Sprayable user interfaces

Photo: Jason Dorfman/MIT CSAIL CSAIL’s SprayableTech system lets users create large-scale interactive surfaces with sensors and displays using airbrushed inks. For decades researchers have envisioned a world where digital user interfaces are seamlessly integrated with the physical environment, until the two are virtually indistinguishable from one another.  This vision, though, is held up by a …

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Retailers Pursuing AI to Help Negotiate Prices, Enhance Operations

Retailers are expanding their use of AI beyond online shopping to contract negotiations with suppliers and achieving more efficient operations. (GETTY IMAGES)   Retailers are not only using AI to enhance the online shopping experience. Walmart has an agreement to pilot AI technology from Pactum to help it negotiate prices with its vendors. Walmart has …

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Computational thinking class enables students to engage in Covid-19 response

Left to right: Department of Mathematics Professor Alan Edelman, his co-instructor and family Corgi Philip, and visiting professor and longtime Julia lab collaborator David Sanders have altered their computational thinking course to encourage input on COVID-19 responses. Nearly 300 students join an open course that applies data science, artificial intelligence, and mathematical modeling using the …

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Microsoft exec says coronavirus could spark big shift for AI in health care

Credit: CC0 Public Domain     Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott grew up fascinated by the 1960s Apollo space program and then-President John F. Kennedy’s vision of a moon shot. Now, he envisions just as ambitious a project taking shape as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Just as the U.S. government significantly invested …

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AI Community of Experts Making Contributions to Coronavirus Fight

Since the White House issued a “call to action” to AI researchers to help fight the coronavirus spread, researchers have stepped up in multiple ways, including to find answers to key scientific questions. (GETTY IMAGES) Since the White House issued a “call to action” to AI researchers to help fight the coronavirus spread, researchers have …

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Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music

Image courtesy of Markus Buehler. Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells. The proteins that make up all living things are alive with music. Just ask Markus Buehler: The musician and MIT professor develops artificial intelligence models to design new proteins, sometimes by translating them into …

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IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia Pit AI Against Wildfires

In 2018, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with uncontrolled fires causing unprecedented death and devastation. 2019 saw another difficult season, with millions of residents experiencing precautionary power shutoffs. With much of the world self-quarantining and the 2020 fire season looming, Nvidia’s virtual GTC 2020 hosted a panel highlighting how AI practitioners are working with …

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Olive Raises $51M In General Catalyst-Led Round To Create ‘The AI Workforce For Health Care’

To say hospitals are overloaded right now is an understatement. Doctors and nurses are overwhelmed addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, not just in treating those patients but also in helping prevent it from spreading or trying to avoid getting it themselves. One Columbus, Ohio-based startup that is out to help automate administrative processes so hospital employees …

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Privacy Protection Key for Using Patient Data to Develop AI Tools

Source: Thinkstock Using patient data for secondary purposes, like training artificial intelligence algorithms, will require developers to protect patients’ privacy. Clinical data should be treated as a public good when used for research or artificial intelligence algorithm development, so long as patients’ privacy is protected, according to a report from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). …

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