31 Aug 2020

Algorithms Help Spot Possible Suicidal Intent Among Veterans’ Social Posts

A new social media platform that is designed to connect both active and retired US Military members has now been outfitted with a new custom machine learning model that can allegedly predict signs of potential self-harm or suicidal intent. The algorithm assesses posts made on the platform and identifies those

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26 Aug 2020

Air Force Taps Machine Learning to Speed Up Flight Certifications

The US Air Force is searching for ways to combine machine learning and other technologies in order to speed up the flight certification process. Machine learning has already played a role in how the Air Force office analyzes and certifies flight configurations, however, this would be a critical step in

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12 Aug 2020

Police Facial Recognition Use Unlawful—U.K. Court Of Appeal Makes Landmark Ruling

UK’s Court of Appeals recently ruled that law enforcement use of facial recognition technology is unlawful, citing privacy rights and data protection breaches as well as biases within the technologies that may discriminate on the grounds of race or sex. According to industry experts, the technology presents a unique risk

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10 Aug 2020

A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

A new artificial intelligence system created in the UK that is designed to predict gun and knife violence contains serious flaws that render the technology unusable, according to researchers. The local police have admitted that the device’s error rate lead to large drops in accuracy among officers, and the system

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13 Jul 2020

Walter Reed Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Screen Drugs to Potentially Treat COVID-19

The development of new medicine typically takes years to meet requirements and ensure that the drug is viable and ready for public use, however, scientists within the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have been experimenting with high-tech tools to aid the global search for a COVID-19 treatment and vaccine.

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27 May 2020

Agriculture Industry Moves Forward Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Improve Crop Management

The agriculture industry has been seeking new AI solutions to improve crop management and other facets of farming to produce more efficient yields. Aerial imaging has been used for decades to detect diseases in crops, however, AI is being introduced to this common practice to push the agriculture industry into

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14 May 2020

USPTO Adds Company to $50M Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Contract

On Monday, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced that it was awarded a $50 million contract through the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The contract was awarded through USPTO’s Intelligent Automation and Innovation Support Services blanket purchase agreement. GDIT is one of more than a dozen companies that the

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13 May 2020

Amazon Launches Kendra To Solve Enterprise Search With AI

After first announcing its release of Amazon Kendra last December, Amazon has now declared the general availability of the AI and machine learning-powered enterprise search service. The technology will not be generally available to all AWS customers. With Amazon Kendra, the company aims to boost enterprise search efficiency through modern

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07 Apr 2020

How a New AI Translated Brain Activity to Speech With 97 Percent Accuracy

researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have developed technology that can translate brain signals into complete sentences with error rates as low as three percent. Although part of speech have been decoded from brain signals for roughly a decade, the solutions have been far from perfect as they

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09 Mar 2020

Prosthetic Offers Real-Time Mind Control of Robotic Hand

Scientists have figured out how to tap nerves and amplify their signals to create precise finger control in robotic hands using muscle grafts around nerve endings and brain-machine interface algorithms. This is groundbreaking technology for individuals with amputations. This approach to amplifying nerve signals is unique because it allows lets

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