A graph shows the cost in dollars of training large natural language processing models.
Healthcare

Who Can Afford to Train AI?: Cost of AI is Too Expensive for Many Small Companies

The cost of training top-performing machine learning models has grown beyond the reach of smaller companies.
An animation of a protein modeled by AlphaFold 2.
Healthcare

DeepMind Doubles Down on AlphaFold: DeepMind Launches Company to Commercialize AlphaFold 2

Isomorphic aims to build its business on AlphaFold 2, an ensemble of neural networks that finds the shapes of protein molecules.
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Healthcare

White House Supports Limits on AI: U.S. Rules Protect Citizens from AI-Powered Surveillance and Discrimination

As governments worldwide mull their AI strategies and policies, the Biden administration called for a “bill of rights” to mitigate adverse consequences.What’s new: Top advisors to the U.S. president announced a plan to issue rules
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Healthcare

Who Needs a Covid Test? AI Decides: Greek Border Patrol Used AI to Screen for Covid

Greece’s border agents last year had enough Covid tests to swab only 17 percent of people who sought to enter the country. They managed the shortage by using an AI system to flag high-risk visitors.
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Healthcare

UN Calls Out AI: UN Report Highlights AI-Related Risks for Privacy, Bias

Human rights officials called for limits on some uses of AI.What’s new: Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, appealed to the organization’s member states to suspend certain
Video showing diagnostic system VirtuSense Balance working
Healthcare

Risk Reduction for Elders: AI System Helps Elderly Stay on Their Feet

Deep learning is helping to protect elderly people from potentially catastrophic tumbles.What’s happening: More than 2,000 senior living facilities across the U.S. use a diagnostic system called VirtuSense Balance
Animation showing NarxCare, a system that analyzes databases that track drug prescriptions in the US
Healthcare

Fighting Addiction or Denying Care?: NarxCare Medical AI Denies Painkillers to Patients in Need

An epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S. killed 93,000 people in 2020 alone. An algorithm intended to help doctors prescribe the drugs responsibly may be barring worthy patients from pain relief.
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Healthcare

AI Sees Race in X-Rays

Researchers from Emory University, MIT, Purdue University, and other institutions found that deep learning systems trained to interpret x-rays and CT scans also were able to identify their subjects as Asian, Black, or White.
Doctors using AI-related tools on different devices
Healthcare

Insurance Coverage for AI

The U.S. government’s largest national health insurance plan will pay for hospital use of a deep learning model, building momentum for AI to become an integral part of the doctor’s toolkit.
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Healthcare

AI Against Covid: Progress Report

A new report assessed how AI has helped address Covid-19 and where it has fallen short.
X-rays and charts about AI use in radiology
Healthcare

Radiologists Eye AI

AI lately has achieved dazzling success interpreting X-rays and other medical imagery in the lab. Now it’s catching on in the clinic. Roughly one-third of U.S. radiologists use AI in some form in their work.
Annual list of the most promising private AI companies in different fields
Healthcare

Cream of the Startup Crop

AI startups continue to roared ahead, global pandemic or no. Tech industry analyst CB Insights published its fifth annual list of the 100 most promising private AI companies.
Data related to a diagnostic advice received from a machine learning model vs a human expert
Healthcare

Would Your Doctor Take AI’s Advice?

Some doctors don’t trust a second opinion when it comes from an AI system. A team at MIT and Regensburg University investigated how physicians responded to diagnostic advice they received from a machine learning model versus a human expert.
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Healthcare

Chatbots Against Depression

A language model is helping crisis-intervention volunteers practice their suicide-prevention skills. The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that operates a 24-hour hotline for LGBTQ youth, uses a “crisis contact simulator” to train its staff in how to talk with troubled teenagers.
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Healthcare

AI for Business Is Booming

Commercial AI research and deployments are on the rise, a new study highlights. The latest edition of the AI Index, an annual report from Stanford University, documents key trends in the field including the growing importance of private industry and the erosion of U.S. dominance in research.

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