artificial intelligence

A neural network picks promising antibiotics out of a library of chemicals

Enlarge / Here, have some antibiotics. Getty | Bloomberg Biochemists have had some success at designing drugs to match specific targets. But much of drug development remains an arduous grind, screening hundreds to thousands of chemicals for a “hit” that has the effect you’re looking for. There have been several attempts to perform this grind …

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AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles

Sponsored Links Christine Daniloff/MIT It’s good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info — human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots that can edit Wikipedia, they’re usually limited to updated canned templates or fighting vandalism. …

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Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program

Sponsored Links hadynyah via Getty Images Microsoft’s deepening health tech strategy now includes a significant commitment to AI. The company is starting a $40 million AI for Health program that should help researchers and key organizations improve the quality of life for people around the planet. The five-year initiative will use AI to improve diagnosis, …

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Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the sky

Sponsored Links Microsoft Björk is no stranger to using technology to express her music in more inventive ways, but now she’s using it to shape the music itself in unexpected forms. The Icelandic star is using Microsoft AI as part of Kórsafn (“choral archives”), a non-stop composition playing in the lobby of the Sister City …

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US limits AI exports over fears it will fall into Chinese hands

Sponsored Links Wang Gang/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images The US government’s concerns about Chinese involvement in tech are leading to significant restrictions on AI. The Commerce Department is instituting a rule on January 6th that will require companies to obtain a license if they want to export certain AI-powered geospatial imagery software …

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How AI helps unlock the secrets of Old Master and modernist paintings

Enlarge / Restorers of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage remove surpeints and reveal the original of “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” altarpiece by Van Eyck brothers. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images There’s rarely time to write about every cool science-y story that comes our way. So this year, we’re once again running a special Twelve Days …

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A sobering message about the future at AI’s biggest party

Enlarge EFF More than 13,000 artificial intelligence mavens flocked to Vancouver this week for the world’s leading academic AI conference, NeurIPS. The venue included a maze of colorful corporate booths aiming to lure recruits for projects like software that plays doctor. Google handed out free luggage scales and socks depicting the colorful bikes employees ride …

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Myths and Realities: Sentiment Analysis for Crypto Assets

From an informational standpoint, the crypto market is noisy and full of unexpected events. In terms of sentiment analysis, that combination of factors is a nightmare. Instead of narrowly focusing on sentiment analysis, we should probably develop a more holistic approach. A sentiment-market impact indicator would be a combination of polarity (negative, positive, neutral), emotion …

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AI Research Reveals Crypto Leaders Are Angry and Depressed

</header> <strong>An artificial intelligence-driven personality research on the characteristics of crypto industry leaders such as Vitalik Buterin, Justin Sun, and Brian Armstrong found that intellect, liberalism, and cautiousness are their top personality traits. And a comparison with general tech titans showed that crypto leaders are 98.4% more likely to demonstrate anger and 46.4% more likely …

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Microsoft Is Using Blockchain to Help Firms Trust AI

One of Microsoft’s customers, Icertis, a cloud-based platform for contract management, tried out Blockchain Data Manager “in preview,” prior to the release at Ignite, and built use cases involving ethical supply chain contracts and the way certain subsidized pharmaceutical drugs are used. Icertis used Quorum for the Data Manager builds, but the firm has used …

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