Tag Archive: Algorithm

Object Recognition 01.30.18

Object-Recognition Technology and Google Street View

Want to learn about the demographics of a particular neighborhood, such as political tendencies, average incomes and buying habits? Then look no further than the cars on the streets, which can serve as effective guides to the identities and behaviors of local residents. What’s more, by using a combination of object-recognition technology and the Street…

NASA Google AI 01.9.18

NASA and Google Use Image Recognition to Discover New Worlds

It’s said there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand in all the earth’s deserts and beaches—10 times more, by some estimates. So, imagine the plight of planet hunters, who must sort through images of countless stellar bodies to find telltale images of alien worlds. However, by using neural-network-based technology…

AI Earthquake Warning 01.4.18

Deep Learning May Issue Earthquake Warnings

When it comes to predicting the next big earthquake to strike California’s San Andreas fault, seismologists say it’s a matter of when—not if. The big problem is knowing exactly when, with current forecasting techniques far from accurate or foolproof. However, a new deep learning prediction technology promises to provide some warning when a quake is…

Nuclear Fusion - Deep Learning 12.29.17

Deep Learning Prediction Technology and Nuclear Fusion

Since research began in the 1940s, fusion reactors have been regarded as the future of energy, potentially providing virtually unlimited quantities of cheap electricity. However, after 75 years of development, the creation of a practical reactor remains tantalizingly elusive, with fusion experiments still consuming more energy than they produce. Today, experts believe they are on…

Cars AI 10.13.17

MIT Computer Vision Technology Allows Cars to See Around Corners

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have devised a computer vision system that monitors subtle shadows to detect objects that are hidden from view. The CornerCameras system from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) observes light reflections to perceive unseen people or things. The computer vision system uses these reflections to estimate the…

Alzheimers AI 10.1.17

Machine Learning Breakthrough Delivers Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Italian researchers have devised a machine learning algorithm that uses MRI brain scans to identify signs of Alzheimer’s disease far earlier than current non-invasive methods. The algorithm, developed by a team at Italy’s University of Bari, can detect changes in the brain that signal the onset of the disease nearly 10 years before the appearance…