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AI Generated Synthetic Media, aka deepfakes

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Imagine a few days before an election, a video of a candidate is released, showing them using hate speech, racial slurs, and epithets that undercut their image as pro minorities. Imagine a teenager watching embarrassingly an explicit video of themselves going viral on social media. Imagine a CEO on the road to raise money when an audio clip stating her fears and anxieties about the product is sent to the investors, ruining her chances of success. All the above scenarios are fake, made up, and not actual, but can be made real by AI-generated synthetic media, also called deepfakes[1]. The same technology that can enable a mother, losing her voice to Lou Gehrig's disease to talk to her family using a synthetic voice can also be used to generate a political candidate's fake speech to damage their reputation.


New artificial intelligence institute strengthens Clemson University's abilities in competitive field

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Clemson University is strengthening its ability to conduct research and offer courses in artificial intelligence, a fast-rising technology that is beginning to revolutionize industries ranging from advanced manufacturing to healthcare. About 80 faculty members are banding together to launch the new Clemson Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Science and Engineering, or AIRISE. Feng Luo meets (center) is the director and founder of the new Clemson Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Science and Engineering. Clemson researchers have been developing and using artificial intelligence for years, and the institute will build on projects already underway. Artificial intelligence is widely regarded as crucial to enhancing economic and national security.


GPT-3 Creative Fiction

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What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.


With $9M in seed funding, StuffThatWorks launches AI-enabled crowdsourced healthcare platform - SiliconANGLE

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StuffThatWorks, which harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to crowdsource data on health-related issues, today announced it's launching its platform after raising $9 million in seed funding. When it comes to chronic conditions, many people find themselves dissatisfied with the slow process of medical science because it often requires lengthy test series and long visits with specialists. The properly cautious nature of medical treatment can lead to slow improvement, which leads many patients to social media to seek out anecdotes from other sufferers to identify other options. For many patients and researchers, this second process is often haphazard and fraught with difficulty. It also often leads to questionable conclusions by patients who cannot easily sift through the experiences of other people in forums, Facebook and other places to get a better grasp on their own treatment.


How AI Is Advancing NeuroTech

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Neurotechnologies are based on the principles of the human nervous system and modeled on the human brain. NeuroTech can help researchers understand brain function and disfunction, and can help doctors treat neurological disorders. Some NeuroTech applications are focused on enhancing cognitive performance, improving sleep, and improving brain health for Longevity. Advances in AI could revolutionize NeuroTech over the next decade. NeuroTech has unprecedented prospects for growth both in terms of technology and as an industry.


Are Clogged Blood Vessels the Key to Treating Alzheimer's Disease?

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Citizen Science Salon is a partnership between Discover and SciStarter.org. In 2016, a team of Alzheimer's disease researchers at Cornell University hit a dead end. The scientists were studying mice, looking for links between Alzheimer's and blood flow changes in the brain. For years, scientists have known that reduced blood flow in the brain is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. More recent research has also shown that this reduced blood flow can be caused by clogged blood vessels -- or "stalls." And by reversing these stalls in mice, scientists were able to restore their memory.


9 Best R Programming Certifications, Courses & Training

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Are you looking for the Best R Programming Certification Online? Here is the handpicked list of Best R Programming Course & Training to assist you to become an expert in programming in R. Before you start doing these courses we have included an article How to Start Programming in R? Go through this article you will get a brief idea about where and how to start learning r? Find out how attractive the r programming jobs are? Description: Learn R will help you gain expertise in R Programming, Data Manipulation, Exploratory Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Data Mining, Regression, Sentiment Analysis and using R Studio for real-life case studies on Retail, Social Media. "R" wins on Statistical Capability, Graphical capability, Cost, a rich set of packages and is the most preferred tool for Data Scientists. Description: Neurohacking describes how to use the R programming language and its associated package to perform manipulation, processing, and analysis of neuroimaging data.


Dozens of Zuckerberg-funded scientists attack Facebook over its stance on Trump posts

The Independent - Tech

Dozens of scientists funded by Mark Zuckerberg have protested against his decision to leave inflammatory Donald Trump posts on the site. Mr Zuckerberg is allowing the president to use the social network to "spread both misinformation and incendiary statements", the researchers warn. Scientists, including 60 professors at leading US research institutions, wrote to the Facebook boss asking Mr Zuckerberg to "consider stricter policies on misinformation and incendiary language that harms people," especially during the current turmoil over racial injustice. The letter calls the spread of "deliberate misinformation and divisive language" contrary to the researchers' goals of using technology to prevent and eradicate disease, improve childhood education and reform the criminal justice system. Their mission "is antithetical to some of the stances that Facebook has been taking, so we're encouraging them to be more on the side of truth and on the right side of history as we've said in the letter," said Debora Marks of Harvard Medical School, one of three professors who organised it.


Google rolls out suite of accessibility updates and launches Action Blocks

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Users can perform a function by pressing an Action Block. Google has announced a slew of updates to its suite of accessibility apps to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. One of the updates is the release of Action Blocks, which allows users to create customisable, home screen buttons for relatively complex actions like playing music or calling somebody that typically require multiple steps -- tasks that may be difficult for people with limited mobility or a cognitive disability. "For people with cognitive disabilities or age-related cognitive conditions, it can be difficult to learn and remember each of these steps. For others, it can be time consuming and cumbersome -- especially if you have limited mobility," Google said.


How will Artificial Intelligence teaching transform the Young India? Sukant Khurana TEDxJDMC

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He is a polymath: a neuroscientist, working on drug-discovery, alcoholism, Parkinson's and basics of time computation in brain. Also a data scientist entrepreneur, an acclaimed visual artist, and a writer, he now runs a neuroscience group at Central Drug Research Institute. Not just this, he has worked in forests with remote tribes and in the most cutting edge drug discovery labs. His works have been juxtaposed with giants of European art, such as Monet, Van Gogh, Degas at the series: The Drifting Canvas. At TEDxJDMC he talked about Artificial Intelligence.