Researchers have designed a new system that uses machine learning to improve the flow of vehicles at traffic lights.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~5 min
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AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them
Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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The project will use machine learning to sequence the world’s regulatory text and create an open-source repository of machine-readable regulatory information.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
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A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new algorithm capable of inferring goals and plans could help machines better adapt to the imperfect nature of human planning.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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A key finding: Early reopening last spring led to a dramatic drop in “quarantine strength” in southern and west-central U.S. states.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Five researchers at the University of Cambridge have won consolidator grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premiere funding organisation
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~2 min
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Adding a module that mimics part of the brain can prevent common errors made by computer vision models.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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