Newswise: Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities

Newswise: Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities. “Three teams who applied novel machine learning methods to successfully predict the timing of earthquakes from historic seismic data are splitting $50,000 in prize money from an open, online Kaggle competition hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory and its partners.”

The Verge: Runway ML puts AI tools in the hands of creators everywhere

The Verge: Runway ML puts AI tools in the hands of creators everywhere. “Machine learning can be a fantastic tool for creators, but integrating AI into your workflow is a challenge for those who can’t code. A new program called Runway ML aims to make this process easier by providing artists, designers, filmmakers, and others with an ‘app store’ of machine learning applications that can be activated with a few clicks.”

DevClass: GitHub trials machine learning so you can mind your language

DevClass: GitHub trials machine learning so you can mind your language. “GitHub is trialling a machine-learning powered system to identify the babel of languages across the code repo platform. You might wonder whether this is a big deal – surely people know what language they’re using, and that’s all that matters.”

Hero Uses ML to Find Krazy Kat Comics in Online Newspaper Archives, Shares Them With Us

An amazing human being used machine learning to find public domain Krazy Kat comics in online newspaper archives, and built an archive to share them all with us. Do not miss the explanation of how it did it on his About page. “In short, I wrote some programs in Python that downloaded thumbnails from various newspaper archives, manually found about 100 Sunday comic strips from the thumbnails, used Microsoft’s Custom Vision service to train an image classifier to detect Krazy Kat comics in thumbnail images, used that classifier to find several hundred more thumbnails, then wrote some more code in Python to download high resolution images of all of the thumbnails that I found.”

The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds ‘sound’ words predict psychosis (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds ‘sound’ words predict psychosis. “A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with sound. A paper published by the journal npj Schizophrenia published the findings by scientists at Emory University and Harvard University. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method to more precisely quantify the semantic richness of people’s conversational language, a known indicator for psychosis.”

Penn Medicine News: Penn Medicine Releases Free, ‘Self-Service’ AI Tool for Data Analytics

Penn Medicine News: Penn Medicine Releases Free, ‘Self-Service’ AI Tool for Data Analytics. “The Penn Medicine Institute for Biomedical Informatics has launched a free, open-source automated machine learning system for data analysis that is designed for anyone to use, from a high school student looking to gain insight on their baseball team’s statistics, to trained researchers looking for associations between cancer and environmental factors.”