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Doctors, Get Ready for Your AI Assistants

WIRED

In 2023, radiologists in hospitals around the world will increasingly use medical images--which include x-rays and CT, MRI, and PET scans--that have been first read and evaluated by AI machines. Gastroenterologists will also be relying on machine vision during colonoscopies and endoscopies to pick up polyps that would otherwise be missed. This progress has been made possible by the extensive validation of "machine eyes"--deep neural networks trained with hundreds of thousands of images that can accurately pick up things human experts can't. This story is from the WIRED World in 2023, our annual trends briefing. Read more stories from the series here--or download or order a copy of the magazine.


This game console lets kids learn as they play, teaching electronics and coding for under $80

Mashable

TL;DR: As of Jan. 28, Nibble(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) -- the educational DIY game console from CircuitMess -- is on sale for $79.95. Parents know the pain of prying away the iPad or video game console after finally giving it in and handing it over. So what if there was an option for screen time that was actually educational, taking out some of the mom and dad guilt? Nibble not only helps kids learn, but it will also get youngsters ages nine and up building their own console and learning how to code their own games. Learning to code will be a vital skill in the future, so why not put your kids on the right path and get them started at a young age?


Robot Talk Episode 34 – Interview with Sabine Hauert

Robohub

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.


Drive more organic traffic to your website with this discounted AI model

Mashable

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Juice.ai Pilot(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) is on sale for £31.69, saving you 98% on list price. Since the internet feels infinite at times, it can feel impossible to make your blog or small business stand out. That's why a search engine optimisation strategy is so important -- it helps your content be discovered by others, be it on Google or another search engine. But if you don't understand the complicated world of SEO, just the abbreviation can feel intimidating.


The best dating apps for lesbians and gay women

Mashable

This content originally appeared on Mashable for a US audience and has been adapted for the UK audience. Online dating as a lesbian, for the most part, still involves having your space invaded by straight people. The heteronormative weirdness got so alienating that lesbians began turning to TikTok(Opens in a new window) as a means of meeting other single lesbians -- turns out, it's a pretty good matchmaker. But it's unrealistic to expect a social media app to work like a dating app for everyone. It's hard for some of us to comprehend, but not everyone spends every free minute on TikTok.


The best gay dating apps for hookups, serious relationships, and everything else

Mashable

This content originally appeared on Mashable for a US audience and has been adapted for the UK audience. Most people have at least one horror story about online dating. It's a rite of passage that single people love to hate. But the horror stories look a little different for members of the LGBTQ community. On top of the classic awkward Hinge date anecdotes and screenshots of a corny bio seeping with secondhand embarrassment, gay singles deal with all sorts of alienating interactions.


Amazon is reportedly making a Tomb Raider TV series

Engadget

Hollywood may be taking another stab at a Tomb Raider production, but this time for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter sources say Amazon is creating a Tomb Raider TV series for Prime Video, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag fame) set to be an executive producer and write the script. It's not certain who would star, but we wouldn't count on movie stars Angelina Jolie or Alicia Vikander reprising the role of Lara Croft. The show is reportedly still in the development stage. We've asked Amazon for comment.


Google AI can create music in any genre from a text description

Engadget

Google recently published research on MusicLM, a system that creates music in any genre with a text description. As TechCrunch notes, projects like Google's AudioML and OpenAI's Jukebox have tackled the subject. However, MusicLM's model and vast training database (280,000 hours of music) help it produce music with surprising variety and depth. The AI can not only combine genres and instruments, but write tracks using abstract concepts that are normally difficult for computers to grasp. If you want a hybrid of dance music and reggaeton with a "spacey, otherworldly" tune that evokes a "sense of wonder and awe," MusicLM can make it happen.


Russian shelling leaves 10 Ukrainian civilians dead, 20 injured, Zelenskyy says

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A new barrage of Russian shelling killed at least 10 Ukrainian civilians and wounded 20 others in a day, the office of Ukraine's president said Friday as the country worked to recover from an earlier wave of Russian missile strikes and drone attacks. Regional officials said towns and villages in the east and in the south that are within reach of the Russian artillery suffered most. Six people died in the Donetsk region, two in Kherson, and two in the Kharkiv region.


Mercedes is the first certified Level-3-autonomy car company in the US

Engadget

At CES earlier this January, Mercedes announced that it would become the first car company to achieve certification from the SAE for a Level 3 driver assist system. That became official on Thursday when the automaker confirmed its Drive Pilot ADAS (automated driver assist system) now complies with the requirements of Nevada Chapter 482A, which governs the use of autonomous vehicle technology on the state's roads. That makes Drive Pilot the only legal Level 3 system in the US for the moment. "An unwavering commitment to innovation has consistently guided Mercedes-Benz from the very beginning," Dimitris Psillakis, President and CEO of MBUSA, said in Thursday's press statement. "It is a very proud moment for everyone to continue this leadership and celebrate this monumental achievement as the first automotive company to be certified for Level 3 conditionally automated driving in the US market."