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DeepMind’s AI can apply learned knowledge to complete novel tasks

Can AI agents learn to generalize beyond its immediate experience? That’s an open question in machine learning research, and an area of acute interest for firms like Google parent company Alphabet’s DeepMind. In a study conducted in collaboration with Stanford and the University College London, DeepMind scientists investigated whether systems could apply the knowledge they’d learned in one…
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Osaro raises $16 million to make warehouse robots smarter with AI

Osaro, a San Francisco startup developing AI-based solutions for industrial robots, today announced that it’s closed a $16 million series B funding round led by King River Capital (KRC), with participation from Alpha Intelligence Capital, Founders Fund, Fenox Venture Capital, GiTV Fund, and existing and strategic investors. It brings the startup’s total raised to $29.3 million coming after a…
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Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

AI’s use in medicine could soon extend to one of the medical world’s toughest challenges: helping the paralyzed regain movement. Intel and Brown University have started work on a DARPA-backed Intelligent Spine Interface project that would use AI to restore movement and bladder control for those with serious spinal cord injuries. The two-year effort will have scientists capture motor…
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Intel and Brown University researchers embark on two-year project to bridge spinal cord breaks using AI

It’s estimated that over 17,500 new spinal cord injuries occur each year in the U.S., meaning 54 people out of every million Americans experience one. Recovering from those injuries predictably isn’t easy. Patients regain the majority of function within the first six months after the injury, but any remaining loss present after a year is much more likely to become permanent. (Over 30% of…
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