Mobile robot arm lab assistant working
automation

Scientific Discovery on a Roll

A mechanical lab assistant could accelerate chemistry research.What’s new: Researchers at the University of Liverpool trained a mobile robot arm to navigate a lab, operate equipment, handle samples, and obtain results far faster than a human scientist.
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Africa map and location sign with letters AI over it
automation

AI in Regions Rich and Poor

Companies in Africa and the Middle East are building AI capacity in very different ways, a new study found. AI is growing fast in both regions despite shortages of talent and data.
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AI-powered camera spotting a damaged product
automation

Assembly Line AI

Computer vision has been learning how to spot manufacturing flaws. The pandemic is accelerating that education. Companies like Instrumental and Elementary are making AI-powered cameras that automate the spotting of damaged or badly assembled products on factory assembly lines.
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Examples and explanation of an automatic headline generation
automation

AI Makes Headlines

Which headline was written by a computer? A: FIFA to Decide on 2022 World Cup in March B: Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, Says Infantino
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Data related to methods for curating news feeds
automation

Algorithms Choose the News

Machines took another step toward doing the work of journalists. Microsoft laid off dozens of human editors who select articles for the MSN news service and app. Going forward, AI will do the job.
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Dishwashing robot working
automation

AI Does the Dishes

A pioneer in dishwashing robots is reaching into commercial kitchens. Dishcraft Robotics uses machines equipped with computer vision to scrub dirties for corporate food services and, soon, restaurants.
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Screen captures from videos generated by VidPress
automation

Text to Video in Two Minutes

Will reading soon become obsolete? A new system converts text articles into videos. VidPress, a prototype project from Chinese tech giant Baidu, currently generates more than 1,000 narrated video summaries of news stories daily.
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A chatbot called Meena and a graph comparing it with other chatbot services
automation

Toward Open-Domain Chatbots

Progress in language models is spawning a new breed of chatbots and, unlike their narrow-domain forebears, they have the gift of gab. Recent research tests the limits of conversational AI.
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Information and examples of CheXbert, a network that labels chest X-rays
automation

Human-Level X-Ray Diagnosis

Like nurses who can’t decipher a doctor’s handwriting, machine learning models can’t decipher medical scans — without labels. Conveniently, natural language models can read medical records to extract labels for X-ray images.
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Map of Asia with AI letters inside a location icon
automation

Asia’s AI Advantage

Asian companies lead the world in AI deployment, new research argues. Market research by MIT Technology Review Insights found that companies in the Asia-Pacific region are using machine learning faster and with better results than any other part of the world.
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Illustration of doctor sheets and a pencil
automation

Data: From Patient to Health Record

Doctors are overwhelmed by clerical work. Healthcare-savvy voice assistants are picking up the slack.
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Workers in office cubicles
automation

Workers Get the Jump on Automation

Businesses around the world outsource their customer service work to the Philippines. Now the Philippines is preparing its workers to outsource some tasks to AI.
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Functioning of system that trackes the productivity of industrial workers
automation

Eyes on the Assembly Line

AI may not steal your job, but it can tell the boss when you’re slacking. Drishti, a startup based in Palo Alto and Bengaluru, tracks the productivity of industrial workers by recognizing their actions on the assembly line.
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The Tibot Spoutnic
automation

Poultry in Motion

A top meat packer is counting its chickens with AI. Tyson Foods is using computer vision to track drumsticks, breasts, and thighs as they move through its processing plants, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Capture of the report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights
automation

Business Pushes the Envelope

The business world continues to shape deep learning’s future. Commerce is pushing AI toward more efficient consumption of data, energy, and labor, according to a report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights.
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