How Neural Networks Can Read Thoughts and Restore Movement to Paralyzed Limbs

While diving into the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of North Carolina with his friends in 2010, Ian Burkhart, then a college student, sustained a devastating spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. But with a brain-computer interface powered by neural networks, he can now use his right hand to pick Read article >

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Cell by Cell: Deep Learning Powers Drug Discovery Effort for Hundreds of Rare Diseases

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease. These diseases attract a ton of research effort and funding, and for good reason: They afflict tens of millions of people each year. But there are about 7,000 known rare diseases that rarely get attention. Also called “orphan” diseases, these conditions collectively affect about 400 million worldwide and were historically neglected Read article >

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Cell by Cell: Deep Learning Powers Drug Discovery Effort for Hundreds of Rare Diseases

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease. These diseases attract a ton of research effort and funding, and for good reason: They afflict tens of millions of people each year. But there are about 7,000 known rare diseases that rarely get attention. Also called “…

How AI Is Helping Address the Rohingya Refugee Healthcare Crisis

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in the past year, finding temporary shelter across the border in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. Their overcrowded, unhygienic living conditions make them especially vulnerable to infections and other diseases — a need the United Nations has called “immense,” with healthcare services “grossly under-funded.” Help in addressing these Read article >

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How to Get Started with Deep Learning Frameworks

Think of a deep learning framework as a grocery store. Rather than laboring in their own backyard farms, most people shop at markets when they want to whip up a meal. Just as they don’t pick lettuce and uproot carrots when they have a hankering for salad, developers don’t want to start from scratch every Read article >

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The Bright Continent: Tales from Africa’s AI Ecosystem — ‘Just Two Laptops and a Lot of Enthusiasm’

Ignoring his friends’ advice, Karim Beguir left his career five years ago in London as a financial engineer and returned home to Tunisia to found an AI startup. And he hasn’t looked back since. At NeurIPS, the world’s top AI research conference, Beguir spoke earlier this month to 300 attendees at the Black in AI Read article >

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The Bright Continent: ‘Just Two Laptops and a Lot of Enthusiasm’ — Tales from Africa’s AI Ecosystem

Ignoring his friends’ advice, Karim Beguir left his career five years ago in London as a financial engineer and returned home to Tunisia to found an AI startup. And he hasn’t looked back since. At NeurIPS, the world’s top AI research conference, Beguir…

Where’s Santa? How GPUs Power the NORAD Santa Tracker

Santa Claus monitors children everywhere, watching to see who’s naughty and who’s nice. But someone has to keep an eye on Santa, too. NORAD diligently monitors North American skies year-round for missiles, planes and other airborne objects. On Christmas Eve that includes Saint Nick, whose sleigh it tracks from the moment it lifts off. Headquartered Read article >

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