The latest research news in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

 

Taking lessons from a sea slug, study points to better hardware for artificial intelligence

from Purdue University

For artificial intelligence to get any smarter, it needs first to be as intelligent as one of the simplest creatures in the animal kingdom: the sea slug.

 

Peachy Robot: A Glimpse into the Peach Orchard of the Future

from Georgia Tech

Researchers are developing a robot that utilizes deep learning to automate certain aspects of the peach cultivation process, which could be a boon for many Georgia peach farms grappling with a shortage of workers. The self-navigating robot uses an embedded 3D camera to determine which trees need to be pruned or thinned, and removes the branches or peaches using a claw-like device attached to its arm.

 

What was really the secret behind Van Gogh’s success?

from Northwestern University

In the new study, the research team developed computational methods using deep-learning algorithms and network science and then applied these methods to large-scale datasets tracing the career outputs of artists, film directors and scientists.

 

Department of Energy Invests $16 Million in Data-Intensive Scientific Machine Learning Research and Analysis

from the Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $16 million for five collaborative research projects to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms for enabling scientific insights and discoveries from data generated by computational simulations, experiments, and observations.

 

Mayo, Google Research develop new AI algorithm to improve brain stimulation devices to treat disease

from Mayo Clinic

For millions of people with epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, electrical stimulation of the brain already is widening treatment possibilities. In the future, electrical stimulation may help people with psychiatric illness and direct brain injuries, such as stroke.

 

First Study on Artificial Intelligence-Based Chatbot for Anxiety & Depression in Spanish-Speaking University Students

from Palo Alto University

A study conducted by researchers at Palo Alto University has shown artificial intelligence-based chatbots to be effective as a psychological intervention in Spanish-speaking university students. The study took place in Argentina and showed promising evidence for the usability and acceptability of the mental health chatbot, Tess.

 

Artificial intelligence to help predict Arctic sea ice loss

from British Antarctic Survey

A new AI (artificial intelligence) tool is set to enable scientists to more accurately forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months into the future.