Weekly Top 10 Automation Articles

1. How Artificial Intelligence Could Humanize Health Care

Using artificial intelligence in health care could actually make medicine more human by giving doctors more time to interact with their patients. The technology promises to improve health care by making it more effective and speedy by eliminating some of the mundane functions that eat up doctors’ time, said Eric Topol, founder and director of the nonprofit Scripps Research Translational Institute, at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health conference on Tuesday in San Diego.


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2. What Is Artificial Intelligence? (+Basics to Help You Learn About AI)

Artificial intelligence is a buzzword that people toss around without knowing much about what it means or entails. A facet of computer science, artificial intelligence focuses specifically on computer systems performing tasks with intelligence akin or reflective to that of a human. Because there are so many elements of artificial intelligence that expand into smaller, denser categories, it can be difficult to keep on track when trying to learn more about AI.

Author: Rebecca Reynoso 

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3. Machine Learning For March Madness Is a Competition In Itself

THIS YEAR, 47 million Americans will spend an estimated $8.5 billion betting on the outcome of the NCAA basketball championships, a cultural ritual appropriately known as March Madness. Before the tournament starts, anyone who wants to place a bet must fill out a bracket, which holds their predictions for each of the 63 championship games. The winner of a betting pool is the one whose bracket most closely mirrors the results of the championship.

Author: Daniel Oberhauser

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4. Researchers Develop A New Way To Test Machine Learning Algorithms That Control Self-Driving Cars

It's a big question for many people in traffic-dense cities like Los Angeles: When will self-driving cars arrive? But following a series of high-profile accidents in the United States, safety issues could bring the autonomous dream to a screeching halt. At USC, researchers have published a new study that tackles a long-standing problem for autonomous vehicle developers: testing the system's perception algorithms, which allow the car to "understand" what it "sees."


5. Finland Is Using Inmates To Help A Start-Up Train Its Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Here’s one prison job you won’t find on Orange Is the New Black.

Inmates in Finland are working to train artificial intelligence algorithms as part of their prison work. There are 10 workstations between the prisons in Helsinki and Turku, a town located two hours northwest of the Finnish capitol, according to a blog post from Finland’s Criminal Sanctions Agency.

Author: Alyssa Newcomb

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6. Artificial Intelligence Can Now Write Amazing Content -- What Does That Mean For Humans?

If you believe anything can and will be automated with artificial intelligence (AI), then you might not be surprised to know how many notable media organizations including The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post, and Yahoo! Sports already use AI to generate content. The Press Association, for example, can now produce 30,000 local news stories a month using AI .

Author: Bernard Marr

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7. AI Will Be A Blessing, Not A Threat, To Consumer Privacy

Real-world applications of artificial intelligence are skyrocketing. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patent submissions related to AI nearly tripled between 2013 and 2017 to more than 55,000 applications. This rise in patenting activity reflects the gold rush currently underway in the realm of AI. We can expect to see it becoming essential across almost every industry.

Author: Arndt Groth


8. Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider The Health Effects Of Cellphones

OVER THE PAST couple of weeks, I've been reading The Uninhabitable Earth. The author, David Wallace-Wells, had me from his first sentence ("It is worse, much worse, than you think"). Wallace-Wells has done us all the great favor of clearly laying out incontestable evidence for what global warming will mean to the way we live. The book's chapters focus on humanity's ability to work and survive in increasingly hot environments, climate-change-driven effects on agriculture, the striking pace of sea-level rise, increasingly "normal" natural disasters, choking pollution, and much more. It's not an easy read emotionally. But it forces the reader to look squarely in the face of the science.

Author: Susan Crawford

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9. Google Employees Are Lining Up To Trash Google’s AI Ethics Council

Almost a thousand Google staff, academic researchers, and other tech industry figures have signed a letter protesting the makeup of an independent council that Google created to guide the ethics of its AI projects.

The search giant announced the creation of the council last week at EmTech Digital, MIT Technology Review’s event in San Francisco. Known as the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), it has eight members including economists, philosophers, policymakers, and technologists with expertise in issues like algorithmic bias. It is meant to hold four meetings a year, starting this month, and write reports designed to provide feedback on projects at the company that use artificial intelligence.

Author: will knight


10. Deep Learning Has Found Two Exoplanets That Human Astronomers Missed

The search for planets orbiting other stars has reached industrial scale. Astronomers have discovered over 4,000 of them, more than half using data from the Kepler space telescope, an orbiting observatory designed for this purpose.

Launched in 2009, Kepler observed a fixed field of view for many months, looking for the tiny periodical changes in stars’ brightness caused by planets moving in front of them.


Yusra Hamid