The Assistive Tech Giving Sight to the Visually Impaired

eSight Chief Technology Officer Charles Lim is inspired by all users’ stories, and was particularly delighted by a picture sent on Thanksgiving. Wearing eSight glasses, one user had returned to her cooking passion because she was able to see again. Learn how this innovation in augmented reality uses an artificial intelligence-powered program to address the limitations—and needs—of each individual wearer.

What Robots Can’t Grasp

There are some things robots just can’t grasp. Literally. A team of engineers and data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley’s AUTOLAB is working to help these robots develop the know-how to pick up a range of oddly-shaped items.

Sit, Stay, Speak: New AI Tech Unlocks the Minds of Dogs

AI tech is continuing to bring us closer and closer to our beloved canines. By leveraging machine learning, brain-decoding algorithms and other technologies, researchers are demonstrating, in a variety of new and fascinating ways, how humans and animals show emotion through similar processes and behaviors.

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From Steel City to Smart City: How Pittsburgh is Implementing a Bold Transit Plan

As Pittsburgh works toward smart city status, its bold technology plans aim to improve transportation, increase residential safety, enhance mobility, address climate change and more.

These 3 AI-Powered Technologies May Innovate the Eldercare Industry

By 2060, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to increase to more than 98 million. Learn about three AI-powered technologies that aim to change the level of care for this aging population with sophisticated wearables, hearing aid sensors and robots that help elderly people with dementia and other limitations.

The Departed: Communicating With Lost Loved Ones Through AI and VR

Through artificial intelligence and virtual reality, people who have lost loved ones can actively engage with their virtual beings in the form of chat bots, avatars and even holograms.