AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis

Enlarge (credit: Bo Mertz) Treating patients effectively involves a combination of training and experience. That’s one of the reasons that people have been excited about the prospects of using AI in medicine: it’s possible to train algorithms using the experience of thousands of doctors, giving them more information than any single human could accumulate. This […]

13yo New Mexico compound victim says he was trained to wage jihad – court papers

The chief suspect in the case of the New Mexico compound, where 11 children were kept in slum-like conditions, sought to build an army of child recruits to carry out jihad, according to an FBI interview with one of the victims. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 37, who was arrested by the FBI and charged with child […]

Facebook trained image recognition AI with billions of Instagram pics

Training deep learning models to recognize image,s as well as objects within those images, takes quite a bit of effort. Often, each training image has to be labeled by humans and when you’re using millions of images, that process becomes rather labor-intensive. Scaling up to billions of images becomes nearly impossible. So, Facebook has been […]

AI trained to spot heart disease risks using retina scan

The yellow spots in this image are sites of retinal degeneration. (credit: NIH) The idea behind using a neural network for image recognition is that you don’t have to tell it what to look for in an image. You don’t even need to care about what it looks for. With enough training, the neural network […]

Skin cancer: Hairdressers and beauticians being trained to spot killer disease

HAIRDRESSERS and beauticians are being trained to spot skin cancer in a bid to reduce the number of young people dying from the disease. Under a new initiative, hair and beauty therapists will be taught how to spot unusual skin growths and lesions – and advise their clients to seek medical help.

Trained To Kill

Which brings us back to the UN report, and the interviews of displaced survivors. At least 250 people were extrajudicially killed in the last year, it says, including 62 children, 30 of who were under eight years old. DRC government forces, pro-government militias (the Bana Mura), and anti-government militias were all found to have committed […]

An algorithm trained on emoji knows when you’re being sarcastic on twitter

Sony Scroll through Twitter and you’ll find plenty of sarcastic comments—not to mention lots of cases where sarcasm apparently went straight over someone’s head. Luckily, an algorithm MIT researchers developed to analyze tweets can now detect sarcasm, and emotional subtext in general, better than most people. Detecting the sentiment of social-media posts is already useful […]

Interpol fears ISIS trained 170+ bomb attackers for Europe – media

Published time: 22 Jul, 2017 13:29 A list of dozens of suspected ISIS militants trained to deal with explosives and potentially aiming at terrorist attacks in Europe has been shared with EU intelligence by The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the Guardian reports. Interpol issued a list of 173 terrorists linked to Islamic State (IS, […]