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The 'yikes, unfollowing now' meme imagines fictional characters' cancellable backgrounds


At some point, you'll realize a person you followed -- maybe for some innocuous joke years ago, or a random video they just posted -- has a sketchy background. Then you've got to unfollow and disengage. The online world moves so fast that you people literally feel the need to tweet things like "oops didn't mean to retweet that problematic person" to wash their hands clean. Yes, it's impossible to background check every person you follow and yes, sometimes people also somehow miss how someone is clearly Not Good. And it's kind of hilarious to see people flip from "I like this person" to "nope nope nope" in an instant.

Using AI to diagnose mild cognitive impairment that progresses to Alzheimer's


Alzheimer's disease is the main cause of dementia worldwide. Although there is no cure, early detection is considered crucial for being able to develop effective treatments that act before its progress is irreversible. Mild cognitive impairment is a phase that precedes the disease, but not everyone who suffers from it ends up developing Alzheimer's. A study led by scientists at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, has succeeded in precisely distinguishing between people whose deterioration is stable and those who will progress to having the disease. The new technique, which uses specific artificial intelligence methods to compare magnetic resonance images, is more effective than the other methods currently in use. Alzheimer's disease affects more than 50 million people worldwide, and the aging of the population means that there may be many more sufferers in the coming decades.

Canadian Company has Developed Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence Sobriety Testing for Alcohol/Cannabis Impairment


In August of 2018, the Federal Minister of Justice approved the Drager Drug Test 5000 as the Approved Drug Screening Equipment (ADSE) for all Canadian police services. The device itself is costly ($6,000 per device, and $60 per swab) and has to be used under ideal conditions for proper analysis, according to experts. The device tests for commonly used drugs in oral fluids including THC, which is the major psychoactive component in cannabis. Although the device may excel at identifying presence of THC, it does not address the issue of impairment specially when studies do not support a strong correlation between THC levels and impairment. Currently, there's an urgent demand for a device to assist Canadian police officers in their drug impairment investigations which is where PredictMedix is likely to fill an unmet need.

Here's how AI can transform the lives of disabled


Many believe that artificial intelligence is a futuristic concept that we only see in sci-fi movies with humanoid robots and holograms. However, it is becoming rooted in our reality, affecting various fields and groups, including persons with disabilities. Accessibility and inclusivity are genuinely revolutionized, thanks to artificial intelligence! People with disabilities can substantially enhance their daily life thanks to AI technology solutions. We've already shown how smartphones can be tools for people with vision impairments.

Project Tokyo - Microsoft Research


Project Tokyo was inspired in part by the results of related research at Microsoft that demonstrate possibilities from emerging technology. The Cognitive Services Face API used in the Seeing AI research project highlights the potential benefit of improved facial recognition technology. The Cities Unlocked project taps rich streams of geo-based data to accurately inform users of the proximity of landmarks and destinations via a 3D SoundScape experience. We're excited about the prospect of entirely new prototypes emerging in Project Tokyo as a result of the enhanced expertise developed under these efforts along with the expertise provided from our partners.