In this modern world filled with technology, it’s easy for many to fear the unknown of what lies ahead. For example, consider this issue’s theme: artificial intelligence (AI). You no doubt have heard the conjecture that research in this field will bring about the robots that turn on their human masters. An exciting future lies ahead, and artificial intelligence is certainly at the forefront.
The impact of classification was a key part of the conversation during the recent podcast “Reality Check: The Future of AI Technologies” sponsored by the Arizona Technology Council and broadcast on Phoenix Business RadioX. Featured guests were James Bates, CEO of AdviNOW Medical in Scottsdale, and Greg Leeming, research and program director at Intel Labs. The podcast is available at www.aztechcouncil.org/techcast.
Getting a glimpse of where you are often can give a better sense of where you’re headed. And when that view is from high above Earth, even better. Teams of engineers at Northrop Grumman’s Gilbert Campus are constantly working toward this outcome at its state-of-the-art facility that provides design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing in support of high-profile satellite missions.
Ahead of the curve. Right place at the right time. Whatever you call it, Anjali Nennelli seems to sense when something big is just around the corner. And that’s not just limited to the field of artificial intelligence. The founder and vice president of emerging technologies at Chandler-based Lotus Labs has been involved in projects that looking back might make you wonder whether she knew what the future held.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation at Oro Valley is a vital component in the growing innovation ecosystem being developed by The University of Arizona. Establishing a bioscience-focused incubator fills a critical gap and is pivotal in extending the reach of our world-class research and innovation far beyond the university’s campus to benefit society at large.
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The results of a pre-clinical study led by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest how a compound derived from the thunder god vine—an herb used in China for centuries to treat joint pain, swelling and fever—is able to kill cancer cells and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
NAU Associate professor Fatemeh Afghah is developing algorithms that will enable a fleet of smart and autonomous drones to assess situations, change course, stand up against environmental factors, communicate with other drones and coordinate a strategy together, all with limited support from humans.
While many industries only create and maintain their products and services in-house for competitive reasons, that’s not always the case in the field of artificial intelligence. Third-party involvement actually can help smooth out the rough patches if not bring in new energy to take something to the next level. TechConnect asked three AI leaders about their experience with bringing third parties into their projects, as well as the atmosphere of camaraderie that is alive and well in Arizona.
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises transformative innovation for transportation, manufacturing, health care, education and more. It may also bring freedom from tedious tasks. Imagine robots doing laundry at your home or inspecting cargo at your local airport. These scenarios are not yet reality because of a longstanding issue in the field of computing: managing uncertainty. But research at Arizona State University is looking to change that.