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US Navy Big Data Project Wants 350 Billion Social Media Posts

US Navy Big Data Project Wants 350 Billion Social Media Posts

May-29-19 By IdeaConnection
The US Navy is embarking on a project to collect, archive and study 350 billion social media posts from around the world. The aim is to understand more about online communication and how patterns of discourse change over time.
Mona Lisa Smiles and A lot More Thanks to AI

Mona Lisa Smiles and A lot More Thanks to AI

May-27-19 By IdeaConnection
Samsung has brought the Mona Lisa to life using artificial intelligence and a single photo of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting. A video of the endeavor shows the model and noblewoman with the enigmatic smile moving her head, eyes and mouth.
Crowdsourcing Traffic Data Could Save Lives

Crowdsourcing Traffic Data Could Save Lives

May-24-19 By IdeaConnection
A new University of California study has revealed that crowdsourcing traffic data could be a lifesaver. The paper titled 'Crowdsourced Traffic Data as an Emerging Tool to Monitor Car Crashes' was published this week in JAMA Surgery.
Astrobee Robots Join Space Station Crew

Astrobee Robots Join Space Station Crew

May-22-19 By IdeaConnection
NASA has released an image of the International Space Station's (ISS) new residents - several cube-shaped robots known as Astrobees. They arrived on April 17 and are due to perform menial tasks such as sensor testing and sound level monitoring to give astronauts more time to do things that only humans can do.
Global Learning XPrize Names Two Winners

Global Learning XPrize Names Two Winners

May-17-19 By IdeaConnection
Congratulations to the joint winning teams of the XPrize for Global Learning who are sharing the $10 million award for innovations that advance education among some of the world’s poorest children. The winners of the open innovation competition were announced by entrepreneur Elon Musk, who donated to the prize.
Crowdsourcing Project to Save Puffins

Crowdsourcing Project to Save Puffins

May-15-19 By IdeaConnection
In recent years puffins have suffered a serious decline, so much so that they are in danger of extinction. To help efforts to reverse the fall in numbers, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the UK is embarking on a citizen science crowdsourcing initiative.
The Rise of the Robot Butler

The Rise of the Robot Butler

May-10-19 By IdeaConnection
Many sci-fi fantasies of yesteryear are now everyday reality but when it comes to robotic butlers we've been slow off the starting block - until now that is. A Japanese startup called Mira Robotics is gearing up for the launch of its Ugo robot which will be operated by remote workers.
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Wants Your Brilliant Ideas

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Wants Your Brilliant Ideas

May-08-19 By IdeaConnection
Calling all innovators! The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2019 is open and waiting for your brilliant and innovative industrial automation ideas.
The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

May-03-19 By IdeaConnection
With the opening of CMR Surgical's new headquarters in Cambridge, UK, research, development and production of the Versius robotic surgery system is set to accelerate. It is designed to be used across a range of surgical specialties and fit seamlessly into operating theaters.
Investigating the Solar System with Deep Learning

Investigating the Solar System with Deep Learning

Apr-30-19 By IdeaConnection
A deep learning approach is providing scientists with insights into storms on Saturn and the processes that drive them. A new technique called PlanetNet uses an algorithm to identify and map components and features of turbulent regions of the planet's atmosphere.

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