#Artificial Intelligence

Exoplanets – meet GJ 367b, an iron planet smaller and denser than Earth

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As our Solar System formed 4.6 billion years ago, small grains of dust and ice swirled around, left over from the formation of the Sun. Through time, they collided and stuck to each other. As they grew in size, gravity helped them clump together. One such rock grew...

Will AI replace forensic experts? Meet the AI that can recognise footprints

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We trained AI to recognise footprints, but it won’t replace forensic experts yet We rely on experts all the time. If you need financial advice, you ask an expert. If you are sick, you visit a doctor, and as a juror you may listen to an expert witness. In...

How is artificial intelligence is helping us learn about the universe?

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Astronomy is all about data. The universe is getting bigger and so too is the amount of information we have about it. But some of the biggest challenges of the next generation of astronomy lie in just how we’re going to study all the data we’re collecting. To...

Engineering Podcasts – In Machines We Trust

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Produced by the MIT Technology Review, each episode of In Machines We Trust looks at a different aspect of the automation of.. well... everything Some of the most important decisions in our lives are being made by artificial intelligence, determining things like who gets into college, lands a...

Is this the first ever living, programmable organism?

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Not bot, not beast: scientists create first ever living, programmable organism A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists published their recipe for making a new lifeform called xenobots from stem...

Medical AI can now predict survival rates – but it’s not ready to unleash on patients

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Researchers recently produced an algorithm that could guess whether heart patients had lived or died from their condition within a year. By looking at data from a test of the heart’s electrical activity known as an electrocardiogram or ECG, the algorithm successfully predicted patient survival in 85% of...