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Startup's Sorting Machines Use AI to Protect Healthy Fish Eggs


Fisheries collect millions upon millions of fish eggs, protecting them from predators to increase fish yield and support the propagation of endangered species -- but an issue with gathering so many eggs at once is that those infected with parasites can put healthy ones at risk. Jensorter, an Oregon-based startup, has created AI-powered fish egg sorters that can rapidly identify healthy versus unhealthy eggs. The machines, built on the NVIDIA Jetson Nano module, can also detect egg characteristics such as size and fertility status. The devices then automatically sort the eggs based on these characteristics, allowing Jensorter's customers in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Russia to quickly separate viable eggs from unhealthy ones -- and protect them accordingly. Jensorter is a member of NVIDIA Inception, a program that nurtures cutting-edge startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI, data science, high performance computing and more.

This Platform Is Harnessing AI To Treat Diabetes


In a world where you talk to your phone, your car, and even your coffee pot, AI is spreading like wildfire. We all love being able to say, "Siri, what is the temperature outside?", or "Alexa, wake me up at 5am", but this technology is also being harnessed goals a little more important than dimming the lights. The medical industry is the place we expect innovation. Lucrative profits, humanitarian goals, peer accolades for breakthroughs, are just some of the reasons people seek the medical field for their aspirations. Whatever the motivation might be, it is always encouraging when some team or individual makes a medical breakthrough.

AI-powered RPM can help address the rural neonatal care crisis


As hospital consolidation continues nationwide, rural areas are beginning to take a new shape – and it is not a pretty picture. According to a recent study from Health Affairs, newly acquired rural hospitals are eliminating surgical care services and mental health treatment access, despite a sharp rise in depression, suicide and addiction in the hard-hit rural communities. Even more stunning, these newly acquired hospitals are more likely to eliminate maternity and neonatal care than those that remain independent. Coupled with a worsening nursing shortage, this is a huge problem for rural American families. Even before the pandemic, maternal and infant outcomes in the U.S. were shockingly poor.

Calculating Nutrition Facts with Computer Vision --


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The Cyborg Revolution: Are They Here Yet?


The cyborgs are upon us. Turns out, they're more'enhanced reality' and less'science fiction.' In 1998, Professor of Cybernetics Kevin Warwick had a chip implanted in his body that would open electronic doors and turn on lights as he passed. In 2002, he had a 100 electrode array wired into the nervous system of his arm to allow him to remotely control an artificial hand. Performance artist Stelios Arcadiou (who has changed his name to Stelarc) has spent 10 years growing an artificially-created ear that is surgically attached to his left arm. In 2009, Jerry Jalava, a Finnish computer engineer who lost part of a finger in a motorcycle accident, turned his prosthetic finger into a USB drive.

AI can predict signs of a heart attack within a year -- from a routine eye test


An artificial intelligence system is capable of spotting whether someone will have a heart attack within the next year -- through a routine eye scan. A team from the University of Leeds believes this AI tool opens the door to a cheap and simple screening program for the world's number one killer. Their tests find the computer can predict patients at risk of a heart attack in the next 12 months with up to 80 percent accuracy. The breakthrough adds to evidence that our eyes are not just "windows to the soul," but windows to overall health as well. "Cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks, are the leading cause of early death worldwide and the second-largest killer in the UK. This causes chronic ill-health and misery worldwide," project supervisor Professor Alex Frangi says in a university release.

Google AI Introduces 'StylEx': A New Approach For A Visual Explanation Of Classifiers


Neural networks are capable of completing a wide range of tasks. Understanding how they arrive at their decisions, on the other hand, is frequently a mystery that goes unexplored. Explaining a neural model's decision process could have a significant social impact in domains where human oversight is crucial, like medical image processing and autonomous driving. These revelations could be instrumental in advising healthcare practitioners and possibly enhancing scientific breakthroughs. For a visual explanation of classifiers, there have been approaches such as attention maps.

Samsung Reports 53% Jump In Profit Despite Supply Chain Woes

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South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Thursday its operating profit rose 53.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, as record sales helped overcome pandemic-induced supply chain challenges. The world's biggest smartphone maker said its operating profit rose to 13.87 trillion won ($11.55 billion) for the October-December period in 2021, up from nine trillion won in the same quarter the previous year. Thanks to high memory chip prices and strong consumer demand, Samsung had its highest annual sales of 279.6 trillion won in 2021, an 18 percent jump from a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing. Samsung achieved "record sales thanks to competitive products, despite continuing uncertainty," the tech giant said in a statement, singling out solid demand for its premium smartphone lines. While the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy, it has helped many tech companies boom.



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Artificial Intelligence Platform for Molecular Targeted Therapy


In the era of big biomedical data, there are many ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to broaden the technological base of the pharmaceutical industry. Cheminformatic applications of AI involving the parsing of chemical space are already being implemented to infer compound properties and activity. By contrast, dynamic aspects of the design of drug/target interfaces have received little attention due to the inherent difficulties in dealing with physical phenomena that often do not conform to simplifying views. This book focuses precisely on dynamic drug/target interfaces and argues that the true game change in pharmaceutical discovery will come as AI is enabled to solve core problems in molecular biophysics that are intimately related to rational drug design and drug discovery. Here are a few examples to convey the flavor of our quest: How do we therapeutically impair a dysfunctional protein with unknown structure or regulation but known to be a culprit of disease?