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Geoffrey Hinton Has a Hunch about What's Next for AI
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Geoffrey Hinton Has a Hunch about What's Next for AI

A decade ago, the artificial-intelligence pioneer transformed the field with a major breakthrough. Now he's working on a new imaginary system named GLOM.

One-Stop Machine Learning Platform Turns Healthcare Data Into Insights
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One-Stop Machine Learning Platform Turns Healthcare Data Into Insights

Software developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses machine learning to transform healthcare data into insights that can inform...

Lowe's Puts $1.5 Million Into AI Research at UNC Charlotte
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Lowe's Puts $1.5 Million Into AI Research at UNC Charlotte

Retailer Lowe's is providing the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with $1.5 million to install an endowed faculty position to lead artificial intelligence...

People May Trust Computers More Than Humans
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People May Trust Computers More Than Humans

Data scientists at the University of Georgia have found that people may be more willing to trust computer programs than fellow humans.

Vibrations From a Smartphone Can Help Spot Unsafe Drinking Water
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Vibrations From a Smartphone Can Help Spot Unsafe Drinking Water

Vibrations from a smartphone's ringtone can be used to measure a liquid's viscosity, according to researchers at China's Shenzhen University.

Europeans Can't Talk about Racist AI systems. They Lack the Words.
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Europeans Can't Talk about Racist AI systems. They Lack the Words.

In Europe, several automated systems, either planned or operational, actively contribute to entrenching racism. But European civil society literally lacks the words...

AI Set to Reshape Workplace as Physical Offices Open Up
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AI Set to Reshape Workplace as Physical Offices Open Up

Artificial intelligence (AI) powered software and platforms will be adopted by more companies as they reopen physical workplaces.

Where are the Women? Mapping the Gender Job Gap in AI
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Where are the Women? Mapping the Gender Job Gap in AI

This policy briefing from the Turing Institute's Women in Data Science and AI project presents new research into gender gaps in artificial intelligence and data...

Democratizing Facial Authentication
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Democratizing Facial Authentication

Intel's RealSense ID solution performs facial identification on device, not in the cloud.

Microsoft to Buy Nuance for $16 Billion to Focus on Health Care Tech
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Microsoft to Buy Nuance for $16 Billion to Focus on Health Care Tech

By acquiring a provider of artificial intelligence software, the tech giant is hoping to bolster its offerings for the fast-growing field of medical computing. ...

This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer
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This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

Medtronic's GI Genius, recently cleared by the FDA, will help doctors identify precancerous polyps.

AI Could 'Crack the Language of Cancer, Alzheimer's'
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AI Could 'Crack the Language of Cancer, Alzheimer's'

A study has found that the "biological language" of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases can be predicted by machine learning.

How AI could Revolutionize Biology — and Vice Versa
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How AI could Revolutionize Biology — and Vice Versa

Last month, researchers reported using a new technique to figure out how genes are expressed in individual cells and how those cells interact in people who had...

A New Era of Innovation: Moore's Law is Not Dead and AI is Ready to Explode
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A New Era of Innovation: Moore's Law is Not Dead and AI is Ready to Explode

Moore's Law is dead, right? Think again.

Supply Chain Strains Sharpen Focus on AI
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Supply Chain Strains Sharpen Focus on AI

Artificial intelligence increasingly is being used to forecast demand more accurately, in order to optimize supply chains.

How Can Government Attract the AI Talent It Needs?
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How Can Government Attract the AI Talent It Needs?

Artificial intelligence can make the government more efficient and effective. But first, it has to hire the people who can make it all happen.

Surveillance Nation
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Surveillance Nation

Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches, often without the knowledge of the public or their own departments...

Deep Learning Aces Protein Folding
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Deep Learning Aces Protein Folding

In a long-running prediction challenge, DeepMind's algorithms change the game.

AI Conferences Use AI to Assign Papers to Reviewers
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AI Conferences Use AI to Assign Papers to Reviewers

The Toronto Paper Matching System calculates the affinity between submitted papers and reviewers' expertise by comparing the text in submissions and reviewers'...
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