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10 Bits: The Data News Hotlist

by Morgan Stevens
Meteorite in snow

This week’s list of data news highlights covers January 22, 2022 to January 28, 2022 and includes articles on using an AI system to find meteorites in Antarctica and opening a fully-automated pizza store. 

1. Building a Hiking Robot

An international team of researchers has created a four-legged robot that can hike difficult terrain faster than a human. The robot is equipped with sensors that collect data on its surrounding environment and an AI system that then uses the data to direct the robot through dangerous terrain.

2. Constructing an AI Supercomputer

Meta has begun construction on an AI supercomputer that, when complete, will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world. The company will use the supercomputer to design new features for the metaverse and train AI systems.

3. Installing Cashier-Less Payment Systems

Nourish + Bloom Market, a grocery store in Fayetteville, Georgia, has added cashier-less “Just Walk Out” technology to its store. The technology uses sensors, cameras, and an AI system to charge patrons appropriately for their purchases. 

4. Recommending Cancer Screenings

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a machine learning model that can recommend a specific date for patients to receive a repeat mammogram. The team trained the model on a mammography dataset from Massachusetts General Hospital. Doctors can use the model to reduce overtreatment and personalize cancer screenings for individual patients.

5. Making Pizzas

Pizza Hut has opened a fully automated store in Bnei Dror, Israel. The store is equipped with a conveyor belt system, an automatic slicer, a boxing system, robotic arms, and dispensers for up to 12 toppings. 

6. Predicting Heart Attacks

An international team of researchers has created an AI system that can predict a patient’s chance of experiencing a heart attack from a scan of their retina. The team trained the system on eye and heart scans from over 5,000 patients.

7. Shopping on Snapchat

Snapchat has updated its augmented reality shopping feature to include product information for available apparel. Shoppers can now see real-time pricing details, product descriptions, and a link to purchase the apparel.

8. Developing a Hypernetwork

Researchers at the University of Guelph have created a neural network that can predict the parameters of other neural networks within seconds. The team trained the network with a dataset of one million possible architectures for a network. 

9. Finding Meteorites

An international team of researchers has identified areas in Antarctica that may contain meteorites. The team used an AI system to analyze optical, thermal, and radar data of the continent and found 600 locations that may contain up to 300,000 meteorites. 

10. Measuring Quantum Entanglement

Two independent research groups have measured long-range quantum entanglement in topologically-ordered phases of matter for the first time. Topologically-ordered phases maintain certain properties when deformed, allowing for electrons to remain more stable during travel and reducing the number of errors in quantum computing. 

Image credit: Flickr user NASA Johnson

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