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Telehealth
Phone Cameras Can Now Measure Your Pulse and Breathing
Phone Cameras Measure Pulse Breathing
Telehealth
Phone Cameras Can Now Measure Your Pulse and Breathing
A team of researchers has developed an algorithm to measure pulse and respiration rate during a telehealth appointment using your device’s camera.
April 12, 2021

A team of researchers has developed an algorithm to measure pulse and respiration rate during a telehealth appointment using your device’s camera.

Robotics
Robot Dog Helps Military Students “Survive” Combat Training
military robot
Robotics
Robot Dog Helps Military Students “Survive” Combat Training
A military school recently used Spot, a robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, during combat training exercises.
April 10, 2021

A military school recently used Spot, a robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, during combat training exercises.

Food Waste
Ex-Walmart Employee Aims to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem with AI
food waste solutions
Food Waste
Ex-Walmart Employee Aims to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem with AI
Food waste makes up nearly a quarter of landfill material. A new startup aims to change that by automating the process of trucking produce with artificial intelligence.
April 10, 2021

Food waste makes up nearly a quarter of landfill material. A new startup aims to change that by automating the process of trucking produce with artificial intelligence.

Robotics
Boston Dynamics Unveils a New Robot: Stretch
warehouse robot
Robotics
Boston Dynamics Unveils a New Robot: Stretch
Boston Dynamics’ second commercial offering is a warehouse robot named Stretch that can lift and move 800, 50-pound boxes every hour.
March 31, 2021

Boston Dynamics’ second commercial offering is a warehouse robot named Stretch that can lift and move 800, 50-pound boxes every hour.

Neuroscience
AI Uses Sound Waves to Read the Minds of Monkeys
map brain activity
Neuroscience
AI Uses Sound Waves to Read the Minds of Monkeys
Functional ultrasound tech can be used to map the brain activity of monkeys, suggesting it might be useful for future brain-machine interfaces.
March 28, 2021

Functional ultrasound tech can be used to map the brain activity of monkeys, suggesting it might be useful for future brain-machine interfaces.

AI
IBM’s AI Debater Could Help You Make Better Decisions
AI debater
AI
IBM’s AI Debater Could Help You Make Better Decisions
IBM’s Project Debater is trained to quickly craft well-researched arguments — and the AI debater could one day improve your decision making.
March 28, 2021

IBM’s Project Debater is trained to quickly craft well-researched arguments — and the AI debater could one day improve your decision making.

AI
AI Backpack “Sees” for Visually Impaired People
AI backpack
AI
AI Backpack “Sees” for Visually Impaired People
An AI backpack powered by Intel technology “sees” for visually impaired people, letting them know about any potential obstacles in their path.
March 24, 2021

An AI backpack powered by Intel technology “sees” for visually impaired people, letting them know about any potential obstacles in their path.

AI
This Startup Can Make a Digital Twin of Anyone
Digital Twin
AI
This Startup Can Make a Digital Twin of Anyone
In just a few minutes, Hour One can produce a digital twin of anyone, capturing their likeness, expressions, and voice. 
March 21, 2021

In just a few minutes, Hour One can produce a digital twin of anyone, capturing their likeness, expressions, and voice. 

AI
Watch Japan’s Latest Robot Painter in Action
ai painting
AI
Watch Japan’s Latest Robot Painter in Action
For SXSW’s AI Painting Project, a robot arm was trained to generate paintings based on given concepts and using a limited number of brushstrokes.
March 21, 2021

For SXSW’s AI Painting Project, a robot arm was trained to generate paintings based on given concepts and using a limited number of brushstrokes.