Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

Looking at systems where things go very wrong suddenly, researchers have created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

AI methods make COVID-19 forecasting more local

Inspired by artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have developed a new COVID-19 forecasting tool that could give more accurate local info.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 data-science algorithms prediction health-and-medicine

Filter protects against deepfake photos and videos

Adding a protective filter to videos or photos people upload online could prevent them being turned into "deepfakes" that alter their meaning.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media internet video algorithms featured science-and-technology images

AI decisions: Do we deserve an explanation?

If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.

Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics algorithms featured science-and-technology society-and-culture laws decisions

Watch an acrobatic drone pull off great stunts

A new drone can pull off acrobatic maneuvers like barrel rolls or loops. More than just looking cool, it could be a step to autonomous flying robots.

U. Zurich • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robots sensors drones algorithms featured science-and-technology flight

Silq is an easier quantum programming language

"Our quantum programming language Silq allows programmers to utilize the potential of quantum computers better than with existing languages..."

Florian Meyer-ETH Zurich • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: quantum-computers computers algorithms science-and-technology languages

AI lets robotic prosthetics ‘see’ uncertain terrain

AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: walking cameras algorithms artifical-intelligence science-and-technology balance prostheses

Algorithm speeds up ocean search-and-rescue missions

A new algorithm can predict where people or objects lost at sea will float. That could make life-saving search-and-rescue operations much faster.

ETH Zurich • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: math oceans algorithms science-and-technology rescue

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: blood apps hemoglobin eyes algorithms mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine anemia

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