The fight against childhood blindness could lead to eagle-eyed robots

Imparting vision upon machines has been a massive, multi-decade undertaking by the scientific community. And while the acuity of today's state-of-the-art computer systems can match or exceed a human's high-resolution optical anatomy, training these m...

Google's AI for lung cancer diagnosis proves more accurate than radiologists in early trial

Google describes the early results of the AI it developed to detect lung cancer as "encouraging"

Like all forms of the disease, an early diagnosis of lung cancer can greatly improve a patient's chance of survival but, like all cancers this is much easier said than done. A Google research initiative aimed at harnessing artificial intelligence to better model and predict lung cancer has shown promise in a newly published study, with the technology even outperforming certified radiologists in some regards.

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Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps

Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population density with demographic estimates, how people move an...

Robot taught to copy handwriting and sketches

The robot's version of a Mona Lisa sketch, beneath the hand-drawn original

Imagine if you were working with a robot that could leave you written messages, or draw diagrams to explain concepts. Such a scenario has come a step closer to reality, as a university student has taught a robot how to copy what we write, and what we draw.

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