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Emotionally Intelligent Robot Head En Route to Space Station

Emotionally Intelligent Robot Head En Route to Space Station

Dec-06-19 By IdeaConnection
The crew of the international space station will soon be welcoming a new colleague, although their latest travel companion is not going to be an astronaut. It is a free-floating intelligent robot head called CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) 2 that can sense emotions.
Spotting Texting Drivers with AI Cameras

Spotting Texting Drivers with AI Cameras

Dec-04-19 By IdeaConnection
Would you ever drive down your local high road at 50 kilometers per hour wearing a blindfold? Probably not, but that's effectively what millions of drivers do every day when they compose, send and read text messages while behind the wheel. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving.
Global Big Data Contest to Unearth Mineral Sites

Global Big Data Contest to Unearth Mineral Sites

Nov-29-19 By IdeaConnection
Calling all data scientists and geologists wherever you may be. The Government of South Australia is hosting the Gawler Challenge, a $250,000 crowdsourced open data competition to fast-track the discovery of mineral deposits in the state.
VR Headsets to Make Cows Happy

VR Headsets to Make Cows Happy

Nov-27-19 By IdeaConnection
The grass is not always greener for cows as apparently, they can experience MOOd swings just like the rest of us. According to veterinary experts in Russia, the country’s 20 million-strong bovine population can suffer the winter blues when the summer sunshine gives way to snow and cold snaps.
A Timeline of AI Sci-Fi Inventions that Became Reality

A Timeline of AI Sci-Fi Inventions that Became Reality

Nov-23-19 By IdeaConnection
Sometimes, the force really is with movie and TV producers. For decades now, science fiction shows and big-screen blockbusters have been foreshadowing modern-day technologies. What was once deemed outlandish and far-fetched turns into fact and part of our everyday lives.
AI Helping to Prevent Gambling Problems

AI Helping to Prevent Gambling Problems

Nov-20-19 By IdeaConnection
Every betting shop in the UK is to have their gambling machines updated with AI software designed to detect and prevent problematic player behaviour. When the system detects erratic behaviour, it blocks gamblers from playing for a cooling-off period of 30 seconds.
Crowdsourcing An Updated Elements Song

Crowdsourcing An Updated Elements Song

Nov-15-19 By IdeaConnection
Here's your chance for a little bit of fame if you want some of that pop star spotlight to shine your way. The UK's Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine Chemistry World is crowdsourcing a new video of humorist Tom Lehrer's Elements Song.
AI Can Predict If You’ll Die Soon

AI Can Predict If You’ll Die Soon

Nov-13-19 By IdeaConnection
One day you and everyone else you have ever known will cease to be. It's an uncomfortable but inevitable truth. If you could know your expiry date, would you want to find out? Artificial intelligence at a US healthcare center is able to predict a patient's chance of dying within a year more accurately than medical personnel.
2020 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics

2020 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics

Nov-08-19 By IdeaConnection
Enter the 2020 Syngenta Crop Challenge and put your analytical skills to the test to help address the growing global food demand. You'll receive real-world data to help you develop your models, and cash prizes totalling $8,500 will be awarded.
Robots Learn Better with Tough Love

Robots Learn Better with Tough Love

Nov-06-19 By IdeaConnection
According to some parents, tough love is exactly what their children need to develop self-control and determination and become fully rounded individuals. Likewise, some robot engineers say giving robots tough love will help them learn better.

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