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Optical Neural Networks Close the Gap on Their Electronic Counterparts
News   Aug 19, 2019

A new paper demonstrates distinct improvements to the inference and generalization performance of diffractive optical neural networks. Ultimately these improvements may provide major advantages for autonomous vehicles, robotics and various defense-related applications, among others.

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Data Tool Reveals Inaudible Mouse Calls
News   Aug 19, 2019

Technology that can help interpret inaudible calls from laboratory mice has been developed in a bid to improve research. The computer tool can reveal valuable insights into rodents' communication patterns and is more reliable than existing methods, which rely on human interpretation.

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Wall Street Secrets Could Cut Cloud Costs
News   Aug 19, 2019

Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuations. Inspired by those theories, researchers have developed a "risk-aware" mathematical model that could improve the performance of cloud-computing networks across the globe.

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Smart Stacking Lets Humans and Machines Work Together
News   Aug 19, 2019

A new paper explains how we can give machines an edge at solving the challenges in materials science by intelligently organizing the data to be analyzed based on human knowledge, suggesting humanity might not be obsolete in an AI-driven world.

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Robotic Neck Brace Restores Function for ALS Patients
News   Aug 14, 2019

A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.

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Venturing Into the New Territory of Behavioral Sequencing
News   Aug 14, 2019

Mice scurry around while foraging for food, but genetics may be the unseen hand controlling these meandering movements. Researchers are using machine learning to draw links between genetic controls that shape incremental steps of instinctive and learned behaviors.

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AI Tool Helps Protect the Much-loved Banana
News   Aug 13, 2019

A new smartphone tool developed for banana farmers scans plants for signs of five major diseases and one common pest. This work is a step towards creating a satellite-powered, globally connected network to control disease and pest outbreaks.

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Pairing Prediction and Robotic Flow Synthesis
News   Aug 09, 2019

Combining machine learning and robotic precision, researchers present an integrated strategy for computer-augmented chemical synthesis.

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Can the News Really Shape Your Views?
News   Aug 09, 2019

It's a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people's ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political media that is already aligned with their beliefs? A new study tackles this issue head-on and arrives at a decisive, if nuanced conclusion.

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Integrating Genomics Data Into Electronic Patient Records
News   Aug 08, 2019

A new genomics module has been created in the Irish National Epilepsy Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system. The work illustrates how an electronic health system can support the integration of genomic test results and new genetic knowledge into routine clinical care in the public health system.

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