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Scuola, domani lo sciopero della didattica a distanza

Università repubblica.it - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:06

Indetto da comitati e associazioni per lanciare un segnale al governo: a settembre tutti in classe da subito

Maturità, il ministero precetta i presidenti di commissione mancanti

Università repubblica.it - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 21:58

Ritardi nelle nomine in Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna e Toscana. Nella scelta dei docenti non sarà più necessario avere 10 anni di ruolo

La protesta dei presidi: “Con queste regole la scuola non riapre"

Università repubblica.it - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:40

Dal ministero 38 mila euro a istituto per gli adeguamenti tecnici: “Ci chiedono di trovare da soli le soluzioni per settembre”. I dirigenti: “Dateci più insegnanti altrimenti saremo costretti a ridurre le ore di lezione”

Researchers restore injured man's sense of touch using brain-computer interface technology

Science Daily - Robotics - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 18:05
Researchers have been able to restore sensation to the hand of a research participant with a severe spinal cord injury using a brain-computer interface (BCI) system. The technology harnesses neural signals that are so minuscule they can't be perceived and enhances them via artificial sensory feedback sent back to the participant, resulting in greatly enriched motor function.

New scavenger technology allows robots to 'eat' metal for energy

Science Daily - Robotics - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 18:44
New research is bridging the gap between batteries and energy harvesters like solar panels. Their 'metal-air scavenger' gets the best of both worlds.

AI to make dentists' work easier

Science Daily - Robotics - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 14:42
Researchers have developed a new automatized way to localize mandibular canals.

Making big data processing more energy efficient using magnetic circuits

Science Daily - Robotics - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 18:28
New research finds that magnetic wires, spaced a certain way, can lead to a 20-30x reduction in the amount of energy needed to run neural network training algorithms.

Thanks to 'flexoskeletons,' these insect-inspired robots are faster and cheaper to make

Science Daily - Robotics - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 14:39
Engineers have developed a new method that doesn't require any special equipment and works in just minutes to create soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots. The structures were inspired by insect exoskeletons, which have both soft and rigid parts -- the researchers called their creations 'flexoskeletons.'

AI as mediator: 'Smart' replies help humans communicate during pandemic

Science Daily - Robotics - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 21:22
Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as we communicate online and by text, artificial intelligence could play a role in keeping our conversations on track, according to new research.

New artificial intelligence system can empower medical professionals in diagnosing skin diseases

Science Daily - Robotics - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:27
Researchers have developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately classify cutaneous skin disorders, predict malignancy, suggest primary treatment options, and serve as an ancillary tool to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians. With the assistance of this system, the diagnostic accuracy of dermatologists as well as the general public was significantly improved.

Concerns over 'exaggerated' study claims of AI outperforming doctors

Science Daily - Robotics - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 02:21
Many studies claiming that artificial intelligence is as good as (or better than) human experts at interpreting medical images are of poor quality and are arguably exaggerated, posing a risk for the safety of 'millions of patients' warn researchers.

How robots can help combat COVID-19

Science Daily - Robotics - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 19:38
Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples. They say robots can be used for clinical care such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated waste; and reconnaissance such as monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

Science Daily - Robotics - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 14:02
Scientists have demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision. The new system, dubbed DeepSPM, bridges the gap between nanoscience, automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and firmly establishes the use of machine learning for experimental scientific research using Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM).

Shape-changing, free-roaming soft robot created

Science Daily - Robotics - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 19:37
A new type of robot combines traditional and soft robotics, making it safe but sturdy. Once inflated, it can change shape and move without being attached to a source of energy or air.

Predicting reaction results: Machines learn chemistry

Science Daily - Robotics - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:07
In the production of chemical compounds, the success of each individual reaction depends on numerous parameters. It is not always possible, even for experienced chemists, to predict whether a reaction will take place and how well it will work. In order to remedy this situation, chemists and computer scientists have now developed a tool based on artificial intelligence.

Researchers sniff out AI breakthroughs in mammal brains

Science Daily - Robotics - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 19:15
New research explains some of these functions through a computer algorithm inspired by the mammalian olfactory system. The algorithm both sheds light on how the brain works and, applied to a computer chip, rapidly and reliably learns patterns better than existing machine learning models.

Artificial intelligence and family medicine: Better together

Science Daily - Robotics - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 18:10
Researchers are encouraging family medicine physicians to actively engage in the development and evolution of artificial intelligence to open new horizons that make AI more effective, equitable and pervasive.

AI taps human wisdom for faster, better cancer diagnosis

Science Daily - Robotics - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 14:08
A new system combining artificial intelligence (AI) with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis. The powerful technology, developed by engineering researchers, uses digital images of tissue samples to match new cases of suspected cancer with previously diagnosed cases in a database.

Robots that admit mistakes foster better conversation in humans

Science Daily - Robotics - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 20:20
A new study showed that the humans on teams that included a robot expressing vulnerability communicated more with each other and later reported having a more positive group experience than people teamed with silent robots or with robots that made neutral statements, like reciting the game's score.

A flexible brain for AI

Science Daily - Robotics - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 14:30
Scientists have developed a customizable computing device using nanofabricated switches than can be rewired to optimize AI applications using 80% less power. These devices can be used as flexible computing platform for artificial intelligence tasks.
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