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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
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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
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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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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.
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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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AI Against Covid: Progress Report

A new report assessed how AI has helped address Covid-19 and where it has fallen short.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Medical AI’s Hidden Data

U.S. government approval of medical AI products is on the upswing — but information about how such systems were built is largely unavailable. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a a plethora of AI-driven medical systems.
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Pain Points in Black and White

A model designed to assess medical patients’ pain levels matched the patients’ own reports better than doctors’ estimates did — when the patients were Black.
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The Fax About Tracking Covid

A pair of neural networks is helping to prioritize Covid-19 cases for contact tracing. The public health department of California’s Contra Costa County is using deep learning to sort Covid-19 cases reported via the pre-internet technology known as fax.
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Results of Algorithmia's survey of 750 business leaders
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Enterprise AI on the Rise

A survey of AI in large companies sees boom times ahead — if AI teams can get past issues that surround implementation. Businesses of all sizes are using more machine learning, spending more on it, and hiring more engineers to wrangle it.
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