Robots Save Humans from Dangerous Jobs Robots and drones are stepping in to help humans. Their efficiency and versatility have made them useful in disaster relief and in industrial work. Compared to standard manned aerial inspection, these devices are less costly, easier to navigate, and safer for operators because they can go where humans cannot.
Smart Carts Make Shopping Easier and More Efficient Grocery carts use artificial intelligence and machine learning to track items and tabulate customer purchases on the fly, eliminating the need for shoppers to stand in the checkout line. Data collected also provides retailers with information about consumer behavior, product placement, and inventory.
AI Technology Helps Protect National Park Wildlife from Illegal Poaching An anti-poaching camera system developed in partnership with RESOLVE, Intel, and a conservationist is helping to protect wildlife in national parks around the world by proactively identifying criminals and transmitting information to park rangers in time to stop poachers from killing.
AI Tackles its Biggest Challenge Yet: Reducing Plastics Scientists are using machine learning to design plastics that can decompose easily in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste littering the earth and oceans. The process relies on artificial intelligence and deep learning to identify polymers that balance durability with degradability.
Smart Mirrors Reflect New Ways to Shop Smart beauty systems use augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enable a virtual shopping experience in person or online. Smart mirrors, found in various retail stores across the country, allow customers to virtually try on apparel, makeup, and accessories. Mobile apps using smart beauty systems also allow users to explore new beauty and fashion finds.
Robots Show Promise for Students with ASD Assistive technology is moving from the shop floor into the classroom in the form of small, human-like robots. Designed to help students with autism, these robots use artificial intelligence to teach social and emotional skills through interactive modules, consistency, and repetition.
AI-Based Vision Applications in the Classroom Engaging students in class—especially during remote learning—can be a challenge for teachers. Artificial intelligence can help teachers be more aware of when their students lose focus and new devices can encourage student interaction.
A Percentage Game: How AI, Image Recognition, and Motion Tracking Are Changing Tennis Developments by IBM, Intel, SAP, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), and the Women’s Tennis Association have increased the accessibility of statistics and information surrounding tennis matches and are leading to changes in tennis’ ruleset, spectator experience, and high-level strategy.
AI-enabled Robots Bring Precision to Complex Surgeries Robotic systems enable some surgeries to be accomplished with minimal incisions, drastically reducing patient recovery times and health risks, while providing surgeons with more precise views and movement during the procedure.
Smart Robotic Kitchen Tech Heats Up as Dining Habits Change Combining technology and sustainability, robotic kitchens offer unique solutions to common food industry problems. Using artificial intelligence, these robots can monitor ingredients, make meals, and clean up with little or no human intervention.
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