Intel’s AI is helping NFL hopefuls to reach their full potential

Athlete

EXOS is piloting the use of Intel’s 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT) technology to help the next generation of professional footballers reach their full potential. This year’s hopefuls risk feeling unprepared after coming off such a disruptive year and will need all the help they can get to achieve their goals. 3DAT is a computer vision […]

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Bill Gates-backed Oxford biotech totals $100M funding to discover new drugs using AI

Exscientia

Oxford-based Exscientia is a clinical-stage pharmatech that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to design and discover new drugs. The company just announced that BlackRock’s funds joined its Series C investment round, closing the round at $100 million (nearly £72 million). Back in 2020, the Series C funding round was initiated by existing investors including Novo Holdings, […]

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Algorithmia’s latest tools aim to solve ML governance challenges

Rubic's Cube

Algorithmia is today debuting new reporting tools which aim to solve machine learning (ML) governance challenges. Research conducted by the company found that the number one challenge organisations are facing with their deployments is governance. 56 percent of the IT leaders surveyed by Algorithmia ranked governance, security, and auditability issues as a major concern. […]

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Google is changing its paper review process following internal revolt

Google

Google is making changes to how it reviews papers following an internal revolt over the company’s controversial practices. Leading AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru was fired from Google in December last year after sending an email to colleagues which criticised the company’s practices. Gebru claims Google blocks the publication of papers that may cause criticism […]

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British intelligence agency GCHQ publishes ‘Ethics of AI’ report

GCHQ AI ethics report

The intelligence agency’s first-ever public report details how AI can be used “ethically” for cyber operations. GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is tasked with providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom and its allies. Jeremy Fleming, Director of GCHQ, said: “We need honest, mature conversations about the […]

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Google AI, DeepMind and the University of Toronto introduce DreamerV2

dreamer-v2

It is the first Reinforcement Learning (RL) agent based on the world model to attain human-level success on the Atari benchmark. It includes the second generation of the Dreamer agent who learns behaviors entirely within a world model’s latent space […]

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IBM Develops AI Chip with remarkable energy efficiency

Digital AI cores

As the demand for energy-efficient, sustainable and smart technology is rapidly increasing, IBM has developed a new technology, considered the world’s first energy-efficient chips for AI inference and training. The chip is built with 7-nanometer technology. A team of researchers proposed a hardware accelerator that supports a range of model types that can achieve leading power efficiency on […]

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Georgia Tech and Facebook AI researchers devise a new Tensor…

A recent study conducted jointly by the Georgia Institute and Facebook AI researchers has opened the door to a new method called TT-Rec (Tensor-Train for DLRM). If employed successfully, this method would be a leap forward in the arena of deep learning as it will significantly reduce the size of the Deep Learning Recommendation Models […]

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Biotech company combines Single Cell Genomics with Machine Learning

Immunai

Immunai is a biotech company using machine learning algorithms that combine single-cell genomics to empower the human immune system’s high-resolution profiling. Based out of New York, this company was established merely three years ago, but it is growing at a breakneck pace with the largest dataset in the world for single-cell immunity characteristics.

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Impact of Robotic Technology on Healthcare Industry

Robot Healthcare

The whole idea of robots in hospitals is not new for healthcare professionals. The idea of using robotic technologies in healthcare evolved in 1985. It started when healthcare planned to transform robots into precise machinery for surgery. “The idea came into reality in early 2000 with the invention of the DaVinci robot. Hospital management software and robotic technologies are proof of how technologies have evolved.” According to research conducted by Credence, the global market of medical robotics will grow to USD 20 billion by 2023.  

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Bosch partners with Fetch.ai to ‘transform’ digital ecosystems using DLTs

Hand sander

Bosch has partnered with Cambridge-based AI blockchain startup Fetch.ai with the aim of transforming existing digital ecosystems using distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). The global engineering giant will test key features of Fetch.ai’s testnet until the end of this month and will deploy a node on the network. The strategic engineering project between Fetch.ai and Bosch…

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Allen Institute For AI (AI2) Launches The 2.7.0 Version of AI2-THOR That Enables Users To Reduce Their Training Time Dramatically

AI2-THOR

Allen Institute for AI (AI2) has recently announced the 2.7.0 release of AI2-THOR. AI2-THOR is an open-source interactive environment for training and testing embodied AI. The 2.7.0 version of AI2-THOR contains several performance enhancements that can provide dramatic training time reductions. The new version introduces improvements to the IPC system between Unity/Python and serialization/deserialization format. It includes new actions that are much better to control the metadata. 

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Fetch.ai partners with FESTO on decentralised manufacturing marketplace

Festo.ai

AI blockchain startup Fetch.ai is partnering with industry veteran FESTO to launch a decentralised marketplace for manufacturing. Fetch.ai is based in Cambridge, UK and has built an impressive team of talent with experience from DeepMind, Siemens, Sony, and a number of esteemed academic institutions. The company is working on decentralised autonomous “agents” which perform real-world…

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Researchers find systems to counter deepfakes can be deceived

Barak Obama

Researchers have found that systems designed to counter the increasing prevalence of deepfakes can be deceived. The researchers, from the University of California – San Diego, first presented their findings at the WACV 2021 conference. Shehzeen Hussain, a UC San Diego computer engineering PhD student and co-author on the paper, said: “Our work shows that…

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Karakuri, the British Tesla of kitchen and food robotics is here

Karakuri

From picking to plate, the food industry is heavily reliant on human labour and has relatively little automation. In a move to revolutionise the food and hospitality industry, London-based startup Karakuri has ambitious goals to bring robots and AI to the food industry finally.

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How can the public sector use AI to identify fraud?

Wallet and cash

Accountability and transparency are essential for public sector audits. The public sector is under a watchful eye to ensure finances are being managed ethically and appropriately, whilst also being responsible for providing early warnings of financial pressures or failures. Due to COVID measures, there is currently a huge volume of funds being distributed to individuals…

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Google is leaking AI talent following ethicist’s controversial firing

Leaking tap

Some high-profile AI experts have departed Google after the controversial firing of leading ethicist Timnit Gebru. Gebru was fired from Google after criticising the company’s practices in an email following a dispute over a paper she was told not to publish which questioned whether language models can be too big and whether they can increase…

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Learning the lessons of the past to fast-forward to the future of work

Space suits

If you take a keen interest in technology and the economy, you may well have come across the term ‘fourth industrial revolution’ recently. This moniker has become a common label for the current period in which intelligent technologies such as AI, automation and robotics are becoming commonplace in our daily lives, and completely changing the…

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London-based Vortexa secures £14M funding to scale its global energy analytics platform powered by AI

Vortexa Intelligent Energy Markets

Vortexa, an AI startup in the energy analytics space has announced their Series B funding today. It’sa $19 million (nearly £14 million) round, led by monashees with participation from existing investors Mosaic, Notion and Metplanet Holdings. London-based Vortexa is an energy intelligence provider that combines AI and deep industry expertise in order to provide the most complete real-time data as well as analytics tools for both waterborne energy and shipping markets.

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