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What the Brain Sees: How a text-to-image model generates images from brain scans

What the Brain Sees: How a text-to-image model generates images from brain scans

A pretrained text-to-image generator enabled researchers to see — roughly — what other people looked at based on brain scans. Yu Takagi and Shinji Nishimoto developed a method that uses Stable Diffusion to reconstruct images viewed by test subjects...
Results from a poll by Pew Research Center

What Americans Want From AI: Pew survey asks 11,000 Americans about AI.

Adults in the United States tend to view AI’s medical applications favorably but are leery of text and image generation. Pew Research Center polled 11,004 U.S. adults for their opinions of AI in science, healthcare, and media.
Screen capture of KokoBot having a conversation with a patient

Bot Therapy and Informed Consent: Discord's Kokobot triggers an ethics controversy.

An experiment in using chatbots to dispense mental-health counseling raised questions about ethics.
Series of slides showing different algorithms used by Washington D.C. to streamline their operations

Algorithms Control the Capital: The 29 Algorithms Used by Washington, D.C.

A new report offers a rare peek into the use of automated decision-making tools by the government of a major city.
Doctor checking a monitor inside an OR

New Clarity on Rules for Medical AI: FDA Guidance on AI Medical Devices for 2022

The United States paved the way to regulate AI systems in healthcare. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) interpreted existing rules that govern health-related software to include some machine learning algorithms.
Animation showing how an AI-enabled leg sleeve called Neural Sleeve helps people walk.

AI Hits Its Stride: Cionic’s AI-Powered Neural Sleeve Could Help Fix Impaired Walking

Neural Sleeve is intended to correct leg movements for people impacted by multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and stroke.
Smart Phone app called Dieta

Deep Doo-Doo: AI App Diagnoses Poop Better Than People

People who suffer from gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome are number two when it comes to describing the characteristics of their own poop.
CB Insights list of 100 notable AI startups

Standout Startups: The Top 100 AI Startups off 2022

AI startups are creating high value across a wide variety of industries. CB Insights, which tracks tech startups, published the latest edition of the AI 100, its annual list of 100 notable AI startups.
Robot nurse helper

Nurse’s Mechanical Helper: Inside the Moxi AI-Powered Hospital Robot

Hospitals are using robots to lighten the load on clinical staff. A number of U.S. hospitals are using Moxi, a robot from Diligent Robotics, to ferry supplies, lab specimens, soiled laundry, and other items.
Doctors in the OR during surgery

Managing Medical Uncertainty: How Hospitals Use AI to Protect Patients

Hospitals across the United States are relying on AI to keep patients safe. Doctors are using a variety of machine learning systems to assess the risk that a given patient will suffer complications.
AI system recognizes normal chest x-rays

AI Enters the Radiology Department: ChestLink, an AI X-Ray Tool Approved by European Officials

The European Union approved for clinical use an AI system that recognizes normal chest X-rays. ChestLink is the first autonomous computer vision system to earn the European Economic Area’s CE mark for medical devices...
Graphs showing how app Face2Gene works

The Many Faces of Genetic Illness: Face recognition identifies childhood genetic diseases.

People with certain genetic disorders share common facial features. Doctors are using computer vision to identify such syndromes in children so they can get early treatment.
Pictures of senior citizens

Algorithms for the Aged: World Health Organization wants better AI for the elderly

A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that elders may not receive the full benefit of AI in healthcare. It highlights sources of bias in such systems and offers recommendations for building them.
Matt Zeiler

Matt Zeiler: Advance AI for good

There’s a reason why artificial intelligence is sometimes referred to as “software 2.0”: It represents the most significant technological advance in decades. Like any groundbreaking invention, it raises concerns about the future, and much of the media focus is on the threats it brings.
Alexei Efros

Alexei Efros: Learning from the ground up

Things are really starting to get going in the field of AI. After many years (decades?!) of focusing on algorithms, the AI community is finally ready to accept the central role of data and the high-capacity models that are capable of taking advantage of this data.
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