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Learn how universities are using the Oracle for Research program to create solutions that meet today’s challenges.
Smoking is the second most common cause of death worldwide, but most anti-smoking drugs are only moderately effective in reducing symptoms of withdrawal and may cause undesirable side effects. Researchers using Oracle Cloud technologies are developing new molecules that will provide smoking cessation aids with improved effectiveness, specificity, and tolerability.
Litter, graffiti, illegal dumping, and vandalism pose big challenges to Los Angeles. The solution uses cameras on city vehicles and cell phone images from citizens to identify problem areas. Oracle Cloud technology processes the images, using deep learning to label the data (such as “area with graffiti”), and makes that data available to other applications.
Researchers at Yale University and the University of Texas at Arlington are evaluating children for various cognitive disorders by having them perform demanding physical tasks while motion-capture technology automatically scores their performance. The Oracle for Research program provided the cloud technology to analyze the massive amounts of data being captured.
The solution also demonstrates how researchers can save money by using the elastic nature of the cloud to grow or shrink their computing capacity on demand.