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Congratulations to the #ICML2020 outstanding paper award winners

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The ICML Outstanding Paper awards are given to papers from the current conference that are strong representatives of solid theoretical and empirical work in the field. This year the awards were announced at the special Test of Time session on Monday 13 July. You can read about the winning work here. There were two winners of the outstanding paper award. Learning from unordered sets is a fundamental learning setup, recently attracting increasing attention.


'There's no way back after this': Inside the unexpected tech revolution at the NHS

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Technology has been absolutely vital in helping the NHS manage the overwhelming pressure placed on its services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything from video conferencing and remote appointments with GPs through to artificial intelligence systems designed to understand the demand for hospital beds, has been used to help keep healthcare services operating throughout the pandemic. In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, NHS Digital, which is responsible for a number of key digital services for health and social care in the UK, quickly found itself under strain as people began searching for information on COVID-19. In the first week of March alone, the organisation fielded an additional 120,000 calls to its NHS 111 hotline, forcing it to quickly increase capacity and set up an online system where people could check COVID-19 symptoms and get advice. Within a week, more than one million people had used the service; at its peak, NHS 111 online experienced 95 times its highest ever use, with over 818,000 accessing the service in a single day. "No CIO prepares for that," says Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital. The experience was testing for NHS Digital, which had to rapidly scale up services at a pace that, while necessary, Wilkinson admits felt "too fast for comfort" at times.




Why The Best Fraud Defenses Need Artificial And Human Intelligence

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Mari Anne Bayliss, senior director of solution management at CyberSource, told Karen Webster that simply relying on machine learning as a weapon …


Machine Learning Superior to Logistic Risk Scores for Predicting Mortality Risk After TAVI - The Cardiology Advisor

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Machine learning was found to be superior to logistic risk scores in predicting intrahospital all-cause mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), according to study results published in Clinical Research in Cardiology. Current strategies for identifying patients eligible for TAVI rely on risk assessment tools such as the Society of Thoracic Surgeon's Risk Score (STS score). The predictive power of these tools is poor, and improved options for risk stratification of TAVI patients are needed. In this retrospective analysis of data from 451 patients, investigators aimed to evaluate whether machine learning models could be used to predict clinical outcomes for patients after TAVI. A total of 83 features, including patient demographics, comorbidities, laboratory data, electro- and echocardiogram findings, and computed tomography (CT) results, were used to train and test the predictive models.


Turtle One Announces Listing of HYPRdat Patent for Sale on Allied Security Trust

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Turtle One Inc. recently announced it had listed its full patent for HYPRdat on Allied Security Trust. The HYPRdat algorithm is a completely new approach that replaces B-Tree search architecture by mathematically calculating data rather than performing alphanumeric comparisons. The increased accessed speed demonstrated by HYPRDAT has demonstrably outpaced current B-Tree models in documented third-party tests. AST is a trusted member-driven cooperative that provides a safe platform, forum, and risk mitigation services for tech companies and tech patents. Full details of the HYPRdat patent are available for review online.


Health: Medtronic Acquires Medicrea, Pioneer in Spine Surgery with AI - Actu IA

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Medtronic and Medicrea announced in a press release that they are in the process of finalizing the acquisition by the US company of the Lyon-based SME. The latter is one of the pioneers in transforming spinal surgery through artificial intelligence, predictive modeling and customized spinal implants. The agreement between the two players will be achieved through the acquisition by Medtronic of all outstanding Medicrea shares. With a focus on predictive medicine, Medicrea designs, manufactures and distributes more than 30 families of FDA-approved implantable devices, which have been used in more than 175,000 surgical procedures worldwide to date. Medicrea is a Lyon-based SME with 175 employees, 35 of whom work in its subsidiary Medicrea USA Corp. based in New York. The company has its own ultra-modern production unit in Lyon, dedicated to the machining and development of custom implants by 3D printing from titanium powder.


Scientists discover details of vision vary from person to person

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Two people looking at the exact same scene before them may perceive it differently as a result of a so-called'fingerprint of misperception'. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley found natural variation in the inherent visual ability to pinpoint the exact location and size of objects. A series of experiments on nine individuals found'dramatic differences' in the ability to resolve fine details as well as discrepancies in judging location and size. The differences are due to how the brain processes visual stimuli, the academics believe, but the exact neural network responsible for the variation remains unknown. 'We assume our perception is a perfect reflection of the physical world around us, but this study shows that each of us has a unique visual fingerprint,' study lead author Miss Zixuan Wang, a UC Berkeley doctoral student in psychology, told Berkeley News.


Artificial Intelligence: It's Importance to the Internet – IAM Network

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The future the place individuals can delegate mundane duties to a machine is just not removed from taking place. From beginning the laundry down to cooking dinner after an extended day is about to be over. Artificial Intelligence has actually helped form our web at present. Things that we solely see on sci-fi films could also be nearer than you suppose. With the web making issues potential, which is unthinkable many years in the past, you'll marvel what it's able to underneath the affect of AI.