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Artificial Intelligence: AMD Takes On Rivals In The AI Chip Sweepstakes

December 7, 2023

Chipmaker AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has unveiled a range of innovative AI solutions spanning from data centers to personal computers. The AMD Instinct MI300 Series features data center AI accelerators, while the ROCm 6 open software stack introduces new features supporting Large Language Models (LLMs). Additionally, the Ryzen 8040 Series processors come equipped with Ryzen AI capabilities.


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Artificial Intelligence: Elon Musk Demos Neuralink, A Future Brain Implant

September 1, 2020

At the much-anticipated Neuralink “product update,” Elon Musk demonstrated how Gertrude, a pig implanted with a Neuralink brain-computer-interface (BCI) device, was alive and healthy. “We have a healthy and happy pig, initially shy but obviously high energy and, you know, kind of loving life, and she’s had the implant for two months,” Musk said of Gertrude, the pig.

Artificial Intelligence: The U.S. Lays Out $1B For New AI And Quantum Computing Institutes

August 28, 2020

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Department of Energy (DoE) are together the architects of a $1 billion plan to set up 12 multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional national hubs for research and workforce development relating to AI and quantum information science (QIS).

Venture Capital: Early Cancer Detection Company Freenome Lands $270M

August 28, 2020

Freenome’s multiomics platform detects key biological signals that portend early cancer. The company trained the platform on thousands of cancer-positive blood samples so that it learnt which biomarker patterns signify a cancer’s stage, type and most effective treatment pathways. Early cancer detection is now possible with a routine blood draw. The biotechnology company announced an oversubscribed series C funding round of $ 270 million.

Artificial Intelligence: UC Davis Awarded $20M Grant For Researching Next Gen Food Systems

August 27, 2020

UC Davis has received a grant of $20 million for a research institute to integrate artificial intelligence in food systems. The project is one part of a national drive worth $ 140 million being conducted by the National Science Foundation involving research universities and agencies.

Artificial Intelligence: Verta Pioneers AI/ML Model Management System

August 26, 2020

Verta, a startup founded by MIT CSAIL graduate Manasi Vartak, develops software to help data science teams manage their Machine Learning (ML) models.
“Between the difficulty of managing model versions, rewriting research models for production, and streamlining data ingest, the development and deployment of production-ready models is a frustrating struggle for small and large companies alike,” Verta says on its website. Verta announced Tuesday its Series A funding of $10 million led by Intel Capital with participation from General Catalyst who led the seed round.

Artificial Intelligence: How AI Can Help Improve The Kidney Transplant Network

August 25, 2020

How to give desperate patients a better chance to get a kidney? Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) have started a project that utilizes AI to process data inside a kidney transplant network. It will help remove the current difficulties of kidney transplants – thousands of patients on a waiting list, while a large number of kidneys are discarded because donor matching could not be completed in time.

Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning AI To Foil Cryptojacking Computer Pirates

August 24, 2020

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised an AI-based software watchdog that thwarts malicious actors from hijacking computer resources for the illicit mining of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and monero. This criminal activity is known as cryptojacking.

Artificial Intelligence: Israeli Shipping Co Deploys AI to Sniff Out Cargo Misdeclarations

August 20, 2020

The 75-year-old Israeli shipping company ZIM operates globally with four operational headquarters and regional offices around the world to service its 30,000+ customers. In a drive to make its vessels, crew, cargo and the global supply chain safer, ZIM has developed and implemented ZIMGuard™. It is an AI-based software to detect and flag hazardous cargo that has been mis-declared by the shipper.

Artificial Intelligence: Four Times Faster MRIs Using AI

August 19, 2020

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and NYU Langone Health collaborated on research to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into medical imaging technology. The objective: to speed up MRI scanning so that patients have to spend less time cooped up, completely still, inside an MRI machine for as long as an hour. The project, fastMRI, found AI can help make these agonizing scans up to four times faster.

Artificial Intelligence: Chinese AI Behemoth SenseTime May Dual-List

August 17, 2020

SenseTime Group Ltd., the Chinese AI giant that deploys facial recognition technology on a massive scale, including for law enforcement, is weighing an IPO. The company, which is backed by investors such as SoftBank and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, is raising $1.5 billion of pre-IPO financing at a valuation of nearly $8.5 billion.

Artificial Intelligence: Saudi General Hospital UAE to Deploy AI-Powered Software Bots

August 14, 2020

The Saudi German Hospitals UAE has announced a collaboration with Automation Anywhere for the installation of software bots to automate various business processes and thereby improve patient care standards.

