Study shows how our brains remain active during familiar, repetitive tasks

New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

 engineering  animal-research  brain  neuroscience  algorithm

Online hate speech could be contained like a computer virus, say researchers

Artificial intelligence is being developed that will allow advisory "quarantining" of hate speech in a manner akin to malware filters - offering users a way to control exposure to "hateful content" without resorting to censorship.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 17, 2019 ~6 min

 engineering  social-media  algorithm  internet  freedom-of-speech

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2019 ~5 min

 artificial-intelligence-ai  spotlight-on-artificial-intelligence  computer-science  algorithm  driverless-cars  transport

Machine learning algorithm helps in the search for new drugs

Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm for drug discovery which has been shown to be twice as efficient as the industry standard, which could accelerate the process of developing new treatments for disease. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 11, 2019 ~4 min

 artificial-intelligence-ai  machine-learning  health  drug-discovery  pharmaceutical  algorithm