News archive - May 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Improving physiotherapy using sensors and machine learning

People recovering from hip and knee replacements perform rehabilitative exercises better when they get immediate visual feedback, initial testing of new technology has shown.

multi-year project at the University of Waterloo combined motion sensors with software programs to enable typically elderly patients to watch how they were doing on a computer screen compared to the target movement.

Monday, May 1, 2017

How tech firms are racing to perfect conversational artificial intelligence

It sounds like the sort of trivial debate you might have with a friend over drinks at a pub, but here’s an actual back and forth I had with my phone the other day while driving.

Me: “Who invented pizza?”

Phone: “Legend has it that [Raffaele] Esposito was called upon to make a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita when they visited Naples in 1889.”

“Okay, well, who invented Hawaiian pizza?”

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