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AI Recognizes COVID-19 in the Sound of a Cough

 Originally published in IEEE Spectrum, Nov 4, 2020. Based on a cellphone-recorded cough, machine learning models accurately detect coronavirus even in people with no symptoms. Again and again, experts have pleaded that we need more and faster testing to control the coronavirus pandemic—and many have suggested that artificial intelligence (AI) can help. Numerous COVID-19 diagnostics

Split-Second ‘Phantom’ Images Can Fool Tesla’s Autopilot

 Originally posted to Wired.com, Oct 11, 2020. Researchers found they could stop a Tesla by flashing a few frames of a stop sign for less than half a second on an internet-connected billboard. Safety concerns over automated...

Artificial Intelligence Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs

 Originally published in MIT News, Oct 29, 2020. Results might provide a convenient screening tool for people who may not suspect they are infected. Asymptomatic people who are infected with Covid-19 exhibit, by definition, no discernible physical...

AI Can Help Patients—but Only If Doctors Understand It

 Originally published in Wired.com, October 2, 2020. Algorithms can help diagnose a growing range of health problems, but humans need to be trained to listen. Nurse Dina Sarro didn’t know much about artificial intelligence when Duke University...

The Computational Limits of Deep Learning Are Closer Than You Think

 Originally posted to DiscoverMagazine, July 24, 2020. Deep learning eats so much power that even small advances will be unfeasible give the massive environmental damage they will wreak, say computer scientists. Deep in the bowels of the...

4 IoT Devices in Healthcare Making An Impact Now

IoT technologies increase the accessibility to patient data, enable real-time decision making, and offer ease and efficiency through automation. IoT-powered software solutions for the healthcare sector are shifting the focus from digitalization to intelligence....

Here’s Why Apple Believes It’s An AI Leader—And Why It Says Critics Have It All Wrong

 Originally published in Ars Technica, Aug 6, 2020. Apple AI chief and ex-Googler John Giannandrea dives into the details with Ars. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) now permeate nearly every feature on the iPhone, but...

On-device Supermarket Product Recognition

 Originally posted on Google AI Blog, Aug 11, 2020. One of the greatest challenges faced by users who are visually impaired is identifying packaged foods, both in a grocery store and also in their kitchen cupboard at...

Taming the Tail: Adventures in Improving AI Economics

 Originally published in a16z.com, Aug 12, 2020. AI has enormous potential to disrupt markets that have traditionally been out of reach for software. These markets – which have relied on humans to navigate natural language, images, and...

Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training Tool

 Originally published in Wired.com, July 7, 2020 Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead. This month, advertising giant WPP will send unusual corporate training...

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