Expanding the use of AI through the Internet of Things

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chengmo Yang is researching ways to support neural networks in low-power embedded systems in items such as smartphones by using emerging memory devices that can retrieve information even when powered off, and furthermore minimize errors in these emerging devices. Credit: University of Delaware If you have a smart… read more »

Deal struck to save London red bus maker: owner

Who could imagine London without them A deal has been brokered to save the manufacturers of London’s iconic red double decker buses from liquidation, the firm’s owner said Friday. “Following intensive overnight negotiations between the two parties agreement has been reached in principle over the sale of Wrightbus to Ryse Hydrogen,” Jeff Wright said. Ryse… read more »

Profits dip at India’s Infosys

India’s second-largest IT outsourcing firm Infosys on Friday reported a 2.2-percent dip in quarterly net profits, hit by slowing demand for its software services in Western markets. Net profit in the three months ending September came in at 40.37 billion rupees ($569 million), in line with estimates but lower than the 41.10 billion rupees reported… read more »

Three challenges to wind energy potential

Wind energy’s scientific grand challenges span vast scales both in terms of space and time. Mastering the physics and addressing the related research needs across these scales will position wind energy to serve as a primary source of future energy supply for the world. Credit: Josh Bauer and Besiki Kazaishvili, NREL Wind energy researchers from… read more »

Renault ousts CEO Thierry Bollore

Renault is trying to put the Carlos Ghosn scandal behind it French automaker Renault said Friday that it had dismissed its chief executive Thierry Bollore, just nine months after he was named in the wake of the arrest of the previous boss, Carlos Ghosn, on charges of financial misconduct. The company gave no reason for… read more »

How fake news spreads like a real virus

Can the rapid proliferation of false information be stemmed? Credit: Sarah Rieke When it comes to real fake news, the kind of disinformation that Russia deployed during the 2016 elections, “going viral” isn’t just a metaphor. Using the tools for modeling the spread of infectious disease, cyber-risk researchers at Stanford Engineering are analyzing the spread… read more »