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A Pew Research Survey has found that Americans are “slightly more concerned than excited” with the use of AI in daily life
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“Using a machine learning tool built to analyze vast amounts of data, Yale researchers determined that a specific combination of immune cell types was closely predictive of whether a hospitalized COVID-19 patient died or survived in the early months of the pandemic.
The study, published recently in the journal Nature Biotechnology, used a machine learning tool called the Multiscale PHATE tool to analyze 55 million blood cells from 163 patients admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital with severe cases of COVID-19 between March and May 2020.” - Eliza Fawcett, Reporter Learn More from Hartford Courant >
“A fake and heavily manipulated video depicting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy circulated on social media and was placed on a Ukrainian news website by hackers Wednesday before it was debunked and removed.
The video, which shows a rendering of the Ukrainian president appearing to tell his soldiers to lay down their arms and surrender the fight against Russia, is a so-called deepfake that ran about a minute long.
It is not yet clear who created the deepfake, but government officials in Ukraine have been warning for weeks about the possibility of Russia spreading manipulated videos as part of its information warfare. Ukraine's military intelligence agency released a video this month about how state-sponsored deepfakes could be used to sow panic and confusion.” - Bobby Allyn, Reporter Learn More from NPR >
What we're reading.
1/ Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, is now the co-founder of a new artificial intelligence company. The company, Inflection AI, will develop software that it hopes will make communication between humans and computers seamless. Learn More from CNBC >
2/ Could artificial intelligence help spot and cut back problematic gamblers at a casino? Mindway AI is doing just that through the use trained psychologists who are training algorithms on the characteristics of problem gambling. Learn More from The New York Times >
3/ Ukraine’s defense ministry has begun using controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI’s technology in order to identify Russian soldiers, identify refugees as they reunite them with families, and to debunk false social media posts and accounts. Learn More from Reuters >
4/ DeepMind (an Alphabet company) has developed an AI model that is able to help decipher and restore ancient Greek inscriptions. Learn More from The Verge >
5/ Researchers used AI to create more than 40,000 potentially lethal molecules in an effort to show how easily the technology could be used for harm vs good. Learn More from The Verge >
6/ A Pew Research Survey has found that Americans are “slightly more concerned than excited” with the use of AI in daily life. Learn More from CNN >
7/ [Interview] Cristóbal Valenzuela is the CEO of Runway, a new video tool that allows you to create and share stunning videos in your browser. The tool uses artificial intelligence to ensure that it is the fastest way to edit video. Learn More from Sacra >
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