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Hands-free future? New wearable device can detect and remember specific hand gestures

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Dec 28, 2020 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Would you like to drive a car with no steering wheel? How about play a video game with no controller? Such activities sound like nonsense at first, but a new device designed by a team at the University of California, Berkeley may make touch-free interactions with electronic devices a reality. The device can…

Deepfakes Are Greatest AI-Based Crime Threat Across Globe, Study Says

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Aug 05, 2020 … LONDON — “Deepfakes,” or doctored video or audio clips that appear to be real despite being altered or manipulated, are the biggest artificial intelligence-based crime threat in the world. That’s according to a study by researchers at University College London that ranks 20 different ways AI can be used for criminal purposes over the next 15…

1 In 5 Millennials OK With Robot Managing Their Money, But Baby Boomers Against Idea

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Sep 09, 2019 … NEW YORK — As artificial intelligence becomes more commonplace for businesses looking to boost productivity while lowering costs, it’s expected that many traditional will have automated counterparts in the future. But just how tolerant you be with a computer being responsible for various facets of your life — particularly financial affairs? A new survey finds that 1…

Black Quarterbacks Still Subjected To Racial Stereotypes By Fans, Studies Show

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Mar 15, 2018 … BOULDER, Colo. — Even with a strong crop of incredibly talented black signal-callers in NFL, like Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, people still stereotype quarterbacks based on their race. Fans and the public as a whole are still affected by racial stereotypes in their perceptions of black quarterbacks, two recent studies found. Researchers at the…

Wearing glasses leads to significant boosts in school performance

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Sep 10, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — Students who wear glasses often get a reputation for being “the smart kids,” but a new study finds eyeglasses could help unlock the intelligence in many children who unknowingly have weak eyesight. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University find that getting students the glasses they need significantly boosts their academic performance over the next…

The most curious babies may grow up to become the most intelligent adults

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Jun 28, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — The most curious babies become the most curious toddlers and may grow up to become the most intelligent adults, according to a new study. A first-of-its-kind study finds that months-old babies most captivated by magic tricks become the most curious toddlers. This suggests a pre-talking baby’s level of interest in surprising aspects…

You, but better: Scientists designing method to remove fear, boost confidence via brain stimulation

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Feb 24, 2021 … SEIKA, Japan — If modern science conceived of a way to “pluck” unwanted fears, thoughts, and preferences from your mind, is that that something you would be interested in? It sounds impossible, but a new study on non-conscious brain stimulation may just make it a reality. Via a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning…

Blame the bot! Study says robots push humans into taking more risks

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Dec 15, 2020 … SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom — As robots and artificial intelligence become a common sight in society, could they secretly be pushing us into making more questionable decisions? Researchers in the United Kingdom say, during a gambling simulation, robots can actually influence human behavior and push people to take greater risks. “We know that peer pressure can…

COVID-19 smartphone app can tell if you’re an asymptomatic carrier — by the way you cough

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Oct 30, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As millions of people worldwide battle the symptoms of COVID-19, a group of “silent patients” may not even know they’re sick and spreading the virus. Asymptomatic people, by definition, have no physical symptoms of the illnesses they carry. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) however, say they may be showing symptoms…

Hundreds of potential COVID-19 drug candidates identified thanks to machine learning

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Aug 13, 2020 … RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The scientists of the world have yet to agree on a sole, ideal drug to treat the novel coronavirus. According to a new study, however, there certainly isn’t a shortage of possibilities. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified hundreds of COVID-19 drug candidates through the use of machine learning. “There…

Newly developed AI capable of identifying prostate cancer with ‘near-perfect accuracy’

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Jul 28, 2020 … PITTSBURGH — Human error can be charming in an endearing kind of way, but no one appreciates mistakes when it comes to a topic as serious as cancer. On that note, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh developed a new artificial intelligence program with the most accurate record to date when it comes to recognizing prostate cancer.…

New AI Algorithm Identifies Alzheimer’s Disease, Predicts Risk For Disease

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May 19, 2020 … BOSTON — One of the many obstacles scientists who study Alzheimer’s disease have been struggling to overcome is finding a standard method of accurately predicting the likelihood a person will be diagnosed with the condition. There is great deal of variance between the methods used to diagnose Alzheimer’s and one’s risk at different healthcare facilities.…

Instant Connection: Stray, Untrained Dogs Still Respond To Human Cues, Gestures

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Jan 17, 2020 … KOLKATA, India — It usually doesn’t take long for a dog taken in by a family or individual to form a connection with his or her new caretakers. While some dogs certainly take longer than others, most begin to pick up on gestures, cues, and commands from their owners relatively quickly. It’s generally assumed that these…

Playing Non-Digital Board, Card Games Helps Keep Brain Stronger For Old Age

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Nov 27, 2019 … EDINBURGH, Scotland — A new study finds that playing board and card games regularly may help your mental performance in the game of life as you grow older. No, not the board game, the real game of life. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that participants who reported routinely playing non-digital games performed better on…

Thanks Alexa! Study Warns Digital Assistants Could Make Children Less Polite

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Aug 16, 2019 … PROVO, Utah — Are artificial intelligence-based digital assistants like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa making people less polite? After installing one of these helpful devices in their home, many people tend to speak rudely or shout orders at their tiny robotic helper, causing some to speculate if all that dictating may influence how we interact with…

Can Fish Recognize Themselves In A Mirror? Study Reveals Surprising Results

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Mar 14, 2019 … Even tiny species of fish may have greater intelligence than you might think. An international group of scientists identified a type of fish that may be able to recognize itself in the mirror. The mirror test is often used by biologists to test self-awareness in different animals. In this latest study, researchers found that the cleaner…