News of the week selected by Impactscool – February 17th
17 February 2020 | Written by La redazione
The link between artificial intelligence and music is getting closer. After the collaboration between Bjork and an AI, now a record label, Snafu Records, wants to use the capabilities of the algorithms to identify the next superstar. To do this, they developed a system capable of scanning over 150 thousand tracks on Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud and TikTok in search of the perfect beat. the AI will search for songs similar to 70-75% at the top 200 of Spotify, in this way, hopes the CEO of Snafu, it will be possible to identify new songs similar to big hits but still original.
At the Milan Linate airport, it will be possible to board without showing a passport or boarding pass, at least not after the first registration. This is what will be possible thanks to Face Boarding, the project that uses facial recognition technology to take us on our next flight. Three checkpoints with three cameras analyze our face, after a first recording that ties our features to our passport and boarding pass, and that’s it. For subsequent flights, simply register your boarding pass through an app. For now, on an experimental basis (until 31 December 2020), only on Alitalia flights to Rome Fiumicino, if you belong to the “upper classes” of loyalty programs.
Oil platforms are dangerous environments and therefore lend themselves very well to automation. To this end, oil producer Aker BP and artificial intelligence software company Cognite have announced plans to test several robots and drones on Aker BP’s Skarv installation in the Norwegian Sea this year, including the famous robot dog. of Boston Dynamics SpotMini. The robots will be used to carry out inspections.
Some surgical operations require incredible precision, there are not many surgeons able to suture a vein just a third of a millimeter thick, for this reason operations that require these skills are rarely performed. MUSA is a robot built by the Dutch company MicroSure capable of carrying out this type of operation with precision and safety. She has just passed the first tests in real operations: 20 women underwent breast surgery in an operation called lymphatic-venous anamostosis, in which veins and lymphatic channels are reconstructed. The test has been a success, and others will follow to make sure that the procedure is safe and above all allows to increase the number of people who need microsurgery.