Coronavirus Could be Fought with Artificial Intelligence - BioTechniques


How long can coronavirus remain infectious in the air and on contaminated surfaces? New study finds that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can remain viable on plastic and steel for several days, highlighting the importance of hand washing and surface cleaning amidst the current outbreak. However, the consortium is not the only group harnessing the power of artificial intelligence in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Other scientists are attempting to develop a computer model of the coronavirus, which they hope will aid in the development of new drugs and vaccines. Continuing on from the initial work conducted by the University of Texas at Austin (TX, USA), biochemists from the University of California, San Diego are endeavoring to build the first complete all-atom model of the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus envelope.

Diligent Robotics raises $10 million for nurse assistant robot Moxi


Diligent Robotics today announced the close of a $10 million round to expand its fleet of nurse assistant robots for hospitals. The round was led by DNX Ventures, with participation from True Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, Grit Ventures, E14 Fund, and Promus Ventures. Moxi is designed to reduce nurse workloads by handling tasks like collecting supplies, gathering soiled linens, and delivering fresh ones, and it's coming to market during the COVID-19 crisis, when nurses are in short supply. In addition to tackling mundane aspects of the job, the robot can also help reduce health care professionals' exposure to disease. Moxi was created by Diligent Robotics at University of Texas, Austin by CEO Dr. Andrea Thomaz, a roboticist and professor who previously ran the Georgia Tech Socially Intelligent Machines Lab. "It's a really good time to be working on this problem," Thomaz told VentureBeat in a phone interview.

Surveillance Firm Says It's Selling 'Coronavirus-Detecting' Cameras in US


An Austin, Texas based technology company is launching "artificially intelligent thermal cameras" that it claims will be able to detect fevers in people, and in turn send an alert that they may be carrying the coronavirus. Athena Security is pitching the product to be used in grocery stores, hospitals, and voting locations. It claims to be deploying the product at several customer locations over the coming weeks, including government agencies, airports, and large Fortune 500 companies. "Our Fever Detection COVID19 Screening System is now a part of our platform along with our gun detection system which connects directly to your current security camera system to deliver fast, accurate threat detection," Athena's website reads. Athena previously sold software that it claims can detect guns and knives in video feeds and then send alerts to an app or security system.

Woman licking plane toilet seat for 'coronavirus challenge' is slammed by Meghan McCain, others on Twitter

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House passes COVID-19 relief bill; Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul weighs in. A woman has been slammed on social media for an alleged "coronavirus challenge" video that has since gone viral. Phil guest and accused "clout-chaser" on social media, has recently gone viral for a bizarre stunt that is getting widely criticized during the global coronavirus pandemic, which is responsible for 68 deaths and at least 3,700 positive cases in the U.S. alone. In the video, which was originally shared to TikTok, the 22-year-old aspiring influencer from Miami is seen licking a toilet seat, allegedly while in a plane bathroom. "Please [retweet] this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane," she captioned the 6-second clip.

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Texas Hospital Association to Bring AI-Powered Autonomous Monitoring Across Texas Hospitals -


Texas Hospital Association (THA) has formed a partnership with care.ai, an AI-powered autonomous monitoring platform in healthcare to create statewide adoption of artificial intelligence for autonomous monitoring. This statewide program provides awareness to care providers about their patients, providers, and business. It uses computer vision – not cameras – to detect and alert staff if an at-risk patient attempts to get out of bed if they haven't rotated in a few hours, or even if an employee hasn't properly washed their hands. Through the use of its active learning neural networks, care.ai's The care.ai neural network algorithms are built using the world's most extensive and proprietary human behavioral library.

Revolutionary AI Algorithm Speeds Up Deep Learning on CPUs


This week at the MLSys Conference in Austin, Texas, researchers from Rice University in collaboration with Intel Corporation, announced a breakthrough deep learning algorithm called SLIDE (sub-linear deep learning engine) that can rapidly train deep neural networks on CPUs (central processing units) and outperform GPUs (graphical processing units). This new deep learning technique is a potential game-changer for not only both hardware and AI software industries, but also any organization using deep learning. To understand why requires a bit of background knowledge of the role of GPUs in artificial intelligence (AI). GPUs have more logical cores than CPUs. The CPU is the brain of the computer where calculations are performed.

Conversational AI Platform Market to grow at 30% CAGR to hit $17 billion by 2025 – Insights on Size, Share, Value Chain Analysis, Strategic Initiatives, Trends, Restrains, and Growth Opportunities: Adroit Market Research


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Josh Swamidass on Artificial Intelligence at the University of Washington Evolution News


Josh Swamidass is the Washington University computational biologist and intelligent design critic who debated with biochemist Michael Behe last week at Texas A&M. Their exchange is now up on YouTube. Jonathan Witt reported on the contents here. Dr. Swamidass then headed to Seattle where he spoke last night at the University of Washington on "Human Identity and the Meaning of Artificial Intelligence: A Conversation with a Secular Humanist and a Scientist Christian." It was good to see Josh in the flesh.

UNT To Offer First Masters Degree In Artificial Intelligence In Texas


DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The University of North Texas is launching a new program to meet the booming demand for artificial intelligence professionals. UNT will be soon offer the only Master of Science degree in AI in Texas. "I really think everyone should be learning more about AI," said Mark Albert, a computer science professor at UNT. From Google searches to chats with Alexa, AI is all around us, and it's expected to play a significant role in nearly every industry. "It's needed for a lot of applications, so we feel like we're in the position to help educate an AI-ready workforce, which is important for the state and the nation as well," said Yan Huang, senior associate dean of the UNT College of Engineering.