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Deep learning helps explore the structural and strategic bases of autism?


Psychiatrists typically diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by observing a person's behavior and by leaning on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), widely considered the'bible' of mental health diagnosis. However, there are substantial differences amongst individuals on the spectrum and a great deal remains unknown by science about the causes of autism, or even what autism is. As a result, an accurate diagnosis of ASD and a prognosis prediction for patients can be extremely difficult. But what if artificial intelligence (AI) could help? Deep learning, a type of AI, deploys artificial neural networks based on the human brain to recognize patterns in a way that is akin to, and in some cases can surpass, human ability.

Fraud and AML – AI and machine learning done right – – IAM Network


What resources does your financial services organisation need to ensure success when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning? Having an appropriate team in place, including domain experts, analysts and data engineers is a great start – but those teams also need appropriate tools to succeed. Creating interfaces and delivering new models without breaking the system – or the bank – along with access to data, security and continued data behaviour monitoring, are all essential for best practice and allowing accurate real-time decisions. You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don't have a …

AI can detect how lonely you are by analysing your speech

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect loneliness with 94 per cent accuracy from a person's speech, a new scientific paper reports. Researchers in the US used several AI tools, including IBM Watson, to analyse transcripts of older adults interviewed about feelings of loneliness. By analysing words, phrases, and gaps of silence during the interviews, the AI assessed loneliness symptoms nearly as accurately as loneliness questionnaires completed by the participants themselves, which can be biased. It revealed that lonely individuals tend to have longer responses to direct questions about loneliness, and express more sadness in their answers. 'Most studies use either a direct question of "how often do you feel lonely", which can lead to biased responses due to stigma associated with loneliness,' said senior author Ellen Lee at UC San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine.

Machine learning takes on synthetic biology: algorithms can bioengineer cells for you


If you've eaten vegan burgers that taste like meat or used synthetic collagen in your beauty routine--both products that are "grown" in the lab--then you've benefited from synthetic biology. It's a field rife with potential, as it allows scientists to design biological systems to specification, such as engineering a microbe to produce a cancer-fighting agent. Yet conventional methods of bioengineering are slow and laborious, with trial and error being the main approach. Now scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new tool that adapts machine learning algorithms to the needs of synthetic biology to guide development systematically. The innovation means scientists will not have to spend years developing a meticulous understanding of each part of a cell and what it does in order to manipulate it; instead, with a limited set of training data, the algorithms are able to predict how changes in a cell's DNA or biochemistry will affect its behavior, then make recommendations for the next engineering cycle along with probabilistic predictions for attaining the desired goal.

Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Banking


Though banks don't create AI strategies, they are increasingly using artificial intelligence and machine learning in their day-to-day business. We frequently work with them on ideation workshops, PoC, and solution implementation. Santander Consumer Bank, for example, is running workshops and researching how to use machine learning to boost the sustainability of loan portfolios. Besides credit risk modeling, there is already an impressive range of use cases for AI in banking. It covers everything, from customer service to back-office operations.

Breakthrough in safety-critical machine learning could be just the beginning


Safety is the central focus on driverless vehicle systems development. Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming at us fast. It's being used in the apps and services we plug into daily without us really noticing, whether it's a personalized ad on Facebook, or Google recommending how you sign off your email. If these applications fail, it may result in some irritation to the user in the worst case. But we are increasingly entrusting AI and machine learning to safety-critical applications, where system failure results in a lot more than a slight UX issue.

Top 12 Data Science Skills to Learn in 2020


"We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software." If you want to stay competitive in this rapidly evolving domain, you need to regularly update your skills with the latest changes. In the following section, we will share the top Data Science skills that not only a practicing Data Scientist would benefit from, but also anyone who's passionate about working his way around large volumes of data. If you code anything at all, we're sure you must've heard about GitHub. GitHub is among the most commonly used tools by the developers today after Stack Overflow.

Gowin Semi Launches GoAI 2.0 for Embedded Machine Learning


GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., released the latest version of their GoAI2.0 It offers direct integration into the TensorFlow and TensorFlow Lite Machine Learning Platforms, optimization for targeting GOWIN's GW1NSR4P µSoC FPGA, and an accelerator to offload compute-intensive functions from the microcontroller embedded within GOWIN FPGAs with additional 80x performance. Machine Learning is a rapidly developing field and development is aligning on frameworks, platforms, models, and datasets for better standardization, reliability, and ease of development. TensorFlow has become one of these aligning platforms and has included support for embedded SoC's and microcontrollers. GoAI 2.0 adds the necessary additions to easily use TensorFlow with embedded FPGAs from GOWIN.

Intro to the Machine Learning Math


It's way easier than you would think. Much of the content below is based on the Intro to Deep Learning with PyTorch course by Facebook AI. If you want to learn more, take the course, or just take a look here. Below is a graph that determines whether or not a student will be accepted into a university. Two pieces of data have been used: grades and tests each on a scale of 0–10.

Spotlight Interview with Dr Thomas Sander from Idorsia Pharmaceuticals - Collaborative Drug Discovery Inc. (CDD)


Dr. Sander kindly agreed to give us this interview at the Idorsia headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Asking the questions from CDD are Neil Chapman and Mariana Vaschetto. By education I am organic chemist. During my seventh year at school we started to have chemistry classes and soon I had made up my mind to study chemistry. Four years later while still at school I had an opportunity to access the local University's Tectronix graphics computers.