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machine learning in public health


This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Another prominent example in this regard came from DeepMind's publication of the possible protein structures associated with the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) using their AlphaFold system. For example, our process of vetting results in the Global Burden of Disease Study [2] included the visual inspection of thousands of plots showing data together with model estimates. Our experience developing methods for computer certification of verbal autopsy has bolstered our belief that using an explainable approach, even with a reduction in accuracy, can be superior. Qualified practitioners are in short supply. There is increasing awareness that health … enhancing the ability to see and navigate in a procedure. Going beyond the conventional long-haul process, AI techniques are increasingly being applied to accelerate the fundamental processes of early-stage candidate selection and mechanism discovery. This could be the biggest impact of AI tools as it can potentially transform the quality of life for billions of people around the world. These technologies are also being used in the following ways: Preventing crime: AI and machine learning help authorities track and manage the huge amount of data generated by public surveillance devices, and analyze that data in real time for anomalies and threats.

Council Post: AI Trends To Watch In 2021


As the pandemic continues to force us to alter our personal and professional lives, it has also presented new and complex challenges for business leaders. In order to tackle short-term, long-term and unexpected obstacles, many leaders have turned to AI to help navigate these disruptions. With this in mind, here are three AI trends we've seen this year that executives should keep in mind as they develop their 2021 strategies. AI has the power to enhance business, empowering executives and decision-makers to be more strategic and helping to make businesses more profitable. Many organizations that leverage AI technologies are doing so to weather the Covid-19 storm, and in many cases, they have grown their bottom lines while facing unprecedented adversity.

Graphics-Chip Maker Nvidia Lifts Revenue Amid Videogame Boom WSJD - Technology

Demand for some of Nvidia's chips has been so hot that it has outpaced the company's ability to increase production, adding to chip-supply shortages riling the semiconductor industry. Nvidia's newest graphics cards were a holiday sensation, Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress said during an earnings call. She added that some inventories are likely to remain low in the first quarter even as Nvidia increases supply. "Throughout our supply chain, stronger demand globally has limited the availability of capacity and components," Ms. Kress said. President Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order directing a broad review of supply chains for semiconductors and other critical materials.

Council Post: Behind The Scenes Of AI, IoT And 5G Advancement


No wins come at no cost. We often forget about this, though, and demand instant wins. This is an especially true story as the global community is seeking the Covid-19 vaccine and rapid business recovery. So, in this article, I will take you behind the scenes of the hottest tech trends and show you the background behind their "sweeping success." I hope this article will help you stay aware of the advancements that make headlines and remember that every success takes time.

Gaming, datacenters boost Nvidia's Q4 revenues to $5 billion


Nvidia reported revenues of $5.0 billion for its fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, up 61% from a year earlier. The revenues and non-GAAP earnings per share of $3.10 beat expectations as new gaming hardware and AI products generated strong demand. A year ago, Nvidia reported non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.89 on revenues of $3.1 billion. The Santa Clara, California-based company makes graphics processing units (GPUs) that can be used for games, AI, and datacenter computing. While many businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic, Nvidia has seen a boost in those areas.

Data, AI, & Machine Learning


In this webinar, Jeffrey D. Camm and Thomas H. Davenport explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the practice of data analytics.

Covid-19 highlighted machine learning model limits – BoE research


Covid-19 has had a negative impact on machine learning model performance at over a third of banks in the UK, the Bank of England has found.

AI-Powered Virtual Assistants in the Realms of Banking and Financial Services


This chapter aims at providing a framework for analysis on evolutionary trends in finance that have to do with technological progress and especially with artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The starting point can be identified with a survey on how they have modified the business areas involving banking and financial services and on what can be expected – in terms of future strategic shifts and behavioral changes – on both the supply and the demand sides. The next step revolves around a wider and deeper investigation on the role that virtual assistants have started to – and are likely to further – play in the areas under scrutiny: special attention is requested upon the provision of enhanced customer service support, including conversational AI and sound branding; implications encompass developments that are on the cards, based upon digitalization as a must – not just an option – as shown by the Covid-19 pandemic. Conclusions allow to emphasize the significance, advancing features and value of this conceptual paper, as it leads to sort out best practices and success stories that are worth disseminating and replicating to benefit not only individuals and enterprises having direct interest in them, but society as a whole.

Council Post: Four Ways AI And Machine Learning Will Drive Future Inno


CTO & MD at AX Semantics, the SaaS-based, Natural Language Generation Platform that creates any content, in any language, at any scale. The pandemic brought on economic, logistical and technological challenges on a massive global scale, leaving businesses scrambling to adapt. Amidst the upheaval, businesses turned to video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet to stay connected. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) helped augment human efforts to take on everything fromhealth tocybersecurity. Equally, businesses looked toward strategic execution and technology to remain agile among industry shifts and provide a greater return on investments.

Why covid-19 might finally usher in the era of health care based on a patient's data

MIT Technology Review

Infectious diseases don't get much more personalized than covid-19. No one can explain with any certainty why seemingly similar individuals respond so differently to exactly the same pathogen. Why do some of us get a case of the sniffles, and others end up on a ventilator? Why are so-called long-haulers left with lingering problems, yet other people recover fully? Why do some never show symptoms at all?