KW 17: Deeptrack 2.0: AI could revolutionize digital microscopy, EU launches AI blueprint, Diamant/4: AI moves into accounting and controlling


Deeptrack 2.0: AI could revolutionize digital microscopy: An AI tool developed at the University of Gothenburg offers new opportunities for analyzing images taken with microscopes. A study shows that the tool, which has already received international recognition, can fundamentally change microscopy and pave the way for new discoveries and areas of use within both research and industry. The focus of the study is deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Deep learning can be described as a mathematical model used to solve problems that are difficult to tackle using traditional algorithmic methods. In microscopy, the great challenge is to retrieve as much information as possible from the data-packed images, and this is where deep learning has proven to be very effective.

EU launches AI blueprint: The European Commission has unveiled the world’s first plans to regulate artificial intelligence on Wednesday. The Commission proposal is structured around developing trust in this technology by proposing a legal framework intended to regulate artificial intelligence applications at European level. The proposed rules aim to rein in “high-risk” uses of AI such as facial recognition or software to process job applications that, in the EU’s view, pose the greatest potential threat to society and individuals. The proposals also include a prohibition in principle on “remote biometric identification,” such as the use of live facial recognition on crowds of people in public places, with exceptions only for narrowly defined law enforcement purposes. “With these landmark rules, the E.U. is spearheading the development of new global norms to make sure AI can be trusted,” Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s executive vice president for the digital age, said in a statement. “By setting the standards, we can pave the way for to ethical technology worldwide and ensure that the EU remains competitive along the way.” In any case, years could pass before the rules, in whatever form, come into effect: the Commission must first start negotiations with the EU states and the European Parliament.,,

Diamant/4: AI moves into accounting and controlling: The German software manufacturer Diamant has published Diamant/4, the current generation of its accounting and controlling solution. Artificial intelligence and voice control are a part of the product. Voice assistance provides users‘ stationary and mobile devices with data in real time without them having to ask the accounting department. Errors in reports can be recognized automatically. The AI can predict key figures, liquidity or bad debts. Feedback reduces the need for control of the AI systems.

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Cerebras WSE2: This AI processor needs over 20 kilowatts: Cerebras Systems has announced that its next-gen chip, the Wafer Scale Engine 2 (WSE 2), will be available in the 3rd quarter of this year. WSE 2 is just as big physically as its predecessor, but it has enormously increased amounts of, well, everything. The goal is to keep ahead of the ever-increasing size of neural networks used in machine learning.

Reliable environment perception for agricultural machinery – DFKI starts another agricultural project with AI-TEST-FIELD: The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence is working on a project for safe and certifiable sensor systems for semantic environment perception. Outdoor test field should help to develop and systematically evaluate AI algorithms for data interpretation. Companies are working on how a high degree of reliability can be achieved in sensor data evaluation despite difficult natural influences on machines. The environment is to be recorded by sensors mounted on a carrier trolley. The metadata and surveys provided can be used to create a database for control based on algorithms. The results will later be transferred to real agricultural machinery. The project is funded by the BMEL over a period of three years with just under two million euros.

Apple is planning VR glasses and AR contact lenses: Apple may release its rumored mixed reality headset, augmented reality (AR) glasses, and augmented reality contact lenses by 2022, 2025, and 2030, respectively. Apple’s plans for a mixed reality headset and augmented reality glasses have been in the news for quite some time now, but the augmented reality contact lenses seem to be new. The development was reportedly shared by industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who also said that the Cupertino-based company’s mixed reality headset will come with 15 camera modules.

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Artificial intelligence: A milestone in diabetes therapy: The Bonn Community Hospital offers an AI diabetes device from its own diabetes center that automatically measures blood sugar and always delivers the right amount of insulin at the right time. As a result, the patient’s blood sugar always remains in the optimal range. Over time, systems learn how the individual reacts to insulin. The delivery is becoming more and more precise and forward-looking.

The first algorithm that can predict accidents: In car technology, “second generation algorithms” can now analyze more than a hundred other variables at the same time instead of just the speed and distance of the next car. An image recognition algorithm has found a connection by combining millions of variables through which it can recognize with almost 100% accuracy whether an iris is from a woman or a man. After implementation, an algorithm in a wood industry company was able to predict 40% of the accidents that occurred in the previous year. Accidents were reduced by 43% compared to the previous year.


VR visualization supports research into molecular networks: VR platform helps display and analyze huge amounts of data more clearly. The visualization of protein interactions enables a quicker overview of genetic deviations, whereby rare diseases can be identified more quickly. In cooperation with St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research, it is possible for the first time to make the entirety of protein interaction visible, which allows for rare genetic diseases to be identified. The 3-dimensional representation enables the precise analysis and observation of the proteins, which would not be visible on a conventional screen.


„It is the case that, for the first time in human history, we are talking to entities or beings, or whatever you want to call it, that are not humans.“
The author of the book „When things talk to us“, Christoph Drösser, on artificial intelligence and entertainment with Alexa.


SONY: Artificial intelligence to take over gaming: Sony has filed a patent for some sort of artificial intelligence that plays video games — like an autopilot for gaming. The patent, which was first found by SegmentNext, is for an “automated artificial intelligence control mode for playing specific tasks during gaming applications.” Sony’s idea is that a complicated AI creation would watch you play a game for a certain period of time and learn how to complete the same tasks. Eventually, the AI would be able to make similar decisions to the player, giving it the ability to take over gameplay entirely.

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