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AI can boost cancer drug discovery

Drug discovery is a long and often arduous process, with the typical time to market being 14 years and costs running into the billions per drug. AI offers a means to accelerate the development process and reduce costs.

EDM pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre talks new CD, virtual reality, AI Special

New York - On December 5, electronic superstar and pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre sat down and chatted with this journalist at his hotel in New York City.

Could a machine replace a doctor?

Whether an artificial intelligence could replace a medical doctor is both a matter for future conjecture and a hotly contested subject. According to one scientist, technology may have the potential to be more accurate than doctors at making diagnoses.

How Microsoft’s CEO Nadella has steered the company to success

Microsoft have surprised keen followers of technology and the stock market with a big rise in value — by over fifty percent — in the last year. Behind this success is the company’s CEO Satya Nadella.

Finland produces the first AI-based driver’s log

Technology company Kiho have built an artificial intelligence vehicle log, intended to assist drivers. The digital log can differentiate between a driver's working time driving and leisure time driving, with a view to reduce accidents.

Using AI to identify animals from photos

Scientists have taught a deep neural network to classify wildlife species using over three million camera images of 27 species of animals taken across different areas of the U.S. The AI was then used to examine animal images and identify the species.

Boost for U.K. drug discovery AI-led research

The use of artificial intelligence for drug discovery has received an investment boost from Innovate U.K., a funding body established by the British government to strengthen U.K. technologies.

AI used to accelerate materials design

Researchers have demonstrated how artificial intelligence can be used to outline in a single chart information from thousands of scientific papers. This technique has been used to assist with optimal design of materials.

New partnership looks at how AI can benefit society

A partnership body called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (PAI) has received a boost from Samsung, with the South Korean technology organization joining in to find ways to maximize the societal benefits of AI.

BlackBerry purchases AI firm Cylance

Blackberry's fortunes continue to rise and the Canadian firm has made its largest acquisition ever, shelling out $1.4 billion for the artificial intelligence company Cylance.

AI used by historians to study periods of violence

Oxford - A new application of artificial intelligence has enabled researchers to study the contributory factors that have led to violence in the past. The particular focus is with societies that have majority and minority populations with distinct religions.

Using AI-led predictive analysis to assess seniors’ health

A new study shows how predictive analytics is capable of reducing seniors’ urinary tract infection rates and sepsis. This is based on an artificial intelligence solution in the form of a wearable device.

Q&A: New app makes the mortgage process easier Special

LoanSnap is an app that has the potential to streamline the entire mortgage process and it has been attracting interest from some big name investors. Founder Karl Jacob explains more.

Op-Ed: China’s artificial intelligence anchor man reads the news

Beijing - An artificial intelligence composite “digital human”, modelled on a real Xinhua anchor person, has hit news media where it might help, or hurt. Far beyond robot readers and chat bots, this may be the voice, and image, of the future.

Bayer applies artificial intelligence to medical cases

Major pharmaceutical firm Bayer is exploring how artificial intelligence can be used to assess case reports relating to adverse drug events in relation to its medicines.

China and the U.S. will eventually be parallel global AI leaders

China and the United States are locked in a new arms race for dominance in artificial intelligence (AI), a contest that may lead to geographical spheres of dominance.

Strong state of artificial intelligence in the U.K.

London - A new report into artificial intelligence in the U.K. assesses the current state of play and it identifies the key players. The report concludes that Britain has necessary resources, as well as the industrial will, to develop gold standards for AI.

AI chip startup gets backing from Microsoft and Intel

A startup company that specializes in artificial intelligence solutions has received backing from some major players in the tech wold, receiving support from Microsoft, Intel and Amazon.

Exploring AI and what it means to be human

Salve Regina University is hosting the 40th Annual Humanities and Technology Association conference that will consider various ways in which technology and crisis interrelate.

Robot tells MPs how AI can transform elderly care

London - British parliamentarians recently questioned a robot named Pepper about matters relating to automation and artificial intelligence. One line of questioning was about elderly care, and the robot demonstrated how AI can make a difference.

Essential Science: AI aids automatic monitoring of cells

Artificial intelligence is reshaping many aspects of business and society. It is also impacting in the sciences. Researchers have demonstrated how AI can aid the automatic monitoring of single molecules in cells.

Canada to host G7 conference on AI in Montreal December 6

Montreal - Canada will host a G7 multistakeholder conference on artificial intelligence on December 6, as part of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, the government has announced.

Interview: AI is set to disrupt the legal profession Special

AI presents significant implications within the legal industry, according to technologist Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi from Thomson Reuters. We look at how AI will shape the practice of law in the future.

Robot to be 'questioned' on impact of AI on jobs

London - As part of an inquiry into the impact of artificial intelligence on employment, a group of British parliamentarians are to 'question' as robot. Behind this are some key questions about the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs.

AI Safety: 10 things to consider

Artificial intelligence is mostly presented as a force for good, making lives easier, aiding decisions and cutting down on the mundane aspects of life. There are some potential downsides, however, as picked out by science site Risk Bites.

Iron Ox shows how AI and robots can increase farm production

San Carlos - Start-up Iron Ox has created a fully autonomous farm in San Carlos, California. The hydroponic indoor farm relies on two robots to plant, care for and harvest produce, and by doing so, they grow 30 times more produce than traditional farms.

Google to use AI to predict natural disasters

Google has announced plans to work with the Central Water Commission of India. For this Google will use artificial intelligence to alert people in India about impending floods.

Q&A: How will AI reshape society? Special

What is the future trajectory of artificial intelligence? Does AI need a moral and ethical framework? If so, should this be shaped by regulation? Expert Harry Glaser provides his thoughts.

Artificial intelligence used to detect early signs of dementia

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence test which can detect the early signs of dementia. The aim is to use the test in the clinical setting to help to detect cases early so that appropriate treatment can be given.

Soaring like birds, AI-equipped glider learns to use air currents

Poway - Large birds like the albatross or eagles seem to stay aloft for hours, not always flapping their wings - but using air currents. Scientists are now using artificial intelligence to learn their tricks, hoping they can teach aircraft to do the same.
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