The team used these synthetic images to train their device to automatically and accurately identify and classify animals, helping scientists aggregate and analyze more than 1 million images dating back years. National Science Foundation will invest about million in research in data science and engineering via its Critical Techniques, Technologies, and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program."Hopefully..can eventually go to all the reserves in the UC system and help them, their researchers, and their students answer interesting questions and see how far we can push this," Krintz says. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure have each pledged up to million in cloud resources for relevant BIGDATA projects over a three-year period, and this collaboration seeks to encourage research projects to concentrate on large-scale experimentation and scalability studies.
"The formation of the CMI is an important next step at a time of great advances in this field and we look forward to working with industry, policymakers and the general public as we address both national and global challenges," says Southampton professor Sarvapali Ramchurn, who will head the CMI.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales' (UNSW) Creative Robotics Lab in Australia and the Fuji Xerox Research Technology Group in Japan have developed a social robot to promote creativity and collaboration in the workplace.
BIGDATA also supports work on innovative applications that leverage data science advances to improve knowledge in domains such as the social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) recently examined the anti-ad blocking environment and what can be done to improve it.
Their "Where's the Bear" initiative uses a multitier, cloud, edge, and sensing system that combines innovations in machine learning-based image processing to automatically classify animals in images captured by remote, motion-triggered camera traps.
To build a training dataset, UCSB professors Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski overlaid thousands of stock photos of wildlife onto background images from camera-monitored watering holes at UCSB's Sedgwick Ranch Reserve.
The online version now has a button at the top labeled "Show Headlines." Scientists this week are meeting in Knoxville, TN, to view the initial designs for the A21, the first U.
S.-based exascale supercomputer, to be built by 2021 at Argonne National Laboratory, nearly two years earlier than planned.
He expects the new machine to require 25 to 30 megawatts of power, which is only about twice that of the 200-petaflop Summit system under development at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Discussions at the launch event focused on these various technologies' application in large-scale Internet of Things systems and in the insurance and social care sectors.
Research groups within the CMI will focus on the theoretical aspects of machine intelligence, including the Agents, Interaction, and Complexity group, and the Vision, Learning, and Control group.
The new technology is part of Microsoft's Statistical Machine Translation initiative, which aims to translate global languages from the past two decades.