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Computer Vision Algorithm Studies Laparoscopic Procedures to Understand What's Going On
Laparoscopic surgeries are often automatically recorded from the point of view of the endoscope's lens. This is thanks to built-in recording equipment that accompanies many commercial endoscopic systems.
How AI Machines Could Save Wall Street Brokers' Jobs
Morgan Stanley's recent decision to partner 16,000 financial advisers with algorithms that can identify trades and prod brokers to reach out to clients is evidence of yet another in-road being made by machines into human roles. If brokers embrace this mind-and-machine partnership though, the payoff is job security in an industry in which returns are paramount.
Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with helping people share baby pictures and live video - or fake news and hate symbols - via the social network he created. So the Facebook founder wants to bring more meaning to its nearly 2 billion users by nudging them into online groups that bring together people with common passions, problems and ambitions.
Leumi Card to Use Feedzaia s Artificial Intelligence Platform to Fight Fraud
"Fraud mitigation tools have not kept pace with today's mobile-enabled, always-connected consumers," said Gilead Kehat EVP Human resources and staff of Leumi Card, "Our customers demand an omnichannel experience whether it's in person, online or via mobile devices. Feedzai's agile machine learning platform helps predict and prevent fraud before it impacts our customers.
High school computer science outreach sells the field short
Additionally, female students are less aware of opportunities to learn computer science within their schools, communities, and on the Internet. UT, our computer science department is addressing these challenges by providing opportunities for underrepresented groups to get hands-on experiences within the field.
Here are all the deals that Google's AI DeepMind lab has made with...
DeepMind, an artificial intelligence lab owned by Google parent firm Alphabet, announced in February 2016 that it had set up a new healthcare division called DeepMind Health. Led by DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind Health has doubled the size of its team to over 40 staff and gone on to sign a number of deals with NHS trusts operating some of the biggest hospitals in the UK.
WFHS Intro to Computer Science Sets Foundation for Future Programmers
Introduction to Computer Science, a course for grades 10-12, helps students develop a framework for understanding the application, role, and impact computers have on society. Mastic Beach, NY - June 21, 2017 - William Floyd High School students enrolled in "Introduction to Computer Science," a new course intended to serve as an introduction to computer science and computer programming, had the opportunity to write code and learn the foundation for computational problem solving, a solid base for students wishing to explore computer science as a college major or future career possibility.
Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans
People who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors to determine the location and extent of the damage. Researchers who study the effects of strokes would love to be able to analyze these images, but the resolution is often too low for many analyses.
Fog computing may be IoT's computational model
Fog computing and fog networking could fill the latency and range gap in the internet of things For the last couple of years, researchers have been reporting on developments in fog's role in completing IoT's ubiquitous connectivity. It is similar to cloud computing architectures but it brings the cloud to the edge to meet the different demands of IoT.
Revealed: Artificial intelligence and the coming health revolution
And bots, or automated programs, are likely to play a key role in finding cures for some of the most difficult-to-treat diseases and conditions. Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving into health care, led by some of the biggest technology companies and emerging startups using it to diagnose and respond to a raft of conditions.
Lenovo's ThinkSystem product barrage targets data centers
Lenovo is taking on Dell EMC and HPE with its biggest portfolio refresh since it acquired IBM's x86 server business three years ago, offering a lineup of servers, switches, SAN arrays and converged systems intended to show that it's a serious contender in the data center and software-defined infrastructure market. The product launch, staged in New York Tuesday, was the first major event for Lenovo's Data Center Group, in business since April.
AI lab-reader set for hospital trial
Australian-developed technology using artificial intelligence to rapidly diagnose infectious diseases is set for a laboratory trial at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. Medical technology firm LBT Innovations has developed the APAS Independence instrument, which automatically analyses and interprets growth on microbiology culture plates, enabling faster and more efficient diagnosis and reporting of infectious diseases.
Artificial Intelligence to Help Wall Street With Compliance
Six years and a $1 million prize later, the company is unleashing Watson on another class of players: rogue traders at large financial institutions. Watson Financial Services is looking for patterns in traders' chats and emails while also analyzing numerical trading data .
Computer scientists repurpose laparoscopy video for medical training
A new system has been developed that can efficiently search through hundreds of hours of video for events and visual features that correspond to a few training examples. The researchers trained their system to recognize different stages of an operation, such as biopsy, tissue removal, stapling, and wound cleansing.
Air Canada frequent flyer program part of digitization push, CEO says
Air Canada's plans to develop its own frequent flyer program are one of several digitization initiatives the airline is pursuing to meet the varying needs of its 45 million passengers a year, CEO Calin Rovinescu says. Weeks after Air Canada announced it was ditching Aeroplan, Rovinescu said the decision was part of the company's broader strategy to become more digital in its operations.
