Artificial intelligence used to develop an enzyme to quickly break down plastic waste

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The goal of the research is to help the world overcome its growing struggle with plastic trash. Artificial intelligence is playing a considerable role in conducting research into the technology being sought to help overcome the plastic waste crisis around the world. The AI has been used to help develop an enzyme that will break plastic down in weeks, not years. Plastics are used for everything from kids’ toys, toothbrushes, toiletries and food packaging, among many other things. Due to the cost of recycling, among other factors, only a tiny…

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Artificial intelligence researcher fired from Google in a growing trend

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The scientist was let go after reportedly having challenged the company’s findings. According to a recent news report, another AI researcher has been fired from Google following criticism of the company’s work. The media reports indicated that machine learning scientist Satrajit Chatterjee was let go. According to the report, Satrajit Chatterjee, an artificial intelligence researcher, was fired shortly after Google declined to publish a paper that the scientist and others had written in a challenge to the company’s earlier findings. The paper challenged the claim that computers would be able…

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Creepy AI robot named Ai-Da learns to paint

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The creators of the technology have worked to let it paint in a capable, humanoid way. Ai-Da has become the first AI robot that has not only been created to look humanoid (still often called creepy, despite its realism), but also to paint in a way that could be considered artistic. While the creators worked hard to make it a highly capable robotic artist, that wasn’t the main point. The goal of the AI robot, according to those creators, is to draw society’s attention to the development of robotics and…

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Could Tesla become an artificial intelligence robotics company?

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CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the company is reaching far beyond electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently pointed out that the company had been dabbling in artificial intelligence as its AI teams develop powerful software and hardware for self-driving vehicles. As a result, the company is taking directions well beyond electric cars and could steer itself toward AI robotics as well. Since Musk spoke to analysts at the Tesla financial status call for Q1 2021, speculations have abounded. “We appear to be able to do things with self-driving…

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Strikingly accurate AI software predicts COVID-19 death rate

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A Danish research team has developed artificial intelligence with 90 percent prediction accuracy. A team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen claim to have developed AI software capable of predicting a person’s risk of death from COVID-19 with 90 percent accuracy. The program was fed 3,944 Danish coronavirus patient files to build its prediction algorithms. The AI software received non-identifying information in the patient files including their health data such as underlying medical conditions. The program was then “trained” to recognize patterns in the medical histories of the patients.…

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