New York University: Combination of Artificial Intelligence & Radiologists More Accurately Identified Breast Cancer

New York University: Combination of Artificial Intelligence & Radiologists More Accurately Identified Breast Cancer. “An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—has identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists.”

New York University: NYU Launches Center for Social Media and Politics

New York University: NYU Launches Center for Social Media and Politics. “NYU has established the Center for Social Media and Politics, which will examine the production, flow, and impact of social media content in the political sphere, as well as support research that uses social media data to study politics.”

Washington Square News: NYU, Mayor’s Office Develop Interactive Efficiency-Tracking Map of City Buildings

Washington Square News: NYU, Mayor’s Office Develop Interactive Efficiency-Tracking Map of City Buildings. “An NYU team and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability consolidated six years of data to make an interactive map that color codes buildings based on energy efficiency. NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management and the NYU Urban Intelligence Lab — led by a professor at the institute with the goal of using data to address city problems — helped create the tool. When they go on the site, a user is allowed to enter any address within the city and see a 3D model of the building and area, each building color-coded based on how energy efficient it is.”

New York University: NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center’s Kress Program in Paintings Conservation Awarded $1.3M in Support of Teaching, Research, and Treatment of Old Master Paintings

New York University: NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center’s Kress Program in Paintings Conservation Awarded $1.3M in Support of Teaching, Research, and Treatment of Old Master Paintings. “The Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center at NYU has been awarded a $1,375,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support the longstanding Kress Program in Paintings Conservation, inaugurated in 1989. The award sustains the unique partnership between the two organizations, which serves to educate the next generation of Old Master painting conservators and the conservation and research of invaluable artworks in the dispersed Kress Collection.”

New York University: Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes

New York University: Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes. “According to a first-of-its-kind study, cities with a higher incidence of a certain kind of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin.”

Wired: To Fight Deepfakes, Researchers Built a Smarter Camera

Wired: To Fight Deepfakes, Researchers Built a Smarter Camera. “One of the most difficult things about detecting manipulated photos, or ‘deepfakes,’ is that digital photo files aren’t coded to be tamper-evident. But researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering are starting to develop strategies that make it easier to tell if a photo has been altered, opening up a potential new front in the war on fakery.”

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: PTSD Diagnosed through Voice Analysis Using AI

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: PTSD Diagnosed through Voice Analysis Using AI. “Scientists in the United States have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, or classifier, that can diagnose posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices. Tests showed that the new tool could distinguish between individuals who did or did not have PTSD, with 89% accuracy. With further refinement the tool could potentially be used in a clinical setting to remotely diagnose PTSD, a condition for which the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine-led team acknowledges there is currently no objective test.”