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Futuristic AI Connects Links in Past

(Image Source: CSAIL MIT) MosAIc “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton For some, art is a way of communication and for others, art is a deep mystery. A painting is just not just a surface with paint but it also represents the culture and history captured within it. Many times even for researchers it is not possible to figure out the connection between two completely different forms of art or paintings that might exist from different periods and space. What is MosAIc? To find the most unexpected and obscure relation between parallel artworks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Microsoft developers have created an artificial intelligence algorithm named as “MosAIc” system. This system will point out the similarities between art forms through different cultures and styles. Researchers were inspired by the uncanny resemblance betwe

Drones are Helping Protect Bird Nests

The advancement of mankind has for long been a threat to wildlife. The latest threats have come to the nesting birds on agricultural grounds which are being displaced from their habitats owing to agricultural activities. The integration of drones along with thermal imaging cameras powered by artificial intelligence can be promising for the conservation of birds. What is the current technology? Physical inspections and thermal imaging on the ground have been practiced for years but not without its fair share of problems such as; dense vegetation, objects along the path of inspection. What has been proposed? Integration of System Researchers have devised an arrangement of drones equipped with thermal imaging sensors that will capture multiple heat-sensitive images which will be fed into an Artificial Intelligence-powered software to accurately map nests and inform co-ordinates for the nest which can be relocated before agricultural activities take place. “The system works best under clou

AI Plays Tetris and Beats World Record

Tetris Game The ever-growing power of artificial intelligence never stops to amaze us. Now, it sets a mind-blowing world record. Australian coder Code Bullet created an artificial intelligence program that beat the current world record for the longest Tetris game of 4,988 lines which is currently held by gamer Harry Hong. Even the whole Tetris game was programmed by the coder. It seems impressive to see how he builds everything from scratch and breaks the world record! What is A.I. Tetris? Tetris is a tile-matching video game where the goal is to destroy the lines of tiles (or blocks) strategically to prevent them to stack to the top of the screen. Human intelligence supported with artificial intelligence showed some marvelous results for Tetris. The video uploaded by Bullet shows A.I. has cleared about 14,000 lines of the blocks in the game of Tetris. He also mentions in the video that the A.I.-powered game can go up to infinite lines.  "Playing 'Tetris' for 15 minutes i

Is Laser-Textured Metal the Next Big Thing?

Copper Nugget In a world fueled by technology and science, it’s only about time groundbreaking discoveries are made. This is it. Science has always been a keen believer in borrowing from the past to propel the future. It’s always been of interest to us in creating ways to make the world a safer and better place.  The findings on how to fight bacteria are revolutionary and could limit the spread of many such pathogens who live on surfaces for days to find their next prey. What has been happening until now? Ever since the early age’s humans have been finding ways to discover surfaces that inhibit the growth of viruses and Copper is one such material which has passed the course of time. Copper’s antimicrobial properties have made it a prominent candidate for storing food and water, especially in India.  The surface of copper is conductive to electricity and in the case of a microbe touching its surface, electrons are carried away from the microbe’s membrane, ultimately resulting i

Escape Reality With the Power of AI

(Image source)  Roomality Virtual Window Transform your surrounding into an entirely new world, immerse yourself into a virtually real-life landscape simply with the power of AI. Roomality is a realistic, 3D system that lets users experience a real-world environment at their home or office window.  Roomality is a breakthrough in the field of virtual reality, it gives a mesmerizing feel of “virtually real world” to the user, a ll without the need of a headset, goggles or glasses! What is Roomality? Roomality (Ireland based start-up)  is an AI-based system, that simply can be can be called as “virtual windows”. This tool projects an immersive 3D scene onto a user’s surrounding with objects and distances being rendered in real-time. Users can customize there surrounding according to there mood and need, can explore the world and this system can even teleport you to the surface of the moon! What is Technology Behind Roomality? The system tracks the user’s eye movements with the help of t

Amazon Drones Will Never be Lost Again!

Amazon's Concept Drone Amazon’s latest patent shows that the company will be soon coming up with its latest innovation “an unconventional idea” for drones that will revolutionize the modern world of technology. Amazon's idea for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) is similar to the concept of maple seeds! Basically, this concept drone (or UAV) is designed to drop small devices (sensors) which will work as a navigation beacon for the UAV in any case of the system fails to track position and orientation of the drone. Nowadays drones have been utilized for numerous kinds of purposes like remote sensing, aerial surveillance, recreational purposes, crisis response, commercial purposes (like quicker shipping and delivery of products), and several others. And at the same time, while operating in a low visibility area, operating too close to the ground, obstruction of the camera and sensor (GPS, stereo camera failure, etc.), or for any other technical reason the equipment may fail to

Proteus : The World's First Non-Cuttable Material

The material inspired by shells and grapefruits can turn back the force of a cutting tool upon itself. Named Proteus after the shape-changing god,  the material is constructed of ceramic spheres encased in cellular aluminium structures that cannot be cut even by water jets. The tough cellular skins of the grapefruit and the fracture-resistant shell of molluscs are the core of ideation of the new material.  How exactly is the idea inspired by nature?  The free fall of a grapefruit does not damage it’s pulp because it’s peel made up of vascular bundles and an open pore cellular structure. Arapaimas fish resist the attack of a piranha’s teeth through the hierarchical design of their scales. Narce of Abalon ( in simpler terms, mother of pearl) has hard organic, an inflexible layer  The system is dynamic with an evolving internal structure that creates high-speed motion when it interacts with cutting tools. The material is made from a cellular aluminium structure wrapped around ceramic sphe

Want to Make Sense of Hieroglyphs? Try out Google’s Fabricius

(Imagesource) Have you ever imagined how people at the time of ancient Egypt used to communicate with each other? They simply used drawings, signs and symbols as the form of written communication famously known as “Egyptian Hieroglyphs” one of the oldest forms of writing! Not everyone could write these hieroglyphs only scribes (writers, sons of wealthy Egyptians) were trained to do so. Even after 5000 years, this languages remains a mystery for those who haven’t studied it. To solve this conundrum Google has launched an AI based tool Fabricius , that will not only help decipher ancient hieroglyphs but it will also help people to make sense and learn about the ancient Egypt’s language. To celebrate 221 st anniversary (July 15 th , 2020) of Rosetta stone (a slab of stone from 196BC, has message carved into it in three different types of script that h elped scholars to crack the code of hieroglyphs) Google has launched its latest AI powered tool Fabricius, here you can “