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Why AI Has Yet to Deliver on Promises in Healthcare

Jan 14, 2021 |

We’ve reached the point where computer vision and natural language processing (NLP) programs can match, and in some cases exceed, the capabilities of humans. In some medical specialties, such as radiology, AI stands ready to provide the diagnostic expertise that medical schools cannot. Read more…

2021 Prediction from the Edge and IoT

Jan 11, 2021 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been lurking on the edge of our networks and our consciousness for some time. With a substantial increase in bandwidth promised via 5G networks, the potential for businesses to seize a competitive advantage in 2021 is sizable. Read more…

Social Cooling: Living in a Big Data Society

Dec 28, 2020 |

“Data is not the new gold, it is the new oil, and it damages the social environment,” stated Tijmen Schep. Strong words, indeed. But if you’ve been inundated with articles espousing all the wonders that Big Data brings over the last few years, then it’s high time for a wake-up call. Read more…

AWS Leans on Custom Silicon for Processing Advantage

Dec 21, 2020 |

You may know Amazon Web Services as a leading provider of public cloud services. But it’s also investing substantial sums into designing its own line of custom chips that can save customers a lot of money compared to Intel X86 and Nvidia GPU processors, for general purpose, as well as analytical and AI workloads

According to Raj Pai, vice president of AWS EC2 product management, tells Datanami that AWS customers will see a 40% price-performance increase when they adopt the sixth-generation EC2 instance, which is powered by a custom-designed Graviton2 processor that’s equipped with 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. Read more…

News In Brief

AI-Powered, Wearable-Enabled COVID-19 Screening Solution Begins Validation

Jan 15, 2021 |

Despite millions of tests per day, the United States remains mired in the darkest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of daily deaths and rising case numbers. One heavy-hitter contributor to this crisis is COVID-19’s propensity for asymptomatic transmission, which medical researchers estimate may account for around 59% of all COVID-19 transmission. Read more…

ACLU Objects to Expansion of Facial Recognition by CBP

Dec 28, 2020 |

On November 9, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed a rule that would vastly expand its use of facial biometrics. Specifically, the notice proposes an expansion of biometric identity verification for non-US travelers both entering and exiting the US, including at airports, seaports, and land border crossings. Read more…

Algorithm Gets the Blame for COVID-19 Vaccine Snafu

Dec 22, 2020 |

Managers at Stanford Medical Center blamed an algorithm for their decision not to give the COVID-19 vaccination to 1,300 residents and fellows working as frontline physicians in the hospital, much to the displeasure of those residents and fellows. Read more…

Nature Index Provides AI-Generated Academic Article Summaries

Dec 16, 2020 |

When publishing an article in a major journal, researchers jump through a near-endless series of hoops to ensure the rigor of their research and the article’s conformity with the style of the journal. Read more…

ML Deployment Woes Persist

Dec 10, 2020 |

Despite greater spending on staffing and use cases, investors in machine learning have so far reaped few returns as they struggle with life cycle issues related to data governance, security and auditing requirements. Read more…

This Just In

6 New Projects Selected for European Commission’s AI-on-demand Platform, AI4EU

Jan 15, 2021 |

Jan. 15, 2021 — Six projects have been selected to enrich the EU’s AI-on-demand platform, initiated by the AI4EU project, following a call launched in May 2019 to bring together expertise to establish a central European AI toolbox. Read more…

Fractal Acquires Enterprise AI Provider Zerogons to Strengthen its Cloud AI Business

Jan 15, 2021 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2021 — Fractal, a global provider of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies, today announced the acquisition of Zerogons, for an undisclosed amount. Read more…

O’Reilly Announces 2021 Superstream Series Lineup and Dates

Jan 14, 2021 |

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2021 — O’Reilly, a premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced its 2021 Superstream Series lineup. Beginning this month, O’Reilly will present its most popular conference franchises— Software Architecture, Infrastructure & Read more…

Tweaking AI Software to Function Like a Human Brain Improves Computer’s Learning Ability

Jan 14, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2021 — Computer-based artificial intelligence can function more like human intelligence when programmed to use a much faster technique for learning new objects, say two neuroscientists who designed such a model that was designed to mirror human visual learning. Read more…

CData Software Launches Native Connectors for AWS Glue in AWS Marketplace

Jan 14, 2021 |

Jan. 14, 2021 — CData Software, a leading provider of standards-based drivers and data access solutions for real-time data integration, has announced the release of new connectors for AWS Glue in AWS Marketplace. Read more…

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