In an unprecedented effort of scientific collaboration, researchers across fields are racing to support the response to COVID-19. Making a global impact with AI tools will require scalable approaches for data, model and code sharing; adapting applications to local contexts; and cooperation across borders.
File this under: minimal possible effort. Google today confirmed it will “no longer develop artificial intelligence (AI) software and tools for oil and gas drilling operations.” Will Grannis, Managing Director of the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud
In a paper, researchers developed models that attempt to mitigate biases in coronavirus case fatality ratios for various countries.
Nvidia posted revenues of $3.08 billion for the first quarter ended April 26, up 39% from a year earlier as datacenter revenues soared.
A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention.
To commemorate the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day today, Google released and updated a slew of AI-powered accessibility tools.
Facebook is using AI to spot scammers on Messenger. The feature searches for suspicious activity without reading your chats
Researcher Zhenyu Ye has made a set of methods that can help designers to make incremental improvements on existing (smart) machines, and to explore new possibilities in their future products. He will defend his Ph.D. on May 26th.
Chinese state news agency Xinhua has added a 3D AI news anchor called Xin Xiaowei to its growing lineup of virtual presenters
Clara Analytics, a startup leveraging AI to expedite workers' compensation claims, has raised $25 million during the pandemic.
Facebook is rolling out an AI feature that gives users under the age of 18 tips on interacting with unfamiliar adults and avoiding scams.
Instacart CTO Mark Schaaf tells VentureBeat that the company has had to reengineer many of its systems to keep pace with growth during the pandemic.
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Redox-responsive transcriptional regulators can enable user-specified electronic control over biological functions. Here the authors demonstrate electronic control of CRISPRa and CRISPRi using redox signalling.
A meeting planned for Addis Ababa in April was meant to diversify artificial-intelligence conferences, but the push for greater participation continues.
Here, the authors sample air and surfaces in hospital rooms of COVID-19 patients, detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in air samples of two of three tested airborne infection isolation rooms, and find surface contamination in 66.7% of tested rooms during the first week of illness and 20% beyond the first week of illness.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) are subject to noise, biases and missing data. Here, the authors present MixEHR, a multi-view Bayesian framework related to collaborative filtering and latent topic models for EHR data integration and modeling.
Startup makes meeting data searchable and shareable, and automates data entry into workplace apps.