machine learning

  • Loss of animal biodiversity spells doom for some plants

    Animal-dispersed plants’ abilities to adapt to climate change reduced by 60% due to a loss of bio...

    More bad news for flora, with research indicating that even a small drop in wildlife can have dramatic effects on bot...

    Plants January 14, 2022
  • Could AI predict the next pandemic?

    Researchers use machine learning algorithms in novel approach to finding future zoonotic virus th...

    Most of the emerging infectious diseases that threaten humans – including coronaviruses – are zoonotic, meaning they ...

    AI September 29, 2021
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    Machine learning and solar energy

    How to find cheaper and more efficient materials for solar cells.

    As we build a clean energy future, solar cell research is booming. Right now, typical silicon solar cells can only ca...

    AI July 29, 2021
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    Chief scientist talks about AI, machine learning

    A special Cosmos Briefing panel including Dr Cathy Foley tackles some of the big future-science i...

    During a visit to Adelaide last week, chief scientist of Australia Dr Cathy Foley very kindly agreed to join a taped ...

    AI April 7, 2021
  • Research

    Why are reports of sexual assault delayed?

    Machine learning reveals trends in under-reporting of sexual assault.

    Reporting sexual assault is a very sensitive and nuanced matter, and identifying at-risk groups may illuminate areas ...

    News February 16, 2021
  • Data dearth

    Access to clean big data could help us clear up a raft of COVID-19 questions.

    The data is in: children really are less susceptible to COVID-19, and more than 20% of US and UK residents are likely...

    Body and Mind February 12, 2021
  • Musicians networked brains

    Study finds neural benefits of early music training.

    Musicians have more brain connections than non-musicians, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuro...

    Behaviour January 27, 2021
  • Mapping the impact of soil salinity

    Researchers track a big problem on a broad scale.

    Turns out artificial intelligence can get its hands dirty: UK and German researchers have just used machine learning ...

    Earth December 16, 2020
  • Predicting what metal alloys are going to do

    Researchers seek a better way to get desired properties.

    Advanced metal alloys are in everything from cars to electronics, but creating new ones for specific uses isn’t alway...

    Core Sciences December 15, 2020
  • Weeding out the political astroturf

    AI uses content alone to detect co-ordinated campaigns.

    Social media, in case you hadn’t noticed, is a great boon to activists of all forms. Got a message that you want to s...

    Ethics July 23, 2020
  • The emotional lives of mice

    Machine learning detects distinct feelings from facial expressions.

    Cartoonists have captivated generations by humanising mice, from the enigmatic Mickey Mouse and charming Stuart Littl...

    Animals April 6, 2020
  • Machine learning for cancer screening

    New blood test learns from DNA in the bloodstream.

    Scientists have developed a blood test or “liquid biopsy” that detects lung cancer at an early stage, something that ...

    Health March 26, 2020
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