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Using machine learning to improve patient care 7wData


"The system could potentially be an aid for doctors in the ICU, which is a high-stress, high-demand environment," says PhD student Harini Suresh, lead author on the paper about ICU Intervene. "The goal is to leverage data from medical records to improve health care and predict actionable interventions." Another team developed an approach called "EHR Model Transfer" that can facilitate the application of predictive models on an electronic health record (EHR) system, despite being trained on data from a different EHR system. "Much of the previous work in clinical decision-making has focused on outcomes such as mortality (likelihood of death), while this work predicts actionable treatments," Suresh says.

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Four-year-old startup Databricks just raised another $140 million in venture funding for a total of $247 million. With the new money, they are working on a "Slack for AI" that solves the problem of a lack of machine learning/AI scientists. Big-data startup Databricks has raised another $140 million in venture funding, it announced on Tuesday, bringing the total raised for the four-year-old company to $247 million. But because Databricks found an untapped niche in big data and AI, it quickly generated revenue, which led to investment, which led to growth, which led to happy cofounders.

Redefining banking through AI and big data -


The most useful in the financial sector will be natural language processing for answering customers' questions, machine learning for processing back-office operations, replacing humans especially in tedious, repetitive tasks and expert systems with predictive power, able to trade stocks automatically. The natural language processing system is handling over 30,000 conversations per month, satisfying over 75% of the bank's clients, who prefer to deal with transactions in the app or online. The innovation consists of replacing statistical models with cognitive, predictive models, to fight crime in the early stages or even before it happens, by tracking account activity. There is still room for improvement regarding predictive modeling, fraud detection and prevention, as well as automated financial advice.

How To Write Better SQL Queries: The Definitive Guide – Part 1


Structured Query Language (SQL) is an indispensable skill in the data science industry and generally speaking, learning this skill is fairly easy. There are several reasons: one of the first reasons would be that companies mostly store data in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) or in Relational Data Stream Management Systems (RDSMS) and you need SQL to access that data. Next, the chosen query plan is executed, evaluated by the system's execution engine and the results of your query are returned. You can add the LIMIT or TOP clauses to your queries to set a maximum number of rows for the result set.

Can Artificial Intelligence Identify Your Next Heart Attack? 7wData


Cardiac pain originates from the heart muscle, most typically when blood flow to the heart (through vessels called coronary arteries) become blocked. In the heart muscle, there are nerve endings which transmit signals to the brain which get interpreted as chest pain. Unfortunately, just like other pain arising in other organs in the body, cardiac pain is poorly localized. Topping it off, different healthcare professionals may also interpret your description of pain very differently.

Aussie AI-powered startup secures $16m to take its virtual data scientist global


Sydney-based startup, Hyper Anna, has secured $16 million in funding to fuel a global rollout of'Anna', a virtual data scientist that taps into business intelligence and delivers real-time insights based on natural language requests. Hyper Anna co-founder and CEO, Natalie Nguyen, told CMO customers have largely been SSI and in the financial and insurance sectors, but said the product could easily apply to other sectors such as media and technology. Founded in February 2016, the vendor's AI agent, Anna, is a powerful virtual data scientist that interacts through natural language. According to Nguyen, the differentiation point is in the way Hyper Anna democratises data science by putting the power of data in the hands of anyone with a command of language.

The Future of AI: Smart Machines Will Save Us, Not Destroy Us - Business Intelligence Info


Then in Terminator, we were introduced to Skynet, a neural network based AI, which raised an army of robots for self-preservation. These would lead to saving of millions of lives across the globe each year, and improve quality of medical outcomes dramatically. The trucks will run continuously on the road, reducing the time and cost and making things cheaper. We expect that in the next 10 years, the AI capabilities of FICO can dramatically reduce the threat of cyberattacks on computer networks and connected IoT devices by identifying even the most subtle forms of intrusions and isolating vulnerabilities.

Toward Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability

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The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council (USACM) was established in the early 1990s as a focal point for ACM's interactions with U.S. government organizations, the computing community, and the public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology. USACM and EUACM have identified and codified a set of principles intended to ensure fairness in this evolving policy and technology ecosystem.a These are: (1) awareness; (2) access and redress; (3) accountability; (4) explanation; (5) data provenance; (6) audit-ability; and (7) validation and testing. As organizations deploy complex algorithms for automated decision making, system designers should build these principles into their systems. USACM and EUACM seek input and involvement from ACM's members in providing technical expertise to decision makers on the often difficult policy questions relating to algorithmic transparency and accountability, as well as those relating to security, privacy, accessibility, intellectual property, big data, voting, and other technical areas.

Artificial Intelligence is making insurers smarter - Accenture Insurance Blog


The recent Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2017 offered a valuable opportunity to learn how global insurers are leveraging digital technologies to transform themselves into everyday insurers. The innovations we saw are built on exponentially expanding digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, analytics, and blockchain, and are being applied across the entire insurance value chain, from product development to claims. To that end, leading insurers are embracing new technologies to shape innovative business models and client value proposition. From simultaneous translations, to machine learning natural language interface, to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is becoming the new User Interface.

Learn Data Science in 8 (Easy) Steps


The most significant start of this trend or tradition was in 2010, when Drew Conway presented a Venn diagram to define the concept "data science". In the center of the picture is data science and it is the result of the combination of hacking skills, mathematics and statistics knowledge and substantive expertise. Data science is now defined through its relation to other disciplines, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning, Big Data (BD) and Data Mining (DM). These two visuals might seem completely different, but they do share a lot of similarities: the disciplines that are visualized in Piatetsky-Shapiro's picture all require hacking skills, mathematics and statistics knowledge and substantive expertise or domain knowledge.