Simila to a spoken language, sign language has a complex and differentiated structure. One simply has to be able to discern and interpret it. With the support of the (Austrian Science Fund) FWF, a research team from Klagenfurt is working on the elements of a grammar of sign language.
For many roboticists and technology on-lookers, the goal is to not simply evolve robotic machines as tool specific, but rather to invent a new species of best friend/co-worker. To create machines that humans will intuitively bond with — and do not harbour any instincts to rise up and obliterate humans .
A security system is being developed that analyses the user's brainwaves. The system then determines whether the user is in a fit mental state and grants them access to resources only if appropriate. Such a system might be used to control entry to a building, access to computer resources or even the withdrawal of money from an automated teller machine. It could also have applications in the military, electronic learning, and healthcare, according to research published in the "International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms."
Finland becom es the first European country to pay its unemployed citizens an unconditional monthly income,starting a two-year trial that will follow 2,000 randomly-selected unemployed Finnish citizens, each being given €560 (£477) monthly, regardless of whether they look for work or not. Trial participants are not required to report how the money is spent, and will receive the funding even if they find a job.
For many, Excel is the go-to analysis tool of choice. However, to find real insight from your data, spreadsheets simply won’t provide you with the answers you seek. In today’s data-driven world the real data wins are found in visual analysis.
The UN is predicting that there will be an estimated 250 million climate refugees by 2050. Increasingly, large populations are being forced to migrate because of violent floods, drought and other natural disasters, caused by the effects of global warming. Now, a Jordanian architect has designed a disaster shelter for refugees that adds neat technology while being based on temporary huts of nomadic tribes.
Corporations with dense and homogenous internal networks are unlikely to make good use of external knowledge. When networks are more open and workers fill the gaps of their networks by talking to people with different skills, patents production increases
Cyber is a hot issue at the moment, regardless of weather, and the Chancellor has recently set aside £1.9 billion for his new national cyber security strategy for UK's first National College of Cyber Security. This fittingly is set to open at historic Bletchley Park, integral in cracking the Nazi Enigma code thanks to the creative brilliance of Alan Turing. The current development follows a range of recent hacks from San Francisco’s light rail system, throughTesco Bank and to the hacking of recruitment passwords at Michael Page, (below right). He levels the finger of blame at CapGemini's insecurity, with a development server being left online!
IQE leading manufacturer of advanced semiconductor wafer products for the global semiconductor industry, was honoured at an exclusive event at the end of November at London Stock Exchange, for The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.
‘Walking for Well-Being’, is a prototype app that makes it easy to plan less difficult, less demanding walking routes, and could help people to stay fit, active and independent as they get older. But dig around and you are spoilt for choise on free apps
Many people are profiting from an extraordinary period of global growth. Exceptions, however, are two key groups - the global poor and in the developed countries, working classes. The big four future technologies of AI, robotics, solar power and gene editing are punted as the four most important technologies over the next decade, while a Universal Basic Income may become the next economic evolution.
How would you go about understanding how markets can suddenly be gripped by panic? To physicists, the use of a model originally developed to explain magnetism might make sense. But economists may find this extremely counter-intuitive.
Sturgeon's soft Brexit plan was generally not greeted with joy in the UK. The press took a variety of angles on why they disapproved. Noting the comments to a Berlin friend on this, Gaberlunzie then received a stunning Infographic, which he thinks might interest some Compute Scotland watchers.
Professor Irwin McLean, a world’s leading authorities on skin diseases, is elected a Member of the Academia Europaea. Members of the prestigious organisation comprise scientists and scholars from across Europe collectively aiming to promote learning, education and research. Members include 52 Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before receiving the prize.
Four years study breakthrough findings demonstrate a possible target and potential drug treatment to restore memory loss and extend life span in mice with neurodegeneration. ( Photo Credit: University of Leicester).
The human brain is made up of billions of cells. The identity or exact function of countless thousands of them are not known, since the comprehensive efforts to catalogue neurons have only just recently begun.
While the long-term trend in strikes has show decline, tactical peaks can be seen and the warning now is that focus on small specialist groups will make the work issue unstable, unpredictable and, worst of all, mistrustful.
The Scottish National Party is accused of “setting a dangerous precedent” which could damage Scotland's economy, by going ahead with plans to make Scotland the highest taxed part of the UK. But a lack of Scottish jobs traditionally has also sent the hardworking skilled south.
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