EARTH WEATHER PREDICTION Google

Google says new AI models allow for ‘nearly instantaneous’ weather forecasts

January 14, 2020, by James Vincent

Weather forecasting is notoriously difficult, but in recent years experts have suggested that machine learning could better help sort the sunshine from the sleet. Google ...

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FINANCE DEBT COLLECTION STARTUP AsiaCollect ASIA

AsiaCollect is changing the way you think about debt collection

January 8, 2020, by Sharmila Ganapathy

It uses AI and machine learning to profile debtors.

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HEALTH & WELL BEING

[Viewpoint] The cognitive health system

January 7, 2020, by Enrico Coiera

What if the health system could think? Alan Turing1 once famously asked a similar question about machines. Now, artificial intelligence challenges us to reimagine medicine ...

Read more on The Lancet


HEALTH & WELL BEING HEART DISEASE STARTUP Eko

Singapore startup Eko.ai raises $4m from Sequoia India, EDBI, others

January 7, 2020, by Doris Yu

Eko.ai uses machine learning to automate processes in early detection and treatment of heart disease.

Read more on Tech in Asia


HEALTH & WELL BEING

Here are 3 ways AI will change healthcare by 2030

January 7, 2020, by Carla Kriwet

Predictive care, networked hospitals and better experiences for patients and staff – what benefits could artificial intelligence bring to healthcare delivery?

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HEALTH & WELL BEING CANCER Google

Google AI Beats Doctors at Breast Cancer Detection – Sometimes

January 3, 2020, by The Wall Street Journal

More tech companies are entering into healthcare. WSJ Reporter Brianna Abbott joins us to explain how Google’s health research unit is using artificial intelligence to ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING BREAST CANCER

This AI was as good as the experts at detecting breast cancer

January 3, 2020, by Julie Steenhuysen

Although the study had limitations, it shows further evidence of the potential of AI to detect breast cancer.

Read more on World Economic Forum | Agenda | Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


HEALTH & WELL BEING BREAST CANCER Google

Google AI Tool Can Pinpoint Breast Cancer Better Than Clinicians

January 2, 2020, by Erin Brodwin

The software detected cancers at higher rates than radiologists, with fewer false positives — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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EARTH EARTHQUAKES NATURAL DISASTER

Deep Learning Shakes Up Geologists’ Tools to Study Seismic Fault Systems

December 26, 2019, by Isha Salian

Fifteen years after a magnitude 9.1 earthquake and tsunami struck off the coast of Indonesia, killing more than 200,000 people in over a dozen countries, ...

Read more on Deep Learning – The Official NVIDIA Blog


EDUCATION LEARNING

The Machines Are Learning, and So Are the Students

December 18, 2019, by Craig S. Smith

Artificial intelligence is starting to take over repetitive tasks in classrooms, like grading, and is optimizing coursework and revolutionizing the preparation for college entrance exams.

Read more on The New York Times


EARTH WILDFIRE

AI Can Help Make Wildfires Quicker To Spot And Easier To Fight

December 8, 2019, by Daniel Nelson

In states like California, the wildfire season has become longer and more intense, driven largely by climate change. In response to the growing threat from ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING

The opportunities and challenges of introducing AI to improve healthcare: Chaesub Lee

December 3, 2019, by Lucy Spencer

By Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau *The following article is adapted from opening remarks I will deliver tomorrow at ITU’s academic conference, Kaleidoscope. ...

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AFRICA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Masakhane

The Masakhane project wants machine translation and AI to transform Africa

November 27, 2019, by Khari Johnson

Masakhane is an open source project being undertaken by young African technologists to translate African languages using neural machine translation.Read More

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HEALTH & WELL BEING Google

Google to Store and Analyze Millions of Health Records

November 11, 2019, by Natasha Singer and Daisuke Wakabayashi

The tech company’s deal with Ascension is part of a push to use artificial intelligence to aid health services.

Read more on The New York Times


ETHICS & TRUST

Ethics of the Digital Transformation

November 1, 2019, by djones@cyber.harvard.edu (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University)

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University was delighted to welcome the President of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to campus for ...

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HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIA & INFORMATION HATE SPEECH Facebook

Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns

October 29, 2019, by Natasha Lomas

A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India ...

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DEMOCRACY & CIVIL RIGHTS INTERNET SAFETY ELECTIONS

Protecting Elections from Online Manipulation and Cyber Threats

October 23, 2019, by djones@cyber.harvard.edu (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University)

Israel went through two full election campaigns in 2019, featuring the cutting edge of network propaganda technologies. Justice Hanan Melcer of Israel’s Supreme Court chaired ...

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FOOD SECURITY & AGRICULTURE FARMING

Eyes in the Sky Help Farmers on the Ground

September 18, 2019, by Lauren Smiley

Aerial imaging companies using high-resolution cameras and artificial intelligence data analysis are giving the agricultural community a high-tech boost.

Read more on The New York Times


BIAS ETHICS & TRUST GENDER BIAS

Gender bias is a threat to future Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications: Opinion

September 17, 2019, by Lucy Spencer

By Martin Koyabe, Head of Technical Support & Consultancy (TSC) at The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) According to the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Gender ...

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ETHICS & TRUST

How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

September 6, 2019, by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis

Computer systems need to understand time, space and causality. Right now they don’t.

Read more on The New York Times