15% failure is the learning ‘sweet spot’

Learning new things requires stumbling a bit, but how much failure is the right amount? Researchers have found the sweet spot.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture learning machine-learning

Exec’s words can signal red flags for investors

Machine learning can use the words that executives speak on earnings calls to flag investment risks like credit risk, future bankruptcy, and more.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business investments language machine-learning money

System aims to alert you about drug-drug interactions

A new machine learning system could alert doctors and patients about potentially harmful drug-drug interactions, which could help prevent the worst effects.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence machine-learning medications side-effects

Ocean info fills gaps in Earth’s ‘methane budget’

"The methane budget helps us place human methane emissions in context and provides a baseline against which to assess future changes."

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change data-science greenhouse-gas machine-learning methane oceans

Faster method spots anatomy to protect from radiation

CT scans help guide radiation therapy toward tumors, not healthy parts. A new deep-learning method speeds up the process of finding that anatomy.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer imaging-technology machine-learning radiation side-effects

‘Personalized DJ’ plays songs to match your mood

Machine learning powers a dynamic playlist that changes music to what you'll like most based on your mood.

Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology emotions machine-learning music

Upgrades aim to improve deep brain stimulation

Advances in deep brain stimulation technology could make it more adaptable to the lives of people with conditions like tremors or Parkinson's disease.

National Science Foundation | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine brains implants machine-learning sensors tremors

How bathroom scales could monitor heart failure

A future version of this medical monitoring scale could prevent long hospital stays for people with heart failure by allowing them to adjust medication at home.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hearts machine-learning medical-tests

Superhard forms of carbon expected to rival diamonds

Machine learning predicts 43 previously unknown, superhard forms of carbon. Could one offer a cheaper alternative to diamond?

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology diamonds machine-learning materials-science

Facebook-style algorithms hunt for dark matter in space maps

Algorithms similar to the ones Facebook uses to recognize faces in photos may help researchers get a better picture of the universe's dark matter.

Oliver Morsch-ETH Zurich | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms dark-matter machine-learning space

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