Smart concrete could let roads repair themselves

A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence cars infrastructure materials-science roads sensors

‘Early Bird’ makes training AI greener

As the energy demands of training AI deep neural networks rise, a new method could help brings those demands back down, resarchers say.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-and-environment artificial-intelligence carbon-dioxide electricity

Teaching computers to teach boosts intelligent tutor systems

Intelligent tutoring systems can boost learning, but are difficult to create. A new method may simplify things so much that teachers could make their own.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence computers education learning teachers

Teaching computers to teach boosts intelligent tutor systems

Intelligent tutoring systems can boost learning, but are difficult to create. A new method may simplify things so much that teachers could make their own.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence computers education learning teachers

Quantum hardware could cut AI power needs

Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would offset the energy demands of using artificial intelligence in more advanced applications.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence electricity materials-science quantum-physics sustainability

Those Facebook ‘challenges’ can expose you to hackers

Sharing photos and information as part of a game or challenge can threaten your social media security, an expert warns.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture artificial-intelligence hackers internet privacy security social-media

Can a ‘machine’ sort the COVID-19 research deluge?

An artificial intelligence "reading machine" could identify trends and patterns among the growing trove of COVID-19 research.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 research

Artificial intelligence finds best drug combo fast

Can an artificial intelligence platform called IDentif.AI find the best drug combinations to treat COVID-19? Researchers are hopeful.

National University of Singapore • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence medications pandemics

Bandwagon effect beats advice from human experts and A.I.

AI experts can sway our opinions as much as human ones, new research shows. But when the crowd goes the other way, we're more likely to follow.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence business social-lives social-media

Smartphone video makes super accurate 3D face models

A new technique uses regular smartphones to make 3D face models that are accurate to the millimeter, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology artificial-intelligence cameras faces imaging-technology mobile-devices

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