Boston Dynamics robots dancing

Andrey Chi de Robles
Analytics Vidhya
Published in
3 min readJan 4, 2021

This is a review of some artificial intelligence news that happened throughout the week

A video shows Boston Dynamics robots dancing to the 1962 beat called “Do you love me” by The Contours. In the video you can see the skills of their robots as turns with jumps. The great movement capacity of these robots is beyond, giving the suggestion of having the opportunity to be sent to Mars on exploration missions. Let’s not forget that Boston Dynamics was recently acquired by Hyundai at a cost of 1.1 billion. The fear that they will end up becoming a terminator is still latent.

New AI tool can predict a movie’s rating

https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2020/11/ai-tool-may-predict-movies-future-ratings/

The classification of the films determines the attractiveness towards consumers and their potential audience. Having an impact on the final result of a movie. Normally humans perform this task based on viewing it and making decisions about the presence of violence, drug abuse, and sexual content. Researchers with artificial intelligence tools can rate a movie’s content in a matter of seconds, based on the movie script and before filming a single scene. This will allow movie executives the ability to design a movie rating in advance and as they wish, by making the appropriate edits to a script and before shooting a single scene. Also allowing storytellers and decision makers to reflect on the content they are creating for the audience and the impact that content could have on viewers.

Self-learning algorithms analyze medical images

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19449-7

Image analysis techniques allow a detailed look at an organism. Interpreting the data requires a lot of time and experience. Artificial neural networks open up new possibilities, requiring a few seconds to interpret the mouse body scans, to segment and represent the organs in color, rather than various shades of gray. Considerably facilitating the analysis. An interdisciplinary research team has developed self-learning algorithms to help analyze life science imaging data in the future.

AI-controlled vertical farms

https://www.plenty.ag/about-us/

Agriculture has evolved quite a bit. But with a world population approaching 8 billion we have a problem. As the 18th-century economist Thomas Malthus observed, human population increases geometrically, while food production increases only arithmetically. That means the more civilization grows and prospers, the more likely it will not be able to meet the demands for food. With the promise of a revolution in food production, a San Francisco agricultural technical startup has built vertical climate-controlled farms, raising $ 400 million in funding from former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and SoftBank. The farms occupy only 2 acres and produce 720 acres of fruits and vegetables. Lighting, temperature, and irrigation are controlled by AI-controlled robots. The LED panels mimic sunlight, so food is grown in optimal conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And the water is recycled and the evaporated water is recovered, so there is practically no waste. The operation is so efficient that it uses 99 percent less land and 95 percent less water than normal agricultural operations.

Thanks for reading, I hope you have informed yourself of something new. See you in the next edition.

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Andrey Chi de Robles
Analytics Vidhya

Ing, Student, Wise of much, Specialist of little, I´m not a robot, Human change not climate change. :)