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Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.04.2017
Artificial intelligence can accurately predict future heart disease and strokes, study finds
Computers that can teach themselves from routine clinical data are potentially better at predicting cardiovascular risk than current standard medical risk models, according to new research at the University of Nottingham.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 13.04.2017
Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into AI systems
Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into AI systems
Many experts think of artificial intelligence systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us and acquire human-like biases. Common machine learning programs, when trained with ordinary human language available online, can acquire cultural biases embedded in the patterns of wording, the researchers found.

Computer Science / Telecom - 03.04.2017
New study to investigate links between cybercrime and autistic traits
New study to investigate links between cybercrime and autistic traits
A new project between the University's Centre for Applied Autism Research , the charity Research Autism and the cybercrime unit of the National Crime Agency (NCA) - launched today (Monday 3 April) - will examine the links between cybercrime and autistic-like personality traits . While autism and higher autistic-like traits appear to be more prevalent among cyber criminals than for other types of crime, this link remains unproven.

Computer Science / Telecom - 21.03.2017
Scientists look to AI for help in peer review
Scientists look to AI for help in peer review
Peer review is a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process but could artificial intelligence help with the process' Computer scientists from the University of Bristol have reviewed how state-of-the-art tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence are already helping to automate parts of the academic peer-review process.

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 13.03.2017
Computing with spiders' webs
Computing with spiders’ webs
Do spiders use their web as a computer? New research, led by the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, will look at spiders' webs to investigate their computational capabilities and based on this research they will develop new sensor technology to measure vibrations and flow. Spiders' webs have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and can be surprisingly complex.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.03.2017
Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing
Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing
Researchers from the University of Bristol and UniversitÚ Libre de Bruxelles have theoretically shown how to write programs for random circuitry in quantum computers. The breakthrough, published in the New Journal of Physics , is based on the work of first author, Dr Nick Russell, who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident last year.

Computer Science / Telecom - 24.02.2017
Study offers hope of new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
One of the most feared and venomous arachnids in the world, the American brown recluse spider, has long been known for its signature necro-toxic venom, as well as its unusual silk. Now, a new Oxford University collaborative study offers an explanation for how the spider is able to make its silk so strong.

Computer Science / Telecom - 15.02.2017
Deadly spider’s spinning technique could inspire tougher materials
One of the most feared and venomous arachnids in the world, the American brown recluse spider, has long been known for its signature necro-toxic venom, as well as its unusual silk. Now, a new Oxford University collaborative study offers an explanation for how the spider is able to make its silk so strong.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 13.02.2017
Opinion: Brain scanners allow scientists to ‘read minds' - could they now enable a ‘Big Brother' future?
Opinion: Brain scanners allow scientists to ‘read minds’ - could they now enable a ‘Big Brother’ future?
Brain imaging can reveal a great deal about who we are and what is going inside our heads. But how far can - and should - this research take us' Julia Gottwald andáBarbara Sahakian, authors of Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in our Minds, investigate for The Conversation.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.01.2017
Artificial intelligence creates 3D hearts to predict patient survival
Artificial intelligence creates 3D hearts to predict patient survival
Machine-learning has predicted death risk in people with serious heart disease faster and more accurately than current methods. New software, developed by scientists at Imperial College London, has created virtual 3D hearts of each patient that replicate the way the organ contracts with each beat. Artificial intelligence is able to rapidly learn which features of cardiac function best predict heart failure and death.

Computer Science / Telecom - 16.01.2017
’Moderate amounts of screen time may not be bad for teenagers’ well-being’
While a lot has been said by scientists and paediatricians about the possible dangers of teenagers spending time on digital devices or computers, a new paper argues there is little robust evidence to back up their claims.

Computer Science / Telecom - 16.01.2017
’Moderate amounts of screen time might boost teenagers’ wellbeing’
While a lot has been said by scientists and paediatricians about the possible dangers of teenagers spending time on digital devices or computers, a new paper argues there is little robust evidence to back up their claims.

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 13.01.2017
4G network infrastructure could mean less accidents by drivers
4G network infrastructure could mean less accidents by drivers
New research that suggests a pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents has won the ‘Best Paper Award' at an international conference. The research carried out by the University of Bristol Communication Systems & Networks (CSN) Group , in collaboration with the UniversitÚ Blaise Pascal in France, was presented at the international conference Signal Processing, Telecommunications & Computing (SigTelCom) 2017 , supported by IEEE, Newton Fund and British Council.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 28.11.2016
Nottingham leads the world in research using information from primary healthcare
The University of Nottingham is the world-leader in research that uses the analysis of primary healthcare data to drive improvements in primary care, according to a study in the journal BMJ Open. The investigation shows the University produced the largest number of research publications using primary care databases of any institution in the world and is second in the world for citations.

Electroengineering - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.11.2016
Understanding the dynamics of an avalanche
Professor Jim McElwaine of the Department of Earth Sciences talks about new research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface , which has given some of the first detailed measurements of what takes place inside an avalanche. Tell us a bit about the research? The aim of the project was to understand what processes are taking place inside an avalanche as it travels down a mountain.

Computer Science / Telecom - 16.11.2016
Most updates to mobile apps don't make a noticeable difference
Most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference
The majority of updates to mobile apps don't have a significant impact on user ratings, suggesting developers might release updates too frequently, according to a new study by UCL researchers. They found free apps were less likely to make an impact when their developers release an update compared to paid apps, although among the impactful releases, the impact was more likely to be positive for free apps.

Law / Forensics - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.10.2016
AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials
AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials
The judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have been predicted to 79% accuracy using an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at UCL, the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania. The method is the first to predict the outcomes of a major international court by automatically analysing case text using a machine learning algorithm.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 20.09.2016
Algorithm for predicting protein pairings could help show how living systems work
An algorithm which models how proteins inside cells interact with each other will enhance the study of biology, and sheds light on how proteins work together to complete tasks such as turning food into energy. Being able to predict these interactions will help us understand how proteins fit and work together to complete required tasks.

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 22.08.2016
People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient, effective ones
People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient, effective ones
Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new UCL-led study suggests. But the research also shows that giving robots human-like traits could have a flip side - users may even lie to the robot in order to avoid hurting its feelings.

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 19.08.2016
People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient and effective ones
People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient and effective ones
Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new study suggests. But the research also shows that giving robots human-like traits could have a flip side - users may even lie to the robot in order to avoid hurting its feelings.