Phone tool can spot strokes as well as ER docs

A new smartphone tool can diagnose strokes within minutes with the same level of accuracy that emergency room doctors do, resarchers report.

Jessica Hallman-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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AI mirrors the way human brains see in 3D

Researchers have found similarities in the way a computer vision network trained to "view" in 2D and the method human brains use for seeing objects in 3D.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Mask vs. muzzle: Even words are now polarized

Americans are essentially speaking separate, polarized languages, an analysis of words in cable news video comments indicates.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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AI counts 1.8 billion trees in Sahara Desert

There are more trees in the West African Sahara Desert that you might think, according to a study that used artificial intelligence and satellite imagery.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Care for others drives use of chatbots for mental health

Wanting to help others motivates people to use chatbots for mental health services more than seeking help for themselves after a shooting, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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AI plays ‘Mad Libs’ to learn grammar the way kids do

Advanced AI systems can teach themselves grammar across languages by doing billions of word games similar to Mad Libs, researchers say.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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AI methods make COVID-19 forecasting more local

Inspired by artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have developed a new COVID-19 forecasting tool that could give more accurate local info.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Machine learning could improve hurricane prediction

Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Artificial brain gives robot the smarts for complex tasks

Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

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Photo tweaks could protect your privacy from algorithms

"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

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