Machine learning looks for useful data in U.S. thunderstorm reports

[ad_1] A thunderstorm’s shelf cloud approaches the Iowa State campus. Credit: Bill Gallus Bill Gallus has been known to chase a summer storm or two. But he didn’t have to go after this one. On July 17, 2019, a thunderstorm approached the Iowa State University campus. Gallus, a professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, headed […]

Machine learning and its radical application to severe weather prediction

[ad_1] A microwave image of Hurricane Dorian. According to UW–Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies scientist Anthony Wimmers, machine learning could enable forecasters to make better predictions about the intensity of tropical systems like Hurricane Dorian using microwave satellite images like this one. Credit: UW–Madison CIMSS In the last decade, artificial intelligence (“AI”) applications […]

Machine learning can help us predict landslides caused by climate change

[ad_1] Christoph Mertz, the principal project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, started taking pictures of the hills overlooking Pittsburgh’s West End on his smartphone. “Every day, for months, I was collecting images of these hillsides,” Mertz said. “I wanted to see if I could use these pictures as a way to predict the […]

Build your own cheap drum machine from cardboard and arcade buttons

[ad_1] You might not need extra gear depending on your artistic inclinations. It includes two 50W speakers to pump out music all on its own, and a 3,000mAh battery will keep it running when you’re nowhere near a wall outlet. This isn’t a completely stand-alone instrument, to be clear — you’ll want to use either […]

Novel math could bring machine learning to the next level

[ad_1] The new approach allows artificial intelligence to learn to recognize transformed images much faster. Credit: Diogo Matias A team of Italian mathematicians, including a neuroscientist from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), in Lisbon, Portugal, has shown that artificial vision machines can learn to recognize complex images more quickly by using a mathematical […]

Researchers use machine learning to teach robots how to trek through unknown terrains

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of Australian researchers has designed a reliable strategy for testing physical abilities of humanoid robots—robots that resemble the human body shape in their build and design. Using a blend of machine learning methods and algorithms, the research team succeeded in enabling test robots to effectively react to unknown […]

Researchers use machine learning to teach robots how to trek through unknown terrains

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of Australian researchers has designed a reliable strategy for testing physical abilities of humanoid robots—robots that resemble the human body shape in their build and design. Using a blend of machine learning methods and algorithms, the research team succeeded in enabling test robots to effectively react to unknown […]

Why the police should use machine learning—very carefully

[ad_1] Credit: Kirill_makarov/Shutterstock.com The debate over the police using machine learning is intensifying—it is considered in some quarters as controversial as stop and search. Stop and search is one of the most contentious areas of how the police interact with the public. It has been heavily criticized for being discriminatory towards black and minority ethnic […]

Machine learning tool improves tracking of tiny moving particles

[ad_1] Beyond manual tracing: An artist’s impression of a deep neural network trained to recognise particle motion in space-time representations. Credit: Eva Pillai Scientists have developed an automated tool for mapping the movement of particles inside cells that may accelerate research in many fields, a new study in eLife reports. The movements of tiny molecules, […]

Machine learning for damaging mutations prediction

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Next-generation sequencing technology has ushered in a new era in medicine, making it easier to identify a sequence of nucleotides in DNA or a sequence of amino acids in the proteins of a specific individual and use this information for diagnosis and treatment. Minute alterations in these sequences can be […]