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Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages - MIT Technology Review

2019-07-01 6,881 MachineLearning ArtificialIntelligence BigData language

Some languages that have never been deciphered could be the next ones to get the machine translation treatment.
What is machine learning? We drew you another flowchart - MIT Technology Review

2019-03-25 5,725 ai machinelearning DeepLearning

Machine-learning algorithms find and apply patterns in data. And they pretty much run the world.
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The way we train AI is fundamentally flawed

2020-11-18 3,198 Artificialintelligence Machinelearning DataScience underspecification fintech javaScript

It’s no secret that machine-learning models tuned and tweaked to near-perfect performance in the lab often fail in real settings. This is typically put down to a mismatch between the data the AI was trained and tested on and the data it encounters in the world, a problem known as data shift. For example, an…
Our weird behavior during the pandemic is screwing with AI models

2020-05-11 3,064 Artificialintelligence Machinelearning AI COVID19 BigData data COVID AIModels

Anyone looking for an illustration of how rapidly shopping habits changed when covid-19 hit needed only to glance at the top 10 search terms on Amazon in the week of April 12 to 18. In place of former mainstays like phone cases, phone chargers, and Lego sets were “toilet paper,” “face mask,” “hand sanitizer,” “paper…
Google shows how AI might detect lung cancer faster and more reliably - MIT Technology Review

2019-05-20 2,365

New research from Google shows how machine learning could one day be used to detect signs of lung cancer earlier than often occurs today.Early warning: Danial Tse, a researcher at Google, developed an algorithm that beat a number of trained radiologists in testing.
Machine learning makes a better Luke Skywalker hand - MIT Technology Review

2019-06-26 2,352 Machinelearning 3dprinting

A 3D-printed prosthetic hand controlled using a new AI-based approach could significantly lower the cost of bionic limbs for amputees.Real need: There are approximately 540,000 upper-limb amputees in the United States, but sophisticated “myoelectric” prosthetics, controlled by muscle contractions, are still very expensive.
You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized - MIT Technology Review

2019-07-24 2,253 CyberSecurity

A new study shows you can be easily re-identified from almost any database, even when your personal details have been stripped out.
Machine learning could check if you’re social distancing properly at work

2020-04-17 2,239 Artificialintelligence Machinelearning Coronavirus covid19 DigitalTransformation

Andrew Ng’s startup Landing AI has created a new workplace monitoring tool that issues an alert when anyone is less than the desired distance from a colleague. Six feet apart: On Thursday, the startup released a blog post with a new demo video showing off a new social distancing detector. On the left is a…
A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

2020-10-16 1,969 Artificialintelligence Machinelearning AI FutureOfWork noData

“Less than one”-shot learning can teach a model to identify more objects than the number of examples it is trained on.
What is machine learning?

2020-04-15 1,874 machinelearning BigData

Machine-learning algorithms are responsible for the vast majority of the artificial intelligence advancements and applications you hear about. (For more background, check out our first flowchart on “What is AI?” here.) What is the definition of machine learning? Machine-learning algorithms use statistics to find patterns in massive* amounts of data. And data, here, encompasses a…
Machine learning is about to revolutionize the study of ancient games - MIT Technology Review

2019-06-20 1,870 machinelearning DataMining AncientGames

The science of archaeoludology is being transformed by AI, computer modeling and data mining.
AI analyzed 3.3 million scientific abstracts and discovered possible new materials - MIT Technology Review

2019-07-09 1,663

A new paper shows how natural-language processing can accelerate scientific discovery.The context: Natural-language processing has seen major advancements in recent years, thanks to the development of unsupervised machine-learning techniques that are really good at capturing the relationships between words.
AI godfather Geoff Hinton: “Deep learning is going to be able to do everything”

2020-11-03 1,447 Artificialintelligence AI DeepLearning MachineLearning BigData

Nearly 30 years ago, Hinton’s belief in neural networks was contrarian. Now it’s hard to find anyone who disagrees, he says.
This AI Can Spot Art Forgeries by Looking at One Brushstroke - MIT Technology Review

2017-11-21 1,404 INNOVATION

A new system can break a work down into individual brush or pencil lines and figure out the artist behind it.
Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious - MIT Technology Review

2019-04-03 1,371 ArtificialIntelligence ai datascience MachineLearning agtech AgriTech

Researchers at MIT have used AI to improve the flavor of basil. It’s part of a trend that is seeing artificial intelligence revolutionize farming.
Here are ten ways AI could help fight climate change - MIT Technology Review

2019-06-20 1,361 ArtificialIntelligence MachineLearning AI IoT climatechange TechForGood

Machine learning has the potential to make some real in-roads in how we tackle out biggest threat.