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 tool could predict how drugs will react in the body

Metabolic Translator, a new deep-learning tool, may offer a way to see how drugs in development will work in the body, not just the lab.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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‘Fawkes’ tool protects you from facial recognition online

A new software tool called Fawkes can "cloak" photos before you upload them to social media to prevent facial recognition algorithms from identifying you.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~9 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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Filter protects against deepfake photos and videos

Adding a protective filter to videos or photos people upload online could prevent them being turned into "deepfakes" that alter their meaning.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Special sauce’ gets AI to cope with chaos

"This is a first step toward physics-savvy neural networks that could help us solve hard problems."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Artificial Chemist’ learns to make best quantum dots in minutes

"Artificial Chemist is a truly autonomous system that can intelligently navigate through the chemical universe."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Algorithm beats experts in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A new deep learning algorithm outperformed neurologists in accurate Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. It could help save lives and get more people treatment.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Twitter can reveal the well-being of a whole community

Machine learning can scan social media to find out how entire communities are doing psychologically, researchers say. It could help boost public health.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

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Machine learning makes building rocket engines easier

"Trial and error" doesn't work for testing whether rocket engines can handle flight. A new machine learning method could make things simpler and safer.

John Holden-UT Austin • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~6 min

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