MIT’s new wearable makes socializing easier for people with Asperger’s

Image: Jason Dorfman, MIT CSAIL For people living with Asperger’s disorder, every social interaction can be a battle. While “high-functioning” in some aspects, those on the autism spectrum can struggle to engage with other people and topics outside of their own spheres of interest. Keeping up with dialogues can be especially challenging then, since difficulty…

Balderton joins $30 M Series D for big data biotech platform play, Sophia Genetics

Switzerland based SaaS startup Sophia Genetics is hoping to give IBM Watson a run for its money in the healthcare diagnostics space. It’s built a big data analytics platform that harnesses clinicians’ medical expertise to enhance genomic diagnostic via AI algorithms — leading, it says, to better and faster diagnoses for patients with cancers such…

AI data-monopoly hazards to be probed by UK parliamentarians

The UKs upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology. Among the questions the House of Lords committee will consider as part of the enquiry are 😛 TAGEND Is the current level of exhilaration surrounding artificial intelligence warranted? How can the general…

Artificial Intelligence Is Setting Up the Internet for a Huge Clash With Europe

Neural networks are changing the Internet. Inspired by the networks of neurons inside the human brain, these deep mathematical models can learn discrete undertakings by analyzing enormous amounts of data. They’ve learned to recognize faces in photos, identify spoken commands, and translate text from one speech to another. And that’s just a start. They’re also…

Google’s AI Reads Retinas to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics

Getty Images Google’s artificial intelligence can play the ancient game of Go better than any human. It can identify faces, recognise spoken words, and pull answers to your questions from the web. But the promise is that this same kind of technology will soon handle far more serious run than playing games and feeding smartphone…