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Citizen Scientists and AI Help Save the Whales

Conservationists use data collecting technologies and artificial intelligence to turn whale watching into scientific research, gathering photos of whale encounters from citizen scientists to help protect the mammals. After centuries of whaling and habitat destruction, saving whales is one of modern science’s great ambitions. Researchers are turning to technology like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing … Continued

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AI Got Algo-Rhythm: Smart Music-Making Machines

Artificial intelligence gets creative credit on the first music album collaboration between a human and machine, changing the way artists make music. Taryn Southern’s song “Break Free” opens with a fat cinematic chord, stuttering on the downbeat. A thumping pulse sets a tense heartbeat tempo. The three-minute song swells and recedes, transitioning between brooding and … Continued

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Queen of Drones: Revolutionizing Night Sky Light Shows

Natalie Cheung quickly rose from MIT engineering grad to Intel general manager of a drone innovation team that’s revolutionizing nighttime entertainment at outdoor concerts, theme parks and city festivals around the world. When Natalie Cheung’s team flew 100 light-equipped drones and lit up the night sky outside Hamburg, Germany in November 2015, it set a … Continued

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Drones: Flying Data Machines Digitizing the World from Above

Drones are becoming essential data collection tools for industries and organizations. Drones are no longer just flying robots with cameras. They’ve become digital eyes in the sky, harvesting visual data that computers transform into valuable insights and efficiencies. Today, commercial drones are creating 3D maps of bridges and construction sites, surveying previously unexplored areas of … Continued

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So Long Selfie: Flytographer Reinvents the Travel Snapshot

An avid traveler and mom turns her desire for decent vacation photos into a viable business that lets travelers put the tired travel selfie to rest. When Nicole Smith and her friend went to Paris in 2011, they realized the photos they were taking of themselves in these culturally rich settings were, in fact, total … Continued

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Using AI to Stop Illegal Fishing

Conservationists want to deploy seafaring artificial intelligence to fight against unlawful commercial fishing. Fisheries observers often work 24/7, spending weeks at a time on vessels like longline tuna boats hundreds of miles offshore in the Pacific Ocean. It can be a thankless job, especially when fishermen disdain hosting observers who track every fish caught by … Continued

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Conservation Drones Help Protect Animals

Innovative researchers and conservationists are using drones to monitor threatened animal populations, collect valuable biological data and even deter poachers. For lost hikers, the buzz of a drone as it zooms by overhead can mean help is on the way. For doctors in remote areas, the sound can signal the arrival of much-needed medical supplies. … Continued

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AI Makes Drones Smart, Easy for Photographers

A certified drone pilot and artificial intelligence expert explain how technology innovations are making drones smarter, more capable and easier to fly. Difficult-to-fly, remote control consumer drones from just a few years ago are being superseded by smart, autonomous aerial robots. Powered by cutting edge computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, these new drones … Continued

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Does Whale Snot Hold the Secret to Ocean Health?

Scientists equipped with drones and sophisticated AI programs are learning about whales, oceans and even human health. Like many marine species in the world’s oceans, whales face more threats today than ever before. Water pollution, noise, collisions with ships, fishing nets, hunting — plus stress from habitat and food loss due to climate change — … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence: Teaching Machines to Learn Like Humans

Using the human brain as a model, machine learning teaches AI computers how to learn new things, recognize patterns and make decisions. We learn by doing, Aristotle once said. Today, experiential learning doesn’t apply just to humans — machines are increasingly able to sense, reason, act and adapt based on learned experience. It’s unlikely the … Continued

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Capturing the Sound of Colliding Black Holes

Colliding black holes produce a cosmic sound that can now be detected on Earth through gravitational wave astronomy, giving scientists a new window into the cosmos and the nature of gravity. The Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was online less than two days before the first signal arrived at Earth from a cataclysmic black … Continued

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Leading Smithsonian Art Lovers Into VR

To digitally capture and render art-filled rooms inside the Smithsonian museum in intricate detail, the creators of SAAM VR turned to leading-edge computer technologies. Inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the famous painting “Aurora Borealis” by Frederic Edwin Church depicts a glowing red sky, but unlike most 5-by-7-foot canvas paintings, this piece of art … Continued

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Smart Farm Equipment Helps Feed the World

Using AI and robotics, smart farm equipment will help farmers produce 70 percent more food by 2050 — to feed an ever-increasing world population. As the world’s population grows, agriculture faces the challenge of 2 billion more people to feed, global labor shortages for field work and low prices for crops, making farming a tough … Continued

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Fashion Tech Designer and Bionic Pop Artist Team Up to Make Musical Wearable

How a bionic pop artist, a fashion tech designer, an architect duo and a prosthetics company teamed up to reshape the future of performing arts. After years of bringing sci-fi wearable technologies to runways and industry events, designer and Dutch tech-head Anouk Wipprecht decided it was time to create a wearable bustier that turned the … Continued

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8 Tips for Traveling with Camera Drones

Beyond the reach of the longest selfie stick and more intimate than a hovering helicopter, camera drones are the next tech frontier in photography. Enthusiasm for camera drones has skyrocketed in the last few years. Now, everyday consumers can get professional-grade aerial imagery that was once only possible with a sizeable helicopter — and budget. … Continued

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Esports on the Rise in China with IEM Shanghai

Esport events like Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai create a positive buzz for gaming in China, a nation once resistant to online games. Zhou “iAsonu” Hang hoped to become a professional esport athlete, but his parents had different expectations. They wanted him to earn a degree in robotic automation at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, … Continued

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Beyond Air Pollution: Smart Cities Offer a Breath of Fresh Air

New hyperlocal air quality monitoring technologies help people find ways to breathe easier. When a layer of smog blankets an entire city, many people assume that the whole city is polluted. But that’s not always the case. Whether it’s rampant ragweed or a spewing factory, the air might be polluted on one block and breathable … Continued

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