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Legitimate independence

Medical advice can be accessed through the laundromat, trusted stylists by app. Now, a startup from Estonia has developed an internet platform which enables people from all over Europe to get legal support. Prospective founders or expats looking for work abroad, for example, can post legal queries on the AI-controlled website. Verified lawyers review the query and send their...

Astronomic neutrality

Hemp is versatile; fungi helps us relax. The latter are also crucial in meat-free food production. A biotech startup from Buenos Aires recently won a NASA competition with its fermented fungal ingredient. The protein-rich raw material is not only cost-effective but multiplies in volume by five times a day - astronomical! Since the product is relatively taste-neutral, it can...

Attractive representation

In Australia, Indigenous culture is coming into fashion. Canada is driving diversity in business. Now a Toronto-based, women-led startup is offering companies a way to make their brand image more attractive to different target groups. They want to find themselves represented. Image recognition software equipped with artificial intelligence analyses companies’ visual online content. It assesses to what extent people...

Observing angle

Gorse could soon provide protein to millions. In order to maintain international fish stocks, a Dutch research team has developed a new system in tandem with the UN. It uses artificial intelligence to identify different species of fish (a similar system already exists for insects). In the Nile Basin, information is currently being collected on the size, weight and...

Enhanced welfare

Recently, an unusual album stormed the Australian charts. Now, an international research team has been focusing their attention on a species which, according to DNA comparisons, is remarkably similar to our own. The team analysed the sounds of pigs in happy and stressful situations, with recordings made from birth to death. Positive feelings were expressed by a short grunt;...

Sensitive classification

Winged beasts can teach us a lot about aerodynamics and joint protection. Insects are an incredibly important part of our world. Now, thanks to a research team at Copenhagen University, they can be automatically identified and catalogued using infrared sensors and artificial intelligence. If an insect flies past, a sensor automatically measures its wingspan. The AI compares the size...

Logical looks

Damaged retinal cells can be replaced. But there’s more than meets the eye. A university research team from Bonn has been using images photographed through the pupil to detect early signs of atherosclerosis. An AI was first fed 80,000 images of a disease that attacks the eye vessels as training in logical analytics. Next the system analysed 97 eye...

Wearing well

Stretch-jeans can be manufactured sustainably. But for a new look, it’s worth taking a peek inside your existing wardrobe. A London-based startup is helping consumers to find novel combinations. Single items of clothing are photographed and images uploaded to its app. It, in turn, categorises users’ wardrobes. This catalogue lets users generate new combinations for any occasion. Those looking...

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