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For Quick Coronavirus Testing, Israel Turns to a Clever Algorithm
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For Quick Coronavirus Testing, Israel Turns to a Clever Algorithm

Inspired by a mother's question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.

Facebook AI, NYU Langone Create Accurate MRIs with Less Time and Data
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Facebook AI, NYU Langone Create Accurate MRIs with Less Time and Data

Researchers at Facebook Inc. and NYU Langone Health say that a two-year experiment demonstrates how artificial intelligence can produce a fourfold increase in the...

Deep Learning on Cell Signaling Networks Establishes Interpretable AI for Single-Cell Biology
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Deep Learning on Cell Signaling Networks Establishes Interpretable AI for Single-Cell Biology

Researchers at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have created knowledge-primed neural networks which utilize signaling...

Millions Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic – Robots and AI Are Replacing Them
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Millions Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic – Robots and AI Are Replacing Them

The pandemic has prompted more companies to replace workers with robots and artificial intelligence to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace and lower...

AI In the ICU
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AI In the ICU

Artificial intelligence can help doctors better understand what is happening to (and in) their patients when it matters most.

Tool Created for Discerning Fake News
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Tool Created for Discerning Fake News

A study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University demonstrated novel tools for flagging fake news on social media platforms. ...

Google's TF-Coder Tool Automates Machine Learning Model Design
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Google's TF-Coder Tool Automates Machine Learning Model Design

Google Brain researchers have created an automated coding tool for machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow, that outperforms humans on challenging development...

Finding Common Ground
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Finding Common Ground

Self-driving vehicles start to understand pedestrians, cyclists.

Privacy Problems Are Widespread for Alexa, Google Assistant Voice Apps
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Privacy Problems Are Widespread for Alexa, Google Assistant Voice Apps

Researchers have found that privacy policies for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa often violate baseline requirements.

The U.S. Has AI Competition All Wrong
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The U.S. Has AI Competition All Wrong

Computing power, not data, is the secret to tech dominance.

Using AI to Smell the Roses
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Using AI to Smell the Roses

Researchers used machine learning to help a computer understand what a chemical smells like to humans.

Deep Learning Moves Cancer Vaccines Toward Reality
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Deep Learning Moves Cancer Vaccines Toward Reality

Researchers have designed a deep learning method to help develop personalized cancer vaccines by better understanding the biological mechanisms of interaction between...

PCAST Delivers Roadmap to Spur 'Industries of the Future'
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PCAST Delivers Roadmap to Spur 'Industries of the Future'

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has recommended detailed actions to spur "Industries of the Future," meet national STEM workforce...

How BMW Used Pandemic Plant Stoppages to Boost AI
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How BMW Used Pandemic Plant Stoppages to Boost AI

Automaker BMW used pandemic-related work stoppages as an opportunity to increase the use of artificial intelligence at its manufacturing facilities in Germany. ...

Machine Learning Method Allows Hospitals to Share Patient Data Privately
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Machine Learning Method Allows Hospitals to Share Patient Data Privately

Researchers have developed a machine learning method that can facilitate the sharing of patient data without compromising privacy.

We Need to Talk About Linguistic Diversity in AI
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We Need to Talk About Linguistic Diversity in AI

More than 7,000 languages are spoken worldwide, but speech- and text-based services that use artificial intelligence are dominated by a handful.

For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)
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For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)

The pandemic has turned cleaning and other mundane building tasks into a challenge, stoking interest in machines as cost-effective solutions.

 GPT-3: AI Game-changer or Environmental Disaster?
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GPT-3: AI Game-changer or Environmental Disaster?

The tech giants' latest machine-learning system comes with both ethical and environmental costs.

Instant Videos: Just Add Text
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Instant Videos: Just Add Text

Artificial intelligence software can create a video montage from a few typed words.

This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition
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This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

Researchers at the University of Chicago want you to be able to post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you.
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