Handheld spectral analyzer turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

August 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

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Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?

August 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Shantanu Nundy recognized the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis when his 31-year-old patient suffering from crippling hand pain checked into Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C.

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A gamer found a way to use his Nintendo Switch for VR

July 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Nintendo has been noncommittal when it comes to virtual reality, even though it filed a patent late last year that could turn its Switch console into a VR device. A YouTube blogger decided to take matters into his own hands, and found a way to demonstrate the potential the Switch holds for VR.

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Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

June 12, 2017 1 comment

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum. This shift is probably being driven by a few factors.

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Now Artificial Intelligence Is Inventing Sounds That Have Never Been Heard Before

May 20, 2017 Leave a comment

As well as beating us at board games, driving cars, and spotting cancer, artificial intelligence is now generating brand new sounds that have never been heard before, thanks to some advanced maths combined with samples from real instruments.

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From coding to cancer: How AI is changing medicine

May 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Regina Barzilay teaches computers how to learn. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her work focused on natural language processing – training computers to understand human speech – until a breast cancer diagnosis three years ago.

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Facebook’s new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom will be licensed

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment

On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s CTO showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market.

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