Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, held on the second Tuesday in October every year, to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The day is in honour of Ada Lovelace, a female mathematician and pioneer in computing who was born over 200 years ago. We celebrate with some of our friends, all women doing pioneering work using machine learning in a wide range of applications.

Seeing traffic through new eyes — We spoke to researchers from the INTEGRAL project, including Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Kelly Kokka, and Angelica Aviles-Rivero, about their work using artificial intelligence to improve traffic, protecting the environment and human health.

Artificial intelligence takes on COVID-19 — The AIX-COVNET project, led by Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb and Evis Sala, aims to develop an artificial intelligence tool that can accurately diagnose a patient with COVID-19 from clinical and lab data, along with chest X-ray and CT images.

Phenomenal physics — Maria Ubiali is a particle phenomenologist: she uses machine learning to work out what observable consequences our theories of nature might have.

Ada Lovelace - visions of today — And of course you can find out about Ada Lovelace, who anticipated modern computers long before they were built, in this introduction to her life and work.

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