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President Donald Trump's view on covid-19 tests shows he's an algorithm

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Actually, such statements offer a valuable insight into the way the U.S. president's mind works. Of course, testing doesn't create sick people, it merely discovers them. If there were no sick people to discover, testing would not create bad news. So it's logical to dismiss Trump's absurd reasoning out of hand. I did that for weeks.


"The 'AI' Cosmos" --Intelligent Algorithms Begin Processing the Universe

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This June, 2020, NASA announced that intelligent computer systems will be installed on space probes to direct the search for life on distant planets and moons, starting with the 2022/23 ESA ExoMars mission, before moving beyond to moons such as Jupiter's Europa, and of Saturn's Enceladus and Titan. "This is a visionary step in space exploration." said NASA researcher Victoria Da Poian. "It means that over time we'll have moved from the idea that humans are involved with nearly everything in space, to the idea that computers are equipped with intelligent systems, and they are trained to make some decisions and are able to transmit in priority the most interesting or time-critical information". "When first gathered, the data produced by the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) toaster-sized life-searching instrument will not shout out'I've found life here', but will give us probabilities which will need to be analyzed," says Eric Lyness, software lead in the Planetary Environments Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. "We'll still need humans to interpret the findings, but the first filter will be the AI system".


#iot_2020-08-11_13-47-31.xlsx

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The graph represents a network of 3,936 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "#iot", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 21:01 UTC. The requested start date was Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 00:01 UTC and the maximum number of tweets (going backward in time) was 7,500. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 1-day, 1-hour, 6-minute period from Sunday, 09 August 2020 at 22:54 UTC to Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 00:00 UTC. Additional tweets that were mentioned in this data set were also collected from prior time periods.


Victory! Court Orders CA Prisons to Release Race of Parole Candidates

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In a win for transparency, a state court judge ordered the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to disclose records regarding the race and ethnicity of parole candidates. This is also a win for innovation, because the plaintiffs will use this data to build new technology in service of criminal justice reform and racial justice. In Voss v. CDCR, EFF represented a team of researchers (known as Project Recon) from Stanford University and University of Oregon who are attempting to study California parole suitability determinations using machine-learning models. This involves using automation to review over 50,000 parole hearing transcripts and identify various factors that influence parole determinations. Project Recon's ultimate goal is to develop an AI tool that can identify parole denials that may have been influenced by improper factors as potential candidates for reconsideration.


An Experiment in Deep Learning with Wild Animal Trail Camera Data

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Trail cameras are automatically triggered by animal movements. They are used by ecologists and wildlife managers around the world to study wild animal behavior and help preserve endangered species. I want to see if MATLAB image processing and deep learning can be used to identify individual animal species that visit trail cameras. We are going to start with off-the-shelf functionality--nothing specialized for this particular task. My partners on this project are Heather Gorr and Jim Sanderson. Heather is a machine learning expert at MathWorks.


The Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends Of 2020: A Post Covid-19 Assessment

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Every year, I make my predictions for 10 of the biggest trends in digital transformation. With Covid-19, we saw massive change in a short period of time. In this post we look back at the predictions for 2020, and how the pandemic impacted the adoption of new tech and digital trends.


Scientists identify hundreds of drug candidates to treat COVID-19

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Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have used machine learning to identify hundreds of new potential drugs that could help treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2. "There is an urgent need to identify effective drugs that treat or prevent COVID-19," said Anandasankar Ray, a professor of molecular, cell, and systems biology who led the research. "We have developed a drug discovery pipeline that identified several candidates." The drug discovery pipeline is a type of computational strategy linked to artificial intelligence -- a computer algorithm that learns to predict activity through trial and error, improving over time. With no clear end in sight, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives, strained health care systems, and weakened economies.


Self-driving cars to race for $1.5 million at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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One factor that could prevent a similar outcome in the upcoming race is the ability to test-run cars on a virtual racetrack. The simulation software company Ansys Inc. has already developed a model of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on which teams will test their algorithms as part of a series of qualifying rounds. "We can create, with physics, multiple real-life scenarios that are reflective of the real world," Ansys President Ajei Gopal told The Wall Street Journal. "We can use that to train the AI, so it starts to come up to speed." Still, the race could reveal that self-driving cars aren't quite ready to race at speeds of over 110 mph.


Botco.ai uses AI to help urgent care answer COVID-19 questions

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To better handle the influx of inquiries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona-based American Family Care (AFC) today announced a partnership with Arizona-based Botco.ai to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into AFC's chat channels.


3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare

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It's no secret that healthcare costs have risen faster than inflation for decades. Some experts estimate that healthcare will account for over 20% of the US GDP by 2025. Meanwhile, doctors are working harder than ever before to treat patients as the U.S. physician shortage continues to grow. Many medical professionals have their schedules packed so tightly that much of the human element which motivated their pursuit of medicine in the first place is reduced. In healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) can seem intimidating.