Automation

AlgoRail in Greece: Self-referred research on automation

Even though Greek researchers rank first in winning Horizon 2020 grants in the field of security, resulting applications are seldomly found. At the eighth stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Nikolas Leontopoulos reports how European research funding is often used to keep companies competitive rather than building solutions tailored to end-users needs. The 80-billion-euro fund […]

AlgoRail: Staying in the UK despite Brexit – with the help of a mobile App

EU citizens can obtain permissions to stay in the UK via a mobile app. The partly automated checking has allowed for quick processing of the first 3 million applications. At the fourth stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Hugo Barbieux explains the app’s functionality and the reasons why both some young and old users’ despair over the app. Pablo Duro is a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. A few months ago, he received the “Pre-Settled” status, […]

How algorithms can save people from an early death

It’s a scene characteristic for medical series such as House, MD or ER: An alarm goes off and the rapid response team rushes in to revive a patient. But what if the warning had come hours before the life-threatening event actually occurred? The US Food and Drug Administration recently greenlighted a system designed to provide […]