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GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance of First Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Embedded On-Device to Prioritize Critical Chest X-ray Review

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WAUKESHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare today announced the Food and Drug Administration's 510(k) clearance of Critical Care Suite, an industry-first collection of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device. Built in collaboration with UC San Francisco (UCSF), using GE Healthcare's Edison platform, the AI algorithms help to reduce the turn-around time it can take for radiologists to review a suspected pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. "X-ray – the world's oldest form of medical imaging – just got a whole lot smarter, and soon, the rest of our offerings will too," says Kieran Murphy, President & CEO, GE Healthcare. "GE Healthcare is leading the way in the creation of AI applications for diagnostic imaging and taking what was once a promise and turning it into a reality. By integrating AI into every aspect of care, we will ultimately improve patient outcomes, reduce waste and inefficiencies, and eliminate costly errors. Critical Care Suite is just the beginning."


Edward Snowden: 'Greatest danger still lies ahead with refinement of AI'

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However, he argues, these are not enough to counter accelerating technological changes allowing greater intrusions of privacy and he calls for a worldwide protest movement, similar to those on climate change. He added: "You have to be ready to stand for something if you want it to change. "That is what I hope this book (Permanent Record) will help people come to decide for themselves." The revelation coincides with the GSMA's announcement that the AI market is projected to reach $70 billion by 2020.


Robot Wars and Skynet: Is Sci-Fi Becoming Our Reality?

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ROBOT WARS AND SKYNET: IS SCI-FI BECOMING OUR REALITY? – PART 1 My Interest In Robotics And Nanotechnology, US Military UAVs/Drones And Robotic Vehicles, The Civilian Casualties Controversy, DARPA, The Darpa Urban Challenge, Roboticist William L. Whittaker, The Lunar X Prize Competition, The Positive And Negative Contributions Of Modern Technology, Wicked Heart Of Man, George W. Bush And Illegal Invasion Of Iraq, Destruction Wrought In Iraq, Americans And Body Bags, American Casualties From The Iraq War, DARPA's Aim: Protect People On The Battlefield, Remote Killing And Robots On The Battlefield Are The Wave Of The Future, Masters Of Science Fiction: Jerry Was A Man, Future Wars Fought with Automated Machines, Secret Robot Wars With No More Accountability To The Public, Callous American Public, America Was Founded On War, America Survives And Expands Her Empire Through War And Shrewd Economic Policies, Government Propaganda Machines And Malleable Gullible Public, Shock And Awe Wars, Are AI-Enabled Robot Wars In Our Future?, Current Advancements In Robotics, "Terminator" Movies And SkyNet, Will Artificial Intelligence Become A Threat?, Huge Investment in AI By The U.S. Military, The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center And Super Soldiers, Warnings From Stephen Hawking And Elon Musk, Go Down Fighting ROBOT WARS AND SKYNET: IS SCI-FI BECOMING OUR REALITY? – PART 2


Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid U.S.-Iran tensions; Mike Pompeo already blames Tehran

The Japan Times

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as Iran denied U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remained high over Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal. Iran called the U.S. claims "maximum lies," while a commander in its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard reiterated its forces could strike U.S. military bases across the Mideast with their arsenal of ballistic missiles. A prominent U.S. senator suggested striking Iranian oil refineries in response to the assault, claimed by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, on Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing facility. "Because of the tension and sensitive situation, our region is like a powder keg," warned Guard Brig. "When these contacts come too close, when forces come into contact with one another, it is possible a conflict happens because of a misunderstanding."


New AI Model Shortens Drug Discovery to Days, Not Years

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Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries are where applied artificial intelligence (AI) can greatly accelerate innovation and shorten the product development life-cycle. Developing a drug typically takes 10 to 15 years on average, with only approximately 12 percent of drugs in clinical trials ultimately gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. In an AI milestone in life sciences, Insilico Medicine announced a new machine learning tool for drug discovery that can generate a novel molecule in days instead of years and published their findings in Nature Biotechnology on September 2, 2019. Insilico Medicine is a venture-backed start-up with multiple investors that include WuXi AppTec, Juvenescence, Peter Diamandis' BOLD Capital Partners, and Pavilion Capital. Led by CEO and Founder Alex Zhavoronkov, the company's mission is to extend longevity by applied AI solutions for drug discovery and aging research.


