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This week in Tech: Your Dream on the Silver Screen

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This week we explore the potential to create a film from your dream and efforts to create more careful AI.

Slow and steady

Researchers at Microsoft are programming AI to give them a sense of fear, in order to be better drivers. The scientists measured four individuals’ heart rate while driving and used the “fear” signals to teach the AI. This resulted in a 25% reduction in crashes compared to non-fearful AI.

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New electric vehicles

Dyson’s designs for electric cars have been released, with the expectation they will be launched in 2021. The company is spending £2.5 billion with the aim to develop innovative electric vehicles. The design includes large wheels and has the potential to be used off-road.

Image Credit: paulbr75 via Pixabay

 

Sweet dreams

A project with the aim to record dreams has been established, researched by Daniel Oldis and a team from across the USA. The group plans to build a computer proxy for the brain in order to recreate images from a lucid dream.


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The future of brain power

A computing chip that resembles part of a brain has been developed by researchers from the University of Münster. It contains 60 synapses and is able to learn from information and identify patterns as a result. This research is an important contribution to developing computers that behave in a similar way to the human brain.

 

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