Talk to Me: Deep Learning Identifies Depression in Speech Patterns

“Talk therapy” is often used by psychotherapists to help patients overcome depression or anxiety through conversation. A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is using deep learning to uncover what might be called “talk diagnosis” — detecting signs of depression by analyzing a patient’s speech. The research could lead to effective, and inexpensive, diagnosis Read article >
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Talk to Me: Deep Learning Identifies Depression in Speech Patterns

AI Hotline: Startup Analyzes Emergency Calls to Identify Cardiac Arrest Victims

“911. What’s your emergency?” Denmark-based startup Corti knows that the stakes are high when dialing emergency services. So it built an AI tool to provide immediate feedback and guidance to emergency call responders, helping them ask the right questions and quickly identify highly acute cases. Its speech-recognition software, Corti AI, can cut down the number Read article >
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AI Hotline: Startup Analyzes Emergency Calls to Identify Cardiac Arrest Victims

How UCSF Researchers Are Using AI on Some of Healthcare’s Toughest Problems

Hospitals produce huge volumes of medical data that, when handled with concern for privacy and security, could be used to re-examine everything from hospital administration to patient care. But this means finding careful ways to assemble this data, so it’s no longer locked in organizational silos. A research team at the University of California, San Read article >
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How UCSF Researchers Are Using AI on Some of Healthcare’s Toughest Problems

Munich Startup Uses AI to Take Medical Imaging to Another Dimension

Medical imaging provides a window into the human body, allowing us to see under the skin. But to really understand what’s going on inside our bodies, doctors need 3D imagery. And there’s no time this would be more helpful than during surgery. Now, ImFusion, a Munich-based startup and NVIDIA Inception program member, is taking medical Read article >
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So You Think AI Can Dance: Watch This Japanese Dance Troupe Collaborate with AI on Stage

AI has shown off a broad repertoire of creative talents in recent years — composing music, writing stories, crafting meme captions. Now, the stage is set for AI models to take on a new venture in the performing arts — by stepping onto the dance floor. In a Japanese production titled discrete figures, an AI Read article >
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So You Think AI Can Dance: Watch This Japanese Dance Troupe Collaborate with AI on Stage

Bricks of the Trade: Techie Harnesses AI Skills to Sort Son’s Legos

Francisco “Paco” Garcia is a dad. And being a dad these days means you have Legos. Way too many Legos. But Paco’s no ordinary dad. This is a dad with a GPU, a GPU he put to use doing what every dad dreams of doing: sorting those Legos out once and for all. Our podcast’s Read article >
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Bricks of the Trade: Techie Harnesses AI Skills to Sort Son’s Legos

New Tech for Old Texts: How Deep Learning Deciphers Historical Documents

Deep learning researchers are hitting the books. By building AI tools to transcribe historical texts in antiquated scripts letter by letter, they’re creating an invaluable resource for researchers who study centuries-old documents. Many old documents have been digitized as scans or photographs of physical pages. But while obsolete scripts like Greek miniscule or German Fraktur Read article >
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New Tech for Old Texts: How Deep Learning Deciphers Historical Documents

Fireflies: This Call Is Being Monitored — by AI — for Quality Assurance

Krish Ramineni and Sam Udotong are quintessential Silicon Valley: They breath code, bond over hackathons and one thrives on Soylent. Their product’s hockey-stick growth curve isn’t: In atypical fashion, it happened simply by word of mouth rather than the usual PR blitz. The 20-somethings are the duo behind call-automation startup Fireflies, an AI-powered platform for Read article >
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Fireflies: This Call Is Being Monitored — by AI — for Quality Assurance

Cell by Cell: Deep Learning Powers Drug Discovery Effort for Hundreds of Rare Diseases

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease. These diseases attract a ton of research effort and funding, and for good reason: They afflict tens of millions of people each year. But there are about 7,000 known rare diseases that rarely get attention. Also called “orphan” diseases, these conditions collectively affect about 400 million worldwide and were historically neglected Read article >
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Cell by Cell: Deep Learning Powers Drug Discovery Effort for Hundreds of Rare Diseases

How Neural Networks Can Read Thoughts and Restore Movement to Paralyzed Limbs

While diving into the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of North Carolina with his friends in 2010, Ian Burkhart, then a college student, sustained a devastating spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. But with a brain-computer interface powered by neural networks, he can now use his right hand to pick Read article >
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How Neural Networks Can Read Thoughts and Restore Movement to Paralyzed Limbs

Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Using AI for Smarter Forest Management

Nearly 19 million acres of forests are destroyed annually, equal to 27 football pitches a minute. Forests serve as homes for thousands of animals, and for many people they’re a source of food, water, clothing, medicine and shelter. The so-called lungs of the Earth also mitigate climate change by acting as a carbon sink. And Read article >
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Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Using AI for Smarter Forest Management

This Is Your Office on AI: UiPath’s Robotic Process Automation Software

AI can now help you get a leg up on tedious office work. Just ask Param Kahlon, who is developing teams of bots that can make life easier in the workplace. Kahlon is chief product officer at UiPath, a pioneer in robotic process automation (RPA) software, which helps humans work with machines to automate aging Read article >
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This Is Your Office on AI: UiPath’s Robotic Process Automation Software

How AI Is Helping Address the Rohingya Refugee Healthcare Crisis

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in the past year, finding temporary shelter across the border in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. Their overcrowded, unhygienic living conditions make them especially vulnerable to infections and other diseases — a need the United Nations has called “immense,” with healthcare services “grossly under-funded.” Help in addressing these Read article >
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How AI Is Helping Address the Rohingya Refugee Healthcare Crisis

Five Short Vids That Tell the Tale of What’s Next for AI

Show, don’t tell. There’s no better way to tell a story as extraordinary as the effect AI has had on the world around us. And our “I Am AI,” docuseries does just that, one extraordinary story at a time. These tales — set everywhere from lush California fields cultivated by an adept new generation of Read article >
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Five Short Vids That Tell the Tale of What’s Next for AI

Foxconn’s FIT Unit Dials In AI for Electronics Production

Foxconn Interconnect Technology is poised to deliver some yuletide cheer when it comes to holiday gifts. That’s because FIT is rolling out AI-powered inspection systems in its factory lines. FIT has begun deploying AI for automated high-precision inspection of components and tools in its manufacturing operations. The move could bolster production throughput and improve the Read article >
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Foxconn’s FIT Unit Dials In AI for Electronics Production

The Five Weirdest Episodes of the AI Podcast in 2018

Think of it as a chance to rest your eyes up ahead of the New Year’s Day college football frenzy in front of that new big screen TV. Simple story: our podcast does best when, and where, other media don’t — while listeners are trapped in a commute and catching up on the latest episode Read article >
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The Five Weirdest Episodes of the AI Podcast in 2018

How to Get Started with Deep Learning Frameworks

Think of a deep learning framework as a grocery store. Rather than laboring in their own backyard farms, most people shop at markets when they want to whip up a meal. Just as they don’t pick lettuce and uproot carrots when they have a hankering for salad, developers don’t want to start from scratch every Read article >
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How to Get Started with Deep Learning Frameworks

Flying High Again: Airplane Turnarounds Take a Spin with AI

Airlines generally aren’t soaring with fans, but AI could shorten delays to get people flying high again. Zurich-based Assaia is developing AI that aims to compress the time between landing and liftoff. The self-funded startup, founded earlier this year, is using image recognition algorithms sped by NVIDIA GPUs to process video feeds and deliver insights Read article >
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Flying High Again: Airplane Turnarounds Take a Spin with AI

The Bright Continent: Tales from Africa’s AI Ecosystem — ‘Just Two Laptops and a Lot of Enthusiasm’

Ignoring his friends’ advice, Karim Beguir left his career five years ago in London as a financial engineer and returned home to Tunisia to found an AI startup. And he hasn’t looked back since. At NeurIPS, the world’s top AI research conference, Beguir spoke earlier this month to 300 attendees at the Black in AI Read article >
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The Bright Continent: Tales from Africa’s AI Ecosystem — ‘Just Two Laptops and a Lot of Enthusiasm’

Perplexed by Texts: AI Providing Insights into What Messages Really Say

Es Lee’s first efforts to bring emotional intelligence to texting didn’t go quite as planned. He’d helped discern the romantic intent behind some texts a friend had received and figured an algorithm could more objectively detect meanings often lost on people. So he whipped up an app called Crushh that told users how much the Read article >
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Perplexed by Texts: AI Providing Insights into What Messages Really Say