Citizen science programs provide valuable data on intermittent rivers in southwestern US — ScienceDaily

A University of Oklahoma-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The datasets of ecological and hydrological data obtained from intermittent rivers (rivers that dry at some point in space or time) in Arizona are input into a nationwide network. Trained citizen scientists are mapping three…

Kicking neural network automation into high gear — ScienceDaily

A new area in artificial intelligence involves using algorithms to automatically design machine-learning systems known as neural networks, which are more accurate and efficient than those developed by human engineers. But this so-called neural architecture search (NAS) technique is computationally expensive. One of the state-of-the-art NAS algorithms recently developed by Google took 48,000 hours of…