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How artificial intelligence arrives to health care

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Big data analytics and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the field of healthcare in the coming years given the abundance of data and powerful algorithms. Currently, the U.S., China and the EU are all competing for dominance in the field, investing significant resources into human capital, infrastructure as well as into laws balancing the usability and protection of data. In the current decade, the European Commission seeks to attract €20 billion of investment per year in order to remain competitive in the global market. Artificial intelligence might evoke ideas of self-driving cars, algorithms beating the best players in chess, or a dystopic future of autonomous robots making us obsolete. Only recently, Google's AlphaGo beat the best player in the game of Go, where the possible number of moves is greater than the number of atoms in the universe.


Thucydides And The Dragon: Artificial Intelligence And Sino-US Rivalry

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"Made in China" used to mean cheap and poor quality, and probably involving the theft of intellectual property somewhere along the line. That perception has been out of date for many years now. Counterfeiting by Chinese manufacturers is still a major problem in some industries, but the best Chinese companies are world leaders in quality and in innovation. European telecoms utilities are alarmed by Trump's demand that they exclude Huawei components from their 5G rollout programmes: if they comply, their 5G services will be late and expensive. China's two mobile payments giants, Alibaba's Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Pay, both have many more active users than PayPal and Apple Pay combined.


This Startup Used AI To Design A Drug In 21 Days

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Insilico Medicine aims to bring deep learning to the drug discovery process. Hong Kong-based Insilico Medicine published research Monday showing that its deep learning system could identify potential treatments for fibrosis. That system, called generative tensorial reinforcement learning, or GENTRL for short, was able to find six promising treatments in just 21 days, one of which showed promising results in an experiment involving mice. The research has been published in Nature Biotechnology, and the code for the model has been made available on Github. "We've got AI strategy combined with AI imagination," says Insilico CEO Alex Zhavoronkov, who compares the operation of GENTRL to the AlphaGo machine learning system that Google's Deepmind developed to challenge champion Go players.


This Startup Used AI To Design A Drug In 21 Days

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Insilico Medicine aims to bring deep learning to the drug discovery process. Hong Kong-based Insilico Medicine published research Monday showing that its deep learning system could identify potential treatments for fibrosis. That system, called generative tensorial reinforcement learning, or GENTRL for short, was able to find six promising treatments in just 21 days, one of which showed promising results in an experiment involving mice. The research has been published in Nature Biotechnology, and the code for the model has been made available on Github. "We've got AI strategy combined with AI imagination," says Insilico CEO Alex Zhavoronkov, who compares the operation of GENTRL to the AlphaGo machine learning system that Google's Deepmind developed to challenge champion Go players.


China has ambitious AI game plan but success needs cooperation

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Go, also known as weiqi, has been played in China since the Zhou dynasty that ran from 1,046-256BC. A two-person strategy game on a 19 X 19 grid board with black and white stones, weiqi is the most complex contest played by humans, with more possible moves than the total number of estimated atoms in the visible universe. But in 2017 an emblem of Western innovation outplayed the Middle Kingdom at literally its own game, when AlphaGo, a computer program from Google's DeepMind Lab, beat the world's top player Ke Jie 3-0 in a Sputnik-like moment that spurred China into a concerted, state-directed effort to catch up in artificial intelligence (AI). Dubbed the fourth industrial revolution, the development of AI encompasses a wide range of technologies that can perform tasks characteristic of human intelligence, such as understanding language and recognising objects. Sometimes described as machine learning, what separates AI from ordinary computer programming is the capacity for machines to correct themselves through trial and error, mimicking the cognitive functions of the human mind.


3 advancements in Artificial Intelligence that will blow your mind!

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The year of 2018 should be affectionately referred to as the'Year of Sci-Fi Dreams'. This is primarily due to the fact that almost every unimaginable concept from the depths of science fiction cinema has started becoming a reality. Even though the advent of Deep Neural Networks and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) has been making waves across the technology ecosystem (like the defeat of World Champion Lee Sedol in the game of'Go' by AGI AlphaGo-Zero), there have been a few innovations that have baffled even the brightest minds in the industry. So ignoring the various trends and innovations in the world of AI, here are three technological advancements in the field of AI and Machine Learning (ML) that will blow your mind! One of the biggest achievements in the field of Medicine was the creation of a fully functional human lung, just from stem cells.


A world where AI has an imagination

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Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google's DeepMind, poses with late physicist Stephen Hawking. Hassabis, Hawking and Tesla CEO Elon Musk all endorsed a set of guidelines last year for ethical AI development that will benefit humanity. AI has been a buzzword in Korean society ever since. As AlphaGo retired from competitive gaming in March 2017, the company has instead been concentrating on tackling "a very wide range of problems" that humans find difficult to resolve. "The majority of the AlphaGo team now devotes their time to new projects with the intention of using these general-purpose algorithms to help solve some of the world's most complex challenges in science and medicine," said Demis Hassabis, co-founder of DeepMind, in an email interview with the JoongAng Ilbo to mark the two-year anniversary of the high-profile match.


Inside China's race to become an AI superpower

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Over 60 years ago, in what is today southern Kazakhstan, the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite into Earth's orbit. The launch of Sputnik 1 provoked a panic in the United States that catalyzed a flurry of investment and research, which ultimately put man on the moon. China's Sputnik moment came in March 2016, when AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence program developed by Google's DeepMind, defeated South Korean Go master Lee Sedol. As The New York Times reported, AlphaGo's victory had a profound impact on politicians in China, one that spurred increased commitment to Beijing's effort to rule AI.


Interview: Human brain is entirely 'computable' -- AlphaGo developer Hassabis- Nikkei Asian Review

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According to Demis Hassabis, the founder of the leading artificial intelligence company DeepMind, intelligence is computational and computers can replicate it. Hassabis sees this as an incredible tool, like having the world's best research assistant at your fingertips. Where this leads -- solving humanity's greatest challenges or the possibility of AI being used by people with ill intent -- is part of a wide-ranging conversation Hassabis had with The Nikkei on the sidelines of the Future of Go summit held on May 23-27 in Wuzhen, China. Excerpts from the interview follow. Q: You've demonstrated how powerful the combination of deep learning and reinforcement learning is, and based on that, AI can be better than humans in a narrow domain like the game of Go. But how far along are you in terms of fundamentally understanding what intelligence is, and its processes and its mechanisms?


AI use seen in more industries

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ARTIFICIAL intelligence technology, which AlaphGo used to beat the world's top Go player in human-versus-machine matches, will soon be used in more general sectors, industry officials and scientists told a forum yesterday. AI, which covers voice and picture recognition, machine translation and self-driving, can also be applied to energy, health care, government and more sectors in the future, said Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent firm. AI is seen as major catalyst to boost economies and innovation in the next decade, industry officials told the Future of AI Forum in Wuzhen yesterday. Ke Jie, the world's top ranking Go player, was beaten by AlaphGo on Tuesday in Wuzhen. Ke and AlphaGo will face off again today and Saturday in the watertown in Zhejiang Province.