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Big Data Traces the World's Most Distinctive Musical Traditions

2018-01-08 1,466

An analysis of 8,200 recordings from 137 nations shows nations in sub-Saharan Africa have the most unique rhythms and melodies
What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere?

2018-03-21 709 DeepLearning

Will robots become self-aware? Will they have rights? Will they be in charge? Here are five scenarios from our future dominated by AI
Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used to Predict Crime. But Is It Biased?

2018-03-05 583 DeepLearning

The software is supposed to make policing more fair and accountable. But critics say it still has a way to go.
Citizen Scientists Discover an Unusual Five-Planet Solar System

2018-01-30 312

Users looking through data on Exoplanet Explorers flagged four sub-Neptune planets orbiting a distant star called K2-138
How Doctors Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Battle Covid-19

2021-03-05 269 artificialintelligence healthcare COVID19 MedTech Covid

Software is helping to shape treatment, but experts worry that some tools are approved too soon and others are biased
Teen Inventor Designs Noninvasive Allergy Screen Using Genetics and Machine Learning

2019-03-12 249

Seventeen-year-old Ayush Alag is one of 40 finalists in this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search
Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Earthquake Prediction?

2019-04-23 239 MachineLearning

Predicting earthquakes might be impossible, but some experts wonder if tools that can analyze enormous amounts of data could crack the seismic code
Could AI One Day Detect the Flu...Before You Even Feel Sick?

2018-01-18 198

New research into the subtle facial signs of illness could one day help train artificial intelligence systems to scan for infections
Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Smell Illnesses in Human Breath

2018-06-11 157 Healthcare

Compounds in your breath could help AI detect illnesses, including different cancers

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Curly the Curling Robot Can Beat the Pros at Their Own Game

2020-10-17 144

An AI-powered robot was able to beat professional curling teams 3-out-of-4 times, a new study shows
Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Health Care for Everyone?

2019-07-31 133 DigitalHealth artificialintelligence IoT HealthCare

A.I.-driven medical tools could democratize health care, but some worry they could also worsen inequalities
How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Archival Museum Research

2017-11-03 132 AI

A new study shows off a computer program’s specimen-sorting prowess
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends

2018-05-03 128 AI

With a tool called Cognitive Prints, designers will be able to riff off of past styles and incorporate outside inspiration like never before
Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Depression in a Person's Voice?

2018-11-05 78

MIT scientists have trained an AI model to spot the condition through how people speak rather than what they tell a doctor
Google's New AI Is a Master of Games, but How Does It Compare to the Human Mind?

2018-12-10 76

After building AlphaGo to beat the world's best Go players, Google DeepMind built AlphaZero to take on the world's best machine players
New A.I. Tool Makes Historic Photos Move, Blink and Smile

2021-03-09 73

The algorithm matches pre-recorded video with the photo depending on the subject's pose and applies natural facial movements to image
Data Science, Psychology Reveal Why the 'Game of Thrones' Books Are So Riveting

2020-11-04 62 GameofThrones

A network model demonstrates how George R.R. Martin's sprawling series remains comprehensible but surprising
Artificial Intelligence Generates Humans’ Faces Based on Their Voices

2019-06-12 58

In trials, the algorithm successfully pinpointed speakers’ gender, race and age