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Faster translations with the help of AI

23 September, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

When humans and machines work together, the translation of a book to another language can be made more efficient. This is the opinion of Pontus Wärnestål, Associate Professor at Halmstad University, who has developed a new translation workflow using both artificial intelligence (AI) and human competence.

Chat bots know when you’re going to laugh

21 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Soon, chat bots will be able to laugh at your jokes. They also know when you’re going to laugh – even before you are aware of this.  This has been shown in a new thesis that investigated the gaze patterns linked to laughter.   ‘Dialogue system’ refers to technologies such as chat bots or conversation […]

Invitation to webinar about Russia’s war in Ukraine and Georgia

14 April, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

From 2008 to 2022 – Russia’s wars in Georgia and Ukraine discussed by a panel of international experts Welcome to join this webinar about the ongoing war in Ukraine, hosted by Linnaeus University, with moderator Natia Gamkrelidze, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Linnaeus University and Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian […]

Look into the camera during video meetings

3 February, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

People who look directly into the camera during video meetings are seen as more sociable and sympathetic. This is the finding of a study that investigated how gaze, camera angle and distance affect how we are perceived during video meetings. “Having previously focused on what causes Zoom fatigue, we wanted to investigate the more positive […]

The focus of financial reporting influences business cycles

27 December, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Editorial choices can impact the amplitude of business cycles even if the information that is reported is correct. On reason is that the focus of the reports can be on sectors that are non-representative of the economy in general. A new study shows that financial reporting can explain up to 20 per cent of the business cycles for GDP and 40 per cent of the business cycles for unemployment.

Zebrafish and AI replace some mouse experiments in cancer research

20 December, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers at Uppsala University have used AI to develop a new method to study brain cancer. The method is based on transplanting tumour cells from patients to fish embryos, followed by observation with AI. The method, which is described in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, can partly replace current mouse models for studying tumour growth and treatment.

Grassroots esports – more than just gaming

23 November, 2021 - Jönköping University

Jönköping has a thriving esports scene and research from Jönköping University has shown that, here in the city of Dreamhack, it’s the local esports activists that have played a big part in making this so. Dr. Brian McCauley, an esports researcher at Jönköping International Business School, has studied esports at the grassroots level and can see that the local actors are serious players in this growing industry

New electronic paper displays brilliant colours

12 July, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. Thanks to research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, it could soon be a reality.  A new type of reflective screen – sometimes described as ‘electronic paper’ – offers optimal […]

New AI model helps understand virus spread from animals to humans

15 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Carbohydrates participate in nearly all biological processes – yet they […]

Machine learning can help slow down future pandemics

13 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Artificial intelligence could be one of the keys for limiting the spread of infection in future pandemics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have investigated how machine learning can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks. In the study, the researchers […]