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Software Engineer, Front-end (Illinois) at Ambient.ai

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Ambient.ai is an AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to prevent as many security incidents as possible. Our breakthrough technology combines cutting-edge deep learning with a contextual knowledge model to achieve human-like perception ability. Ambient's flagship product has been deployed by multiple Fortune 100 companies to solve a mission-critical problem in a way that has never been possible. The company was founded in 2017 by Shikhar Shrestha and Vikesh Khanna who are experts in artificial intelligence from Stanford University who previously built iconic products at Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Dropbox. We are a Series-B company backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), SV Angel, YCombinator, and visionary angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie, and Elad Gil.


Policy Brief

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As the development and adoption of AI-enabled healthcare continue to accelerate, regulators and researchers are beginning to confront oversight concerns in the clinical evaluation process that could yield negative consequences on patient health if left unchecked. Since 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has evaluated and granted clearance for over 100 AI-based medical devices using a fairly rudimentary evaluation process that is in dire need of improvement as these evaluations have not been adapted to address the unique concerns surrounding AI. This brief examined this evaluation process and analyzed how devices were evaluated before approval. We analyzed public records for all 130 FDA-approved medical AI devices between January 2015 and December 2020 and observed significant variety and limitations in test-data rigor and what developers considered appropriate clinical evaluation. When we performed an analysis of a well-established diagnostic task (pneumothorax, or collapsed lung) using three sets of training data, the level of error exhibited between white and Black patients increased dramatically.


Video Friday: Robotic Soccer Finals - Channel969

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Goldman tells it in another way. In 1969 Xerox had simply purchased Scientific Knowledge Methods (SDS), a mainframe pc producer. "When Xerox purchased SDS," he recalled, "I walked promptly into the workplace of Peter McColough and stated, 'Look, now that we're on this digital pc enterprise, we higher damned nicely have a analysis laboratory!' " In any case, the outcome was the Xerox Palo Alto Analysis Middle (PARC) in California, probably the most uncommon company analysis organizations of our time. PARC is one in all three analysis facilities inside Xerox; the opposite two are in Webster, N.Y., and Toronto, Ont., Canada. It employs roughly 350 researchers, managers, and help employees (by comparability, Bell Laboratories earlier than the AT&T breakup employed roughly 25,000). Within the mid-Seventies, near half of the highest 100 pc scientists on the earth have been working at PARC, and the laboratory boasted comparable energy in different fields, together with solid-state physics and optics.


This AI attorney says companies need a chief AI officer -- pronto

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When Bradford Newman began advocating for more artificial intelligence expertise in the C-suite in 2015, "people were laughing at me," he said. Newman, who leads global law firm Baker McKenzie's machine learning and AI practice in its Palo Alto office, added that when he mentioned the need for companies to appoint a chief AI officer, people typically responded, "What's that?" But as the use of artificial intelligence proliferates across the enterprise, and as issues around AI ethics, bias, risk, regulation and legislation currently swirl throughout the business landscape, the importance of appointing a chief AI officer is clearer than ever, he said. This recognition led to a new Baker McKenzie report, released in March, called "Risky Business: Identifying Blind Spots in Corporate Oversight of Artificial Intelligence." The report surveyed 500 US-based, C-level executives who self-identified as part of the decision-making team responsible for their organization's adoption, use and management of AI-enabled tools. In a press release upon the survey's release, Newman said: "Given the increase in state legislation and regulatory enforcement, companies need to step up their game when it comes to AI oversight and governance to ensure their AI is ethical and protect themselves from liability by managing their exposure to risk accordingly."


ACL: What comes next for natural-language processing?

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Your work will directly impact millions of our customers in the form of products and services, as well as contributing to the wider research community. You will gain hands on experience with Amazon's heterogeneous text and structured data sources, and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in language understanding.We are hiring primarily in Conversational AI / Dialog System Development areas: NLP, NLU, Dialog Management, NLG.This role can be based in NYC, Seattle or Palo Alto.Inclusive Team CultureHere at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences.Work/Life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance.


CS 229 - Machine Learning Tips and Tricks Cheatsheet

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In a context of a binary classification, here are the main metrics that are important to track in order to assess the performance of the model. Confusion matrix The confusion matrix is used to have a more complete picture when assessing the performance of a model. ROC The receiver operating curve, also noted ROC, is the plot of TPR versus FPR by varying the threshold. Once the model has been chosen, it is trained on the entire dataset and tested on the unseen test set. Cross-validation Cross-validation, also noted CV, is a method that is used to select a model that does not rely too much on the initial training set.


Precision healthcare AI tools eyed by investors

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning promise to transform healthcare across the board, but particularly through the use of precision medicine. Precision medicine is often defined differently than the common phrase "personalized medicine," which simply means tailoring treatments to the patient. Precision medicine, on the other hand, specifically applies machine learning to the genetic material of patients with less-common conditions. The AI finds patterns within material to identify common phenotypes, while pharmaceutical companies use that information to develop drugs targeted to the specific need. Palo Alto, California-based Endpoint Health is one player in this space looking to tap the potential machine learning has for precision medicine.


How Palo Alto Networks modernized its security management with AI

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The SIEM, or security information and event management console, has been a staple for security teams for more than a decade. It's the single pane of glass that shows events, alerts, logs, and other information that can be used to find a breach. Despite its near ubiquity, I've long been a SIEM critic and believe the tool is long past its prime. This is certainly not the consensus; I've been criticized in the past for taking this stance. While robust passwords help you secure your valuable online accounts, hardware-based two-factor authentication takes that security to the next level.


Patients recognize role of artificial intelligence in diagnosis, treatment

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With artificial intelligence making its way into daily life, healthcare, including ophthalmology, is no exception. Ophthalmology, with its heavy reliance on imaging, is an innovator in the field of AI in medicine. Although the opportunities for patients and health care professionals are great, hurdles to fully integrating AI remain, including economic, ethical, and data-privacy issues. "AI is impacting health care at every level, from the provider to the payer to pharma," according to Dan Riskin, MD, CEO and founder of Verantos, a health care data company in Palo Alto, California, that uses AI to sort through real world evidence. The question remains, just how to patients feel about the use of AI in the diagnosis and treatment of their illnesses? In a patient survey conducted in December 2019, 66% of respondents said AI plays a large role in their diagnosis and treatment and thought it was important.


The Time Is Now to Develop Community Norms for the Release of Foundation Models

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As foundation models (e.g., GPT-3, PaLM, DALL-E 2) become more powerful and ubiquitous, the issue of responsible release becomes critically important. In this blog post, we use the term release to mean research access: foundation model developers making assets such as data, code, and models accessible to external researchers. Deploying to users for testing and collecting feedback (Ouyang et al. 2022; Scheurer et al. 2022; AI Test Kitchen) and deploying to end users in products (Schwartz et al. 2022) are other forms of release that are out of scope for this blog post. Foundation model developers presently take divergent positions on the topic of release and research access. For example, EleutherAI, Meta, and the BigScience project led by Hugging Face embrace broadly open release (see EleutherAI's statement and Meta's recent release). In contrast, OpenAI advocates for a staged release and currently provides the general public with only API access; Microsoft also provides API access, but to a restricted set of academic researchers.