Making AI Less BiasedNews
With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at how they arrive at decisions. A new approach out of MIT demonstrates that the main culprit is not just the algorithms themselves, but how the data itself is collected.
We Are Numbed to the Harm of Digital InsultsNews
From online forums to community groups, research and experience shows people are more willing to insult and use menacing language online than in person, especially when there’s the protection of anonymity behind a computer. New research indicates that people react less strongly to malicious speech on digital platforms and see the victims as less “harmed” than if the words were said directly to a person.
AI Program Learns to Draw CaricaturesNews
Automating caricatures poses challenges due to the amount of intricate details and shapes involved and level of professional skill required. A team of computer scientists have developed an innovative deep learning-based approach to automatically generate the caricature of a given portrait
efficiently and realistically.
10-20% of Cells in a Kidney Organoid Found to be Non-RenalNews
Single-cell transcriptomics revealed 10-20% of cells in a kidney organoid were non-renal cells.Read more
Artificial Intelligence, Real Solutions: How AI Can Accelerate Drug DiscoveryArticle
The rate at which new drugs are discovered is in decline, and computer-aided drug design has not produced the radical change in the success of candidate drugs the pharma industry anticipated. Artificial intelligence (AI)-based approaches are the new hope for revolutionizing the drug discovery process. But are these, as computer-aided drug design was, an over-hyped time bomb waiting to be found out? Or is it truly a revolution on the cusp of realizing its promise?Read more
What Does a Big-Storage Future Look Like in HPC?Article
Samsung's recent announcement of 30TB drives is part of a wider trend within high-performance computing (HPC) towards big storage. But, as HPC consultant Laurence Horrocks-Barlow writes, these huge storage capacities present unique challenges and opportunities for organizations on a budget.Read more
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial SurvivalArticle
A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.Read more
Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic ShiftArticle
As part of the host-pathogen arms race, viruses are continually evolving to evade the host immune response, be it from previous infection or immunity acquired through vaccination. Here we take a look at the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift.Read more
12th International Conference on Advancements in Bioinformatics and Drug DiscoveryEvent
Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2018Dublin, Ireland