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Project Director, Machine Learning in US Health


Our approach is based on a deep understanding of human behavior and why people make the decisions they do. We work closely with our partners from leading government, foundations, NGOs and companies. The Project Director, Machine Learning in US Health will lead ideas42's portfolio of work at the intersection of behavioral science and machine learning in health. This person will drive a new and rapidly growing initiative within ideas42 and should anticipate many opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation. They will be primarily based within ideas42's US health team; though on occasion they will also relate to organization-wide machine learning initiatives, as well as non-machine learning efforts within the broader US health portfolio.

Artificial Intelligence in Nephrology: How Can Artificial Intelligence Augment Nephrologists' Intelligence?


Background: Artificial intelligence (AI) now plays a critical role in almost every area of our daily lives and academic disciplines due to the growth of computing power, advances in methods and techniques, and the explosion of the amount of data; medicine is not an exception. Rather than replacing clinicians, AI is augmenting the intelligence of clinicians in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions. Summary: Kidney disease is a substantial medical and public health burden globally, with both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease bringing about high morbidity and mortality as well as a huge economic burden. Even though the existing research and applied works have made certain contributions to more accurate prediction and better understanding of histologic pathology, there is a lot more work to be done and problems to solve. Key Messages: AI applications of diagnostics and prognostics for high-prevalence and high-morbidity types of nephropathy in medical-resource-inadequate areas need special attention; high-volume and high-quality data need to be collected and prepared; a consensus on ethics and safety in the use of AI technologies needs to be built. Artificial intelligence (AI) now plays a critical role in almost every area of our daily lives and academic disciplines; medicine is not an exception.

Researchers use artificial intelligence to predict road user behavior - Actu IA


For an autonomous car to drive safely, being able to predict the behavior of other road users is essential. A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's CSAIL, along with researchers at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsinghua University in Beijing, have developed a new ML system that could one day help driverless cars predict in real time the upcoming movements of nearby drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. They titled their study, " M2I: From Factored Marginal Path Prediction to Interactive Prediction." Qiao Sun, Junru Gu, Hang Zhao are the IIIS members who participated in this study while Xin Huang and Brian Williams represented MIT. Humans are unpredictable, which makes predicting road user behavior in urban environments de facto very difficult.

Artificial Intelligence in the UAE


In the third of a series of blogs from our global offices, we provide a overview of key trends in artificial intelligence in the United Arab Emirates. What is the UAE's strategy for Artificial Intelligence? In 2017, the UAE appointed a Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, H.E. Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, and issued a national AI strategy seeking to become one of the world leaders in AI by 2031. To implement the national AI strategy, the UAE established an Office for Artificial Intelligence, which is responsible for enhancing government performance by investing in AI technologies and tools for application across various sectors. The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain was also established to provide advice to the government on the adoption and use of AI, to design policies that promote an AI-friendly ecosystem, to advance research and to promote private–public collaboration in that space.

On Natural Language Processing


Robots being able to understand and react to language is a prerequisite for them to be able to interact with us. Therefore, it is a very active topic of research with newer, better and mostly bigger neural networks coming out on a very regular basis. It is extremely difficult to keep up with the state-of-the-art. Especially for people new to the topic, it can be very cumbersome to start off. Having recently gotten into Natural Language Processing (NLP), I want to give an overview of the basics of NLP for the interested reader.

Building a culture of pioneering responsibly


As chief operating officer of one of the world's leading artificial intelligence labs, I spend a lot of time thinking about how our technologies impact people's lives – and how we can ensure that our efforts have a positive outcome. This is the focus of my work, and the critical message I bring when I meet world leaders and key figures in our industry. For instance, it was at the forefront of the panel discussion on'Equity Through Technology' that I hosted this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Inspired by the important conversations taking place at Davos on building a greener, fairer, better world, I wanted to share a few reflections on my own journey as a technology leader, along with some insight into how we at DeepMind are approaching the challenge of building technology that truly benefits the global community. In 2000, I took a sabbatical from my job at Intel to visit the orphanage in Lebanon where my father was raised. For two months, I worked to install 20 PCs in the orphanage's first computer lab, and to train the students and teachers to use them.

Construct a biomedical knowledge graph with NLP


I have already demonstrated how to create a knowledge graph out of a Wikipedia page. However, since the post got a lot of attention, I've decided to explore other domains where using NLP techniques to construct a knowledge graph makes sense. In my opinion, the biomedical field is a prime example where representing the data as a graph makes sense as you are often analyzing interactions and relations between genes, diseases, drugs, proteins, and more. In the above visualization, we have ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, and some of its relations to other concepts. For example, it shows that vitamin C could be used to treat chronic gastritis.

EU border advisory group pitches biometric watchlist data sharing arrangement


Changes are coming to the borders of the European Union and Canada, with the former recommended to adopt an integrated system of nation-level biometric databases for watchlist checks and the latter's government working slowly towards taking the task of air traveler screening on from airlines. The EU's Future Group on Travel Intelligence, established by Europol and Frontex in 2019, has produced its final report on'Travel Intelligence and Border Management,' which advises the establishment of a more integrated border control ecosystem in the EU, introducing pre-arrival traveler screening and risk assessments, which may be carried out with artificial intelligence. The 83-page report, spotted by Statewatch, describes the establishment of an'EU Border and Travel Continuum' consisting of 10 steps. A European System for Traveller Screening (ESTS) would be established, possibly using AI and machine learning algorithms. The report acknowledges the "critical operational, cultural, technological, legal (e.g.

Downed drone in Yemen's capital kills three

Al Jazeera

At least three people have been killed in Yemen's capital Sanaa when an armed drone crashed in a busy neighbourhood after being shot down, Houthi officials said. The health minister in the rebel Houthi administration that runs Sanaa said another three people were injured on Monday when the drone landed in a commercial area, the official news agency reported. In a statement, the Houthis said that their air defence system downed the drone and that it belonged to the Saudi-led coalition, which backs the Yemeni government in the country's war. "Our air defences downed a Chinese-made CH4 armed spy plane belonging to the Saudi air force with a surface-to-air missile," Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree said on Twitter. Before a while,Our air defenses shot down a Chinese-made armed spy plane CH4 belonging to the Saudi Air Force with a locally-made surface-to-air missile, while violating the truce and carrying out hostile acts in the airspace of the capital, Sana'a.

La veille de la cybersécurité


Rather than letting players port weapons or powers between games, non-fungible tokens will more likely serve as building blocks for new games and virtual worlds. One of the most enduring legends in the cryptocurrency industry is that Vitalik Buterin started Ethereum because his warlock got nerfed. "I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010," Vitalik wrote in one version of the story. "But one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock's Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit."