Archivo mensual: abril 2020

Thomas Huang, Pioneer in Image Compression, Has Died

Image-compression pioneer and educator Thomas Huang has died at 83. Huang, a researcher and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UUIC), was recognized for his contributions to signal processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision. One of Huang’s … Seguir leyendo

Publicado en Ciencia y programación

Connecticut City Testing Drone That Detects Fevers, Coughs

A “pandemic drone” being tested by police in Westport, CT, in cooperation with drone manufacturer Draganfly, will use sensors to detect fever temperatures, heart rates, sneezing, and coughing in crowds. Police say the drone can monitor body temperatures from altitudes … Seguir leyendo

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With Coronavirus Closing Schools, Here’s How Video Games are Helping Teachers

The quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted teachers to utilize popular video games like Assassin’s Creed, Minecraft, and Roblox to conduct lessons on a range of topics. Game publishers are facilitating this trend by making their platforms as … Seguir leyendo

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ACM Reports Best Practices for Virtual Conferences

A new report from ACM outlines best practices for replacing live science and technology conferences with virtual ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is a practical guide covering a wide range of topics that conference organizers contend with, including … Seguir leyendo

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Supervised Self-Driving Shuttles Move COVID-19 Tests in Florida

Self-driving shuttles transporting COVID-19 tests from a Jacksonville, FL, testing site to a Mayo Clinic processing location are being trailed by human-driven sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Joe Moye with autonomous vehicle operator Beep said the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is … Seguir leyendo

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AI-Powered Search Engine Makes It Easier to Find Information in the Fight Against COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Waterloo Cheriton School of Computer Science in Canada and New York University have developed a dedicated search engine for researchers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Neural Covidex supplies access to the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence … Seguir leyendo

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Tech’s Next Disruption Target: The Coronavirus

Silicon Valley technology experts are pursuing various projects to combat the coronavirus, with thousands of volunteers contributing to hundreds of hastily organized initiatives in their spare time. Projects range from developing applications to deliver groceries to vulnerable seniors to simulating … Seguir leyendo

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