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Aug 4, 2021

Scientists Could One Day Float an Aerial Robot Above Venus

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Researchers recently tested whether a balloon-borne sensor could listen for venusquakes to learn about the planet’s makeup.

Aug 4, 2021

Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Risk of Schizophrenia Using a Blood Test

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, information science, robotics/AI

Summary: Blood tests revealed specific epigenetic biomarkers for schizophrenia. Researchers applied machine learning to analyze the CoRSIVs region of the human genome to identify the schizophrenia biomarkers. Testing the model with an independent data set revealed the AI technology can detect schizophrenia with 80% accuracy.

Source: Baylor College of Medicine.

An innovative strategy that analyzes a region of the genome offers the possibility of early diagnosis of schizophrenia, reports a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The strategy applied a machine learning algorithm called SPLS-DA to analyze specific regions of the human genome called CoRSIVs, hoping to reveal epigenetic markers for the condition.

Aug 4, 2021

AI drug discovery booms in China

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Chinese upstart companies and IT goliaths hope to turn country’s artificial intelligence prowess into world-leading drug innovation. Do they have an edge over Western players?

Aug 4, 2021

Can Pentagon’s AI Predict Events Days in Advance?

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The use of Artificial Intelligence in warfare has ballooned, and the United States wants to use it to crack the data received from globally deployed sensors.

Aug 3, 2021

Corvus Robotics’ Autonomous Drones Tackle Warehouses

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Flying robots can do warehouse inventory way faster than humans.

Aug 3, 2021

Veteran software engineer launches AI startup Hal9 while battling long COVID and pandemic concerns

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Is there ever really a good time to launch a startup?

That’s the question Javier Luraschi was asking and sort of answering for himself in discussing his effort to “democratize artificial intelligence” through his new company called Hal9.

And while getting a startup off the ground is challenging enough under normal circumstances, Luraschi made his move during the COVID-19 pandemic and while suffering the effects of and searching for answers to long COVID, a condition in which people experience symptoms of the illness for extended periods of time.

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Aug 3, 2021

Israeli doctor uses tiny, robot ‘hands’ to untrap urethra

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For the first time in Israel, a doctor at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva has used a da Vinci robot to perform the complex surgery of untrapping a man’s ureter from behind his vena cava — the largest vein in the body that carries blood to the heart from other areas.

Last month, a 41-year-old patient checked in to Beilinson suffering from the effects of retrocaval ureter, a ureter that abnormally encircles the inferior vena cava. Only one in 1500 people are born with this deformity, which worsens over decades until eventually it leads to sepsis.

With a retrocaval ureter, the ureter passes behind the large vein instead of in front of it or right by it. The only way to cure the person is to perform a complex operation to move the ureter.

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Aug 3, 2021

Forget Wheels, NASA Seeks University Students’ BIG Ideas for Robots

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Aug 3, 2021

High-energy laser weapons move quickly from prototype to deployment

Posted by in categories: chemistry, military, robotics/AI

High-energy #lasers are moving quickly from prototype to deployment for the #USArmy and #USNavy. We’ve helped make that happen.


A brief history of high-energy lasers.

The U.S. military has had electromagnetic spectrum weapons in mind since the 1960s. Throughout the 1980s, industry and military laid the groundwork for figuring out how to reach practical power levels, beam control and adaptive optics. The Department of Defense officially recognized lasers as a plausible future weapon in 1999, marking the beginning of formal research and development.

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Aug 3, 2021

The Creation of Abstract Thoughts in the Brain

Posted by in categories: mathematics, robotics/AI

Summary: Combining artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling, and brain imaging data, researchers shed light on the neural processes that occur when people use mental abstraction.

Source: UCL

By using a combination of mathematical modeling, machine learning and brain imaging technology, researchers have discovered what happens in the brain when people use mental abstractions.

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