The driverless tractor | Using AI to ID artists | Smart Cities

Deere’s driverless tractor

MOLINE, IL—You know things are changing when a consumer electronics show has something in common with the Farm & Machinery Show. At CES this year, John Deere revealed its driverless tractor, which combines Deere’s 8R Tractor and TruSet-enabled chisel plow with a GPS guidance system and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.

Building a smart, connected city

PITTSBURGH, PA—The current electricity delivery network has been primarily designed to flow in one direction. However, with electric power systems evolving to include distributed energy resources, there is a need to spur innovation. The University of Pittsburgh Energy GRID Institute and Duquesne Light Co. (DLC) are partnering to increase innovation, research, and economic and workforce development opportunities for students, faculty, and engineers to build a smart, connected city.

Indiana Global Economic Summit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—The first-ever Indiana Global Economic Summit will take place in Indianapolis on May 26-29, culminating in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500. The summit will showcase the state’s leadership role in transformative ideas, disruptive technology, and urgent deliberation on the economy of the future. Way to go, Indiana!

Using AI to identify artists

CLEVELAND, OH—The uses for artificial intelligence continue to fascinate us. A project led by physicists at Case Western Reserve University uses machine learning and AI to identify distinctive “fingerprints” in an artist’s way of applying paint. The technique has been able to attribute works to the correct artists with up to 95% accuracy.