Artificial intelligence

AI Can Predict People’s Race From X-Ray Images, And Scientists Are Concerned

Deep learning models based on artificial intelligence can identify someone’s race just from their X-rays, new research has revealed – something that would be impossible for a human doctor looking at the same images. The findings raise some troubling questions about the role of AI in medical diagnosis, assessment, and treatment: could racial bias be …

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Women Who Hugged Their Partner Subsequently Had Lower Stress-Induced Cortisol Response

Summary: Women who hug their partners before a stressful event have a lower biological stress response and reduced cortisol levels compared to women who do not embrace their partners. Source: PLOS Women instructed to embrace their romantic partner prior to undergoing a stressful experience had a lower biological stress response—as indicated by levels of the …

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Reality check: we taught AI to spot the most used props this election. Here’s what it found | Australian election 2022

The novelty cheque has long been a mainstay of the political “photo op” but a Guardian Australia analysis of photos posted during the 2022 and 2019 election campaigns suggests giant checks are on the way out, while hi-vis workwear and photos of dogs are on the rise. During our work building the automated systems behind …

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Artificial Intelligence and Americans with Disabilities Act Considerations

On May 12, 2022, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a “Technical Assistance” (TA) document addressing compliance with ADA requirements and agency policy when using AI and other software to hire and assess employees. The agency also published a short “Tips for Workers” summary of this guidance. Neither of these documents has the …

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Accelerating the pace of machine learning

image: Dr. Rick S. Blum is the Robert W. Wieseman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. view more Credit: Lehigh University Machine learning happens a lot like erosion. Data is hurled at a mathematical model like grains of sand skittering across a rocky landscape. Some of those grains simply sail along with …

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Collaboration on AI solutions could help fight wildfires

Wildfires cause social, economic and environmental detriment and require urgent, collaborative action. Artificial intelligence algorithms, combined with end-to-end fire management systems, are powerful tools for combating wildfires. Wildfires are a worldwide problem requiring global collaboration to successfully manage and minimise the risk of occurrence. The threat of wildfires has never been greater than it is …

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HPC-AI Advisory Council Announces 5th Annual APAC HPC-AI Competition That Tackles The Pressing Global Problems of Human Health and Sustainability

Jointly Organized with the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia the Annual Competition Harnesses the AI ​​and HPC Skillsets of Student Teams from Around the Asia Pacific (APAC) Region SUNNYVALE, Calif. & SINGAPORE, May 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HPC-AI Advisory Council, National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia …

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Tachyum Prodigy Offers 128 AI Exaflops for Slovakia’s €70M AI Supercomputer

LAS VEGAS, May 18, 2022 — Tachyum Inc. Today announced two rack-based reference designs that deliver significantly more performance at lower power than the most powerful supercomputers available today, to better facilitate cloud, AI and supercomputing applications at TCOs. The Air-Cooled Prodigy Rack features 24 4P (4 processors) 2U servers and 96 Prodigy midrange chips …

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HiredScore Awarded Best Advance in Practical AI for Talent Acquisition by Lighthouse Research & Advisory 2022 HR Tech Awards

In its third year, the HR Tech Awards program highlights HR technology companies that serve employers and employees across the globe. NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HiredScore, an AI company powering +35% of the Fortune 100, was awarded the winner of the Best Advance in Practical AI category for Talent Acquisition by Lighthouse …

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Robot hives in Israel kibbutz hope to keep bees buzzing

Robot-equipped beehives at an Israeli kibbutz aim to reduce mortality rates as bee species worldwide face an increasing threat of decline. They function as normal hives, but apiaries built at a kibbutz in Israel’s Galilee are decked out with high-tech artificial intelligence systems set to ensure longevity for these vital pollinators. “There are two million …

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