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AI is now better at detecting skin cancer than human doctors

May 30th, 2018

Modern medicine pushes forward thanks to the efforts of doctors and scientists who develop new tools, techniques, and methods for diagnosing and treating ailments, but what happens when the tools become smarter than the humans? A new algorithm for detecting skin cancers might provide the answer to that question, as it just demonstrated it can …

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Artificial intelligence can recognize you by the way you walk

May 29th, 2018

Airport lines are the worst, no matter how early you arrive. You’ve got to check your bags, then go through the necessary security and ID checks, and you’re usually waiting in line for most of them. The emergence of artificial intelligence may speed that whole process by eliminating at least one of those types of …

Microsoft Xiaoice AI: Cortana vs Alexa

Microsoft’s AI bot also makes phone calls to humans, but only in Chinese

May 22nd, 2018

Earlier this month, Google blew the internet’s collective hive mind with a video of its Google Duplex AI calling system. The demo Google showed off involved an AI calling a restaurant to make a reservation, conversing with an employee in completely natural language and navigating questions and situations with ease. But as it turns out, …

Meet the research team using AI to help catch suspects in mass shootings

April 30th, 2018

Data in the public domain like tweets and social media video is increasingly relied on to make sense of the immediate aftermath of tragedies like mass shootings. A team of researchers, meanwhile, is in the early stages of developing a digital tool that takes that analysis a step farther — automating the data collection and …

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Google’s new DIY AI kits could help shape the future

April 17th, 2018

The “technology of the future” is constantly changing. Remember when Google Glass was the future and venture capitalists launched huge funds dedicated to financial Glass app developers? Remember when chat bots were the future and every tech company on the planet burned time and money developing Facebook Messenger bots? Yeah, most “technologies of the future” …

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Scientists taught an AI to diagnose brain cancer

March 15th, 2018

Sure, artificial intelligence might end up being the downfall of humanity as we know it — that is, if Elon Musk’s fears come to fruition — but for the time being it’s actually quite useful. A new research effort by an international team of scientists reveals that machine-learning algorithms can be a powerful tool for …

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Stanford scientists invent AI that can predict death with up to 90% accuracy

January 22nd, 2018

Humans today live a lot longer than they used to. That’s great news, but as modern medical advances are giving patients second chances at living normal lives, end-of-life care continues to be a difficult thing to plan. Forecasting when someone will die is an extremely challenging and often uncomfortable thing, but Stanford researchers have trained …