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The FDA has been approving its fair share of AI-powered medical technology, but its latest might be particularly helpful if you ever have a nasty fall. The agency has greenlit Imagen's OsteoDetect, an AI-based diagnostic tool that can quickly detect distal radius wrist fractures. Its machine learning algorithm studies 2D X-rays for the telltale signs of fractures and marks them for closer study. It's not a replacement for doctors or clinicians, the FDA stressed -- rather, it's to improve their detection and get the right treatment that much sooner. The approval came relatively quickly by using the De Novo premarket review pathway, which streamlines the process for products with "low to moderate risk."


4 bots relieve NASA employees from doing 'low-value' work

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Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Ask the CIO's audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The way NASA's shared services office used to process grants was manual, full of paper and required the scanning of documents. Many would consider that approach to be "low-value" work -- the kind the Trump administration wants agencies to stop doing. Insight by the Trezza Media Group: Technology experts discuss secure cloud computing strategies in this free webinar.


Helsinki University Offers World's First Free Online Artificial Intelligence Course Asgardia Space News

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Seeing as artificial intelligence has a fairly significant role in almost everyone's life these days, it's only fair that everyone should also have the chance to learn all about how AI functions. Therefore, Helsinki University in Finland is providing the world's first online artificial intelligence course aimed at beginners, as reported by Engadget. Fortunately, anyone with access to the internet can enroll and it's even free! The course only takes around 30 hours to finish, and the hope is that it might help people get to know and form opinions on artificial intelligence. Knowledge that will be useful as the technology becomes more widespread.


Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Humanity?

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An old Chinese proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." This seems to be the thinking of very smart people when it comes to doing something about protecting humanity from the possible dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Sure, it might be 20, 50 or even 100 years before AI becomes more intelligent than humans, posing an existential problem for today's sapiens. Many luminaries like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and the late Stephen Hawking have warned that failing to prepare for this eventuality will guarantee our demise in some decades to come.


Why there is a need for thoughtful Artificial Intelligence - The Financial Express

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. However, like every great discovery throughout history, AI too comes with ethical considerations, for its judicious use to benefit society as a whole. We are still only scratching the surface of what AI can do and its potential impact. There are six core ethical principles which in my view should be followed --fairness, reliability and safety, privacy and security, inclusivity, transparency and accountability. AI systems should treat everyone in a fair and balanced manner and should not differentiate between groups of people.


FDA approves AI tool for spotting wrist fractures

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The FDA has been approving its fair share of AI-powered medical technology, but its latest might be particularly helpful if you ever have a nasty fall. The agency has greenlit Imagen's OsteoDetect, an AI-based diagnostic tool that can quickly detect distal radius wrist fractures. Its machine learning algorithm studies 2D X-rays for the telltale signs of fractures and marks them for closer study. It's not a replacement for doctors or clinicians, the FDA stressed -- rather, it's to improve their detection and get the right treatment that much sooner. The approval came relatively quickly by using the De Novo premarket review pathway, which streamlines the process for products with "low to moderate risk."


Gen Z Graduates Into A New World Of Work, Here Is Why You Should Care

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Generation Z, the leading edge of young people born after 1997, are now 21 years old. Many of them are graduating from college and listening to the well wishes and advice of graduation speakers. After the microphones are silenced and the last diploma is awarded, Gen Z will enter the workforce. Today's workplace is undergoing an unprecedented rate of change placing new demands on workers of all ages. A new high velocity workplace is emerging – a world of work characterized by the rapid development of new knowledge, an accelerating rate of industry disruption and advancing technology.


The Essence of Artificial Intelligence

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The Prentice Hall Essence of Computing Series provides a concise, practical and uniform introduction to the core components of an undergraduate computer science degree. Acknowledging the recent changes within Higher Education, this approach uses a variety of pedagogical tools - case studies, worked examples and self-test questions, to underpin the student's learning. The Essence of Artificial Intelligence provides a concise and accessible introduction to the topic for students with no prior knowledge of AI. Taking a pragmatic approach to the subject, this book de-mystifies and makes AI concrete and transparent. Examples and Algorithms are given throughout and can be sensibly implemented in a range of different languages.


Amazon's Alexa Sent Private Conversation to a Random Contact - Latest Hacking News

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Amazon is encouraging us to put listening devices in every room of the house with executives from Amazon saying that Echo assistants don't listen to private conversations, they say the device will start listening to conversations only if the word Alexa was used, this is not always the case as a story from a user in Portland highlights. An Alexa user from Portland, Oregon has installed Echo and Smart bulbs in every room of their house thinking that nothing bad will happen, however when asking Amazon to investigate an issue about Alexa recording a private conversation between her and her husband that was sent to a random number in her address book without her consent. She didn't believe her friend at first, however when her he explained the conversation between her husband she finally believed them. "You sat there talking about hardwood floors." Danielle realised the colleague must have heard everything.


Google Launches a new Machine Learning Specialization Course

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Google the "Tech Giant" and Coursera the "Leading Learning Firm" recently collaborated to produce a "Machine Learning specialization" course. These two have teamed up on numerous occasions and developed numerous courses for programmers and IT professionals earlier.