage once the immediate emergency of a disaster has passed. Currently, what happens is that once the story has dropped out of the daily news cycle volunteers tend to drift away.
Robot Helpers at the 2020 Olympics

Robot Helpers at the 2020 Olympics

Jul-26-19 By IdeaConnection
This time next year sports fans around the world will be glued to their television sets for the 2020 Olympic Games. In addition to the top sporting action, they may see an army of robot helpers assisting the event's organizers. The Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation recently showed off a number of machines that may well be helping spectators and participants with a variety of tasks.
Researchers Highlight AI Vision Weaknesses

Researchers Highlight AI Vision Weaknesses

Jul-24-19 By IdeaConnection
AI vision has a weak spot as has been pointed out by researchers from UC Berkeley, and the Universities of Washington and Chicago. They've drawn up a list of 7,500 images that artificial intelligence systems are struggling to identify correctly.
Every Single Moon Mission Captured in One Chart

Every Single Moon Mission Captured in One Chart

Jul-19-19 By IdeaConnection
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few days, you'll know that it's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that successfully landed two men on the moon. To commemorate the momentous event Time has published a chart that covers every single mission to our satellite.
Tiny Robots are the Size of the World's Smallest Ant

Tiny Robots are the Size of the World's Smallest Ant

Jul-17-19 By IdeaConnection
A team from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA has created a new type of 3D-printed robot that is as the size of the world's smallest ant. A range of applications is envisioned for the tiny bot including moving materials and perhaps repairing injuries inside the human body.
Flushed with Success - AI Wins Multiplayer Poker Games

Flushed with Success - AI Wins Multiplayer Poker Games

Jul-12-19 By IdeaConnection
Artificial intelligence has another victory notch on its belt. After a marathon 12-day poker session, an artificial intelligence program called Pluribus emerged victorious. The bot defeated leading professionals in games of no-limit Texas hold'em poker, the most popular form of the game.
Top Quotes About Artificial Intelligence

Top Quotes About Artificial Intelligence

Jul-10-19 By IdeaConnection
Artificial intelligence is set to transform just about every industry. Some believe the opportunities are virtually limitless, while others see dangers ahead. And there is a range of viewpoints in the middle.
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data at Wimbledon

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data at Wimbledon

Jul-05-19 By IdeaConnection
Artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role in the Wimbledon tennis tournament, selecting the best highlights of the action for television viewers who are unable to see matches live. Wimbledon's AI machine is named IBM Watson and it continuously tracks what’s going on courtside to produce highlights packages within two minutes of a match finishing.
Low-Cost Prosthetic Limbs for the Developing World

Low-Cost Prosthetic Limbs for the Developing World

Jul-03-19 By IdeaConnection
A UK inventor is hoping his novel prosthetic limb invention will help amputees in the developing world. Ed Pennington-Ridge has designed a prosthetic leg that can be made for less than $127 using easily accessible materials.

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