“It took us several years to convince people that this is not just some magic, hocus-pocus, black box stuff..Now, AI techniques number among physicists’ standard tools.
Source: AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse | Science | AAAS
Computer scientist Regina Barzilay empowers cancer treatment with machine learning.
Source: Putting data in the hands of doctors | MIT News
System for performing “tensor algebra” offers 100-fold speedups over previous software packages.
Source: Faster big-data analysis | MIT News
Machine learning approach could aid the design of industrial processes for drug manufacturing.
Source: Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions | MIT News
Can a smartphone-enabled ultrasound machine become medicine’s next stethoscope?
Source: This doctor diagnosed his own cancer with an iPhone ultrasound
In 2012, Google made a breakthrough: It trained its AI to recognize cats in YouTube videos. Google’s neural network, software which uses statistics to approximate how the brain learns, taught itself to detect the shapes of cats and humans with more than 70% accuracy. It was a 70% improvement over any other machine learning at the time.
Source: Five years ago, artificial intelligence was struggling to identify cats. Now it’s trying to tackle 5000 species — Quartz
Next up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface.
Source: We’re a little closer to texting from our brains, thanks to birds
As Earth-observing satellites become more plentiful and climate models more powerful, researchers who study global warming are facing a deluge of data. Some are now turning to the latest trend in artificial intelligence (AI) to help trawl through all the information, in the hope of discovering new climate patterns and improving forecasts.
Source: How Machine Learning Could Help to Improve Climate Forecasts – Scientific American
AI may be key in preventing contaminated drugs, according to the Director of Xavier Health Marla Phillips. “It can recognize connections from data that might seem irrelevant to a human and identify that it is producing a signal that could lead to a flawed product. Humans would otherwise let it go undetected.”
Source: Using Artificial Intelligence To Keep Drugs Safe | WOSU Radio