Talk to Me: Deep Learning Identifies Depression in Speech Patterns

“Talk therapy” is often used by psychotherapists to help patients overcome depression or anxiety through conversation. A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is using deep learning to uncover what might be called “talk diagnosis” — detecting signs of depression by analyzing a patient’s speech. The research could lead to effective, and inexpensive, diagnosis Read article >

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AI Hotline: Startup Analyzes Emergency Calls to Identify Cardiac Arrest Victims

“911. What’s your emergency?” Denmark-based startup Corti knows that the stakes are high when dialing emergency services. So it built an AI tool to provide immediate feedback and guidance to emergency call responders, helping them ask the right questions and quickly identify highly acute cases. Its speech-recognition software, Corti AI, can cut down the number Read article >

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How UCSF Researchers Are Using AI on Some of Healthcare’s Toughest Problems

Hospitals produce huge volumes of medical data that, when handled with concern for privacy and security, could be used to re-examine everything from hospital administration to patient care. But this means finding careful ways to assemble this data, so it’s no longer locked in organizational silos. A research team at the University of California, San Read article >

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What Is Transfer Learning?

You probably have a career. But hit the books for a graduate degree or take online certificate courses by night, and you could start a new career building on your past experience. Transfer learning is the same idea. This deep learning technique enables developers to harness a neural network used for one task and apply Read article >

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Munich Startup Uses AI to Take Medical Imaging to Another Dimension

Medical imaging provides a window into the human body, allowing us to see under the skin. But to really understand what’s going on inside our bodies, doctors need 3D imagery. And there’s no time this would be more helpful than during surgery. Now, ImFusion, a Munich-based startup and NVIDIA Inception program member, is taking medical Read article >

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So You Think AI Can Dance: Watch This Japanese Dance Troupe Collaborate with AI on Stage

AI has shown off a broad repertoire of creative talents in recent years — composing music, writing stories, crafting meme captions. Now, the stage is set for AI models to take on a new venture in the performing arts — by stepping onto the dance floor. In a Japanese production titled discrete figures, an AI Read article >

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Luxembourg Government Signs Europe’s First National AI Collaboration with NVIDIA

With an area of just over 2,500 square kilometres and a total population about one-tenth the size of Madrid, Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. However, when it comes to advances in AI, Luxembourg is going big. The country’s government recently announced a joint initiative with NVIDIA to found a national AI Read article >

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Taking Deep Learning to Heart: Startup Using AI to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis

Cars need smog tests. Bridges need quality inspections. And humans need health screenings, especially for the heart. That’s because heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States alone, it’s responsible for about one in four deaths each year. With deep learning, heart disease diagnosis is becoming easier and more accessible Read article >

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Bricks of the Trade: Techie Harnesses AI Skills to Sort Son’s Legos

Francisco “Paco” Garcia is a dad. And being a dad these days means you have Legos. Way too many Legos. But Paco’s no ordinary dad. This is a dad with a GPU, a GPU he put to use doing what every dad dreams of doing: sorting those Legos out once and for all. Our podcast’s Read article >

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New Tech for Old Texts: How Deep Learning Deciphers Historical Documents

Deep learning researchers are hitting the books. By building AI tools to transcribe historical texts in antiquated scripts letter by letter, they’re creating an invaluable resource for researchers who study centuries-old documents. Many old documents have been digitized as scans or photographs of physical pages. But while obsolete scripts like Greek miniscule or German Fraktur Read article >

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