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Automated screening of sickle cells using a smartphone-based microscope and deep learning


Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a major public health priority throughout much of the world, affecting millions of people. In many regions, particularly those in resource-limited settings, SCD is not consistently diagnosed. In Africa, where the majority of SCD patients reside, more than 50% of the 0.2–0.3 million children born with SCD each year will die from it; many of these deaths are in fact preventable with correct diagnosis and treatment. Here, we present a deep learning framework which can perform automatic screening of sickle cells in blood smears using a smartphone microscope. This framework uses two distinct, complementary deep neural networks.

How to Turn Your Business into a Cognitive Enterprise with AI Technologies? Hacker Noon


Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, opportunities are in abundance for cognitive enterprises. What do we mean by cognitive enterprises? Millions of ideas and think pieces are waiting to grow luxuriantly and cognitive AI technologies will play a bigger role in turning your ideas into a live piece of work. It is expected that AI will bring simplicity to complex business issues and deliver more useful, engaging, intuitive, and profitable solutions, and this is what we say a cognitive approach for enterprises. According to a report published by IDC a market research firm states that global spending on cognitive AI systems will reach $57.6 billion by 2021.

Building A Simple Convolution Layer From Scratch


A convolution layer provides a method of producing a feature map from a two-dimensional input. This is accomplished by running a filter over the input data. The filter is just a set of weights that must be trained to identify a feature in regions of the input data. These features can be things like edges, points, or more complex information. The filter will have dimensional constraints that indicate width and height, and it will scan over the input data.

AI Computing for Automotive: The Battle for Autonomy - EE Times Asia


The 2025 market for AI, including ADAS and robotic vehicles, is estimated at $2.75 billion – of which $2.5 billion will be "ADAS only"... Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gradually invading our lives through everyday objects like smartphones, smart speakers, and surveillance cameras. The hype around AI has led some players to consider it as a secondary objective, more or less difficult to achieve, rather than as a central tool to achieve the real objective: autonomy. Who are the winners and losers in the race for autonomy? "AI is gradually invading our lives and this will be particularly true in the automotive world" asserts Yohann Tschudi, Technology & Market Analyst, Computing & Software at Yole Développement (Yole). "AI could be the central tool to achieve AD, in the meantime some players are afraid of overinflated hype and do not put AI at the center of their AD strategy".

Beginner's Guide to Deep Learning Concepts


Learning through experience, memorizing the things learnt are the skills which is taken care by our brain… So does anyone thought whether a machine can think like us, learn like us? Yes, Machines can think like us and more ever can think more than a human, learn like us by using some algorithms. This phenomenon is called "Machine Learning". Deep Learning is the subset of Machine Learning and Machine Learning is the subset of AI. Basically Deep Learning can be known as the improvement to Machine Learning.

5 Deep Learning Challenges To Watch Out For


Deep learning is gaining prominence in the field of artificial intelligence, streamlining processes, and bringing huge financial gains to businesses. However, businesses must be aware of deep learning challenges before they employ deep learning to solve their problems. From your Google voice assistant to your'Netflix and chill' recommendations to the very humble Grammarly -- they're all powered by deep learning. Deep learning has become one of the primary research areas in artificial intelligence. Most of the well-known applications of artificial intelligence, such as image processing, speech recognition and translations, and object identification are carried out by deep learning.

'We are doing in a few months what would normally take a drug development process years to do': DoE's Argonne Labs battles COVID-19 with AI


Argonne is testing billions of molecules to find those that best bind to the proteins of the SARS-CoV2 virus, using a trifecta of neural networks that fuse their predictions into one network. Something like a pandemic can speed up scientific research. Case in point, neural networks are turning up new kinds of signals in the COVID-19 disease that may change how scientists look for cures. Argonne National Laboratories, one of nine giant supercomputing centers of the U.S. Department of Energy, has for several months now been employing massive computing power, including novel machines from the Silicon Valley startup Cerebras Systems, to model how existing drugs "dock" with proteins of the virus, meaning, how well a drug attaches to the functional part of a virus. If a drug can be found to dock well, that drug can in theory disable the virus.

Stanford CS224N: NLP with Deep Learning Winter 2019 Lecture 1 – Introduction and Word Vectors


Take an adapted version of this course as part of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Professional Program. Professor Christopher Manning Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, Professor of Linguistics and of Computer Science Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) To follow along with the course schedule and syllabus, visit: To get the latest news on Stanford's upcoming professional programs in Artificial Intelligence, visit: To view all online courses and programs offered by Stanford, visit:

Lecture 8: Recurrent Neural Networks and Language Models


Lecture 8 covers traditional language models, RNNs, and RNN language models. Also reviewed are important training problems and tricks, RNNs for other sequence tasks, and bidirectional and deep RNNs. This lecture series provides a thorough introduction to the cutting-edge research in deep learning applied to NLP, an approach that has recently obtained very high performance across many different NLP tasks including question answering and machine translation. It emphasizes how to implement, train, debug, visualize, and design neural network models, covering the main technologies of word vectors, feed-forward models, recurrent neural networks, recursive neural networks, convolutional neural networks, and recent models involving a memory component. For additional learning opportunities please visit:

Nomics Machine-Learning Tool Offers 7-Day Price Forecast on Top 100 Cryptos


Data provider Nomics is using machine learning to predict the future prices of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Launched Thursday, the 7-Day Asset Price Prediction feed will give an outlook on future crypto prices based on purpose-built algorithms and the firm's API, Nomics CEO Clay Collins told CoinDesk in an interview. "There are a lot of poor signals out there that are getting a lot of clicks and we thought we could do a net positive for the space by just leveling up the quality of predictions," Collins said. The Nomics forecaster isn't a standalone, investment-grade product, Collins added, but can help inform crypto investors based on curated exchange data. The free tool currently lists 100 of the top cryptocurrencies by market cap.