Artificial Intelligence: Blue River’s Massive Robots For Precision Spraying Weeds

August 13, 2020

A growing world population is placing increasing demand for food on existing resources such as land, water, and nutrients. Add to this the challenges from climate change, plant disease, and attacks from pests and weeds. Agricultural output is under pressure at a time of rising demand, and the race is on to find agricultural methods, technology, and tools to enhance farming efficiency. At Blue River Technology, a subsidiary of John Deere (NYSE: DE), they are building smart agricultural robots that precisely spray weeds with herbicide in real-time.

Artificial Intelligence: Using AI To Keep Parolees From New Crimes (Recidivism)

August 12, 2020

Researchers at Purdue University Polytechnic Institute are using artificial intelligence (AI) to pinpoint behavioral flags that can trigger early intervention before the parolee recommits crime – known as recidivism.

Artificial Intelligence: Treating Acne With AI and Smartphone Technology

August 11, 2020

Sophie Seité, Ph.D., La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratories, Levallois-Perret, France, and her team have designed an artificial intelligence algorithm that accurately assesses acne and associated lesions through a smartphone.

Artificial Intelligence: A New Breed of Burglars – Small AI-Powered Robots

August 6, 2020

According to scientists, in the not-so-far future, burglars could be much smaller and smarter than your average neighborhood intruder. Besides, they would be nonhuman. Criminals are developing autonomous, robotic invaders that make a joke out of traditional safeguards such as bolted doors and shuttered windows. The preferred mode of entry: a letterbox or cat flap.

FinTech: UK-Based Wiserfunding Launches Credit Appraisal Tools For Indian SMEs

August 5, 2020

India’s SME sector has been rocked on its heels by the COVID-19 pandemic. It contributes to 45% of the country’s manufacturing output and over 28% of GDP while employing 111 million people. The pandemic can have catastrophic consequences for these businesses, which were already suffering from an economic slowdown before the virus. This may be a challenging environment for the introduction of high tech credit appraisal tools. But this is exactly what the UK fintech Wiserfunding is proposing to do.

Artificial Intelligence: A Robotic Scientist That Works 21.5/7

August 5, 2020

Work from home has a new meaning for researchers at the University of Liverpool, U.K. – they still can conduct experiments at the university laboratory. There’s a not-so-small difference, however. And it’s an intelligent, 1.75-meter tall robot-scientist that conducts experiments in the lab at their bidding.

Artificial Intelligence: Truera Will Tell You What’s Going On Inside The ML Black Box

August 4, 2020

Data scientists have long suffered from the impervious ‘black box’ that surrounds a machine learning model. That’s because data is crunched by the algorithm and decisions spit out but what went on in between the input and the output remains opaque. But help is at hand – Truera’s platform allows data scientists to analyze machine learning to improve model quality, address unfair bias, and build trust.

Artificial Intelligence: Chinese Company Sues Apple For Violating Its Voice Recognition Patent

August 3, 2020

This dispute is over ten years old. According to Reuters, Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., Ltd., also known as Xiao-I, has slapped Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) with a $1.43 billion lawsuit. The Chinese company alleges that Apple violated a voice recognition patent owned by it.

Artificial Intelligence: Smart Farm Technology To Take The Drudge Out of Plant Breeding

July 31, 2020

A whole combination of technologies has been assembled by researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to take human labor out of crop breeding and growing. Their FieldDock project combines remote sensors, AI and autonomous drones that run on renewable energy. Danforth Center researcher Nadia Shakoor (pictured above) is the founder of the FieldDock project.

Artificial Intelligence: A Mathematical Watcher Over AI

July 30, 2020

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have devised a mathematical method to watch over AI and the possibility that it could adopt unethical strategies.

Artificial Intelligence: An AI Program Identifies Prostate Cancer With Almost 100% Accuracy

July 29, 2020

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to recognize and characterize prostate cancer with near-perfect accuracy.

Artificial Intelligence: Testing A COVID Vaccine For All Geographies; MIT’s Optivax

July 28, 2020

A team of researchers at MIT CSAIL is using machine learning to predict its efficacy across populations. Their Optivax design system is a combinatorial machine learning system. It selects peptides (short strings of amino acids) that are predicted to provide high population coverage for a vaccine.

Artificial Intelligence: An AI Solution to Safeguard From Grid-Triggered Wildfires

July 27, 2020

Buzz Solutions, based in Stanford, California, launched an AI solution for electricity utilities. It flags faults in the grid structure or power lines in time for repair. This avoids the risk of a wildfire that can cost human lives and millions of dollars in losses.