Artificial intelligence could provide the'ultimate second opinion' as it is just as good as doctors at analysing X-rays, scientists have claimed. Tests using AI software on millions of old scans diagnosed conditions at least as accurately as radiologists 94 per cent of the time. The joint study by Warwick University and King's College London suggested it could prove vital in avoiding human error when checking patients' results. The AI software, which can scan X-rays as soon as they are taken, is able to understand the seriousness of each condition and flag the more urgent ones immediately. The study's authors suggested it could be used to screen X-rays, freeing up time for busy doctors to focus on more critical patients and helping deal with chronic NHS staffing shortages.
Confidential documents presented at a recent internal Google summit detail the tech giant's plan to create an artificial intelligence (AI) designed to become its users' 'Life Story Teller.' But to do it, the AI will require unprecedented access to each user's personal data. It's unclear where this experimental AI, currently dubbed'Project Ellmann,' will reside among Google's apps and services, but the team behind it works for Google Photos -- and their presentation suggested a tailored AI chatbot. 'We can't answer tough questions or tell good stories without a bird's-eye view of your life,' read one portion of the presentation, made by a Google product manager. Confidential documents presented at a recent internal Google summit detail the tech giant's plan to create an AI designed to become their users' 'Life Story Teller.' Building off the company's ChatGPT rival Gemini, it new project will scrape reams of a user's personal data Building off the company's ChatGPT rival Gemini, Project Ellmann will use'large language models' (LLMs) to synthesize personal information from context said to include biographies of users and their loved ones, as well as stored photo'moments.' But the new developments may spark alarm from those outraged by Google's secret collection of millions of individual's sensitive medical records, code-named Project Nightingale in 2019 -- or anyone who eagerly collects digital privacy tips.
Tens of millions of people are using AI-powered'nudify' apps, according to a new analysis that shows the dark side of the technology. More than 24 million people visited nudity AI websites in September, which digitally alter images, primarily women, to make them appear naked in the photo using deep-learning algorithms. These algorithms are trained on existing images of women which allows it to overlay realistic images of nude body parts, regardless of whether the photographed person is clothed. Spam ads across major platforms are also directing people to the sites and apps increased by more than 2,000 percent since the beginning of 2023. The rise in nudity-promoted apps is particularly prevalent on social media, including Google's YouTube, Reddit, and X - and 52 Telegram groups were also found to be used to access non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII) services.
With just two weeks to go until Christmas Day is finally here, cafe and supermarket shelves are stocked full of festive sandwiches. From brie and cranberry to veggie nut roast, there's something to suit almost every palate. But what would be in the perfect Christmas sandwich? MailOnline's Femail team claims that Asda's Festive Feast is the number one sandwich, but we decided to see what ChatGPT had to say on the matter. So, would you order the AI bot's festive offering?
Attendees at a Google summit received a notebook with a bizarre joke about cotton inside the front cover this summer, reigniting questions about discrimination at the tech company. Upon opening the notebook, attendees saw the sentence, 'I WAS JUST COTTON THE MOMENT, BUT I CAME BACK TO TAKE YOUR NOTES!' MUCH BETTER! The incident took place at the K&I Black Google Summit, held August 15 and 16 - an event meant to promote diversity and inclusion in the AI community, as well as reinforce Google's commitment to promoting equity in the broader tech industry. Google's notebooks came from a third-party supplier, according to a company spokesperson, and event organizers were not aware of this printing inside The customizable notebook is sold by multiple online retailers, and the joke seems to refer to the fact that its cover is made of recycled cotton fibers. The front of the notebooks were inoffensive: an illustration of a sunrise, the event title and date, and the slogan'Seize the moment.'
Would you eat a burger cooked by a robot? It might not sound enticing but McDonald's claims implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in the kitchen will result in'hotter, fresher food'. The fast food giant has partnered with Google to bring cloud computing and AI solutions into the kitchen. While there won't be robots operating the grills quite yet, thousands of restaurants will soon be powered by high-powered computing. Brian Rice, McDonald's executive vice president says the upgrade means that'tools get sharper, models get smarter, restaurants become easier to operate, and most importantly, the overall experience for our customers and crew gets even better.'
From friendly smiley faces to cheeky peaches, emoji now form a staple part of many of our daily conversations. Now, Tinder has revealed the most popular emoji used on its app in 2023. You might expect romance-themed characters such as love hearts or the kissing face to feature in the top list. But it seems that singletons instead opted for some rather unexpected emoji this year - including several with hidden meanings. 'The year was marked by overarching themes of positivity, optimism, and a focus on bettering one's self through making connections with others,' Tinder said.
Zapping the brain with electricity twice a day may reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a small study has suggested. Researchers put a low intensity electrical current through brains of patients with mild to moderate dementia and compared them to patients who received a sham treatment. All 63 patients showed improved scores in word recall and recognition after six weeks, compared to none in the control group. It is thought that the electrical current might'fire up' the brain's ability to change and grow, which enables'rewiring' through the formation of new neural networks. The researchers, from Ningbo University in China, said the results'strongly indicate' the treatment is a'significant and promising intervention for improving cognitive function'.
From a four-legged robot goalkeeper to a Google AI ping-pong champion, a number of robots are already taking the world of sports by storm. Now, it seems that droids are preparing to take on the pros at boxing. An alarming video has revealed a huge humanoid robot boxing with a human - and throwing some impressive punches. The robot, dubbed Nadia, is described as a'next generation humanoid for the next generation of robotics.' The footage has raised concerns from many viewers, with one commenting: 'Wait till Mr robot get the mind of its own and punches you out for real.' Nadia is the brainchild of researchers at IHMC Robotics and Boardwalk Robotics.
Spotify has become the latest tech giant to announce major layoffs with the streaming giant's CEO Daniel Ek announcing that around 1,500 staff are being cut due to its growth slowing'dramatically' following years of heavy investment in podcasting. The Swedish company currently has a staff of around 9,000 with Ek saying in a memo that cuts will'rightsize our costs' while conceding that it would be'incredibly painful for our team.' 'I recognize this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions. To be blunt, many smart, talented and hard-working people will be departing us,' Ek said. According to the Financial Times, Spotify execs have been trying to cut costs since the company's'expensive push into podcasting' which'tried investors' patience.' Since 2018, the company has spent over $300 million in securing rights to podcasts by creators such as Joe Rogan and Bill Simmons, not to mention the infamous deal Spotify struck with Harry and Meghan in 2020 for $20 million that both parties walked away from this year.