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Xactly Enhances AI Capabilities to Deliver Data-Driven Insights for Sales

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 14 2019 Xactly, the leading innovator of cloud-based sales performance management (SPM) software, today announced a major enhancement of the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across its core Sales Resource Planning & Capacity Management solution. This announcement follows the release of Xactly’s Rep Attrition prediction solution, and is the result of the company’s commitment to enhancing AI capabilities across its SPM platform. Demonstrating the power of the company’s deep dataset curated over 14 years, Xactly is using AI to answer some of the most pressing challenges the industry faces about pay structure, optimization, and planning. Xactly relies on user-defined historical data to illuminate organizational patterns in sales, bookings and em...

iCAD Launches ProFound AI for 2D Mammography in Europe

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 14 2019 iCAD, Inc., a global medical technology leader providing innovative cancer detection and therapy solutions, today announced the launch of ProFound AI™ for 2D Mammography in Europe. This software is the latest addition to iCAD’s deep-learning, artificial intelligence platform and follows the launch of ProFound AI™ for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), which was CE Marked in March 2018 and FDA cleared in December 2018. ProFound AI for 2D Mammography and ProFound AI for DBT will both be featured in the iCAD exhibition booth (#24) at the Société Française d’Imagerie de la FEMme (SIFEM) medical conference from June 13-15, 2019 at the Grand Palais in Lille, France. “iCAD is at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer. We bring powerful solutions ...

Machine Learning can Be Used to Detect Twitter Bots in any Language

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 14 2019 Of late, big data from numerous social media applications have changed the web into a user-generated warehouse of information in constantly increasing number of areas. Due to the fairly easy access to tweets and their metadata, Twitter has become a prevalent source of data for studies of several phenomena. These include, for example, political and social disturbances, Twitter as a tool for crisis communication, different political campaigns, and using social media data to forecast stock market prices. However, a study using data from social media data is frequently lopsided due to the presence of bots. Bots can be defined as non-personal and automated accounts that post information to online social networks. Twitter’s popularity as a tool in public debate ...

Artificial Intelligence Technology Helps Predict Optical Properties of Protein Skeleton

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 13 2019 Protein is said to be the basis of life. The flexible and stable protein structure governs the function of organisms. The proteins’ spectral response signals can be referred to as a protein skeleton, which can uncover the accurate protein structure via hypothetical simulation. Conversely, the proteins’ structure is very complex and dynamic, requiring a vast number of highly accurate hypothetical calculations of quantum chemistry. As a result, the theoretical understanding of protein spectra continued to be difficult and challenging over a long term, limiting the discovery of protein structure and the precise analysis of spectra. In the simulation of spectral theory, understanding the optical fingerprints of protein skeleton and avoiding extremely costly qu...

AI Superior to Humans in the Diagnosis of Skin Lesions

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 13 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI) is better than humans when diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions is concerned. In a study carried out under the direction of the Medical University of Vienna human specialists “competed” against computer algorithms. The algorithms accomplished visibly better results, yet their present abilities cannot take the place of humans. The results were reported in the journal “The Lancet Oncology”. (Image credit: Medical University of Vienna) The International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC) and the Medical University of Vienna arranged an international challenge to match the diagnostic skills of 511 physicians with 139 computer algorithms (from 77 diverse machine learning labs). A database of over 10.000 images, which was s...

North American Railcar Refurbishment Company Partners with BlastOne to Implement Robotic Blasting Solution

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 13 2019 A large North American railcar refurbishment company chose to partner with BlastOne to implement a robotic blasting solution to help improve efficiency while reducing blasting manhours. BlastOne’s extensive experience in the industry allowed them to curate a custom solution for the facility, which included: The newly completed blast room is now able to turn out a completely blasted tank car in just 2.5 hours, start to finish, including manual touch up. This rate of refurbish blasting is unparalleled in the industry and can be done with a single operator, who has the flexibility to complete other tasks while the program runs. The facility expects this enormous production capacity to help position them as the industry leaders in railcar refurbishing. S...

