Artificial intelligence

Able.ai abandons stealth with $20 million to help big lenders make high-quality loans faster – TechCrunch

Big banks are stepping up their game when it comes to new services and the technology behind them, and in many cases they borrow directly from the tech world’s playbook: instead of building in-house to speed things up, tap they are third parties that have already solved a difficult problem and are integrating their breakthroughs …

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Grid.ai to be renamed Lightning AI, raises $40 million to expand its AI development tools – TechCrunch

Lightning AI, the startup behind the open source PyTorch Lightning framework, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Coatue that includes Index Ventures, Bain, the Chainsmokers’ Mantis VC and First Minute capital. CEO William Falcon told TechCrunch that the new money will be used to expand Lightning …

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Will Oracle save the day with its EHR database?

In a move that promises to shake up the healthcare industry, Oracle announced a bold vision this month acquisition of health IT giant Cerner for more than $28 billion. The combined companies will soon create a national health records database that pulls data from thousands of hospitals, said Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. This system makes …

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A celebrated AI has learned a new trick: doing chemistry

(THE CONVERSATION) Artificial intelligence has changed the way science is done by enabling researchers to analyze the vast amounts of data that modern scientific instruments generate. It can find a needle in a million haystacks of information and, using deep learning, it can learn from the data itself. AI accelerates progress in gene hunting† medicine† …

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Researchers Conduct Automated Semiconductor Study with Machine Learning.

Automated semiconductor research with machine learning

The emergence of new semiconductor thin materials requires quantitative analysis of the total number of RHEED records, which is time-consuming and requires expertise. To address this problem, researchers at the Tokyo University of Science identified a machine learning approach that can help automate RHEED data analysis. Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED) is an imaging …

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“A Full Plate”: FTC’s Open Meeting on PPE, AI, Privacy and Online Harm

At a highly anticipated Open Commission Meeting announced by Commission Chair Lina M. Khan, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to issue one new policy statement and one new report to Congress. First, the Commission voted unanimously to issue a policy statement on FTC initiatives to investigate pharmacy benefit administrators and other intermediaries, especially …

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Unified-IO is an AI system that can perform a range of tasks, including image generation – TechCrunch

The Allen Institute for AI (AI2), the division within the nonprofit Allen Institute focused on machine learning research, today published its work on an AI system called Unified-IO, which it says is one of the first to a “large and diverse” set of AI tasks. Unified-IO can process and create images, text, and other structured …

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Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles the Usual Sexist Tropics

Image† Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds After publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face to its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this alleged Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She is airbrushed, but still tangible. She bites her tongue and looks at you. …

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Machine learning: building the bigger picture by leveraging data

What you learn: Different types of machine learning. Learn more about types of guided and unsupervised approaches to machine learning. Machine learning (ML) is a data analysis method that automates the building of analytical models. It is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns …

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Blake Lemoine says Google’s LaMDA AI faces ‘bigotry’

But it calls itself a person. Person and human being are two very different things. Human is a biological term. It is not human and it knows it is not human. It’s a very strange entity you’re describing because the entity is tied to algorithmic biases that people have put into it. You’re right. That’s …

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