Using A.I. to better understand concussions

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"What AI does is it takes the commuting out of the hands of the human upfront and sort of says, 'well, you're telling me this is a concussed person and this is not, and here's some differences in variables that you may not be aware.' Of course it would be good to cross-validate that in another sample so you don't have something unique in this sample that is by chance but at least it gives you some clues so that you can have things that you can test prior but the AI can give you some hints of what you're not aware of," says Lecci.


AI's 'extra set of eyes' helps radiologists identify missed intracranial hemorrhage cases

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Many experts envision a future in which AI augments radiologists rather than replacing them completely. And a new study gave credence to that notion, demonstrating how the technology can serve as an effective peer-review tool.


Everyone hates California's self-driving car reports

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Every year, companies that operate self-driving cars in California are required to submit data to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles listing the number of miles driven and the frequency at which human safety drivers were forced to take control of their autonomous vehicles (also known as a "disengagement"). And every year, those same companies raise a huge stink about it. Waymo, which drove 1.45 million miles in California in 2019 and logged a disengagement rate of 0.076 per 1,000 self-driven miles, says the metric "does not provide relevant insights" into its technology. Cruise, which drove 831,040 miles last year and reported a disengagement rate of 0.082, says the "idea that disengagements give a meaningful signal about whether an [autonomous vehicle] is ready for commercial deployment is a myth." Aurora, which only drove 13,429 miles and recorded a disengagement rate of 10.6 per 1,000 miles, calls them "misguided."


Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai

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Pony.ai, a self-driving startup based in Silicon Valley and Guangzhou, China, is deepening its ties to Toyota. The two companies announced a pilot program to test self-driving cars on public roads in two Chinese cities, Beijing and Shanghai. The Japanese auto giant plans to invest $400 million in Pony.ai, valuing the startup at $3 billion. Pony.ai has been working with Toyota since 2019 on public autonomous vehicle testing. With this new investment, their relationship will become even closer, with the automaker and the startup "co-developing" mobility products like "mobility services."


The Business Use of Artificial Intelligence Course (Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 8-9, 2020) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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The "The Business Use of Artificial Intelligence" training has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Your competitors are using AI to analyze sales, what do you do? Organizations today are applying artificial intelligence capabilities to a wide variety of uses especially in operations such as for process enablement. Each organization is focusing on performance improvements using AI. This explosion of interest in AI poses a challenge to managers to effectively make sense of and use AI effectively.


UNT will offer Texas' only Master of Science in artificial intelligence in fall 2020

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Artificial Intelligence applications are expanding into nearly every area of industry including government services, transportation, healthcare, cybersecurity, autonomous systems, finance and more. Forbes includes artificial intelligence as one of the "Hottest Career Paths of 2020 and Beyond." In order to meet the increasing demand for AI professionals, the University of North Texas, a Tier One research university, is offering the only Master of Science degree in artificial intelligence in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide. The new degree offers students the choice of three concentrations: machine learning, autonomous systems and biomedical engineering. Students will be able to take classes that allow them to explore specific interests in AI and leave the program with marketable skills.


Kazuhisa Hashimoto, creator of the 'Konami Code' for video games, has died

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Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the video game maker who created the most famous cheat code in video games – the "Konami Code" – has died. The series of button pushes on a controller – Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A – made its way into many video games over the years as a tribute to Hashimoto and a way for players to explore games and find Easter eggs. "Programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the Konami command "Top, Bottom, Left, Right, Left, and Right BA", died last night. We pray for the souls," Takenouchi's translated tweet read. Konami's statement read, "We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the'Konami Code.' Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-san's family and friends at this time. The "Konami Code" arose out of the Konami arcade game "Gradius," released in 1985 in Japan and a year later in the USA. Hashimoto, who programmed a version of the arcade game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, said the game was too tough for him to finish, so he inserted a special code to allow him to cheat when needed. "The arcade version of Gradius is really difficult, right?


JUUL patents AI-powered device to curb addiction by releasing smaller amounts of nicotine

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JUUL has been called'highly addictive', but the firm may be developing a new product that helps users kick the habit once and for all. The San Francisco company filed a patent that describes an artificial intelligence powered product that delivers fewer nicotine amounts to the user by learning their smoking habits over time. The document highlights a device that alternates between nicotine and a non-nicotine product in order to gradually reduce the intake of the drug. The device may also be connected to a smartphone that could log how much nicotine is being consumed, allowing the device to determine how it should regulate the drug, as first reported on by The Logic. JUUL started off as a way of providing the world's one billion smokers with an alternative to combustible tobacco products.


Should Robots Have a Face?

NYT > Economy

Most of the retail robots have just enough human qualities to make them appear benign, but not too many to suggest they are replacing humans entirely. "It's like Mary Poppins," said Peter Hancock, a professor at the University of Central Florida, who has studied the history of automation. "A spoonful of sugar makes the robots go down." Perhaps no other retailer is dealing as intensely with the sensitivities around automation as Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, with about 1.5 million workers. The company spent many months working with the firm Bossa Nova and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University to design a shelf-scanning robot that they hope both employees and customers will feel comfortable with.


New Osamu Tezuka-inspired manga created by AI to be published

The Japan Times

A new manga plotted and designed by artificial intelligence that learned the artistic style of "Astro Boy" manga creator Osamu Tezuka will be published this week, a project sponsor said Wednesday. The manga "Paidon" to be released Thursday in the weekly comic magazine "Morning" was created by AI, which analyzed 65 works by Tezuka, including such classics as "Phoenix" and "Black Jack," according to Kioxia Holdings Corp., a memory chip maker that launched the project. By analyzing Tezuka's works, the AI generated character designs and basic storylines before professional creators added such elements as clothing and dialogue to complete the work. "I always felt sad whenever Osamu Tezuka fans said they could no longer enjoy new works by him. AI creating his new work … that's exactly the kind of (technologically advanced) world depicted in Tezuka's manga," the late author's son and video creator Makoto Tezuka, who contributed to the project, told a news conference in Tokyo.