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China’s Infervision is helping 280 hospitals worldwide detect cancers from images – TechCrunch

China’s Infervision is helping 280 hospitals worldwide detect cancers from images – TechCrunch Until recently, humans have relied on the trained eyes of doctors to diagnose diseases from medical images. Beijing-based Infervision is among a handful of artificial intelligence startups around the world racing to improve medical imaging analysis through deep …

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Privacy group calls on U.S. government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties – TechCrunch

Privacy group calls on U.S. government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties – TechCrunch After months of work, a set of guidelines designed to protect humanity from a range of threats posed by artificial intelligence have been proposed. Now, a privacy group wants the …

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Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology – TechCrunch

Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology – TechCrunch Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such as Facebook, …

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Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching …

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A new way to explain neural networks – TechCrunch

A new way to explain neural networks – TechCrunch Ben Plomion is the chief image scientist of GumGum. By now, most of us have a general idea of what a neural network is, at least insomuch as its role in enabling the “machine learning” part of what’s considered AI today.  …

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Safe artificial intelligence requires cultural intelligence – TechCrunch

Safe artificial intelligence requires cultural intelligence – TechCrunch Knowledge, to paraphrase British journalist Miles Kington, is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing there’s a norm against putting it in a fruit salad. Any kind of artificial intelligence clearly needs to possess great knowledge. But if we are …

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Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant – TechCrunch

Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant – TechCrunch Clinc co-founder and CEO Jason Mars just announced the company is expanding to a third vertical: Automotive. The company, which started in fintech and recently unveiled a product for drive-thru restaurants, is aiming its voice AI …

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Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated the pioneers in the field: That we could create an intelligence of pure logic and objectivity that would free humanity …

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Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries – TechCrunch

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries – TechCrunch Aubra Anthony Contributor On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with local beer, and standing …

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