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Model Identifies Potentially Unsafe Restaurants
Model Identifies Potentially Unsafe Restaurants
News   Nov 07, 2018

A computer model using machine learning and de-identified and aggregated search and location data from logged-in Google users was significantly more accurate in identifying potentially unsafe restaurants than existing methods of consumer complaints and routine inspections.

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Video Games to Unlock New Levels of A.I.
Video Games to Unlock New Levels of A.I.
News   Nov 06, 2018

Video games have been shown to offer rich testing environments full of complex decision making without the dangers of putting an immature A.I. fully in charge, providing a safe way for an algorithm to learn from its mistakes.

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Important Inoculum Source Discovered for Lambic Beers
Important Inoculum Source Discovered for Lambic Beers
News   Nov 05, 2018

Researchers in Belgium have identified an additional inoculation source – the wooden casks or foeders – for producing lambic beers.

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Machines That Learn Language More Like Kids Do
Machines That Learn Language More Like Kids Do
News   Nov 02, 2018

Children learn language by observing their environment and connecting the dots between what they see and hear. In computing, learning language is the task of parsers, trained on sentences annotated by humans that describe the structure and meaning behind words. But the annotations may not reflect how people naturally speak. New research describes a parser that learns by observing captioned videos, and associating the words with recorded objects and actions, to mimic the way children learn.

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Making Sense of Brainwaves
Making Sense of Brainwaves
News   Nov 02, 2018

A new statistical tool for collectively analyzing large sets of brainwaves promises to accelerate neurofunctional research.

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1 in 4 Statisticians Asked to Commit Scientific Fraud
1 in 4 Statisticians Asked to Commit Scientific Fraud
News   Nov 01, 2018

A stunning report concludes that researchers often ask statisticians to make "inappropriate requests." Not accidental requests for incorrect statistical analyses; but unscrupulous data manipulation or even fraud.

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Facebook Recognition AI Retrained to Spot Galaxies
Facebook Recognition AI Retrained to Spot Galaxies
News   Nov 01, 2018

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space. The result is an AI bot named ClaRAN that scans images taken by radio telescopes.

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Heart-Rhythm Trial Launched: An Apple-Stanford Collaboration
Heart-Rhythm Trial Launched: An Apple-Stanford Collaboration
News   Nov 01, 2018

Over 400,000 people have enrolled in a study, conducted by Stanford and Apple, to determine whether a wearable technology can identify irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.

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The Brain Points the Way to 'Green' Wireless Communication
The Brain Points the Way to 'Green' Wireless Communication
News   Oct 31, 2018

Researchers are always seeking more reliable and more efficient communications, for everything from televisions and cellphones to satellites and medical devices. However, some of the most exciting techniques are highly energy demanding. Now, researchers are using brain-inspired machine learning techniques to increase the energy efficiency of wireless receivers to make communications greener.

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Scientists Call for Unified Standards in 3D Genome & Epigenetic Data
Scientists Call for Unified Standards in 3D Genome & Epigenetic Data
News   Oct 31, 2018

Studying the 3D of DNA and its dynamics is revealing a lot of information about gene expression, expanding our knowledge of how cells, tissues and organs actually work in health and disease. Properly producing and managing this large amount of data is both challenging and necessary for the progress of this field. In a perspective paper published in Nature Genetics, researchers call for unified standards and suggest guidelines in this emerging and promising research area.

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