Mellanox Interconnect Solutions Scale Deep Learning Platforms to World-Leading Performance
Mellanox RDMA and In-Network Computing offloads and NVIDIAA GPUDirecta are key technologies enabling users to maximize their application performance and system efficiencies. Deep learning is used across industries and the research community to help solve many big data problems such as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, healthcare, life-sciences, financial services and more.
YouTube is trying to make a tricky pivot from platform to...
The company has long served as the repository for every possible video on the planet, professional or otherwise. But given that the Alphabet-owned video site is making another push into original programming, it is looking to become an outlet where some people will seek out favorite shows with regularity.
Here's when robots will start beating humans at every task
Don't expect to see a human behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler by 2027. Or a set of human hands performing a delicate surgery by 2053.
US Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul
US President Donald Trump has met with the heads of 18 US technology companies including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet, seeking their help to make the government's computing systems more efficient. The White House wants to update government information technology systems, cut costs, eliminate waste and improve service.
AI could predict how much time people have left to live by analyzing body scans
A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports could bring us a step closer to that capability. The paper reveals how artificial intelligence analyses of routine medical scans could be turned into powerful predictors of a person's health and risk of death.
Smashfly Continues to Lead the Recruitment Marketing Movement with...
Keynote Speakers Include Workplace Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author and Dan Schawbel and Chief Strategy Officer of Contently, Shane Snow; Talent Acquisition Leaders from Alorica, American Airlines, GM, Intel, PwC and Staples Will Present a Wide-Range of Topics Such as Emboldening the Talent Acquisition Experience with Artificial Intelligence & Personalization; Activating Employees as Brand Advocates; Disrupting the Status Quo to Adopt Modern Recruiting Behavior; and Influencing and Impacting Candidates for Life United States, June 19, 2017 -- CONCORD, Mass., June 19, 2017 - Last November, SmashFly Technologies, the leading Recruitment Marketing platform provider, hosted a , the industry's first-ever conference focused exclusively on recruitment marketing.
The Winners and Losers in Amazon's Whole Foods Deal
When Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar store in 2015 on the campus of Purdue University in Indiana and then in December announced its first Amazon Go check-out free convenience store in Seattle, people wondered what on earth the online retailing giant was doing experimenting in the physical world it disrupted in the first place. Now, Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market tells us that the Seattle company wants a big slice of the $674-billion U.S. grocery market .
When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact,...
The DESI VII Workshop titled "Using Advanced Data Analysis in eDiscovery & Related Disciplines to Identify and Protect Sensitive Information in Large Collections" was held on the Strand Campus of King's College in London on June 12, 2017.
4 Tips to Leverage the Power of Instagram to Grow Your Email List
Social media provides a great way of discovering new customers and being discovered by them. The majority of your efforts on social media should lead to creating leads.
Computer Science prof recognized as a digital diversity leader
Nur Zincir-Heywood receives her Digital Diversity Award from Digital Nova Scotia President and CEO Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia. For 17 years, Nur Zincir-Heywood has championed diversity within the Faculty of Computer Science and the wider technology community.
YouTube announces plan 'to fight online terror', including making incendiary videos difficult to find
YouTube has long struggled with the conundrum of how to police videos that advocate hateful ideologies but don't specifically encourage acts of violence. The basic problem is such videos don't break any of the platform's specific guidelines.
NASA Ames Research Center Selects Mellanox InfiniBand New Scalable Supercomputer
This system expansion will leverage Mellanox In-Network Computing technology that enables smart offloading, to achieve highest level of applications performance and efficiency. The system will utilize the HPE Enhanced Hypercube system topology which today is the backbone of the NASA Ames, "Pleiades" supercomputer.
Language Processing 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 13.33% and Forecast to 2021
Language processing involves the automation of reading text with the use of sophisticated algorithms. Language processing engines identify words and grammar to derive meaning from large amounts of text.
Computer age makes the dandy horse even dandier
Professor Holger Hermanns atop the dandy horse. In the background are Florian Schiessl, right, and Belgian bicycle engineer Dries Callebaut.
Garry Kasparov: The World Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence
"Chess champion Garry Kasparov was beaten at his game by a chess-playing AI," writes dryriver . "But he does not think that AI is a bad thing."
Apple's HomePod is not artificial intelligence - but it is a great speaker
The HomePod may be many things: a high-quality speaker, another possibly overpriced Apple product, or an odd move from a company best known for portable devices. One thing it is not - at least, not yet - is a Trojan horse for Apple to put artificial intelligence in your house that talks to you and runs your house and life.
Experts see advances in AI helping diagnose, find cures for hard-to-treat diseases
Your next doctor could very well be a bot. And bots, or automated programs, are likely to play a key role in finding cures for some of the most difficult-to-treat diseases and conditions.
Suspension of Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account lifted
Engineers at Al Jazeera Arabic who were in communication with Twitter said there was a "storm attack" of mass reports of the account to Twitter, which forced the algorithm to temporarily suspend the account. According to Twitter's website, accounts are suspended due to "spam", if an account's "security is at risk" or if an account is reported as "violating [Twitter's] rules surrounding abuse".
