Admin January 20, 2018

The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly — and one which will never get heartburn — to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate. The buffet-busting machine — an artificial stomach the size of a large refrigerator — is helping researchers better understand digestion […]

Admin December 13, 2017

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s no use launching a spacecraft to explore a far-off location if you can’t maintain reliable communication with it. NASA’s missions have traditionally relied on complicated human-controlled radio systems, but the agency is now investigating artificial intelligence to control its […]

Admin July 17, 2017

Consumers may want to think twice about relying on artificial sweeteners, says a Manitoba researcher who found no evidence the sweeteners help with weight loss and some potential health harm beyond the waistline. People are increasingly consuming artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia, which are widespread in food and drinks including diet soda, yogurt and baked […]

Admin June 12, 2017

None of us is as wise as all of us, when it comes to diagnostics. So it makes sense to involve deep learning in medicine wherever we can. Think of what IBM’s Watson can do today. Now imagine an AI capable of deep learning — one specifically built for medicine, programmed for diagnostics. Any one […]

Admin November 15, 2016

Regardless of your feelings about the outcome of the election, it’s pretty clear the present voting system is so antiquated it struggles to provide a meaningful mechanism for translating the will of the people into action. For example, I was surprised that in this age of cloud storage and wireless connectivity, I couldn’t vote at the polling place […]

Admin November 2, 2016

If the Halloween month has you feeling a bit puzzled and uncertain, maybe it’s because of the unsettling proposition that life-and-death decisions are increasingly placed in the hands of artificial intelligence. No, this isn’t in reference to doomsday military drones developed in top-secret government labs, but rather the far more pedestrian prospect of self-driving cars and robotic […]