AI makes tech accessible to all

Standard touchscreen interfaces need an algorithmic makeover to improve accessibility for those with physical and mental impairments, new research suggests. And a team of researchers from Kochi University of...

Algorithm pinpoints poachers

Researchers in America have developed an algorithm that can detect wildlife poachers in 'near real-time'. The team from the University of Southern California has tailored the tech to enable those patrolling ...

Algorithms transforming our world

New algorithms are regularly being developed by research teams worldwide to improve different aspects of life. Researchers at Canada's University of Waterloo (UW) have created one that provides better suppor...

Data pinpoints top tech firms

Thomson Reuters released its 'inaugural' list of top 100 global tech leaders today. It was compiled using a '28-data-point algorithm', and a methodology linked to eight performance indicators, including inno...

It is time to set political boundaries

Data scientists in America and mathematicians in Germany are developing models to make democracy in their countries more trustworthy. In the US 'congressional redistricting' is often viewed as something poli...

Convoy app is transforming trucking

(USA) A young company using tech to shake up the trucking industry has raised $60 million of new investment. Convoy's  app connects shippers to empty trucks using mobile technology and algorithms. The Sea...