'It's going to take a lot of time' for full recoveryMs Halley said the sensor cameras provided vital information about the health of the species as well as whether any predators were making their way into the quokkas' habitat. … [Read more...] about Quokka joey signals hope for Northcliffe population decimated in 2015 bushfire
Los Angeles is now working on a Jury Chat Bot project that will leverage true AI, Snorri Ogata, CIO of the LA Superior Court, told ZDNet. It's being built on top of the Microsoft Cognitive Services platform, leveraging features like natural language understanding, QnA maker (to build "FAQ on steroids," as Ogata put it) and translation services. The court is initially focusing its efforts around the jury summons process and will be narrowing the chat dialog universe to known outcomes (such as "retrieve my juror ID" or "request a postponement"). … [Read more...] about AI in the court: Are robot judges next?
Still environmentalists worry. They say hosting a capital city would threaten biodiversity in Kalimantan, where there are protected species like orangutans. And the island is already at the heart of several climate controversies. A global hunger for palm oil has motivated businesses to burn down ancient rainforests and plant palm trees. … [Read more...] about Indonesia Moving Capital Out of Jakarta
Cars of old were mostly steel, but the use of lightweight alternatives has dramatically increased in the last couple of decades. Whereas almost no plastic could be found on a car from the 1950s, today's automobiles have more than 260 pounds (120 kilograms) of plastic on board, according to the Transportation Energy Data Book. … [Read more...] about The Chemistry of Life: The Plastic in Cars
The five-year-old startup said Wednesday it raised another $161 million in a new round of financing. The latest round of fundraising is led by SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek. It also includes flashy investors like Bill Gates and Richard Branson, as well as meat companies Tyson (TSN) and Cargill. … [Read more...] about Memphis Meats raised $161 million to grow meat from cells