A dangerous stage in the evolution of the novel coronavirus is upon us with the discovery of "escape mutations". Artificial intelligence may be our best response

A dangerous stage in the evolution of the novel coronavirus is upon us with the discovery of “escape mutations”. Artificial intelligence may be our best response

Real life with COVID-19 is now scarier than anything a sci-fi writer could envision. So-called “escape mutations” that can turn ...
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We can’t embrace machine learning in healthcare without ‘serious vetting’ of the underlying data

Given that machine learning in the health domain can have a direct impact on people’s lives, broad claims emerging from ...
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Podcast: How artificial intelligence, machine learning can help us realize the value of all that genetic data we’re collecting

Everywhere we look these days, someone is talking about the potential for artificial intelligence and machines to change the face ...
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Machines now read faster than we can. But do they understand the words?

In an April 2018 paper coauthored with collaborators from the University of Washington and DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence company, [computational linguist ...
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Viewpoint: AI promises to revolutionize personalized medicine. Now we need ‘clinical validation’.

Machines can now be trained to see things humans cannot, and likely never will.  ... From obviating the need to ...
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Improving artificial intelligence by teaching our machines to reason

Deep learning, the category of AI algorithms that kick-started the field’s most recent revolution, has made immense strides in giving ...
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‘Found in Translation’: Computer models could help us understand which mice studies matter for human medicine

Machine learning technology could help researchers determine what mouse data are useful when designing human clinical trials ...
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We don’t always know why ‘intelligent’ machines do what they do. Should we study them like animals?

Artificial intelligence algorithms are often seen as 'black boxes' whose rules remain inaccessible. We must therefore create a new scientific ...
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Can AI take everything we’ve learned about medicine and become ‘a single doctor’?

The question isn’t if AI is coming to medicine. It’s how. At its best, machine learning can tap into the collective experience of ...

Using machine learning to hunt for the origins of new viruses

When a new virus crops up in people, health authorities face an urgent question: Where did it come from? Thousands of viruses ...
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‘Deep learning’ sheds light on natural selection in human DNA

Each person’s genome contains three billion building blocks called nucleotides, and researchers must compile data from thousands of people to ...
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Life in a coma: Can a machine tell us whether someone will ever wake up?

When somebody falls into a coma, they lose all motor functions. Brain activity slows significantly. In most cases, no external ...
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