PNNL advancing the frontiers of computing: the march toward exascale
We often hear how supercomputers are used to tackle incredibly complex problems. They have played an essential role in the design of automobiles and aircraft, including the Boeing 777 Dreamliner, the creation of new anti-cancer drugs and discoveries related to the origin of the universe.
How Facebook Is Stacking the Deck Against the Competition
Back in 2011, Steve Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson: "We talk about social networks in the plural, but I don't see anybody other than Facebook 1.94 billion MAUs -- making it the biggest social network in the world by a wide margin. Jobs was certainly right about Facebook "dominating" the market.
Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an...
Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways to link human brains to computers. Musk reportedly plans to spend 3-5% of his work time on Neuralink , which will develop technology to integrate brains and computers as a way to fix medical problems and eventually supercharge human cognition.
Quanta Computer reaffirms commitment in investing in Taiwan
Tech giant Quanta Computer's founder and chairman Barry Lam has expressed anxiety about Taiwan falling behind other countries in the development artificial intelligence and 5G technology. A couple days after tech tycoon Terry Gou stated his reluctance to invest in Taiwan, Lam expressed his own sentiments regarding investing in the country.
Valeo will open a research center for artificial intelligence
Valeo will open a research center for artificial intelligence and "deep learning" with the aim of developing technologies that can be applied to autonomous vehicles. Technical expertise required to develop autonomous vehicles in fields including has pushed automakers and suppliers into new alliances and collaborations both inside outside the industry.
Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Diaz Nesamoney, Founder...
Sramana Mitra: Can you walk us through some use cases? You talked about Claritin and the allergy season as one set of identifiers around which you are personalizing. What are some other examples? Diaz Nesamoney: The hotels, for example, are looking at multiple such data points.
Faster performance evaluation of 'super graphs'
Himchan Park and Min-Soo Kim of DGIST have developed TrillionG, a computer model that generates synthetic data for simulating real-world applications that use giant graphs. TrillionG is faster than currently available synthetic graph generators and uses less computer resources, such as memory and network bandwidth.
ADVERTISING: Another insight on PSFK for Members
Both Google and Sony have projects underway to advance how computers write music. The inherent issue with computers writing music, however, is trying to figure out what the math is for inspiration.
Milpitas: Class of 2017 Salutatorian heads off to Stanford to study artificial intelligence
Milpitas High School Class of 2017 Salutatorian Kinbert Chou is headed to Stanford University to study computer science with a plan to get into artificial intelligence. Photo by Aliyah Mohammed Moved by what his mom calls his "strong personality" to make opportunities and to experience things that interest him, recent Milpitas High School graduate Kinbert Chou will take his personality along with his interest in artificial intelligence to Stanford University in the fall.
University team develops digital face-ageing that could help in search for missing children
RESEARCHERS at the University of Bradford have developed a technique that could revolutionise the way police are able to search for people who have been missing for long periods. The team has created a new method of ageing facial images, which could enhance the search for long-term missing people, especially those who went missing when they were young children.
Retailers getting serious about artificial intelligence
Forty-five percent of retailers plan to utilize artificial intelligence within three years to enhance the customer experience, according to the BRP 2017 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Benchmark Survey. Virtual reality is also in retailers' sights, with 34% of respondents saying they plan to deploy it within the next three years.
Georgia official discounts threat of exposed voter records
After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists urged the state's top elections official to order a thorough outside probe to determine if its voting systems had been compromised. At the same time, Secretary of State Brian Kemp contested a lawsuit demanding the state abandon its antiquated touchscreen voting machines , which are highly susceptible to being rigged by hackers in all-but-undetectable ways, and whose votes couldn't be reliably recounted.
Face recognition system 'K-Eye'
Artificial intelligence is one of the key emerging technologies. Global IT companies are competitively launching the newest technologies and competition is heating up more than ever.
Facebook reveals more details about how it combats terrorism
Facebook on Thursday outlined how the tech firm is combating terrorism, pulling back the curtain on how the world's largest social network is tackling the challenge as it faces more pressure from politicians to do more. The company is using artificial intelligence to identify a terrorist photo or video before its uploaded, analyze text, detect fake accounts and find pages, groups or profiles that support terrorism.
How Facebook uses artificial intelligence to fight terrorism - CNET
The social network, dogged by criticism, explains its efforts to combat extremist content. The company says it will take both software and humans.
Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Terrorism
A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Samsung S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, Aug. 14, 2013. The company said it is using artificial intelligence to remove terrorism-related posts.
Patrick Madden, a computer scientist who hopes to bring an...
With his chunky black-framed glasses, close-cropped hair and graying beard, Binghamton University computer scientist Patrick Madden gives off a Jeff Goldblum vibe. He designs mobile apps for fun, and teaches a graduate seminar in computer science theory.