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Media and IT

An intelligent digital assistant will lead to smarter programming

16 October, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

IBM’s Watson and Apple’s Siri are two examples of computing systems that help us analyse information and find answers. Scientists at Linnaeus University have developed a system that similarly helps programmers create program code that better utilizes the resources of today’s computers and mobiles. Modern IT gadgets – computers, tablets, mobile phones – consist of […]

Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

13 March, 2017 - Umeå universitet

Technological growth is moving at a fast rate. As it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences of the physical environments. When utilizing these technological systems in intense sporting activities, this competition for our focus can lead to problematic scenarios.

Big money can be saved using data-driven maintenance in the industry

30 November, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

Smarter strategies for maintenance in the industry, using data from components, can reduce costs by 20-40 percent and make new forms of business possible, according to new research from Linnaeus University, Chalmers and SICS. The fact that maintenance is vital for the infrastructure of our society to function has become painfully clear in recent years. […]

New research aims at improving the selection of Internet services for service consumers

28 June, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

A framework utilizing consumer experiences for helping other consumers to select Internet services that perform best towards their optimization preferences. That is the result of Jens Kirchner’s doctoral studies at Linnaeus University. Have you ever tried to find a flight, booked a hotel or used cloud services on the Internet? Then you know that there […]

Trend – searching for organ donors in social media

16 June, 2015 - Göteborgs universitet

It is becoming increasingly common for patients to search in social media to find live organ donors. In a scientific study, researchers in Europe and at the Sahlgrenska Academy have examined the phenomenon and have a number of recommendations.

Metropolitan hospitals most active in social media

29 May, 2015 - Göteborgs universitet

The hospitals of Stockholm and Västra Götaland counties are the most active social media users. Medical students at Sahlgrenska Academy have just completed a survey on the subject.

Press invitation: Conference about the future of the media industry

28 May, 2015 - Jönköping University

Speaking Hall of the Royal Library, Humlegården, Stockholm
Thursday, 4 June, 11.00 to 16.30
Registration needed, see below
The media industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented disruption. The mass media models their business were built on are crumbling in the face of new platforms, new devices, and new patterns and consumption and media habits. Leaders of the old and new media will explore the essential characteristics of the new digital media sector.

World record in data transmission with smart circuits

21 October, 2014 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an attention-grabbing record. Tomorrow the results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.

Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning

22 September, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialised. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from Gothenburg, Sweden, has now been able to create an AI program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children’s cognitive development.

Karolinska Institutet is now starting up the first MOOC in Sweden

9 September, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

Today, Sweden’s medical university, Karolinska Institutet, becomes the first university in the country to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). This means that the university will be enriched this autumn by more than 70,000 new course participants from all over the world who will benefit from the top expertise of its teaching staff on a daily basis.