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Scientists developed an AI tool that rates movies

December 29th, 2020

Scientists from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed an artificial intelligence tool capable of reading a movie script and determining how it will be rated. Movie ratings are a big deal, as they will determine who ultimately gets to see the content in theaters, and humans typically do these ratings. The AI looks …

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Brilliant app might be able to give you an instant coronavirus test

November 2nd, 2020

Many people infected with the novel coronavirus are asymptomatic or presymptomatic, but they can still be contagious. Researchers from MIT developed what could become a brilliant screening tool that offers an instant COVID-19 test every time you leave the house. Using machine learning algorithms trained to detect Alzheimer’s via forced coughs, the researchers think they …

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Robotic race car does exactly what race cars aren’t supposed to do

October 29th, 2020

Roborace is a fledgling motorsports series using autonomous racecars, and its beta season is currently being carried out. One of the cars spontaneously decided to drive into a wall from a standstill. It’s unclear why the car crashed, but since it had no human driver, nobody was injured. The robot apocalypse is coming… eventually. Well, …

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Scientists want AI to help predict dangerous hurricanes

September 2nd, 2020

A team of scientists, including those at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to predict the rapid intensification of tropical storms and hurricanes. The system is far more accurate than the current model and has a low rate of false positives. If used in the future, it could save lives by …

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AI is making memes now, and they are pure gold

April 30th, 2020

ImgFlip launched a meme generator that tasks AI with coming up with funny captions for popular meme formats. The absurd results are sometimes confusing, but often hilarious. The algorithm was fed by memes generated by humans to teach the AI how to be funny. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Ah, memes. The internet’s favorite …

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An AI developed a new antibiotic that could save the day

February 21st, 2020

Modern medicine has a big problem, and it stems from the overuse of antibiotics. For years, doctors have feared that the go-to antibiotics that are relied on to kill off infections would begin to fail, as new so-called “superbug” infections found a way around them. That’s already started to happen, and the arms race between …

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NASA missed these 11 dangerous asteroids, but an AI caught them

February 18th, 2020

There are lots and lots of space rocks hanging out in our solar system. Most of them will never pose a threat to our planet, but a very tiny percentage will indeed come close. Inevitably, Earth will be on a collision course with a dangerous asteroid at some point in the future, and identifying the …

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Man, Samsung’s new ‘Neon’ artificial humans really suck

January 8th, 2020

In the quest to make robots more human-like, the holy grail has always been a humanoid machine that is as indistinguishable from a real person as possible. It’s a high bar to clear, and we’re obviously not there yet, but a Samsung-backed startup called Neon is aiming to impress with a cast of unreal virtual …