Now that my machine learning model can detect the different basketball artefacts, we can finally work on some basketball game logic. We can probably detect a goal by adding "region detection boxes" above and below the rim. The "top box" turns red when it detects a ball in its region above the rim. And the "bottom box" shows green when a ball is detected below the rim (where the basketball hoop is). Via the ML model we know with 92% - 94% accuracy where the basketball hoop is located so we can place the red/green boxes automatically on top of the video canvas.
Google Research is a division of Google that focuses on projects that are a little farther out there or require a particular type of domain expertise and they often launch products that make the world a better place. We can divide the research projects into two categories -- short-term, like improving the performance of some already existing product; vs long-term, where they are creating a new product/framework altogether, such as TensorFlow or self-driving cars. Google Research tackles challenges that define the technology of today and tomorrow, and you can have access to its research work as they publish it. Precisely you can access all the 5779 available publications (793 only in 2019) and get inspired, get informed, and learn from it. I'm using this impressive database of research to support me in the writing of my new book: Solving the Greatest Global Challenges with Artificial Intelligence that I plan to launch next March.
As healthcare provider organizations confront the steep challenge of securely and efficiently bridging the digital gaps among various technology systems, many are looking to cloud technologies that empower interoperability, marry healthcare information systems with AI, and ensure the privacy and security of patient data. With this in mind, Healthcare IT News turned to Concord Technologies, a cloud fax and document process automation company (it will be in booth 634 at HIMSS20 in March), to look ahead at 2020 and identify three trends with AI-based cloud fax technology. The CAQH Index shows a $9.8 billion savings opportunity for the healthcare industry by reducing the administrative burden found in eligibility and benefit verification, prior authorization, claim submission, coordination of benefits or a crossover claim, claim status inquiry, claim payment, and remittance advice. CAQH is a non-profit alliance of health plans and trade associations developing and leading initiatives designed to positively impact the business of healthcare. In 2020, AI-enabled technologies will transform administrative workflows across digital channels, reducing administrator and clinician burnout and improving overall staff satisfaction, said John Harrison, senior vice president at Concord Technologies.
Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences." Sundar Pichai's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used. "There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. The question is how best to approach this," Pichai said, according to a transcript of his speech at a Brussel-based think tank. He noted that there's an important role for governments to play and that as the European Union and the U.S. start drawing up their own approaches to regulation, "international alignment" of any eventual rules will be critical.
"Countries that can harness the current wave of innovation, mitigate its potential disruptions, and capitalize on its transformative power will gain economic and military advantages over potential rivals," the report found. Leadership in innovation, research and technology since World War II has made the U.S. the most secure and economically prosperous nation in the world, the task force said, warning, "Today, this leadership position is at risk." Federal support and funding for R&D has stagnated over the past two decades, the report noted. "Washington has failed to maintain adequate levels of public support and funding for basic science. Federal investment in R&D as a percentage of GDP peaked at 1.86 percent in 1964 but has declined from a little over 1 percent in 1990 to 0.66 percent in 2016."
Industrial robots and warehouse automation are lucrative intermingling markets, and one needn't look further for evidence than Lexington, Massachusetts-based Berkshire Grey. The company, which combines AI and robotics to automate omnichannel fulfillment for retailers, ecommerce, and logistics enterprises, today announced that it secured a mammoth $263 million in series B funding financing from SoftBank with participation from Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Canaan. CEO Tom Wagner says the fresh capital will fuel the startup's global expansion, acquisitions, and team growth. "With our intelligent robotic automation, our clients see faster and more efficient supply chain operations that enable them to address the wants of today's savvy consumer," said Wagner. Berkshire Grey develops AI-imbued, cloud-hosted software that leverages a custom framework to achieve continuous improvement.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in the medical sphere makes use of algorithms and software to approximate human knowledge when analyzing complex information connected to healthcare. AI-based programs are aimed at analyzing how medical prevention or treatment methods are related to the final result. The medical sphere is the main field of investment in AI. Smart medical products, services, and processes are already being developed by companies such as IBM, Google, Apple, and many others. Broadly speaking, AI allows computers to learn from their experiences, adapt to set parameters, and perform tasks that used to be performed only by human beings.