Precision Health Toilet illustration
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

A Neural Net in Every Bathroom

It’s time to stop flushing valuable data down the toilet. The Precision Health Toilet, a suite of sensors that attach to an ordinary commode, monitors human waste for input for signs of disease. It identifies individual users by scanning where the sun doesn’t shine.
Information related to a test powered by deep learning that diagnoses tumor samples in only a few minutes
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Surgical Speed-Up

Every second counts when a patient’s skull is open in the operating room. A new technique based on deep learning can shorten some brain surgeries. During brain cancer operations, surgeons must stop in mid-operation for up to a half hour while a pathologist analyzes the tumor tissue.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference in New York
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Meeting of the Minds

Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann LeCun presented their latest thinking about deep learning’s limitations and how to overcome them.
Results of a technique that interprets reflected light to reveal objects outside the line of sight
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Periscope Vision

Wouldn’t it be great to see around corners? Deep learning researchers are working on it. Researchers developed deep-inverse correlography, a technique that interprets reflected light to reveal objects outside the line of sight.
Heart shape made with two hands
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

That Swipe-Right Look

In an online dating profile, the photo that highlights your physical beauty may not be the one that makes you look smart or honest — also important traits in a significant other. A new neural network helps pick the most appealing shots.
Autonomous vehicle detecting images projected on the street
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Phantom Menace

Some self-driving cars can’t tell the difference between a person in the roadway and an image projected on the street. A team of researchers used projectors to trick semiautonomous vehicles into detecting people, road signs, and lane markings that didn’t exist.
OctConv example
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Convolution Revolution

Looking at images, people see outlines before the details within them. A replacement for the traditional convolutional layer decomposes images based on this distinction between coarse and fine features.
Schematic of the architecture used in experiments related to systematic reasoning in deep reinforcement learning
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

How Neural Networks Generalize

Humans understand the world by abstraction: If you grasp the concept of grabbing a stick, then you’ll also comprehend grabbing a ball. New work explores deep learning agents’ ability to do the same thing — an important aspect of their ability to generalize.
An illustration of filter pruning
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

High Accuracy, Low Compute

As neural networks have become more accurate, they’ve also ballooned in size and computational cost. That makes many state-of-the-art models impractical to run on phones and potentially smaller, less powerful devices.
Overview of the development and validation of our deep learning system (DLS)
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Deep Learning Tackles Skin Ailments

Skin conditions are the fourth-largest cause of nonfatal disease worldwide, but access to dermatological care is sparse. A new study shows that a neural network can do front-line diagnostic work.
Face recognition app identifying individual chimpanzees in footage shot in the wilds of Guinea
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Chimp Recognition

AI is capable of picking faces out of the crowd — even if that crowd is squabbling over bananas in a jungle. Researchers at the University of Oxford developed a face recognition app that identifies individual chimpanzees in footage shot in the wilds of Guinea.
Hardware components of the Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM)
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Seeing Cancer

Microscopes outfitted with AI-driven augmented reality could improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses. Google Health developed an attachment for analog microscopes that outlines signs of breast and prostate cancer in real time.
Comparison of the results using different normalization functions
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)

Style Upgrade

Image-to-image translation, in which stylistic features from one image are imposed on the content of another to create a new picture, traditionally has been limited to translating either shapes or textures. A new network translates both.

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