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Using Artificial Intelligence to Hunt for Exoplanets

Using Artificial Intelligence to Hunt for Exoplanets

Apr-03-19 By IdeaConnection
Are we embarking on a new era of astronomical research? Astronomers led by an undergraduate student in Texas have become the latest team in a recently burgeoning field to use an artificial intelligence program to discover planets outside of our solar system.
Godfathers of AI Win the Turing Award

Godfathers of AI Win the Turing Award

Mar-28-19 By IdeaConnection
Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun are $1 million richer thanks to winning the 2018 Turing Award which is often described as  "the Nobel Prize of computing". The trio are known as the 'godfathers of AI' for their work developing the subfield of AI known as deep learning.
Open Innovation Challenge to Defeat Brain Tumors

Open Innovation Challenge to Defeat Brain Tumors

Mar-25-19 By IdeaConnection
On your marks, get set, go! The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), a global nonprofit that accelerates research commercialization, has launched the BRAIN RACE. This global open innovation contest aims to launch 15 or more startups to come up with breakthrough solutions to defeat brain tumors.
Innovations at Jeff Bezos MARS Conference

Innovations at Jeff Bezos MARS Conference

Mar-20-19 By IdeaConnection
Jeff Bezos is hosting his annual MARS conference, a showcase of the latest and quirkiest advances in such fields as robotics, space, automation and machine learning. This is an invite-only event and the press are not allowed in so the only information that can currently be gleaned by outsiders is based on tweets with the #MARS2019 hashtag.
Rebuilding Puerto Rico with AI

Rebuilding Puerto Rico with AI

Mar-15-19 By IdeaConnection
Hurricane Maria was the worst natural disaster to affect the island of Puerto Rico, resulting in the loss of many lives and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Governor Ricardo Rossello said that he hopes a new technology center can help the US state incorporate artificial intelligence and the internet of things (IoT) in the rebuilding process.
Toyota to Make Japan's Moon Car

Toyota to Make Japan's Moon Car

Mar-13-19 By IdeaConnection
Toyota Motor Corporation is heading off to the moon. The multinational has teamed up with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to build a pressurized self-driving rover that will let humans explore the moon from the year 2029 inwards.
Crowdsourcing Help for Current NASA Asteroid Mission

Crowdsourcing Help for Current NASA Asteroid Mission

Mar-08-19 By IdeaConnection
NASA has a new mission coming up and it wants you to get involved. The space agency needs your help to determine where to gather rock samples from on an asteroid. In 2023 OSIRIS-REx is set to return to Earth carrying with it a piece of Bennu. However, the team in charge of the craft don't yet know the best location to gather rock samples.
Mars Launches New Open Innovation Program

Mars Launches New Open Innovation Program

Mar-06-19 By IdeaConnection
Global food giant Mars Inc. is embarking on a new open innovation initiative to accelerate innovation in several food categories of interest to the company. They include convenient meal solutions, flavors and plant-based products. The Seeds of Change Accelerator program is looking to support the fast-track growth of early-stage food companies.
Canada is Off to the Moon

Canada is Off to the Moon

Mar-01-19 By IdeaConnection
The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is a proposed NASA program that would carry astronauts to the moon to build and operate a lunar space station. The hardware and mission design are still in the early stages of development, and Canada is going to be working on a smart robotic arm that will be used to repair and maintain Gateway.
Why IdeaConnection Problem Solvers Love Idea Rallies

Why IdeaConnection Problem Solvers Love Idea Rallies

Feb-26-19 By IdeaConnection
IdeaConnection's problem solvers work on fascinating challenges, solving a vast array of problems for cash in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, mechanical engineering and nanotechnology to name but a few. They can also participate in Idea Rallies. These are week-long periods of brainstorming where companies get solutions and fresh perspectives.

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