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Covid-19 Will Accelerate the AI Health Care Revolution
In China, Alibaba announced an AI algorithm that it says can diagnose suspected cases within 20 seconds (almost 45 times faster than human detection) with 96 percent accuracy. Kaggle, a machine learning and data science platform, is hosting the Covid-19 Open Research Dataset.
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Scientific fact-checking using AI language models: COVID-19 research and beyond
Furthermore, this line of research also offers a unique opportunity to explore the capabilities of modern neural models, since successfully verifying most scientific claims requires expert background knowledge, complex language understanding, and reasoning capability.
40 Years on, PAC-MAN Recreated with AI by NVIDIA Researchers
Trained on 50,000 episodes of the game, a powerful new AI model created by NVIDIA Research, called NVIDIA GameGAN, can generate a fully functional version of PAC-MAN — without an underlying game engine.
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Scandit raises $80 million to power mobile barcode scanning with AR and computer vision
The technology also ships with optical character recognition (OCR) smarts that can read any alphanumeric text, such as reference numbers, addresses, bank account details, prices, names, and more.
AI systems are worse at diagnosing disease when training data is skewed by sex
The study, led by researchers in Argentina and published Monday in the journal PNAS, found that when female patients were excluded from or significantly underrepresented in the training data used to develop a machine learning model, the algorithm performed worse in diagnosing them when tested across...
Eye-catching advances in some AI fields are not real
Blalock and his colleagues compared dozens of approaches to improving neural networks—software architectures that loosely mimic the brain.
Forbes Insights: How Europe Is Leading The Way With Responsible AI
As businesses rush to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) for products and services—from driverless cars to algorithms that can spot cancer—technologists, philosophers and governments are starting to tap the brakes. How can we be sure that AI will be trustworthy?
How Britain’s oldest universities are trying to protect humanity from risky A.I.
Computer scientists at the the likes of Google and Facebook are aiming to make AI more “general” in the years ahead, and that’s got some big thinkers deeply concerned.
Ada Lovelace Institute curates ‘Ethics & Society’ at CogX 2020
This year’s CogX festival theme frames the question: ‘How do we get the next 10 years right?’ On Monday 8 June from 10am to 6.45pm BST, join us and 26 thought-leaders from policy, academia and industry to tackle the knotty, real-life trade-offs of benefits and harms emerging technologies bring to...
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar: Empowering Workers in the Digital Future
Companies increasingly use digital systems to hire, fire, and monitor their employees. But who is keeping employers in check?
AI Is Getting More Creative. But Who Should Own the Art It Produces?
Over the last couple years there have been some remarkable examples of art produced by deep learning algorithms.
Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care
COVID-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolution Kai-Fu Lee, Wired The coronavirus pandemic will cause us to rethink major aspects of everyday life around the world, but it may also expedite the use of artificial intelligence in health care.
Convolutional Neural Networks
Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) re-entered into the computer vision community recently, especially after the breakthrough paper of Krizhevsky et al.
10 Tips for Research and a PhD
This advice should be most relevant to people studying machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) as that is what I did in my PhD.
The Best NLP with Deep Learning Course is Free
One of the most acclaimed courses on using deep learning techniques for natural language processing is freely available online.