Science

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Animated charts show how scientists misuse machine learning.
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Bad Machine Learning Makes Bad Science: Is Machine Learning Driving a Scientific Reproducibility Crisis?

A recent workshop highlighted the impact of poorly designed AI models in medicine, security, software engineering, and other disciplines.
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Bees
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Protection for Pollinators

A machine learning method could help chemists formulate pesticides that target harmful insects but leave bees alone.What’s new: Researchers at Oregon State University developed models that
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A series of graphs show the carbon emissions associated with training AI models.
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Cutting the Carbon Cost of Training: A New Tool Helps AI Developers Lower Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

You can reduce your model’s carbon emissions by being choosy about when and where you train it.
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Smart Phone app
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Deep Doo-Doo

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.
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Doctors in the OR during surgery
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Managing Medical Uncertainty

Hospitals across the United States are relying on AI to keep patients safe.What’s new: Doctors are using a variety of machine learning systems to assess the risk that a given patient will suffer complications, The Wall Street Journal
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Slime Pays
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Slime Pays

A new machine learning technique is boosting algae as a renewable, carbon-neural source of fuel for airplanes and other vehicles typically powered by fossil fuels.What’s new: Researchers at Texas A&M and the National Renewable Energy
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AI Designs Chemical Weapons
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AI Designs Chemical Weapons

It’s surprisingly easy to turn a well-intended machine learning model to the dark side.What’s new: In an experiment, Fabio Urbina and colleagues at Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, who had built a drug-discovery model to design useful
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Spot the Bad Mutation
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Spot the Bad Mutation

Every gene in the human genome exists in a variety of mutations, and some encode protein variants that cause cells to malfunction, resulting in illness. Yet which mutations are associated with disease is largely unknown. Can deep learning
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The Many Faces of Genetic Illness
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The Many Faces of Genetic Illness

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.What’s new: Face2Gene is a
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High-Energy Deep Learning
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High-Energy Deep Learning

Nuclear fusion technology, long touted as an unlimited source of safe, clean energy, took a step toward reality with a machine learning algorithm that molds the fuel in a reactor’s core.
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Animated charts show the results of a machine learning model that predicts the best depression drugs for a patient.
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Which Drug Helps Your Depression?: AI System Matches Patients With the Right Depression Drug

Deep learning can predict how patients will respond to two antidepressant medicines.
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The Sun through a space telescope with a calibrated and uncalibrated focus.
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Solar System: AI Helps NASA Calibrate its Solar Telescopes

Astronomers may use deep learning to keep the sun in focus.What’s new: Researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Catholic University of America, University of Oslo, and elsewhere developed a model that helps recalibrate a space telescope focused on the sun.
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Animated video showing a system to interpret electrical impulses from the brain as words
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Listening to the Brain

Neural networks translated a paralyzed man’s brainwaves into conversational phrases. Researchers trained a system to interpret electrical impulses from the brain of a man who had lost the ability to speak 15 years ago, and displayed them as words on a video screen.
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Series of imagen showing how an insect-sorting robot works
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Bugbot

An insect-sorting robot could help scientists grapple with the global biodiversity crisis. An automated insect classifier sucks in tiny arthropods, classifies them, and maps their most important identifying features.
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Computer vision is probing the history of ancient pottery
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Sorting Shattered Traditions

Computer vision is probing the history of ancient pottery | What’s new: Researchers at Northern Arizona University developed a machine learning model that identifies different styles of Native American painting on ceramic fragments and sorts the shards by historical period.
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