Artificial Intelligence

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UMaine study finds social media verification not enough to sell products

Social media influencers are some of the most powerful celebrities of the internet era, and verification — the blue check mark that indicates the account has been vetted and the user’s identity has been confirmed — is one of the most highly sought-after tools of the trade.  New research from Maine Business School at the […]

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News Center highlights UMaine AI

News Center Maine highlighted artificial intelligence research from University of Maine faculty. It also noted the University of Maine Artificial Intelligence (UMaine AI) initiative, in which the institution aims to work with various partners to make Maine a hub for AI research, education and use.

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UMaine researchers develop innovative AR smartphone app for nursing lesson

University of Maine researchers developed an augmented reality smartphone app for teaching nursing students an interactive lesson about heart failure.  The app displays a floating, animated heart model onto the smartphone screen, which is imposed onto the video feed from the camera. A heart failure lesson is embedded into the app and offers 45 swipeable […]

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VEMI Lab researchers discuss AVA on ‘Assistive Technology Update’

University of Maine researchers Richard Corey and Nicholas Giudice spoke to The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads on its podcast, “Assistive Technology Update,” about their upcoming smartphone app that provides navigational assistance so people with disabilities and seniors can enjoy ride-sharing and ride-hailing with self-driving cars. The co-founders of the Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction […]

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Press Herald talks with Lewis, Kline about drones monitoring remote bird populations

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Meredith Lewis and Logan Kline, graduate research assistants in the University of Maine’s ecology and environmental sciences program, about technology tools that help scientists monitor island bird populations, including drones and artificial intelligence. The pair will be deploying these technologies to study seabirds on several islands off the coast […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks what AI is and roles does it play in everyday life

Despite sounding like a futuristic tool exclusive to science fiction, artificial intelligence is used everyday in contemporary life. People capitalize on this emerging technology when they apply for jobs, order groceries, access bank accounts, take out a loan application or scroll through social media. University of Maine computer scientists and engineers are developing new forms […]

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Media advance app project from VEMI Lab group

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a research project to develop a smartphone app that will help people with visual impairments and seniors enjoy ride-sharing and ride-hailing with self-driving cars. A research group led by the Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (VEMI Lab) at the University of Maine is creating the app known as the Autonomous […]

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UMaine launches graduate program in data science and engineering

The University of Maine will offer a new graduate program for aspiring and practicing data science and engineering professionals starting in spring 2021. The first-of-its-kind in Maine DSE program, which draws upon faculty and courses from across UMaine and other University of Maine System campuses, is designed to accommodate students from a wide range of […]

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