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AI Broadcaster Makes its Debut in China

AI Broadcaster Makes its Debut in China

Nov-09-18 By IdeaConnection
Take a look at the video in this post. It is of the latest news announcer to be unveiled by China's state news agency, Xinhua News. He looks young, serious and smart in his sharp suit and tie, just like many other TV announcers all over the world. What marks him out though is that he isn't real.
How to Attract an Alien’s Attention

How to Attract an Alien’s Attention

Nov-07-18 By IdeaConnection
So, what should you do if you want to attract the attention of extra-terrestrials and get them to visit our little old planet? Scientists at MIT have got an idea. We just leave the light on.
Decision Making Robot Transforms its Shape to Tackle Tasks

Decision Making Robot Transforms its Shape to Tackle Tasks

Nov-02-18 By IdeaConnection
A team from Cornell University has created a robot that can perceive its surroundings and autonomously transform into different shapes to perform various tasks.
Crowdsourcing Project to Uncover USA Historical Treasures

Crowdsourcing Project to Uncover USA Historical Treasures

Oct-31-18 By IdeaConnection
The Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States is opening up its treasure chest of historical archives and is seeking the public's help.
Overcoming Big Data Challenges

Overcoming Big Data Challenges

Oct-27-18 By IdeaConnection
Big data has huge potential to facilitate the delivery of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, but it is being hampered by a number of complications. This was one of the key messages coming out of the second UN World Data Forum which was held in Dubai earlier this week.
AI Puts Harrison Ford in Solo Prequel

AI Puts Harrison Ford in Solo Prequel

Oct-19-18 By IdeaConnection
The force is most definitely with artificial intelligence. A Star Wars fan has used deep learning to insert a younger looking Harrison Ford into Solo: A Star Wars Story, the prequel film that was released earlier this year.
Crowdsourcing Challenge for Digital Diabetes Solutions

Crowdsourcing Challenge for Digital Diabetes Solutions

Oct-17-18 By IdeaConnection
Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk is on the lookout for digital solutions to help people living with diabetes. To this effect, it recently launched a crowdsourcing contest for ideas and there is still time to submit yours.
AI Set to Revolutionize Radiotherapy

AI Set to Revolutionize Radiotherapy

Oct-12-18 By IdeaConnection
The UK's public health service, the National Health Service is under continual pressure. This is due to several factors including budget cuts, an increase in the number of patients and a decrease in the number of qualified personnel to meet demand.
How Nestlé is Leveraging Open Innovation

How Nestlé is Leveraging Open Innovation

Oct-10-18 By IdeaConnection
To get some fresh thinking from outside the company food giant Nestlé USA launched the Terra Scheme last year. This is an open innovation accelerator program that supports start-ups in the food and agricultural sectors and may lead to new products and brands to keep up with consumer demand.
Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Oct-05-18 By IdeaConnection
In Pixar and Walt Disney’s Toy Story, the toys are living things that only pretend to be lifeless when humans are around. Well, now new research and technologies are opening up the possibility of bringing such inanimate objects to life.

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