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Nous avenįos en la detecciķ de biaixos als algoritmes de reconeixement facial

New advances in the detection of bias in face recognition algorithms

A team from the Computer Vision Center and the University of Barcelona has evaluated the accuracy and bias in gender and skin colour of automatic face recognition algorithms. Although the top solutions exceed the 99.9% of accuracy, researchers have detected some groups that show higher false positive or false negative rates.

Nanoplāstics

Nanoplastics alter intestinal microbiome and threaten human health

A review study led by the UAB, the CREAF and the University of Aveiro concludes that nanoplastics change the composition and diversity of gut microbiome in vertebrates and invertebrates. The effects of a widespread and prolonged exposure to nanoplastics observed in animal models can be applied to humans.

Magnetisme Jordi Sort

Scientists develop a magnetic switch with lower energy consumption

Joint research conducted by the UAB has shown the ability to switch magnetizacion « on » and « off » using voltage in a new class of easy-to-fabricate materials containing nitrogen. These results, published in Nature Communications, may be used to reduce energy consumption in electronic technologies.