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The FBI has signed a new deal for the licensing of Clearview AI’s controversial facial recognition technology
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“Sepsis strikes roughly 2 million people each year and is the cause of one in three hospital deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
However, using machine learning, or artificial intelligence, the researchers were able to identify sets of genes that predict whether a patient will acquire severe sepsis, and could make sense of the five distinct ways sepsis manifests itself.
The AI technique was 97% accurate in identifying which of the five endotypes of sepsis occurred in each patient. These biomarkers also worked in the ICU, where it was shown that one endotype was particularly deadly, with a mortality rate of 46%.” - Nancy Clanton, Digital Content Producer Learn More from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution >
“It’s understandable that a relatively new tool in health care, like AI, couldn’t save the day in a pandemic, but Mateen and other researchers say the failings of Covid-19 AI projects reflect a broader pattern. Despite great hopes, it’s proving difficult to improve health care by marrying data with algorithms.
Many studies using samples of past medical data have reported that algorithms can be highly accurate at specific tasks, such as finding skin cancers or predicting patient outcomes. Some are now incorporated into approved products that doctors use to watch for signs of stroke or eye disease.
But many more ideas for AI health care have not progressed beyond initial proofs of concept. Researchers warn that, for now, many studies don’t use data of adequate quantity or quality to properly test AI applications. That raises the risk of real harms from untrustworthy technology let loose in health systems. Some health care algorithms in use have proved unreliable, or biased against certain demographic groups.” - Tom Simonite, Senior Writer Learn More from WIRED >
What we're reading.
1/ A recent study shows that AI can identify and grade prostate cancer in tissue samples. Learn More from ScienceDaily >
2/ The FBI has signed a new deal for the licensing of Clearview AI’s controversial facial recognition technology. Learn More from CyberScoop >
3/ Checkers fast-food restaurant chain is beginning to pilot automated voice ordering technology, which is the largest rollout of the technology to date. Learn More from Franchise Times >
4/ London-based A.I. company InstaDeep and BioNTech have collaborated to create an “early warning system” for spotting new coronavirus variants. Learn More from Fortune >
5/ Scientists are using machine learning in an attempt to map every solar panel in the world as the world hopes to get closer and closer to zero-emissions energy systems. Learn More from Interesting Engineering >
6/ Alibaba has published a report of technologies that it believes will impact both the economy and society. Included in the list… AI. Learn More from The Register >
7/ The pandemic has introduced AI into many areas of our lives and now is the time that we must set rules and ethics surrounding the technology. Learn More from World Economic Forum >
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