When urban development takes place, a traffic impact assessment is often needed before a project is approved: What will happen to auto traffic if a new apartment building or business complex is constructed, or if a road is widened? On the other hand, new developments affect foot traffic as well — and yet few places study the effects of urban change on pedestrians.
If artificial intelligence will destroy humanity, it probably won’t be through killer robots and the incarnation—it will be through a thousand paper cuts. In the shadow of the immense benefits of advances in technology, the dark effects of AI algorithms are slowly creeping into different aspects of our lives, causing divide, unintentionally marginalizing groups of people, stealing our attention, and widening the gap between the wealthy and the poor.
Scientists are developing AI tools to help analyze dreams, in the hopes of better understanding where dreams come from and helping people address real-life problems, especially around mental health. Scientists in the UK and Italy have created an AI tool to analyze dream reports, which are text reports written by the dreamer when they wake […]
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to accurately predict loneliness in residents at a senior housing community in San Diego. Publishing in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the researchers were able to harness natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to classify the sentiment and emotions of speech. At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is forcing people to […]
Google search queries and social media posts provide a means of peering into the ideas, concerns, and expectations of millions of people around the world. Using the right web-scraping bots and big data analytics, everyone from marketers to social scientists can analyze this information and use it to draw conclusions about what’s on the mind of massive […]
Scientists have created a chip capable of transmitting data at 11 Gb/s (Gigabits per second) speed. The result may be useful for the implementation of 6G in the coming years. The component leaves the most upbeat expectations of 10 Gb/s for the future of 5G behind and even accesses frequencies in the THz (terahertz) range. […]
Image Credits: Towfiqu Photography (opens in a new window)/ Getty Images With the U.S. presidential election now 40 days away, all eyes are focused on how online conversations, in conjunction with other hallmarks of online life like viral videos, news clips and misleading ads, will be used, and often abused, to influence people’s decisions. But political discourse, of […]
Few leaders would dispute the fact that business today is driven by data and smart algorithms. Yet, rather than real digital transformation, many instead pursue digital incrementalism, using automation to cut costs or, worse — cut jobs. Doing so might buy you some time from impatient shareholders, but it will be short-lived unless you can […]