Latest news on Artificial Intelligence and its applications on the globe.
“In a country such as India that has a low doctor-patient ratio, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enable greater access to expert care from anywhere, with telehealth and robotics applied across inpatient and outpatient environments…Intel has been focusing its efforts towards accelerating AI innovation to deliver transformative healthcare solutions and democratise healthcare access and delivery in India. “
“Experts at the University of Amsterdam are developing a computer programme that can translate into sign language, using the power of artificial intelligence.
The project, part of SignLab Amsterdam, aims in the first instance to support parents of deaf children who are learning basic signing or for situations like announcements at airports and railway stations.”
“The startup is one of many organizations, including more than a dozen startups and some of the biggest names in tech, offering tools and services designed to identify and remove bias from AI systems.”
“Automated customer service agents became the top Artificial Intelligence (AI) use case for the Indian organisations in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic kept millions at home and face-to-face interactions diminished across industries, according to a new report.”
“What if scientists could use artificial intelligence (AI) to create a tool that could prevent school shootings or other violence?
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center researchers are working on just that. A team there announced Thursday that the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded it a five-year grant totaling $2.8 million to develop an automated risk assessment system, designed to detect potential school violence and prevent it.”
“A team of researchers has used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm to sift through terabytes of gene expression data to look for shared patterns in patients with past pandemic viral infections, including SARS, MERS and swine flu.”
“Flinders Ports has an ambition – to make it as easy as possible to move containers back and forth as they work their way through South Australia’s major logistics hub. So it is perhaps poetic that the Adelaide company has brought artificial intelligence to bear, to crunch the numbers on the Tetris-like task of getting hundreds of thousands of containers a year on and off ships, and on their way to the end user.”
“Planned to launch in the third quarter of 2021, Verify can evaluate 100% of a company’s expense reports and identifies anomalies, allowing company auditors to focus only on potential problems, increasing efficiency and allowing them to take steps to correct out-of-policy behaviors.”
“The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) into new and unexpected aspects of modern life turned a new corner in recent months when patent applications were filed in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on behalf of an AI machine named “DABUS” which invented two new products.”
“Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) tool to predict the grade of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IFTA), a known structural correlate of progressive and chronic kidney disease.”
“An artificial intelligence framework built by MIT researchers can give an ‘early-alert’ signal for future high-impact technologies, by learning from patterns gleaned from previous scientific publications.”
“Yahoo Japan has begun providing to clients, and even its rivals, a free service that uses artificial intelligence to determine if comments posted in Japanese on online forums are appropriate to its clients.”
“….LG’s super-giant AI will have the capabilities of top human experts in each field, including software development, data analysis, and customer counseling…”
“…Called artificially innervated foam, or AiFoam, the new material – which is soft and feels like a sponge – mimics the human sense of touch, can sense nearby objects without actually touching, and repairs itself when damaged….”
“…The consortium will develop an AI-based inertial navigation system (INS) and digitalize marine logistics information. The demonstration will test technologies that can reduce operating costs of roll-on and roll-off vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo…”
“The technology extracts data points from loan documents and compares them with numerous databases to confirm identity, employment, income and other vital information.”
“…The software has already been beta tested in the public transportation system of the City of Manizales in the Republic of Colombia, where it achieved a 30% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions as a result of better route management…”
“…Finance and accounting (F&A) comprise mundane tasks highly suited for automation. Gartner cites that 89 per cent of general accounting operations and 72 per cent of financial controlling and reporting are automatable. “
“…In a new series of experiments, AI algorithms “were able to influence people’s preferences for fictitious political candidates or potential romantic partners”.
The question here is: should we be surprised?…”