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Israeli team says AI platform can predict which drugs are safe

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Robert Langer, the co-founder of Moderna and a lauded MIT professor, said, "We are at the tipping point of the modernization of drug discovery" and that the "Quris platform could be a significant value to pharma companies and the health of society at large." Langer is a member of the scientific advisory board of Quris, which officially launched this week and announced $9 million in seed funding to support its efforts. Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover is the chairman of the company's scientific advisory board. Quris, based in Israel and Boston, is an artificial intelligence (AI) company operating in the pharmaceutical space. Its team has developed an AI platform to predict which drug candidates will work most safely and effectively in humans.


Senior al-Qaida leader killed in U.S. drone strike in Syria

The Japan Times

Washington – A senior al-Qaida leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday. The strike comes two days after a base in southern Syria, used by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, was assaulted. "A U.S. airstrike today in northwest Syria killed senior al-Qaida leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar," said Central Command spokesman Maj. There were no known casualties from the strike, he said, adding it was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft. "The removal of this al-Qaida senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks," he said.


US says it killed al-Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

Al Jazeera

The US military has killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria, a US Central Command spokesman said. "The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organisation's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians," US Army Major John Rigsbee said in a written statement late on Friday. The strike comes two days after a US outpost in southern Syria was attacked. Rigsbee did not say if the US drone strike was carried out in retaliation of the attack.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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Recently, a team led by clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer vision system can enhance screening accuracy of colon cancer. Tyler M Berzin, a gastroenterologist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how AI-based computer-vision algorithms can assist physicians. Let us examine how this is accomplished. According to Tyler, this would be a real-time application of artificial intelligence, which is also rather unique. In clinical medicine, the majority of examples of AI applications occur after the initial patient engagement, for example, during the subsequent evaluation of the X-ray.


Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence To Address Colon Cancer

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Recently, a team led by clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer vision system can enhance screening accuracy of colon cancer. Tyler M Berzin, a gastroenterologist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how AI-based computer-vision algorithms can assist physicians. Let us examine how this is accomplished. According to Tyler, this would be a real-time application of artificial intelligence, which is also rather unique. In clinical medicine, the majority of examples of AI applications occur after the initial patient engagement, for example, during the subsequent evaluation of the X-ray.


US troops in Syria targeted with 'deliberate and coordinated' drone attack, no injuries reported

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. U.S. troops in Syria were targeted Thursday with a "deliberate and coordinated" drone attack, military officials told Fox News, saying that the U.S. has the "inherent right of self defense" and will "respond at a time and place of our choosing." Bill Urban confirmed that the al-Tanf Garrison area "was subjected to a deliberate and coordinated attack." "Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire," Urban said.


Dubai reaches latest medtech milestone with robotic surgery for kidney removal

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Following the successful use of online apps, tracking devices and telemedicine to control a pandemic, while enabling remote care, doctors in the Middle East have started using medtech gadgets for non-invasive as well as accurate procedures. Robots have been pitched as cops, office assistants and guides for the future, but the need for contactless healthcare has led to their adoption as support staff in hospitals, to monitor patients in quarantine. Robotic pharmacies have also become a feature at AI-backed facilities in the UAE, while droids have even conducted operations, one of which involved removal of a tumour. Considering the precision that smart machines bring to the table, robo-arms are now being used for removal and transfer of kidneys from donors to patients, at a hospital in Dubai. The surgeries that benefited two people were carried out using the state-of-the-art Da Vinci tool, which is a pair of robotic arms, that can imitate the movement of human hands.


How to use AI to manage inventory in a time of stock shortages - Raconteur

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A winter of retail discontent is looming for consumers in the UK. Post-Brexit border delays and HGV driver shortages are already leading to empty shelves in supermarkets around the country. There could even be no turkey for dinner this Christmas. The Food and Drink Federation has warned that shoppers can expect not to find all the goods they want whenever they want them for the foreseeable future. Its CEO, Ian Wright, told an Institute for Government event in September: "The just-in-time system is no longer working. I don't think it'll work again."


Deci snaps up $21M for tech to build better AI models based on available data and compute power – TechCrunch

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Building usable models to run AI algorithms requires not just adequate data to train systems, but also the right hardware subsequently to run them. But because the theoretical and practical are often not the same thing, there is often a gap between what data scientists may hope to do and what they practically do. Today, a startup called Deci that has built a deep learning platform to help bridge that gap -- by building models that can work with the data and hardware that are available to use -- is announcing some funding after finding strong traction for its products with Fortune 500 tech companies running mass-market, AI-based products based on video and other computer vision-based services. The Tel Aviv-based startup has picked up a Series A of $21 million, money that it will be using to continue expanding its product and customer base. Insight Partners is leading the round, with previous backers Square Peg, Emerge and Jibe Ventures, alongside some new backers: Samsung Next, Vintage Investment Partners, and Fort Ross Ventures.


It's not easy being a startup in Ukraine. But these companies have made it work

ZDNet

Establishing a startup in Ukraine is no easy feat. When 34-year-old engineer and inventor Dmytro Kostyk founded his Internet of Things (IoT) company Kodisoft in 2003, he knew there was a rough journey ahead. "In Ukraine, you have a top supply chain, but to get something here in the country, you have to move mountains," he says. More than a decade and a half later though, Kodisoft has helped transform the dining experience for customers and restaurateurs alike with its interactive table technology, which is now used by 19 restaurants in cities including Kyiv, Barcelona, London and Dubai. Here's a look at the most popular programming languages based on surveys and courses.