1. AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds

The potential for artificial intelligence in healthcare has caused excitement, with advocates saying it will ease the strain on resources, free up time for doctor-patient interactions and even aid the development of tailored treatment. Last month the government announced £250m of funding for a new NHS artificial intelligence laboratory.

Author:  Nicola Davis

Read More On: The Guardian

2. Built Robotics raises $33M for its self-driving construction equipment

With the construction industry facing a global labor shortage, Built’s aim is to allow one equipment operator to oversee a fleet of vehicles working autonomously in parallel, hopping in the cab only for tasks the machine can’t handle.

Author: Greg Kumparak

Read More On: TechCrunch

3. ‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?

ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.

Author: Cade Metz

Read More On: The New York Times

4. Fiddler raises $10.2 million for AI that explains its reasoning

Explainable AI, which refers to techniques that attempt to bring transparency to traditionally opaque AI models and their predictions, is a burgeoning subfield of machine learning research. It’s no wonder — models sometimes learn undesirable tricks to accomplish goals on training data, or they develop biases with the potential to cause harm if left unaddressed.

Author: Kyle Wiggers

Read More On: VentureBeat

5. AI Helps Seismologists Predict Earthquakes

In May of last year, after a 13-month slumber, the ground beneath Washington’s Puget Sound rumbled to life. The quake began more than 20 miles below the Olympic mountains and, over the course of a few weeks, drifted northwest, reaching Canada’s Vancouver Island.

Author: Ashley Smart

Read More On: Wired

6. Roboethics: The Human Ethics Applied to Robots

Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics were first introduced in the short science fiction story Runaround, (PDF) published in the March, 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. Fast-forward almost 80 years into the present, today, Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics represent more problems and conflict to roboticists than they solve.

Author: Susan Fourtané

Read More On: Interesting Engineering

7. Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

As Facebook  prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customer service teams, TechCrunch has confirmed.

Author: Ingrid

Read More On: TechCrunch

8. The Data Science Puzzle, Explained

The puzzle of data science is examined through the relationship between several key concepts in the data science realm. As we will see, far from being concrete concepts etched in stone, divergent opinions are inevitable; this is but another opinion to consider.

Author: Matthew Mayo

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9. Boston Dynamics Robots Can Now Do Gymnastics Routines and Manage Tricky Terrain

Boston Dynamics has just released an update on its two incredible robots, Atlas and Spot, with the latter now partially available for sale. The two robots have famously prompted countless online commenters to say they will lead to a Skynet or Black Mirror-style apocalypse. Two new videos published by Boston Dynamics today show off more of the robots’ uncannily lifelike movement.

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 10. A Long View On How Big Data And AI Have Transformed Business Culture

It may be hard to imagine today, but there was a time not too very long ago when data analysts, with a few notable exceptions, were relegated to the hidden recesses of most corporations. Better to toil away in the bowels than to be shown the light of day.

Author: Randy Bean

Read More On: Forbes