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The legacy of Lynn Conway, chip design pioneer and transgender-rights advocate
  1. The legacy of Lynn Conway, chip design pioneer and transgender-rights advocate

    Conway, professor emerita of electrical engineering and computer science, has died.

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  2. Renewable grid: Recovering electricity from heat storage hits 44% efficiency

    Thermophotovoltaics developed at U-M can recover significantly more energy stored in heat batteries.

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  3. AI chips could get a sense of time

    Timekeeping in the brain is done with neurons that relax at different rates after receiving a signal; now memristors—hardware analogues of neurons—can do that too.

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  4. Managing screen time by making phones slightly more annoying to use

    Delaying a phone’s swiping and tapping functions forces users to think harder, making it easier for them to consider whether to keep scrolling.

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  5. Auto industry deadlines loom for impaired-driver detection tech, U-M offers a low-cost solution

    Current technologies already in use could help prevent crashes and deaths linked to impaired driving.

    The post Auto industry deadlines loom for impaired-driver detection tech, U-M offers a low-cost solution appeared first on Michigan Engineering News.

  6. Widely used AI tool for early sepsis detection may be cribbing doctors’ suspicions

    When using only data collected before patients with sepsis received treatments or medical tests, the model’s accuracy was no better than a coin toss.

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  7. Leader in robotics at U-M and beyond elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Dawn Tilbury is recognized for advances in manufacturing network control and human-robot interaction, as well as engineering leadership.

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  8. Blue PHOLEDs: Final color of efficient OLEDs finally viable in lighting

    Synchronizing light and matter adds blue to the OLED color palette

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  9. Clinicians could be fooled by biased AI, despite explanations

    Regulators pinned their hopes on clinicians being able to spot flaws in explanations of an AI model’s logic, but a study suggests this isn’t a safe approach.

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  10. Understanding attention in large language models

    How do chatbots based on the transformer architecture decide what to pay attention to in a conversation? They’ve made their own machine learning algorithms to tell them.

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