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AI is becoming a marketing word and it’s a pity -VII

Home Intelligence If there is an area where AI hype is in full swing that is the home environment. We are bombarded by intelligent vacuum cleaners, intelligent microwave ovens,… even intelligent toobrush. True to tell, some advertisers downplay the intelligence a bit and talk about “smart”: the smart kitchen, the smart …

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And Ai begot AI

Kaggle is a website (and a company) dedicated to data scientists where data science projects are published to exchange experience. It is becoming addictive if you are in the field and this is further enhanced by competitions that are being set up challenging those passionate in leveraging data in finding new, …

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Rivers of bits under the oceans

Our planet is encircled by optical fibre cables laid under the oceans and connecting continents. As of 2018 there were over 350 fibre optic cables under the oceans, for a total length exceeding 1 million km and a capacity in the Pbps range (total capacity). Although the present capacity exceeds …

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Eye care? Let AI give a hand

Technology progress in medicine is providing more and more data, which is great. At the same time these data need to be processed and … understood. Take the Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). It allows an ophthalmologist to look at a patient’s retina with micro-metric resolution, both the surface of the …

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2019 Tech Trends III

Following on the previous posts on 2019 top tech trends let’s look at the 3 technologies that are expected to continue having a growing impact in 2019 but whose massive uptake is expected in the next decade: Digital Twins -These are software representations of assets and processes to understand, predict, and …

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AI for protein folding

Proteins are a crucial component of our body. It is always difficult to make rankings but if you want a ranking I would say that proteins make the number 1 place in terms of importance. A protein consist of long sequence of amino acids,  there are 20 different of them …

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QC: may I say that I am skeptical?

I have been hearing, and I have been following quantum computer (ideas and prototypes) for many years and I saw progress but the end of the line is nowhere nearer, at least this is my impression. Intel has showcased its 49Qubit quantum chip, Tangle Lake, at CES 2018 (which is an …

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Using AI to detect breast cancer

Image recognition has progressed in ways that were completely unexpected just 20 years ago. At that time we kept saying that computers were no good in understanding images, that was humans turf. This is no longer so. The camera in our phones recognise a smiling face, the photo management application …

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AR taking the upper hand on VR

Virtual Reality appeared as concept back in the middle of 1980ies and thanks to the amazing progress in processing capacity (highly needed to create artificial images) and in wearable devices has found a few niches, mostly in gaming with some application in design and manufacturing. Augmented Reality came a bit …

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AI is the judge …

In yesterday post I pointed out the ongoing transformation in digital photography with an increased shift towards bits processing. Hence, it is not surprising that AI, Artificial Intelligence, is playing and will be playing a growing role. AI is already at work at the shooting time, coordinating exposure and focussing, …

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