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To create a campaign to combat record STD rates, Long Beach turns to art students

Los Angeles Times

STD and HIV cases have increased nationwide and gone up and down California. And Long Beach now has the state's second-highest rate of chlamydia and third-highest rates of gonorrhea and syphilis. No one factor explains the increases, but health officials point to the popularity of online dating apps, casual hookups and evidence that young people who are busy and otherwise healthy often don't bother with condoms or routine checkups.

AI could be the future maestro of music education


Music is a universal language that can bring people together from all over the world. As emerging technologies help us communicate better, artificial intelligence is beginning to overtake our hearts, minds, and even ears.

Microsoft's president says liberal arts majors are necessary for the future of tech - Businessinsider India on Mobile


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Microsoft believes that lessons from a liberal arts education are necessary for the proper development of AI.

Teaching Artificial Intelligence and Humanity

Communications of the ACM

Emerging anxieties pertaining to the rapid advancement and sophistication of artificial intelligence appear to be on a collision course with historic models of human exceptionality and individuality. Yet it is not just objective, technical sophistication in the development of AI that seems to cause this angst. It is also the linguistic treatment of machine "intelligence." But what is really at stake? Are we truly concerned that we will be surpassed in our capacities as human beings?

Teaching Artificial Intelligence to teach itself


In October 2015, when Google invited the European Go champion Fan Hui to play a few games against a computer program called AlphaGo, his response was: "Oh, it's just a program. He lost all five games.

Teaching artificial intelligence to read electropherograms - ScienceDirect


Electropherograms are produced in great numbers in forensic DNA laboratories as part of everyday criminal casework. Before the results of these electropherograms can be used they must be scrutinised by analysts to determine what the identified data tells us about the underlying DNA sequences and what is purely an artefact of the DNA profiling process.

Mark Cuban: Invest in AI or Get Left Behind


About 4,000 people listened to Cuban as he kicked off his shoes--literally--and explained how AI will change the game for companies, educators, and future developments. He's also keeping his eyes peeled for smaller companies in machine learning and AI, and already has at least three companies in his investment portfolio. "[Software writing] skill sets won't be nearly as valuable as being able to take a liberal arts education … and applying those [skills] in assisting and developing networks." But in order for the country to advance to that future, AI and robotics need to become core competencies in the U.S., and not just in the business world, Cuban said.

Mark Cuban: Invest in AI or Get Left Behind


Mark Cuban is betting on what he believes will be the next industry to watch: artificial intelligence and the security designed around it. "AI is going to be … as important to companies as cash flow is," Cuban said. "You have to be good at it or you won't be able to compete." After all, he did create the first high-definition satellite television network, AXS TV, and help launch one of the first internet radio stations, "Whenever anyone calls me an idiot, that's usually a first good step," he said during a moderated luncheon at ASIS International's 63rd annual Seminar and Exhibits, an event for security professionals.

'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina

Daily Mail

Hundreds of Argentine kids like Kaori who were born without limbs are now able to write, play sports and make music thanks to low-cost prosthetic hands devised by Gino Tubaro, a 21-year-old inventor whose work was praised by President Barack Obama during a visit to Argentina last year. In this June 12, 2017 photo, Kaori Misue attends art class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this May 30, 2017 photo, Gino Tubaro, right, fits a prosthetic arm on Juan Pablo Pelaez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this May 30, 2017 photo, Juan Pablo Pelaez stands in Gino Tubaro's workshop, as he waits for a 3D printer to finish a piece for his prosthetic arm, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.