MIT researchers have used probabilistic programming and inverse graphics to develop a framework that enables computer vision systems to more accurately explain 3D scenes observed in 2D images.
Recent theoretical breakthroughs have settled two long-standing questions about the viability of simulating quantum systems on future quantum computers, overcoming challenges from complexity analyses to enable more advanced algorithms.
Understanding which types of landscapes people prefer when enjoying the outdoors is important information for managers and planners tasked with protecting and maintaining these resources. Now identifying which landscapes are preferred by outdoor recreationists has gotten easier with a system that automatically classifies content from social media photographs.
- Landscape and Urban Planning
A new technology developed at Tel Aviv University will make it possible, using artificial intelligence, to identify patients who are at risk of serious illness as a result of blood infections. The researchers trained the AI program to study the electronic medical records of about 8,000 patients at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital who were found to be positive for blood infections.
- Scientific Reports
What The Study Did: This randomized clinical trial that included nearly 1,200 pregnant individuals investigated whether structured interventions based on a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction could reduce the percentage of infants born small for gestational age and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in high-risk pregnancies.
Researchers inspired by natural cells are developing their own materials made of interconnected microscopic shapes. But synthetic materials can’t be reshaped as many ways as biological materials without breaking apart and being rebuilt from scratch. This study introduces a new way to manipulate a material’s arrangement of cells at the microscale using a simple liquid, opening new possibilities for innovative materials.