Daily Artificial Intelligence News Roundup #120

1. Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems’

You started at Google 14 years ago. I still see that idealism and optimism a lot in many things we do today. Maybe there’s more realism of how hard some things are. Read More

2. Robotic arm may help to rehabilitate chronic stroke victims

Left hemisphere strokes affecting motor function tend to affect speech and language processing too — and this link holds for rehabilitation too, says a new study

— by New York University

New research published in Frontiers in Neurology finds that robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, the loss of ability to understand or express speech, may promote speech and language function recovery.

Individuals with left hemisphere strokes affecting motor function are also likely to have deficits in speech and language processing, and the present study investigated whether those individuals may improve in their speech and language performance following treatment aimed at the domain of motor function.

Robotic Arm Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke Patients With Aphasia May Promote Speech and Language Recovery (but Effect Is Not Enhanced by Supplementary tDCS)
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This research was led Adam Buchwald, Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU Steinhardt’s School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, as well as Carolyn Falconer-Horne, a recent Ph. Read More

3. Smart LED laser can identify people caught in a fire

Smart LED laser can identify people caught in a fire

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When firefighters arrive at a fire, it is important that they can quickly locate any people remaining in the building.

The MC Smart Controls Beam Ready BR-1000H is an LED and laser that is attached to the inside of the window frame. In the event of a fire, the BR-1000H is automatically triggered by the sound of the smoke alarm. Read More

4. [1811.02627] Vehicle Tracking Using Surveillance with Multimodal Data Fusion

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5. [1811.02629] Identifying the Best Machine Learning Algorithms for Brain Tumor Segmentation, Progression Assessment, and Overall Survival Prediction in the BRATS Challenge

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6. [1811.02736] Learning acoustic word embeddings with phonetically associated triplet network

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7. [1811.02790] RoboTurk: A Crowdsourcing Platform for Robotic Skill Learning through Imitation

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8. [1811.03009] Uploading Brain into Computer: Whom to Upload First?

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9. Could machines using artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete?

This technology has the potential to be more accurate than doctors at making diagnoses and performing surgical interventions, says Jörg Goldhahn, MD, MAS, deputy head of the Institute for Translational Medicine at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

It has a “near unlimited capacity” for data processing and subsequent learning, and can do this at a speed that humans cannot match.

“The notion that today’s physicians could approximate this knowledge by keeping abreast of current medical research while maintaining close contacts with their patients is an illusion not least because of the sheer volume of data,” says Goldhahn. Read More

10. Chinese ‘Gait Recognition’ Tech IDs People by How They Walk

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Chinese ‘Gait Recognition’ Tech IDs People by How They Walk

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.

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11. A robot scientist will dream up new materials to advance computing and fight pollution

In a laboratory that overlooks a busy shopping street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a robot is attempting to create new materials.

A robot arm dips a pipette into a dish and transfers a tiny amount of bright liquid into one of many receptacles sitting in front of another machine.

The setup, developed by a startup called Kebotix, hints at how machine learning and robotic automation may be poised to revolutionize materials science in coming years. Read More

12. Can a Robot Learn a Language the Way a Child Does?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a method to train semantic parsers (which convert a spoken phrase to a machine-understandable representation of its meaning) by mimicking the way a child learns language.

The system observes captioned videos and connects the words to recorded actions and objects. The parser associated the words with actions and objects in a video, learning sentence structure in order to predict the meaning of a sentence without relying on video. Read More