New MI5 head promises to focus on China and harness AI

Promotion of Glaswegian career officer Ken McCallum announced by Priti Patel

30 March 2020,

Bosses speed up automation as virus keeps workers home

Livelihoods at risk as EY finds 41% of employers globally prepare for after the crisis

29 March 2020,

Patient Safety Risk Concerns Over ‘Exaggerated’ Claims of AI Outperforming Doctors

Misleading claims fuel hype and pose a patient safety risk, warn researchers. Many studies claiming that artificial intelligence is as good as (or better than) human experts at interpreting medical images are of poor quality and are arguably exaggera

28 March 2020,

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can now help you diagnose COVID-19

Amazon Alexa users in the US can now use the voice assistant to help diagnose cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. You can ask "Alexa, what do I do if I think I have coronavirus?" for advice.

27 March 2020,

COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers

Federal agencies, academic institutions, and industrial partners are joining forces to combat COVID-19 using artificial intelligence.

27 March 2020,

Lawrence Livermore Lab Uses Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputers in Global Fight Against COVID-19

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are contributing to the global fight against COVID-19 by combining artificial intelligence/machine learning, bioinformatics, and supercomputing to help discover candidates for new antibodies and pharmaceutical drugs to combat the disease.

26 March 2020,

5 Weeks Instead of 50 Years: Neural Networks Optimize Search for New Materials

Neural Networks Facilitate Optimization in the Search for New Materials Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years. When searching through theoretical lists of possibl

26 March 2020,

Coronavirus pandemic could prove 'tipping point' for robots looking after humans

Robotics experts say AI and machines could save lives by performing the 'dull, dirty and dangerous' jobs

25 March 2020,

Can robots help us overcome the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown?

With the enhanced capabilities of today's robots and drones, recent examples from China and Thailand and ongoing research show that they have the potential to help us navigate disasters.

25 March 2020,

AI program could check blood for signs of lung cancer

Scientists hope that if software passes trials it could boost screening rates

25 March 2020,

Racial Divide in Speech Recognition Systems

It has been known that technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft misidentified 35 percent of words from people who were black. White people fared much better.  

25 March 2020,

How robots can help combat COVID-19

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples. They say robots can be used for clinical care such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated waste; and reconnaissance such as monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.

25 March 2020,

AI Detects Bomb Craters to Estimate Unexploded Bombs Left From Vietnam War

Machine Learning Detects Bomb Craters in Cambodia Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs. The new method increased

24 March 2020,

Elections: Early warning system to fight disinformation online

A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections.

24 March 2020,

Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

23 March 2020,

Government postpones mega Artificial Intelligence Summit to October

The RAISE 2020 Summit is expected to feature some of the most exciting global startups working in Artificial Intelligence related fields and is expected to have multiple events such as the AI Startup Pitchfest, AI Startup Theater and The AI Startup Awards.

20 March 2020,

Can computers ever replace the classroom?

The long read: With 850 million children worldwide shut out of schools, tech evangelists claim now is the time for AI education. But as the technology’s power grows, so too do the dangers that come with it

19 March 2020,

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

Scientists have demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision. The new system, dubbed DeepSPM, bridges the gap between nanoscience, automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and firmly establishes the use of machine learning for experimental scientific research using Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM).

19 March 2020,

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