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ML Scaling Requires Upgraded Data Management Plan

Apr 16, 2021 |

Successful data strategies are built on a foundation of meticulous data management, creating enterprise architectures that “democratize” data access and usage, yielding measurable results from machine learning platforms.

The reality, according to an examination of the emerging “AI organization,” is that few data-driven organizations are able to deliver on their data strategy. Read more…

Facts Can Change, and AI Can Help

Apr 5, 2021 |

As understanding of an issue evolves, the best set of available facts often changes: for instance, mask-wearing wasn’t recommended early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but now, it’s common knowledge that mask-wearing is helpful to stop the spread of the disease. Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

Mar 16, 2021 |

You’ve probably seen them: the Facebook posts from a relative or a friend of a friend claiming that if you look at the numbers, the pandemic isn’t a big deal, masks don’t work – that kind of thing. Read more…

MIT’s New ‘SpAtten’ Tool is Paying Attention to Your Sentences

Feb 12, 2021 |

In an episode of The Office, the character Kevin Malone famously opined: “Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?” Indeed, language can be inefficient, leading to bloated and less-accurate natural language processing (NLP) models. Read more…

Using Genetic Grammar, MIT NLP Model Examines How Viruses Escape

Jan 25, 2021 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses the one-year mark, its various mutations are increasingly dominating headlines. Part of this is due to some variants’ increased infectiousness, but much of it also stems from an underlying worry: Read more…

MIT Machine Learning Reveals COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Racial Minorities

Dec 7, 2020 |

The last month has been filled with incredible news on COVID-19 vaccines following an astonishing, year-long global effort that has shattered records for vaccine development. Three companies – Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca – have all announced vaccines with shockingly high efficacy rates. Read more…

AI Model Detects Asymptomatic COVID-19 from a Cough 100% of the Time

Nov 4, 2020 |

As early as December 2019, AI systems were warning policy-makers about the coronavirus. As the pandemic gained a foothold and began to spread across the world, AI found a number of other applications in the fight against COVID-19: Read more…

MIT Is Developing a Tool for Machine Learning-Powered Data Retrieval

Aug 14, 2020 |

With the global deluge of data, the opportunities are endless – but so are the challenges. Within five years, the world’s data is estimated to reach 175 zettabytes: enough to fill over 23,000 one-terabyte hard drives for every single person alive. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Apple, Palantir, Rolls-Royce & More

Apr 21, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

MIT Aims to Ease AI Programming

Jul 2, 2019 |

A new AI programming language seeks to ease the process of writing inference algorithms and other predictive models without the hassle of grinding out complicated equations and code.

Among the goals of the probabilistic programming system dubbed “Gen” is making it easier for coding novices to write models and algorithms for broader AI applications such as computer vision and robotics. Read more…