10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Education


In the past, a collection of hardware, software and online tutoring services have managed to bring transformation in classrooms and learning methods. But the real disruption of education is yet to arrive in the form of Artificial intelligence.

Tommi Jaakkola appointed Thomas Siebel Professor in EECS and IDSS

MIT News

Tommi Jaakkola, a professor of computer science and engineering at MIT, has been named the inaugural holder of the Thomas Siebel Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).

Ten ways HR tech leaders can make the most of artificial intelligence


Adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is on the increase, but its critics are still fearful that the technology could replace human workers and even do much of the work of HR. Ji-A Min from software company Ideal highlights 10 HR tech leaders who believe AI will support, rather than replace, HR.

Artificial Intelligence may help in diagnosing Tuberoculosis


The best performing artificial intelligence model was a combination of the AlexNet and GoogLeNet, with a net accuracy of 96 percent. "The relatively high accuracy of the deep learning models is exciting. Dr. Lakhani noted, "Application of deep learning to medical imaging is a relatively new field. "We hope to prospectively apply this in a real world environment.. An artificial intelligence solution using chest imaging can play a big role in tackling TB," Lakhani added.

The realities of machine learning systems - SD Times


In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution introduced complicated farm machinery that changed the way farmers planted, cultivated and harvested their crops. These machines meant fewer farm hands were needed, but it created jobs for people to build and repair farm equipment. The improved benefits of utilizing farm machinery impacted the quality of life, it produced food faster, and it created jobs and a new life for farmers.

IBM Patents Machine Learning Models for Drug Discovery


Armonk, N.Y. - 07 Apr 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its scientists have been granted a patent on machine learning models to predict therapeutic indications and side effects from various drug information sources. IBM Research has implemented a cognitive association engine to identify significant linkages between predicted therapeutic indications and side effects, and a visual analytics system to support the interactive exploration of these associations.

AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets


What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Unsurprisingly, they're after access to data.

FaceApp apologises for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skintone

The Guardian

The creator of an app which changes your selfies using artificial intelligence has apologised because its "hot" filter automatically lightened people's skin.