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An artificial intelligence algorithm can improve diagnoses, treatments, and overall understanding of sleep disorders. It takes 1.5-3 hours for a doctor to analyze a PSG study. Thus, deploying the new algorithm could free up between 6,000 and 12,000 medical hours in the capital region of Denmark alone. The researchers are now working with Danish physicians to get the software and algorithm approved for clinical use.

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Machine learning reduces microscope data processing time from months to just seconds

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)’s Nanoscale Bioelectrical Characterization group have been analyzing cells using a special type of microscopy called Scanning Dielectric Force Volume Microscopy, an advanced technique developed in recent years with which they can create maps of an electrical physical property called the dielectric constant. This time, they used machine learning algorithms instead of conventional computational methods. The result was drastic: Once trained, the machine learning algorithm was able to produce a dielectric biochemical composition map of the cells in just seconds.

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The future of elder care is here – and it’s artificial intelligence

Computers are increasingly guiding decisions about elder care – and tracking everything from toilet visits to whether someone has bathed. Welcome to caregiving in the 2020s: in rich societies, computers are guiding decisions about elder care, driven by a shortage of caregivers, an ageing population and families wanting their seniors to stay in their own homes longer.

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Machine learning can protect companies from phishing, mobile threats, and plant breakdowns

Sophisticated, accurately prepared phishing letters are effective ways to trick organizations. Attackers disguise these messages as emails from new online services, exploiting popular events, even the pandemic. Fortunately, Security pros have been developing machine learning to boost and automate malware detection and identify advanced email phishing.

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What we know is a drop, what
we don’t know is an ocean.
– Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was (obviously) one of the forerunners of modern science. We all know the (largely untrue) story of him sitting under a tree and an apple falling on his head, and thus gravity is “discovered”.

Newton was also an alchemist, searching for a way to turn lead into gold. Or the mundane into the beautiful and valuable. That was his other apple.

We’ve created Newton’s Other Apple to share what we, the Experience Alchemists, have come across that is interesting, compelling, and thought-provoking.

As I pieced together the news that caught my eye this week, a clear theme began to emerge: there doesn’t seem to be a single sector, business, or aspect of life which AI has not found its way into.

According to the headlines, “the future of [literally everything]” is AI. How much is hyperbole and how much is accurate remains to be seen. Nevertheless, I found this set of articles fascinating and hope you do as well.

Let’s try to make what we don’t know a smaller ocean together.


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