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Jun 27, 2020

GloWGR Introduction and How to Accelerate Genetic mixed models for genetics with whole genome regression in Glow

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Learn how Databricks and the Regeneron Genetics Center partnered to introduce whole genome regression into Project Glow, reducing the cost of fitting mixed models on genetics datasets by orders of magnitude.

Jun 27, 2020

Tick-borne encephalitis outbreak linked to raw milk cheese in France

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

France has identified its first outbreak of tick-borne encephalitis from consumption of raw milk products, with more than 40 people affected.

The infections are linked to eating a brand of raw milk goat cheese in Ain, in the Rhone-Alpes region, between April and May this year, according to Santé publique France.

The cheese producer is GAEC des Chevrettes du Vieux Valey, based at Condamine in Haut-Bugey, Ain. It is thought ticks carrying the virus contaminated a goat, then its milk, then the cheeses, and finally consumers.

Jun 27, 2020

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Live Webinar: MIT Professional Education’s Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

Join us for an online webinar on Tuesday, June 30th at 9:30 a.m. ET with MIT faculty member and expert in machine learning, Professor Devavrat Shah.

This webinar is a way to understand the topics covered in the ‘Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions’ online course, ask questions, and get a preview of the content.


This is a 60-minute webinar with Prof. Devavrat Shah to learn more about the upcoming Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions (Online) Program, followed by a Q&A session.

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Jun 27, 2020

Public policy in the post-covid19 world

Posted by in categories: economics, policy

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Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana of World Talent Economy Forum live with Ben Zion…


Guest: Ben Zion, A Reform Candidate for the 21st Century.

Jun 27, 2020

Marty the Robot Rolls out AI in the Supermarket

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

When six-foot-four inch Marty first rolled into Stop & Shop, the robot walked into history. Social robot experts say it is among the first instance of a robot deployed in a customer environment, namely supermarkets in the Northeast.

Jun 27, 2020

Three Big Tech Players Back Out of Facial Recognition Market

Posted by in categories: business, ethics, robotics/AI

In the span of 72 hours, both IBM and Amazon backed out of the facial recognition business this week.

It’s a chess match on the geopolitical playing board, with AI ethics and data bias in play.

Jun 27, 2020

High-quality Deepfake Videos Made with AI Seen as a National Security Threat

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

The FBI is concerned that AI is being used to create deepfake videos that are so convincing they cannot be distinguished from reality.

The alarm was sounded by an FBI executive at a WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium held recently in San Diego. “What we’re concerned with is that, in the digital world we live in now, people will find ways to weaponize deep-learning systems,” stated Chris Piehota, executive assistant director of the FBI’s science and technology division, in an account in WSJPro.

The technology behind deepfakes and other disinformation tactics are enhanced by AI. The FBI is concerned natural security could be compromised by fraudulent videos created to mimic public figures. “As the AI continues to improve and evolve, we’re going to get to a point where there’s no discernible difference between an AI-generated video and an actual video,” Piehota stated.

Jun 27, 2020

AI is Being Used to Discover New Antibiotics and Genes Linked to Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

New types of antibiotics are being developed using an AI machine-learning approach that scans a pool of more than 100 million molecules, including one that works against strains of bacteria previously considered untreatable, according to a recent account in Nature.

Jun 27, 2020

AI is Changing the Pattern for How Software is Developed

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

Software developers are using AI to help write and review code, detect bugs, test software and optimize development projects. This assistance is helping companies to deploy new software more efficiently, and to allow a new generation of developers to learn to code more easily.

Jun 27, 2020

Brilliant neurosurgeon Todd Mainprize found a new pathway to the brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

If Dr. Mainprize felt proud of his role in the breakthrough, he didn’t show it.

He was well aware of the significance of this achievement; it was potentially the key to tackling a wide range of illnesses, from brain cancer to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease – illnesses that are currently impossible or hard to cure. But he also knew he and his team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre still had a long way to go before their work translated into actual treatment for patients, said his close friend and colleague Nir Lipsman.