Top Artificial Intelligence News of the Month June 2021
The following are the latest news on AI for June.
At present, artificial intelligence is in a very progressive stage and new artificial intelligence inventions and innovation are taking place now and then. The following is the latest news on AI for June.
The Invention of Electrohydraulic Actuators
A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany and the University of Boulder in Colorado in the US has now found a new way to exploit the principles of spiders’ joints to drive articulated robots without any bulky components and connectors, which weigh down the robot and reduce portability and speed. Their slender and lightweight simple structures impress by enabling a robot to jump 10 times its height. At the end of May, the team’s work titled “Spider-inspired electro-hydraulic actuators for fast, soft-actuated joints” was published in Advanced Science.
Facebook has Come up with New AI Project
Facebook has announced their new AI project TextStyleBrush, a software, capable of copying the style of handwritten or printed text in an image using only one word. Users can utilize this model to alter and replace text in photos. TextStyleBrush presents a step up from previous AI systems that can only copy text from photos using well-defined tasks and multiple examples. While this system is still in the research stage, scientists hope this new Artificial intelligence can assist with creative personalized captions and messaging as well as photo-realistic linguistic translation in augmented reality (AR).
A Solution for Hard Computing Problems
The research team from IQC in partnership with the University of Innsbruck is the first to propose the measurement-based approach in a feedback loop with the regular computer, inventing a new way to tackle hard computing problems. Their method is resource-efficient and therefore can use small quantum states because they are custom-tailored to specific types of problems. This new computing method opens the door to different algorithms and experiments that bring quantum researchers closer to near-term applications and discoveries of the technology.
Mini Robots with Magnetic Fields
A team of scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed millimetre-sized robots that can be controlled using magnetic fields to perform highly manoeuvrable and dexterous manipulations. This could pave the way to possible future applications in biomedicine and manufacturing.
Dataiku: A Helping Hand to Smaller Companies
Dataiku has announced a fully managed online version of its enterprise AI (Artificial intelligence) platform to help smaller companies get started. The data science platform enables raw data to be converted into actionable insights through data visualisation or the creation of dashboards and also supports training machine learning models. Cloud data stack and storage tools such as those from Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more can be integrated with Dataiku’s online platform. A pre-integrated version of the platform can be found in the Snowflake Marketplace.
Fetch.ai Partners with IOTA
Cambridge-based AI startup Fetch.ai has announced a partnership with IOTA, an open-source distributed ledger focused on the Internet of Things. Fetch.ai has caught the attention of investors for its potentially groundbreaking machine learning network of autonomous “agents” that can perform real-world tasks. IOTA was among the most hyped projects during the 2017 cryptocurrency/blockchain frenzy (or bubble, dependent on your perspective.) While most projects have since collapsed, IOTA continues to go from strength to strength and has announced a series of partnerships with giants like Dell and Jaguar Land Rover.
A New Measure to Ocean Pollution
Razer has partnered with marine waste cleaning startup ClearBot to advance the use of AI (Artificial intelligence) and robotics to reduce ocean pollution. The pair announced their partnership in celebration of World Oceans Day and is part of Razer’s 10-year #GoGreenWithRazer campaign that will see the company make green investments to support environment- and sustainability-focused startups.