Combining ultrasensitive motion detectors with thermal sound-emitting technology, scientists in China have come up with an “artificial throat” that could enable speech in people with damaged or nonfunctioning vocal cords.
The UK’s National Health Service announced Wednesday that it’s partnering with Amazon on AI. The plan is to offer NHS-approved health advice to every Brit who speaks a health-related query into an Alexa-enabled device.
Facebook researchers are working to see how well and how quickly robots can teach themselves to walk, feel their way around tricky spaces and otherwise try new robot-y things through AI-driven trial and error.
An AI model built by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology helps robots better predict how they’ll interact with solid objects and liquids, improving their ability to mold deformable materials.
Michigan-based startup HistoSonics raised $54 million in its Series C funding round to support the noninvasive Robotically Assisted Sonic Therapy (RAST) platform, an AI solution that combines advanced robotics and imaging to destroy unwanted tissue.
Industrial and biomedical engineers at Purdue University have demonstrated a way to print devices in 3D such that they squeeze, move and otherwise feel like human hands. The team’s hope is to create soft robots that can help care for elderly patients with a human-like touch when nursing shortages become the norm.
The nonprofit Edison Universe has named the winners of the 2019 Edison Awards, recognizing innovations of various sorts in industries of all kinds. Some of the best breakthroughs involve high tech in healthcare.
Recent advances in AI have enabled positive change in numerous areas, including public safety, sustainability and healthcare. But when algorithms go awry—as some inevitably will—who should shoulder the blame?