Fireflies: This Call Is Being Monitored — by AI — for Quality Assurance

Krish Ramineni and Sam Udotong are quintessential Silicon Valley: They breath code, bond over hackathons and one thrives on Soylent. Their product’s hockey-stick growth curve isn’t: In atypical fashion, it happened simply by word of mouth rather than the usual PR blitz. The 20-somethings are the duo behind call-automation startup Fireflies, an AI-powered platform for Read article >

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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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This Is Your Office on AI: UiPath’s Robotic Process Automation Software

AI can now help you get a leg up on tedious office work. Just ask Param Kahlon, who is developing teams of bots that can make life easier in the workplace. Kahlon is chief product officer at UiPath, a pioneer in robotic process automation (RPA) software, which helps humans work with machines to automate aging 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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How Jason Antic Created ‘De-Oldify,’ a Popular Tool That Makes Old Photos Look New

You don’t need to be an an academic or to work for a big company to get into AI. You can just be a guy with an NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti and a generative adversarial network. Jason Antic, who describes himself as “a software guy,” began digging deep into Generative Adversarial Networks earlier this year. Read article >

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It’s ON! Putting Next Gen in the Hands of Tens of Millions of Gamers

Gaming is thriving. An entire generation is growing up gaming. Two billion gamers and counting. They play at home, on the go and on multiple platforms, and by far the most vibrant, innovative and open is the PC. The forces driving PC gaming are staggering in scale. Take the battle royale genre — think Fortnite, Read article >

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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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Word Up: AI Writes New Chapter for Language Buffs

Who knew AI would become such a wordsmith. But not long ago, Spence Green and John DeNero were perplexed that the latest and greatest natural language processing research wasn’t yet in use by professional translators. The Stanford grads set out to change that. In 2015, they co-founded Lilt, an AI software platform for translation and Read article >

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How Deep Learning Is Aiding Preservation of Seneca and Other Endangered Languages

Linguists estimate that at least half of the world’s estimated 7,000 spoken languages will become extinct by the century’s end, due to forces ranging from globalization to cultural assimilation. Part of the challenge of documenting and revitalizing endangered languages is a lack of texts and speech recordings to work with. Seneca, a language of one 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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