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An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)
Engineers use graph networks to accurately predict properties of molecules and crystals
Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals. (2019-06-10)
Lettuce have it! Machine learning for cr-optimization
At Earlham Institute, artificial intelligence-based techniques such as machine learning is moving from being merely an exciting premise to having real-life applications, where it's needed most: improving efficiency and precision on the farm. (2019-06-10)
Machine learning approach for low-dose CT imaging yields superior results
Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality. (2019-06-10)
Pitt and CMU researchers discover how the brain changes when mastering a new skill
Researchers have discovered what happens in the brain as people learn how to perform tasks, which could lead to improved lives for people with brain injuries. (2019-06-10)
Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals
Using a new model that couples human behaviour to climate systems, researchers discovered including social processes can alter climate change predictions, a finding that may help reduce global warming. (2019-06-06)
Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental
Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even though there is no scientific evidence to support this common myth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-05-30)
DeepMind's new gamer AI goes 'for the win' in multiplayer first-person video games
DeepMind researchers have taught artificially intelligent gamers to play a popular 3D multiplayer first-person video game with human-like skills -- a previously insurmountable task. (2019-05-30)
Intelligent algorithms for genome research
In order to find out which genes are responsible for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, scientists nowadays frequently resort to using machine-learning models. (2019-05-29)
Early statin treatment may help children with Fragile X
Children with an inherited form of intellectual disability and autism could be helped by a medicine commonly used to lower cholesterol, if used early in life, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2019-05-29)
Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning and recovery
A combination of visual training and a recently developed brain stimulation technique boosts learning in healthy adults and cortically blind patients, according to research published in JNeurosci. (2019-05-27)
Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency
Brain stimulation, when coupled with visual training therapy, has dramatic effects on increasing learning speed and retention in both healthy adults and patients who have experienced vision loss due to stroke or other brain injury. (2019-05-27)
Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality
Scientists from the University of Bristol's Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change. (2019-05-23)
What we think we know -- but might not -- pushes us to learn more
Our doubts about what we think we know pique our curiosity and motivate us to learn more, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. (2019-05-23)
New framework improves performance of deep neural networks
Researchers have developed a new framework for building deep neural networks via grammar-guided network generators. (2019-05-21)
Artificial intelligence becomes life-long learner with new framework
A project of the US Army has developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence systems to better learn new tasks while forgetting less of what they have learned regarding previous tasks. (2019-05-20)
'Brand Me' presentations increase students' confidence and enhance their employability
The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their employability. (2019-05-17)
Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning
A team of researchers from Osaka University and The University of Tokyo developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography (MEG), demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological disease diagnoses using MEG. (2019-05-16)
The insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain
Neuroscientists at EPFL have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and thereby drives learning from aversive events. (2019-05-16)
Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials
Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the 20th. (2019-05-15)
Framework improves 'continual learning' for artificial intelligence
Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while 'forgetting' less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks. (2019-05-15)
Study: Treats might mask animal intelligence
Rewards are necessary for learning, but may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study with rodents and ferrets. (2019-05-14)
New research accurately predicts Australian wheat yield months before harvest
Topping the list of Australia's major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country's cropland and is a key export commodity. (2019-05-13)
Novel artificial intelligence method predicts future risk of breast cancer
Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new tool with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) methods to predict a woman's future risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. (2019-05-07)
Threatened sturgeon learns for the fitness
An international team led by IGB is providing one of the first proofs of the complex learning behavior of fish in a recent study. (2019-05-07)
Learning language
When it comes to learning a language, the left side of the brain has traditionally been considered the hub of language processing. (2019-05-07)
Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults
A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise. (2019-04-29)
A deep-learning model may help predict lung cancer survival and outcomes
A deep-learning model developed using serial image scans of tumors from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predicted treatment response and survival outcomes better than standard clinical parameters. (2019-04-22)
When it comes to learning, what's better: The carrot or the stick?
Does the potential to win or lose money influence the confidence one has in one's own decisions? (2019-04-16)
Radiology publishes roadmap for AI in medical imaging
In August 2018, a workshop was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., to explore the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. (2019-04-16)
Too hungry to learn -- new research provides food for thought
Food insecurity -- that is, limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home -- negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents in India, new research shows. (2019-04-09)
Using artificial intelligence to understand collective behavior
A machine learning model can reproduce the swarming behaviour of locusts -- collaborative research project between the Universities of Konstanz and Innsbruck (2019-04-08)
New technique cuts AI training time by more than 60 percent
Computer science researchers have developed a technique that reduces training time for deep learning networks by more than 60 percent without sacrificing accuracy, accelerating the development of new artificial intelligence (AI) applications. (2019-04-08)
SwRI engineers develop novel techniques to trick object detection systems
New adversarial techniques developed by engineers at Southwest Research Institute can make objects 'invisible' to image detection systems that use deep-learning algorithms. (2019-04-04)
Artificial intelligence enables recognizing and assessing a violinist's bow movements
In playing music, gestures are extremely important, in part because they are directly related to the sound and the expressiveness of the musicians. (2019-04-02)
Teaching computers to intelligently design 'billions' of possible materials
At the University of Missouri, researchers in the College of Engineering are applying one of the first uses of deep learning -- the technology computers use to intelligently perform tasks such as recognizing language and driving autonomous vehicles -- to the field of materials science. (2019-04-02)
Arbitrary categories improve visual learning transfer, study finds
This type of learning transfer opens the door for applying basic cognitive science research to help patients with vision loss. (2019-03-28)
How to make self-driving cars safer on roads
At USC, researchers have published a new study that tackles a long-standing problem for autonomous vehicle developers: testing the system's perception algorithms, which allow the car to 'understand' what it 'sees.' (2019-03-28)
Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language
Learning one's native language may seem effortless. But new research from UC Berkeley suggests that language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition, rather than something humans are just hardwired to do. (2019-03-27)
Artificial intelligence can predict premature death, study finds
Computers which are capable of teaching themselves to predict premature death could greatly improve preventative healthcare in the future, suggests a new study by experts at the University of Nottingham. (2019-03-27)
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