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Northeastern University’s own biology professor, Joseph Ayers, has dedicated all his time and energy to developing robots that are self-sufficient, i.e, those who would not need algorithms or external controllers to function. Instead of this, these robots would make use of electronic nervous systems that will analyse sensory inputs from its surrounding and perform autonomous activities based on it. And when he says, “The thing that’s...

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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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artificial intelligence

The business of emotion detection has moved beyond the science fiction to a $20 billion industry in just a few years. Companies such as IBM and Microsoft, using artificial intelligence to identify how people feel, promote software that can analyse facial expressions and match them to certain emotions. This, they believe, would be a superpower in determining customer’s response to a new product or job...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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machines

When it comes to computational tasks, machines will beat humans every time in calculation accuracy, pattern recognition, and processing speed. But qualities like human ingenuity, creativity, the entrepreneurial spirit, etc. are some things that even the most advanced robots cannot replicate or replace.  The media has us believing that artificial intelligence will imminently take over all our jobs, every industry will be automated. Nada R....

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sleep

Sleep is very important; it’s one of the most peaceful things to experience in the world but not everyone is blessed with good sleep. Millions of people suffer from sleep-related disorders. The positions we take in our sleep can have implications for our health. Researchers at Northeastern University are combining different sensing technology with machine learning techniques to monitor a sleeper’s position even under the...

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emotion

Does everyone feel more or less the same emotions all their lives? Yes. Does everyone react to these emotions in the exact same way? No, not exactly. People experience emotions in a way that varies from others. Most of the time, it also depends on the situation. Research at Northeastern University has taken a leap in this field.   Psychologists have, till now, believed that any emotion...

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word data? Well, almost every-one would say things like, "figures, numbers, etc." and that is certainly right. Recording data is a very crucial task as the data is analysed to help one come to conclusions regarding certain facts. Dietmar Offenhuber, an associate professor at the Northeastern University, has realised how dealing...

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