Redwood Performance Group
Necessity is the mother of innovation and COVID-19 is resulting in a lot of INNOVATION—especially in the HEALTH CARE arena. This includes Canada’s Think Research with their suite of CLINICAL TOOLS geared to helping...

A cuttlefish goes to the movies

  • February 25, 2020
  • Lee.Downs
Virtual reality is not just for humans. Did you know that cuttlefish can watch movies in 3D? Scientists from the University of Minnesota put tiny 3D glasses on cuttlefish...

Do you know this person?

  • January 8, 2020
  • Lee.Downs
A colleague recently asked me to go to a site called I clicked on the link, and what came up was a photograph of a person—refreshing the link brought...

Machine learning—also for the bats

  • November 4, 2019
  • Lee.Downs
Neuroecologist, Yossi Yovel and his team modified a machine learning algorithm, so they could analyze how Egyptian fruit bats communicate. The result? Bats speak to each other as individuals—and...

Learning from our AI past

  • August 13, 2019
  • Lydia Sani
Accenture posted a fascinating article: What we can learn about AI of the 1800s. You read that right—the 1800s. The below is taken directly from their brief, but we...

Combining eLearning with a Chatbot

  • April 3, 2019
  • Lee.Downs
An AI-enabled Chatbot or Smartbot lets users interact and have realistic conversations with the program. Ravi Pratap Singh has written an article about the world’s first chatbot-powered eLearning course...

Create your own custom Chatbot

  • April 3, 2019
  • Lee.Downs
Alexander Salas has outlined 10 steps for creating your own custom Chatbot for eLearning purposes. This includes creating free accounts on Skype, QnA, and BotFramework; creating, testing, and verifying...

Jaw-dropping AI

  • January 15, 2019
  • Lee.Downs
We’ve been providing interesting information around AI in previous blogs, but this application just made our jaws drop. The title of Dana Smith’s article published by the University of California...

Music DNA in a spray can

  • November 20, 2018
  • Lee.Downs
On the 20th anniversary of its release, Bristol music collective Massive Attack decided to re-release Mezzanine (their best-selling album)–but with a twist. They encoded the record into synthetic DNA...