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How The Big Four Dodged Pandemic And Made Record Earnings


"The big tech is banking heavily on AI, Cloud and 5G technologies to retain customers and drive growth" A global emergency can smother your business, government lawsuits can break your company, competitors with trillion-dollar market value can wipe your organisation off the map. But what would happen when all three come together in the same year? The pandemic brought the world to a standstill. The internet giants, however, came out of it unscathed. Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, popularly known as the big four, have not only survived a combination of calamities but registered profits and left the Wall Street analysts dumbfounded.

Understanding the differences between biological and computer vision


Welcome to AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on artificial intelligence. Since the early years of artificial intelligence, scientists have dreamed of creating computers that can "see" the world. As vision plays a key role in many things we do every day, cracking the code of computer vision seemed to be one of the major steps toward developing artificial general intelligence. But like many other goals in AI, computer vision has proven to be easier said than done. In 1966, scientists at MIT launched "The Summer Vision Project," a two-month effort to create a computer system that could identify objects and background areas in images.

Machine Learning & Deep Learning in Python & R


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Mayo Clinic AI algorithm proves effective at spotting early-stage heart disease in routine EKG data


It still remains to be seen whether the sci-fi genre is correct and artificial intelligence will one day rise up against the human race, but in the meantime, AI just might save your life. An algorithm developed by the Mayo Clinic can significantly increase the number of cases of low ejection fraction caught in its earliest stages, when it's still most treatable, according to a study published this month in Nature Medicine. The condition, in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood from its chamber with each contraction, is associated with cardiomyopathy and heart failure and is often symptomless in its early stages. Traditionally, the only way to diagnose low ejection fraction is with the use of an echocardiogram, a time-consuming and expensive cardiac ultrasound. The Mayo Clinic's AI algorithm, however, can screen for low ejection fraction in a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) reading, which is a much faster and more readily available tool. In the study, more than 22,600 patients received an EKG as part of their usual primary care checkups, then were randomly assigned to have their results analyzed by the AI or by a physician as usual.

Through the looking glass…the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) - Technology - Australia


This is the sixth, and final episode in a series dedicated to all things A.I. In this episode, Tae Royle, Head of Digital Products APAC from Ashurst Advance Digital is joined by Tara Waters, Partner and Head of Ashurst Advance Digital. This is the sixth and final episode in a series dedicated to all things Artificial Intelligence. My name is Tae Royle head of digital products from Ashurst did that digital and today I'm joined by Tara Waters partner and head of Ashurst Advanced Digital based out of our London office. Naturally we come to the question of what's next? In Lewis Carroll's second novel, Alice enters Wonderland by climbing through a mirror.

Inference attacks: How much information can machine learning models leak?


The widespread adoption of machine learning models in different applications has given rise to a new range of privacy and security concerns. Among them are'inference attacks', whereby attackers cause a target machine learning model to leak information about its training data. However, these attacks are not very well understood and we need to readjust our definitions and expectations of how they can affect our privacy. This is according to researchers from several academic institutions in Australia and India who made the warning in a new paper (PDF) accepted at the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, which will be held in September. The paper was jointly authored by researchers at the University of New South Wales; Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani; Macquarie University; and the Cyber & Electronic Warfare Division, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia.

A Complete Anomaly Detection Algorithm From Scratch in Python: Step by Step Guide


Anomaly detection can be treated as a statistical task as an outlier analysis. But if we develop a machine learning model, it can be automated and as usual, can save a lot of time. There are so many use cases of anomaly detection. Credit card fraud detection, detection of faulty machines, or hardware systems detection based on their anomalous features, disease detection based on medical records are some good examples. There are many more use cases.

The future is analog: startup InfinityQ pushes novel quantum computer


Startup InfinityQ Technologies is changing the paradigm for quantum computing, says co-founder and CEO Aurélie Hélouis. People often fixate on quantum computing as a hardware technology, a new kind of transistor, but it may make sense to be less literal, less clinical, and a bit more broad-minded. That is the premise of a computer startup called InfinityQ Technologies that came out of stealth mode April 29th, promising to do quantum computing with all of its benefits but without the tedium of a sub-zero refrigerator stuffed full of unstable materials. The key is taking the analog of the qubit, finding a way to do qubits in hardware that is a lot less exotic than typical quantum hardware. "We can create artificial atoms that make possible circuits that behave like a quantum system," said InfinityQ's Aurélie Hélouis in an interview with ZDNet via Zoom.

Artificial intelligence could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of early stage oesophageal cancer


Deep learning techniques can be used to triage suspected cases of Barrett oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer, potentially leading to faster and earlier diagnoses, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. When researchers applied the technique to analysing samples obtained using the'pill on a string' diagnostic tool Cytosponge, they found that it was capable of reducing by half pathologists' workload while matching the accuracy of even experienced pathologists. Early detection of cancer often leads to better survival because pre-malignant lesions and early stage tumours can be more effectively treated. This is particularly important for oesophageal cancer, the sixth most common cause for cancer-related deaths. Patients usually present at an advanced stage with swallowing difficulties and weight loss.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

The New Yorker

This incisive, warm-blooded collection of stories is populated by outsiders: expatriates and repatriates, Vikings, travelling ventriloquists. Nearly half the stories are linked, tracing a romance between Jack and Sadie, whom we first meet in Ireland, attending Jack's sister's wedding to a Dutchman. Whether it's over the course of a honeymoon in Amsterdam or a day at a Texas water park, McCracken illuminates qualities of human nature through fragments of her characters' lives, much like the boy in the title story, examining ancient shards of pottery at a museum: "Looking at a piece of a thing, he might think, deduce, discover something nobody ever had, which was all he wanted in the world." An eccentric Italian bibliophile, Giordano Vietri, is the driving force of this assured début novel. The narrator, Gabriele, working in a Berkeley bookstore, receives hundreds of Vietri's requests for obscure titles, and, as she ships them off to him, at an address in Rome, she wonders if he is an academic or someone on a more personal quest for knowledge.