Science Blog: Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Medicine

Science Blog: Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Medicine. “Washington University researchers are working to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for health care, which have the potential to transform the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, helping to ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right time.”

idw: The Data Revolution in the Night Sky

From idw, which is mostly in German but the article was in English: The Data Revolution in the Night Sky. “Astroinformatics is a young discipline that owes its rise to computers: Digital hardware and software have revolutionized astronomy in the last twenty years. Thanks to new detectors and innovative telescopes, astronomers can now observe objects of unprecedented size and at high resolution. ‘With these new technologies, the volume of data is increasing exponentially, but the number of astronomers analyzing the data is not,’ says Dr. Kai Polsterer, leader of the Astroinformatics research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). ‘Methods from computer science can help us here.’ Five years ago, Polsterer came to Heidelberg when HITS established the first group in this new research field in Europe. Since then, the physicist and computer scientist and his team developed machine learning methods and tools to enable astronomers to work exploratively – change the searching in researching.”

UNC: Grant Will Help Librarians Examine Jim Crow Laws Through Lens of Data

UNC: Grant Will Help Librarians Examine Jim Crow Laws Through Lens of Data. “Using optical character recognition and machine learning, the team will build a text corpus of North Carolina session laws from the end of the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and will then compile a listing of North Carolina’s Jim/Jane Crow laws. This effort builds upon work done by civil rights pioneer Pauli Murray in the 1950s.”

EurekAlert: NYU researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste

EurekAlert: NYU researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste. “…researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are tapping a new set of capabilities in this field of artificial intelligence, combining artificial neural networks with infrared thermal imaging to control and interpret chemical reactions with precision and speed that far outpace conventional methods.”

Tech Xplore: Using machine learning to detect unreliable Facebook pages

Tech Xplore: Using machine learning to detect unreliable Facebook pages. “Researchers worldwide have hence been trying to develop methods to detect and prevent deception on Facebook and other social media platforms. Panida Songram, a researcher at Mahasarakham University, in Thailand, has recently carried out a study investigating the use of supervised machine learning to detect the reliability or unreliability of Facebook pages.”

The Next Web: 5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade

The Next Web: 5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade. “I can be a powerful ally for human rights as a tool for empowering people. It can also be humankind’s enemy when wielded by unscrupulous or ignorant people, but we’ll get to that another time. Since it’s a celebration, let’s talk about good stuff. We’ve come a long way in the last 70 years, but until the rights of every human are guaranteed and protected we’re not done. Here’s five ways AI will help in the fight for universal human rights.”

TechCrunch: Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free

TechCrunch: Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free . “It’s Cyber Monday and Amazon has one deal for its customers that’s a little unexpected. The company just announced that it has made available, for free, the same machine learning courses that it uses to train its own engineers.”