New AI Model Shortens Drug Discovery to Days, Not Years

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Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries are where applied artificial intelligence (AI) can greatly accelerate innovation and shorten the product development life-cycle. Developing a drug typically takes 10 to 15 years on average, with only approximately 12 percent of drugs in clinical trials ultimately gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. In an AI milestone in life sciences, Insilico Medicine announced a new machine learning tool for drug discovery that can generate a novel molecule in days instead of years and published their findings in Nature Biotechnology on September 2, 2019. Insilico Medicine is a venture-backed start-up with multiple investors that include WuXi AppTec, Juvenescence, Peter Diamandis' BOLD Capital Partners, and Pavilion Capital. Led by CEO and Founder Alex Zhavoronkov, the company's mission is to extend longevity by applied AI solutions for drug discovery and aging research.


Artificial Intelligence Powered X-Rays? -- AI Daily - Artificial Intelligence News

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These research-based efforts were seen earlier last week, as a brand new'artificial intelligence powered X-ray device' that GE Healthcare claimed could reduce the time interval in detecting a collapsed lung by a staggering factor of 32, from 8 hours to 15 minutes, was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). GE Healthcare CEO Kieran Murphy, in an interview with CNBC, said, "The health-care industry is producing huge amounts of data from images to digital health records, we strongly believe that you have to turn that data into information and insight to improve outcomes." The device, coined the'Critical Care Suite', utilizes artificial intelligence-based algorithms to scan X-ray images and detect cases of collapsed lung. One can only assume that deep learning algorithms are put in use to identify trends and patterns in the data sets that Kieran Murphy mentions, and is assessed in its efficacy to spot recurrent themes in a new sample of data. When the AI system has reason to suspect any condition, the scan is sent off to a radiologist as a confirming measure, and as such this is another example of AI-assisted healthcare, not AI-led, as is the reasonable role of artificial intelligence given its youth in the healthcare industry.


Ex-Google worker fears 'killer robots' could cause mass atrocities

The Guardian

A new generation of autonomous weapons or "killer robots" could accidentally start a war or cause mass atrocities, a former top Google software engineer has warned. Laura Nolan, who resigned from Google last year in protest at being sent to work on a project to dramatically enhance US military drone technology, has called for all AI killing machines not operated by humans to be banned. Nolan said killer robots not guided by human remote control should be outlawed by the same type of international treaty that bans chemical weapons. Unlike drones, which are controlled by military teams often thousands of miles away from where the flying weapon is being deployed, Nolan said killer robots have the potential to do "calamitous things that they were not originally programmed for". Nolan, who has joined the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and has briefed UN diplomats in New York and Geneva over the dangers posed by autonomous weapons, said: "The likelihood of a disaster is in proportion to how many of these machines will be in a particular area at once. What you are looking at are possible atrocities and unlawful killings even under laws of warfare, especially if hundreds or thousands of these machines are deployed. "There could be large-scale accidents because these things will start to behave in unexpected ways.


Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can't

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What can fly like a bird and hover like an insect? If drones had this combo, they would be able to maneuver better through collapsed buildings and other cluttered spaces to find trapped victims. Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. This means that after learning from a simulation, the robot "knows" how to move around on its own like a hummingbird would, such as discerning when to perform an escape maneuver. Artificial intelligence, combined with flexible flapping wings, also allows the robot to teach itself new tricks.


U.S. accuses Iran in drone attack on Saudi Aramco plants

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, ruling out Yemeni involvement and denouncing Tehran for false diplomacy. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed credit for Saturday's attacks on two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility. Pompeo, however, said on Twitter that there was no evidence the attacks came from Yemen. "Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy," Pompeo said, referring to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. "Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply," he added.