Betting on Monte Carlo: GPUs a ‘Game Changer’ for Nuking Noise in Nuclear Imaging

Andras Wirth is like many early AI researchers: His deep learning ambitions only turned into reality because of a sea change in technology. A physicist, Wirth wanted to run Monte Carlo algorithms to make leaping advances in nuclear imaging, which was previously computationally impossible without massive supercomputers. A decade ago, his breakthrough came when his Read article >

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Snack Shacks: Startup Shows Off Self-Service Stores

A credit card swipe gets you into the checkout-free miniature convenience store. After that, just grab Oreos, Pringles or other munchies, check your receipt and go. Startup AiFi presented its automated retail store, dubbed the NanoStore, at the GPU Technology Conference this week. The Silicon Valley-based company uses image recognition powered by a single NVIDIA Read article >

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Error Parer: How AI Could Help Cardiologists Detect Heart Defects Without Skipping a Beat

Nearly a third of physicians will be sued at least once in their careers — most commonly for an error in diagnosis. Medical errors are also the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a study by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Deep learning has the potential to help doctors cut down on diagnostic Read article >

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Seeing Stars: Astronomers Turn to AI to Track Galaxies as New Telescopes Come Online

Good news: astronomers are getting new tools to let them see further, better than ever before. The bad news: they’ll soon be getting more data than humans can handle. To turn the vast quantities of data that will soon be pouring out of these instruments into word-changing scientific discoveries Brant Robertson, currently a visiting professor Read article >

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AI and Clinicians a ‘Winning Combination,’ Healthcare Luminary Eric Topol Says at GTC

Deep learning is putting the “care” back in healthcare. “It used to be we just talked about deep sequencing. Now we talk about deep everything in medicine,” healthcare luminary Eric Topol told a packed audience Tuesday morning at the 10th annual GPU Technology Conference, in San Jose. With advances in AI and healthcare, he said, Read article >

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Heart of the Matter: How AI Can Create Personalized Prosthetic Heart Valves

Heart-valve replacements can restore normal blood flow for patients with aortic valvular disease — but only when the prosthesis is a good fit. A drawback of prosthetic heart valves is that they’re manufactured in fixed sizes. In a presentation Monday at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Iowa State professor Adarsh Krishnamurthy and graduate Read article >

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Eyes in the Sky: Giving Drones the Ability to Avoid Collisions

Navigating busy traffic can be a challenge for even the best driver. Now imagine navigating skies packed with fast-moving planes, helicopters and drones that can move in any direction. Pathfinder Systems has harnessed the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 module to meet this challenge, explained Sheila Jaszlics, president of the Colorado-based systems engineering firm, at the GPU Read article >

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‘Not the Only One’: Women@GTC Talk Innovation, Social Impact, Diversity in AI

A full day steeped in deep learning training isn’t everyone’s ideal Sunday. But for 50 women working in healthcare, space research, agriculture and media, it was an opportunity to participate in NVIDIA’s first Women’s Early Career Accelerator program. The daylong, invite-only event featured a packed schedule of guest speakers, networking and hands-on AI training. The Read article >

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Stormy Weather: Weathernews Using AI to Build Better Way to Forecast Rain

Tomohiro Ishibashi loves the weather in Silicon Valley. The problem, he explained with a smile as he opened his talk at the GPU Technology Conference Tuesday, is the Golden State’s mild climate makes it a terrible place to build a better way to predict the weather. And that’s exactly what Japan-based Weathernews hopes to do. Read article >

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How an Early Bet on Digital Enables a Healthcare Network’s Suite of AI Applications

Few predicted in the mid-’90s that the deep learning revolution was coming. But Geisinger, a healthcare system serving people across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, made an early bet on digital health records. And that gave it a major advantage when implementing AI two decades later. Geisinger adopted electronic health records in 1996 and began digitally Read article >

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