Animation of thousands of flights over the globe
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Flight Paths Optimized

An AI system is helping aircraft avoid bad weather, restricted airspace, and clogged runways. Alaska Airlines will route all its flights using a system from Airspace Intelligence called Flyways.
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Machine Learning for Human Learners

AI is guiding admissions, grading homework, and even teaching classes on college campuses.
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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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Crossword solving during a major puzzle competition
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Crosswords Go the Way of Go

A hybrid of deep learning and symbolic AI took the prize at a major puzzle competition. A system called Dr. Fill outscored nearly 1,300 human contestants at April’s annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
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Web-based software for managing customer relationships
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Bespoke Models on a Grand Scale

When every email, text, or call a company receives could mean a sale, reps need to figure out who to reply to first. Machine learning can help, but using it at scale requires a highly automated operation.
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Data related to DeepCE, a system designed to predict how particular drugs will influence the amounts of RNA
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Old Drugs for New Ailments

Many medical drugs work by modulating the body’s production of specific proteins. Recent research aimed to predict this activity, enabling researchers to identify drugs that might counteract the effects of Covid-19.
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Cake + Cookie = Cakie

AI may help revolutionize the human diet – or dessert, at least.What’s new: Google applied AI engineer Dale Markowitz and developer advocate Sara Robinson trained a model to predict whether a recipe is a
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Data related to a language model that predicts mutations that would enable infectious viruses
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The Language of Viruses

A neural network learned to read the genes of viruses as though they were text. That could enable researchers to page ahead for potentially dangerous mutations. Researchers at MIT trained a language model to predict mutations that would enable infectious viruses to become even more virulent.
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AI Versus Lead Poisoning

An algorithm is helping cities locate pipes that could release highly toxic lead into drinking water. BlueConduit, a startup that focuses on water safety, is working with dozens of North American municipal governments to locate lead water lines so they can be replaced.
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Charting the AI Patent Explosion

A new study used AI to track the explosive growth of AI innovation. Researchers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deployed natural language processing to track AI’s increasing presence in four decades of patent data.
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Got Model?

Who needs cows when you can make milk from scratch? NotMilk, a dairy-free milk substitute that was designed with help from a deep learning model, made its debut in American grocery stores.
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AI Versus Voters

Major polling organizations took a drubbing in the press after they failed to predict the outcome in last week’s U.S. elections. At least one AI-powered model fared much better.
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Example of disinformation detection system working on a news article about Syria
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Propaganda Watch

The U.S. military enlisted natural language processing to combat disinformation. Primer, a San Francisco startup, is developing a system for the Department of Defense that sifts through news, social media, research, and reports to spot propaganda campaigns.
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Getting a Charge From AI

Machine learning is helping to design energy cells that charge faster and last longer. Battery developers are using ML algorithms to devise new chemicals, components, and charging techniques faster than traditional techniques allow.
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Screenshots of some of the online registries storing algorithms for Amsterdam and Helsinki
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Transparency for Smart Cities

Two European capitals launched public logs of AI systems used by the government. Amsterdam and Helsinki provide online registries that describe the algorithms that govern municipal activities, such as automated parking control and a public health chatbot.
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