Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake.  The team, from the University of Cambridge, … Continue reading “Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting”

WPI Researchers Developing Autonomous Snake-like Robots to Support Search-and-Rescue Teams

A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a three-year, $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to create autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate more naturally and easily through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams. … Continue reading “WPI Researchers Developing Autonomous Snake-like Robots to Support Search-and-Rescue Teams”

Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. Every year 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. alone. When cancers are found early, they can often be cured. Mammograms are the best test available, but they’re still imperfect and often result in false positive results that … Continue reading “Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection”

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), … Continue reading “LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars”

Now anyone can explore machine learning, no coding required

Now anyone can inch up close to machine learning. It’s teachable in the form of an AI experiment “made with some friends from Google.” You, yes you, can teach a machine (forget coding) using your camera. You can do it live in the browser. Specifically, step into their invite to explore the Teachable Machine and you get … Continue reading “Now anyone can explore machine learning, no coding required”