Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

artificial-intelligence gut-bacteria microbiomes algorithms health-and-medicine feces

Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

artificial-intelligence gut-bacteria microbiomes algorithms health-and-medicine feces

How explainable artificial intelligence can help humans innovate

AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.

Forest Agostinelli, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of South Carolina • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~7 min

machine-learning innovation artificial-intelligence computer-science innovation-and-invention process-of-innovation black-box reinforcement-learning


People from different places don’t taste bitter stuff the same way

A new study finds Danish and Chinese people taste bitter stuff like broccoli and chocolate differently, suggesting ethnicity may play a role in taste.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 5, 2021 ~6 min

artificial-intelligence food taste featured science-and-technology race-and-ethnicity tongues

AI microscope could check tumor removal in minutes

When surgeons remove cancer, they have to ask, "did we get it all?" A new microscope could let them check much faster than current methods.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~8 min

artificial-intelligence cancer health-and-medicine microscopes imaging-technology

Watch a man eat cake with mind-controlled robot arms

Quadriplegic Robert Chmielewski fed himself dessert using two prosthetic arms he manipulated with his brain. "It's pretty cool," he says.

Paulette Campbell-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~5 min

artificial-intelligence medical-devices paralysis science-and-technology prostheses spinal-cord-injuries

Device gauges hand gestures from arm signals

A new device that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals in the forearm could one day control prosthetics.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min

artificial-intelligence sensors featured science-and-technology prostheses hands

DeepMind's AI agent MuZero could turbocharge YouTube

The successor to AlphaGo is being used to create a more efficient type of video compression.

bbcnews
Dec. 23, 2020 ~6 min

artificial-intelligence google youtube

/

47