Canvassing Switzerland’s AI Landscape

Synced canvases the Swiss artificial intelligence landscape: from software research in Lugano to hardware development in Zurich, with supporting vertical markets spanning the country’s west side, backed by EU investments and reaching consumer markets in Germany and around the world.   To begin surveying the artificial intelligence landscape in Switzerland, we should first consider the […]

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Applying Data Science to Robotics

Author: Ammar A. Raja Source: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-data-science-apply-to-robotics 1. SHORT BIO OF THE AUTHOR Dr. Ammar A. Raja is an assistant professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. He received his PhD degree in Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2012. Apart from conducting research in data analytics, he also […]

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A Sneak Peak of Our Upcoming “AI Tech Report”

Synced has recently begun putting together a research report on the technologies powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify their development paths. You may sign up to receive the report as soon as the rolling out starts. The Background In the report, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be represented together with a brief history […]

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Giving Robots a Sense of Touch

GelSight Technology Lets Robots Gauge Objects’ Hardness and Manipulate Small Tools. Watch Video Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office June 5, 2017Press Inquiries Two papers from MIT using GelSight sensing technology were published in ICRA 2017. The GelSight sensor was first introduced 8 years ago [Fig 1]. This sensor consists of a piece of transparent, […]

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Cool IJCNN Stuff from Alaska

From May 14 to 18, the 30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) was held in Anchorage, AK, USA. Continuing the long tradition, the conference is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), in cooperation with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS). This year, there were 621 papers accepted out of 933 […]

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Mixtures of Lightweight Deep Convolutional Neural Networks: Application in Agricultural Robotics

Recently, there is a surge in popularity for making the training process of deep learning simpler and more accurate, because it is the vital requirement for researchers aiming to convert research results into industrial applications, like robots. In this paper, the authors gave a very innovative way of learning lightweight models, which will help achieve […]

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Why AlphaGo is not AI

Abstract “There is no AI without robotics,” argued the author, Jean-Christophe Baillie, founder and president of Novaquark. In this article, he addresses what AI is, and why AlphaGo is not AI. Photo 1: AlphaGo. What is AI and What is not AI? There is no doubt that AlphaGo, the Go-playing artificial intelligence designed by Google […]

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Robots Enjoy Strongest First Quarter on Record in U.S. and Canada

Robotic Industries Association: North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. Both robot orders and shipments achieved record levels. An all-time high total of 9,773 robots valued at approximately $516 million were ordered from North American robotics companies during the first quarter […]

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