machine learning

The New York Times Digitizes Millions of Historical Photos Using Google Cloud Technology

The New York Times today announced that it is leveraging the power of Google Cloud technology to digitize an extensive collection of photographs dating back to as early as the late 19th century. The process will uncover some never-before-seen-documents, equip Times journalists with an easily accessible historical reference source, and preserve The Times’s history, one

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Does Synthetic Data Hold The Secret To Artificial Intelligence?

Could synthetic data be the solution to rapidly train artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms? There are advantages and disadvantages to synthetic data; however, many technology experts believe that synthetic data is the key to democratizing machine learning and to accelerate testing and adoption of artificial intelligence algorithms into our daily lives.   What is synthetic data? When a

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Is AI the key to equal employment opportunities?

Terminator hiring manager? Probably not, but for better or for worse artificial intelligence is making its way into interview rooms. Does AI offer a chance to erase hiring bias? Can it bring us close to equal employment opportunities? As the adage goes, “to err is human”. Mistakes and bias are built into the human condition.

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Data science to help predict, prevent adverse drug reactions in children with cancer

Simon Fraser University’s Martin Ester is mining the full clinical and genomic adverse drug reaction dataset using a machine learning approach. Cancer treatments can often lead to adverse drug reactions (ADRs) which not only affect the patient’s recovery but can also lead to permanent disabilities and death. For children undergoing cancer treatment, the risk of

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Scientists plan European AI hub to compete with US

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe. The new institute would be set up for similar reasons as Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, which was created after the second world war

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Pharma and Data Science: Knowledge is power

Sanofi’s Milind Kamkolkar is the first enterprise chief data officer in a major pharmaceutical company, and he has been outspoken about the need for pharma to adapt to the new digital world of AI, real-world evidence and prolific data. We caught up with him on the show floor at eyeforpharma Barcelona 2018 How do you

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Machine learning maps poverty in Rwanada

It’s impossible to solve a problem if you don’t know what it is. When it comes to sensitive social issues like poverty, data collecting is vital to improving well being and quality of life. However, these situations are often the most difficult to collect data, especially in developing countries where insufficient records or conflict can

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