Author: Marvelous Iwendi

Introducing Therapeutic Chatbot, Woebot

New app called ‘Woebot’ acts in place of a therapist as a therapeutic chatbot. It presents itself as an automated therapist when finding a real one seem financially or otherwise impossible. The need for therapists is growing exponentially. According to…

Massive Manipulation of Twitter Trends Discovered

New EPFL research focused on Turkey from the Distributed Information Systems Laboratory, a part of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences discovered a vulnerability in the algorithm which decides Twitter Trending Topics (it doesn’t take deletions into account). This…

New AI Tool Helps Manage COVID-19

New Artificial Intelligence technology developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering can assess the severity of COID-19 cases with a high rate of accuracy. This research is part of a COVID-Net open-source initiative launched over a year ago. It consists of…

Smart Application to Detect Stress Levels of Mental Health

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart-device based digital platform which can monitor hyperarousal, a key sign of psychiatric distress. The objective is to aid patients manage their mental wellness. According to the researchers, this advanced technology can…

‘Blind’ Robot Navigates Stairs Successfully

It is customary for four-legged robots with computer vision to have the ability to navigate stairs, but it is not normal for a ‘blind’ bipedal robot to do it. Researchers from Oregon State University has successfully completed this task with…

Smartphone App Predicts Vineyard Yields

Cornell engineers and plant scientists collaborated to develop a low-cost system which allows grape growers to predict their possible yields more accurately early in the season. The new method allows a grower use smartphone to video grapevines while driving a…