Newly Formulated Energy-Efficient Algorithm Will Enable UAV Swarms to Help for Longer

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 12 2019 An international team of scientists have stated recently in the journal Chaos, from AIP Publishing that a new energy-efficient data routing algorithm formulated by them could keep unmanned aerial vehicle swarms flying and aiding much longer. UAV-aided medical assistance system architecture including base stations and a UAV swarm, with UAVs closest to the base stations acting as relay nodes for otherwise out-of-range UAVs. (Image credit: Wuhui Chen) UAV swarms are cooperative, intercommunicating groups of UAVs used for a broad and growing range of military and civilian applications. In disaster response, especially when local communications infrastructure is wrecked, UAV swarms connected to one or more local base stations serve as eyes in the sky, offering ...

Scientists Discover Hawks’ Pursuit of Prey Uses Mixed Guidance Law, with Implications for Capturing Rogue Drones in Cluttered Environments

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 12 2019 Hawks steer their pursuit of evasive prey using a feedback system that differs fundamentally from the missile-like interception system of falcons, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, published today in Nature Communications. This mixed guidance law allows hawks to pursue agile prey through cluttered habitats without being thrown off the pursuit by the prey’s erratic escape manoeuvres. Previous research has shown that falcons intercept prey using the same guidance law as homing missiles, called proportional navigation. This guidance law is optimal against smoothly-manoeuvring aerial targets, but is prone to being thrown off by the zigzagging manoeuvres of terrestrial prey like hares or jackrabbits, ...

Partial Trajectory Algorithm May Help Humans and Robots Work Together in Structured Environments

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 12 2019 In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car parts. In a replica of a factory floor setting, the team rigged up a robot on rails, designed to deliver parts between work stations. Meanwhile, human workers crossed its path every so often to work at nearby stations. The robot was programmed to stop momentarily if a person passed by. But the researchers noticed that the robot would often freeze in place, overly cautious, long before a person had crossed its path. If this took place in a real manufacturing setting, such unnecessary pauses could accumulate into significant inefficiencies. Related Stories The team traced the problem to a limitation in the robot...

University of Edinburgh’s Visionary Inventors on Show

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 11 2019 Human-like skin for robots, personalised synthetic voices for people who lose theirs through illness, and environmentally friendly sanitary products were among the prize-winning inventions celebrated last night at the University of Edinburgh’s innovation awards. Finalists in the University of Edinburgh’s Inspire Launch Grow awards. Inspire Launch Grow, the annual competition for entrepreneurial staff, students and recent graduates, was hosted by Edinburgh Innovations, the University’s commercialisation service, in the Playfair Library, Old College. Awards of up to £5,000 were presented across five categories, judged by established entrepreneurs and business advisers. Finalists had previously pitched their businesses and social enterprises to the judges. En...

New Artificial Intelligence Technique Allows High-Quality CT Scans with Reduced Radiation Dose

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 11 2019 At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a team of bioengineers has devised an artificial intelligence (AI) method that utilizes image post-processing to quickly change low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to superior quality images, when compared to low-dose scans that do not utilize the AI method. CT images of the chest and abdomen produced using, from left, low-dose AI reconstruction, low-dose conventional iterative reconstruction, and normal dose CT. The image quality of low-dose AI is comparable and, in some cases, superior to conventional low-dose CT scans and it is faster. (Image credit: G Wang group, RPI/M Kalra group, MGH, and Harvard) The study received funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). In ...

WSO2 and Ping Identity Join Hands to Provide AI-Powered Cybersecurity for APIs

Written by AZoRoboticsJun 11 2019 The proliferation of APIs catalyzed by digital transformation initiatives is viewed as a virtual goldmine by hackers, who are hijacking tokens, cookies and keys, as well as targeting weaknesses in individual APIs. And all too often, static security controls fail to stop these attacks. Now, WSO2 and Ping Identity have partnered to protect APIs against cyber-attacks by combining the artificial intelligence (AI) powered API cybersecurity of PingIntelligence for APIs with the robust policy-based controls in the open source WSO2 API Manager. Through the partnership, WSO2 has developed an open source extension to communicate with the PingIntelligence API Security Enforcer (ASE) module, which can be deployed in the WSO2 API Gateway. As a result, WSO2 API Manager ...