Innovative smart powerchair device to enable wheelchairs to “see” their environment 

Innovative smart powerchair device to enable wheelchairs to “see” their environment 

US-based LUCI, a company which specialises in modern mobility solutions, has released a pioneering new powered wheelchair device, also called LUCI, which enables powerchairs to “see” their environment. LUCI is a unique hardware and software platform…

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UK Admits Test And Trace Program Breaks Privacy Law

UK Admits Test And Trace Program Breaks Privacy Law

The British government has been forced to admit that its coronavirus test-and-trace system breaks UK and European data protection law. Following pressure from privacy campaigners the Open Rights Group (ORG), the Department of Health and…

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AI News Index: Worried About Government Data Collection For Covid-19 Contact Tracing?

AI News Index: Worried About Government Data Collection For Covid-19 Contact Tracing?

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the current state of adoption of AI by enterprises worldwide, the future of deep learning, and consumers’ attitudes regarding Covid-19 contact tracing. AI enterprise…

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How AI is the weaponry we need to win the fight against COVID-19 

How AI is the weaponry we need to win the fight against COVID-19 

A sharp influx in cases peaking now over 4 million, and having caused over 2 Million deaths worldwide, holds to account inaction and inefficiencies on the part of governments and organizations. The apocalyptic speed of…

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AI Reads Protein Sequences to Fight COVID-19 

AI Reads Protein Sequences to Fight COVID-19 

Ahmed Elnaggar and Michael Heinzinger are helping computers read proteins as easily as you read this sentence. The researchers are applying the latest AI models used to understand text to the field of bioinformatics. Their…

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Covid-19: Moderna’s vaccine will enter the final phase of its clinical trial on July 27 

Covid-19: Moderna’s vaccine will enter the final phase of its clinical trial on July 27 

The American biotech Moderna announced Tuesday that it would enter on July 27 the final phase of its clinical trials for a vaccine against Covid-19, in order to test the effectiveness of the latter in…

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Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19

Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19

Artificial intelligence could play a decisive role in stopping the Covid-19 pandemic. To give the technology a push, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 projects at MIT aimed at advancing AI’s transformative potential for society. The research will…

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Should We Be Using AI Models for Diagnosing COVID-19? 

Should We Be Using AI Models for Diagnosing COVID-19? 

There is a growing trend in medicine toward using artificial intelligence to assess the risk of a disease, like diabetes or cancer, and researchers are now training algorithms to help predict the severity of COVID-19 by…

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MIT-Takeda program launches 

MIT-Takeda program launches 

In February, researchers from MIT and Takeda Pharmaceuticals joined together to celebrate the official launch of the MIT-Takeda Program. The MIT-Takeda Program aims to fuel the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to benefit…

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Bringing the Predictive Power of Artificial Intelligence to Health Care 

Bringing the Predictive Power of Artificial Intelligence to Health Care 

An important aspect of treating patients with conditions like diabetes and heart disease is helping them stay healthy outside of the hospital — before they to return to the doctor’s office with further complications. But…

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