AI can help in different ways, including better collection and analysis of crash data, enhancing road infrastructure, increasing the efficiency of post-crash response, and inspiring innovation in the regulatory frameworks. This approach requires equitable access to data and the ethical use of algorithms, which many countries currently lack, leaving them unable to identify road safety solutions.
"If you think of the brain as an extremely complex machine, how could we understand it without first breaking it down and knowing the parts?" asked cellular neuroscientist Helen Bateup, a University of California, Berkeley, associate professor of molecular and cell biology and co-author of the flagship paper that synthesizes the results of the other papers. "The first page of any manual of how the brain works should read: Here are all the cellular components, this is how many of them there are, here is where they are located and who they connect to."
If you follow the latest trends in the tech industry, you probably know that there’s been a fair amount of debate about what the next big thing is going to be. Odds-on favorite for many has been augmented reality (AR) glasses, while others point to fully autonomous cars, and a few are clinging to the potential of 5G. With the surprise debut of Amazon’s Astro a few weeks back, personal robotic devices and digital companions have also thrown their hat into the ring.
Autodesk announced today that it has purchased Spacemaker, based in Oslo, for $240 million. While Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk CEO, said he was excited about Spacemaker’s potential to support urban planning, he also believes that the underlying technology of the startup would help catalyze AI growth across his business. For nearly four decades, Autodesk, using computer-assisted […]
Amazon today announced minor updates, using machine learning, to Textract, its service that extracts written text and other data from documents, as well as tables and forms. As of today, besides files typed in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Italian, Textract now supports handwriting in English documents. Amazon correctly states that many documents contain a […]
Social rewards such as praise are known to enhance various stages of the learning process. Now, researchers from Japan have found that praise delivered by artificial beings such as robots and virtual graphics-based agents can have effects similar to praise delivered by humans, with important practical applications as social services such as education increasingly move […]
AI scientists who build reinforcement learning agents may learn a great deal from animals. That’s according to new studies by Google’s DeepMind, Imperial College London, and researchers from the University of Cambridge testing AI and non-human animals. The AI research group has always looked at neuroscience and behavioral science for inspiration and to better understand […]
As long as humans have built machines, we’ve feared the day they could destroy us. Stephen Hawking famously warned that AI could spell an end to civilization. But to many AI researchers, these conversations feel unmoored. It’s not that they don’t fear AI running amok—it’s that they see it already happening, just not in the ways most people would expect. AI is now screening job candidates, diagnosing disease, and identifying criminal suspects. But instead of making these decisions more efficient or fair, it’s often perpetuating the biases of the humans on whose decisions it was trained.