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Lyft Testing Pay Algorithm to Lure Drivers
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Lyft Testing Pay Algorithm to Lure Drivers

Ride-hailing firm Lyft announced it was testing an earnings algorithm so drivers in 18 U.S. cities can view destination and pay details before accepting requests...

UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
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UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

University of Washington computer science professor Yejin Choi has been awarded a 2022 "genius grant" fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation.

AI-Enabled Eye Scan Delivers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk Scores
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AI-Enabled Eye Scan Delivers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk Scores

An artificial intelligence-enabled system developed by researchers in the U.K. can scan retinal images to identify individuals at high risk of heart disease and...

Advanced AI Discovers a Treasure Trove of Gravitational Lenses
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Advanced AI Discovers a Treasure Trove of Gravitational Lenses

Telescope uses machine-learning algorithm to identify a sample of 5,000 candidates of gravitational lenses from tens of millions of galaxy images.

DeepMind Invents Faster Algorithms to Solve Tough Math Puzzles
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DeepMind Invents Faster Algorithms to Solve Tough Math Puzzles

Researchers at AI laboratory DeepMind have created an algorithm that can solve tough mathematical calculations with improved computing efficiency.

Machine Learning Model Predicts Health Conditions of People with MS
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Machine Learning Model Predicts Health Conditions of People with MS

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Washington developed a machine learning model that can predict the...

Better Understanding of Cellular Metabolism With AI
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Better Understanding of Cellular Metabolism With AI

Scientists at EPFL have developed a deep learning-based computational framework that replicates dynamic metabolism in cells.

White House's AI 'Bill of Rights' Enters Crowded Field
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White House's AI 'Bill of Rights' Enters Crowded Field

In a call with reporters, senior administration officials described the principles as part of President Biden's commitment to tech accountability.

Users Trust AI as Much as Humans for Flagging Problematic Content
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Users Trust AI as Much as Humans for Flagging Problematic Content

Researchers found that social media users trust artificial intelligence as much as human content moderators when it comes to flagging harmful content.

Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World
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Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

Software is making inroads into white-collar professions due to innovations enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and fueled by pandemic-surging...

Will AI Kill College Writing?
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Will AI Kill College Writing?

Online programs can churn out decent papers on the cheap. What now?

AI Can Now Create Any Image in Seconds
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AI Can Now Create Any Image in Seconds

Researchers worry these systems produce images that can cause a range of harms, such as reinforcing racial and gender stereotypes or plagiarizing artists without...

Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence
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Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence

Fundamental problems elude many strains of deep learning, says LeCun, including the mystery of how to measure information.

Lossless Data Management Platform for ML, Sharing of Experimental Info
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Lossless Data Management Platform for ML, Sharing of Experimental Info

New platform allows automated analysis and lossless sharing of material exploration data in the form of knowledge graphs in electronic laboratory notebooks.

When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast
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When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

New research suggests patiently correcting artificial intelligence (AI) when it asks dumb questions may be key to helping the technology learn.

What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?
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What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

Among the key concerns identified in Anaconda's State of Data Science 2022 report was the barriers to adoption of data science overall.

Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms
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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Wenhao Zhang and colleagues at the U.K.'s University of the West of England have developed a facial recognition system for pigs.

Neurosymbolic AI
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Neurosymbolic AI

Combining neural networks with symbolic representations might make them more versatile and dependable.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
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Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.
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