How a New AI Translated Brain Activity to Speech With 97 Percent Accuracy

By Edd Gent The idea of a machine that can decode your thoughts might sound creepy, but for thousands of people who have lost the ability to speak due to disease or disability it could be game-changing. Even for the able-bodied, being able to type out an email by just thinking or sending commands toContinue reading “How a New AI Translated Brain Activity to Speech With 97 Percent Accuracy”

Powerful antibiotics discovered using AI

Machine learning spots molecules that work even against ‘untreatable’ strains of bacteria. by Jo Marchant A pioneering machine-learning approach has identified powerful new types of antibiotic from a pool of more than 100 million molecules — including one that works against a wide range of bacteria, including tuberculosis and strains considered untreatable. The researchers sayContinue reading “Powerful antibiotics discovered using AI”

AI at Case Western Reserve lab predicts which pre-malignant breast lesions will progress to invasive cancer

New research at Case Western Reserve University could help better determine which patients diagnosed with the pre-malignant breast cancer commonly referred to as stage 0 are likely to progress to invasive breast cancer and therefore might benefit from additional therapy over and above surgery alone. Once a lumpectomy of breast tissue reveals this pre-cancerous tumor,Continue reading “AI at Case Western Reserve lab predicts which pre-malignant breast lesions will progress to invasive cancer”

Robot priests can bless you, advise you, and even perform your funeral

By Sigal Samuel A new priest named Mindar is holding forth at Kodaiji, a 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Like other clergy members, this priest can deliver sermons and move around to interface with worshippers. But Mindar comes with some … unusual traits. A body made of aluminum and silicone, for starters. Mindar isContinue reading “Robot priests can bless you, advise you, and even perform your funeral”

Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik’s Cube Without Human Help

by George Dvorsky Fancy algorithms capable of solving a Rubik’s Cube have appeared before, but a new system from the University of California, Irvine uses artificial intelligence to solve the 3D puzzle from scratch and without any prior help from humans—and it does so with impressive speed and efficiency. New research published this week inContinue reading “Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik’s Cube Without Human Help”

Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can

Two-photon imaging shows neurons firing in a mouse brain. Recordings like this enable researchers to track which neurons are firing, and how they potentially correspond to different behaviors. The image is credited to Yiyang Gong, Duke University. Summary: Convolutional neural network model significantly outperforms previous methods and is as accurate as humans in segmenting activeContinue reading “Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can”

AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy. “This prediction could help identify children at risk for poor cognitive development shortly after birth with high accuracy,” said senior author John H.Continue reading “AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2”

China created what it claims is the first AI news anchor

by Isobel Asher Hamilton – China’s state press agency has developed what it calls “AI news anchors,” avatars of real-life news presenters that read out news as it is typed. – It developed the anchors with the Chinese search-engine giant Sogou. – No details were given as to how the anchors were made, and oneContinue reading “China created what it claims is the first AI news anchor”

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Personality By Simply Tracking Your Eyes

Researchers have developed a new deep learning algorithm that can reveal your personality type, based on the Big Five personality trait model, by simply tracking eye movements. t’s often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. Now, new research reveals that your eyesContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Personality By Simply Tracking Your Eyes”

When artificial intelligence was allowed to learn how to move through a virtual environment, it spontaneously generated patterns of activity found in grid neurons of the human brain.

By Diana Kwon A computer program can learn to navigate through space and spontaneously mimics the electrical activity of grid cells, neurons that help animals navigate their environments, according to a study published May 9 in Nature. “This paper came out of the blue, like a shot, and it’s very exciting,” Edvard Moser, a neuroscientistContinue reading “When artificial intelligence was allowed to learn how to move through a virtual environment, it spontaneously generated patterns of activity found in grid neurons of the human brain.”