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‘World’s first’ AI-generated arts festival program opens this Friday

‘World’s first’ AI-generated arts festival program opens this Friday

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The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest performing arts festival, but this year’s event has sadly been canceled due to COVID-19. Fortunately, art junkies can still get their fix of the Fringe at a virtual alternative curated by an AI called the ImprovBot. The system analyzed the 100-word text descriptions of every show staged at the festival from 2011…
Apple wasn’t told UK was developing a ‘hybrid’ COVID-19 app with its tech

Apple wasn’t told UK was developing a ‘hybrid’ COVID-19 app with...

Britain’s contact-tracing shambles suffered another setback today when Apple revealed it didn’t know the country was developing an app with its tech. In an embarrassing U-turn, the UK government announced yesterday that it was dumping its home-grown app for one based on Apple and Google’s decentralized model. Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed the transition would be simple, as…
Scientists are using AI to predict which lung cancer patients will relapse

Scientists are using AI to predict which lung cancer patients will...

A new AI tool could predict which lung cancer patients will suffer a relapse by analyzing genetic data and pathology images. Pathologists trained the tool to differentiate between immune cells and cancer cells in tumors. This revealed that while some parts of the tumor were packed with immune cells — which they describe as “hot” regions — others appeared completely…
Google Duplex arrives in Australia, Canada, and the UK

Google Duplex arrives in Australia, Canada, and the UK

Google’s AI phone assistant Duplex is now available in Australia, Canada. Duplex was previously only available in the US and New Zealand. But VentureBeat spotted that a support page for the product now includes phone numbers for calls from Duplex in the three new countries. The system uses AI to mimic a human voice that…
Survey: Drop in pollution gets Brits interested in electric vehicles

Survey: Drop in pollution gets Brits interested in electric vehicles

Credit: Photo by Polina Raevskaya - Edited With lockdown and quarantine policies enforced around the world, people aren’t driving or traveling as much. It’s had an undeniably positive effect on air quality in cities, which is demonstrating the power of switching to greener forms of transport. For some, it appears to have provided the evidence…
Fantastic! CIA-funded Palantir is helping the NHS plan its coronavirus response

Fantastic! CIA-funded Palantir is helping the NHS plan its coronavirus response

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Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has built a new data platform that tracks medical staff and resources to coordinate the UK’s coronavirus response. The system aims to merge the NHS’s vast but hugely fragmented datasets to predict where ventilators, beds, and staff are needed. This tricky task has been entrusted to one of the world’s…
Dubious claims that AI outperforms doctors pose risk to ‘millions of patients,’ study finds

Dubious claims that AI outperforms doctors pose risk to ‘millions of...

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AI‘s ability to analyze X-rays, MRIs, and other scans has led it to be hyped up as the future of medical imaging. But patients remain reluctant to use it, as they believe only humans can understand their unique needs. Turns out they might be right. Many of the studies claiming AI outperforms doctors when interpreting…
The coronavirus is strengthening the case for free internet access

The coronavirus is strengthening the case for free internet access

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The rise of social-distancing and self-isolation spawned by the coronavirus has reignited calls to make free internet access to be considered as a human right and universal entitlement. Among the proponents is Citizens Online, a charity that campaigns against digital exclusion, which has urged the UK government to make the internet free for everyone in…
This AI needs your help to identify child abusers by their hands

This AI needs your help to identify child abusers by their...

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Scientists are developing a system that can identify suspected pedophiles just by analyzing their hands. Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Dundee plan to train computers to extract anatomical features from photographs and hands. Algorithms will then scan the database of images to find the details that match a pair of hands to those of…
UK police are using AI to predict who could become violent criminals

UK police are using AI to predict who could become violent...

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Police in the UK are using AI to identify future criminals in a pilot of a system that the government wants to roll out nationwide. The system uses a machine learning algorithm to predict which low-level offenders on a database of 200,000 criminals are likely to commit “high harm” crimes in the future. Risk scoring…

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