OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, Google’s PaLM, AI Intel in Ukraine, Hugging Robots
OpenAI's new DALL.E model turns your words into pieces of art, First autonomous X-ray-analyzing AI is cleared in the EU, California suggests taking aim at AI-powered hiring software, and more!
Our 92nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Research & Advancements
(10:00) Lighting Round
Stanford Researchers Have Developed a Machine Learning-Based Algorithm To Detect Autism in Brain “Fingerprints” - "Patients with autism who are diagnosed early and definitively may benefit from earlier therapies and better results. Stanford researchers have created an algorithm that can tell if someone has autism by analyzing brain images."
Johns Hopkins’ heart-scanning AI predicts cardiac arrests up to 10 years ahead - "Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed an artificial intelligence approach they say can help predict if and when a person could die of cardiac arrest based on imaging scans of the heart."
AI Betting Agents Weigh In On Reproducibility Of Research Findings - "Penn State researchers have created synthetic “prediction markets” for speculating on the replicability of published studies with unparalleled accuracy."
AI turns infrared images taken in total darkness into full colour - "The black-and-white images provided by night-vision cameras can be colourised using AI, but it must always be trained on similar images and is unlikely to ever work on unfamiliar general scenes"
Applications & Business
(12:15) First autonomous X-ray-analyzing AI is cleared in the EU - "An artificial intelligence tool that reads chest X-rays without oversight from a radiologist got regulatory clearance in the European Union last week — a first for a fully autonomous medical imaging AI, the company, called Oxipit, said in a statement."
(14:45) Werner to use self-driving trucks on 600 mile lane deemed ‘unappealing’ for human truck drivers - "Werner Enterprises in partnership with autonomous vehicle tech company Aurora Innovation, Inc. launched a commercial pilot program in Texas."
(17:00) Lighting Round
Elon Musk says production of Tesla's robot could start next year, but A.I. experts have their doubts - "Tesla has yet to reveal a working prototype of the robot, however, and it’s unclear how sophisticated Optimus is at this stage."
This California-based HealthTech Startup is Using Artificial Intelligence To Modernize and Personalize Fertility Care - "Alife Health, a San Francisco-based startup is using artificial intelligence to improve IVF fertility outcomes."
Using machine learning to improve student success in higher education - "[overview of topic Deploying machine learning and advanced analytics thoughtfully and to their full potential may support improvements in student access, success, and the overall student experience."
Microsoft and HPE put AI to the test on International Space Station … with gloves - "An image of a spacewalker’s gloves is analyzed for signs of wear using AI"
Society & Ethics
(20:45) California suggests taking aim at AI-powered hiring software - "A newly proposed amendment to California's hiring discrimination laws would make AI-powered employment decision-making software a source of legal liability."
(23:03) As Russia Plots Its Next Move, an AI Listens to the Chatter - "With vast amounts of data becoming available to intelligence analysts, new tools will help them sift and interpret it all—but they will introduce new risks, too."
Face scanner Clearview AI aims to branch out beyond police - “The new "consent-based" product, with aspirations of competing with Amazon and Microsoft, would use Clearview's algorithms to verify a person's face for bank transactions or commercial purposes.”
Google Says AI Generated Content Is Against Guidelines - "Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller says content automatically generated with AI writing tools is considered spam, according to the search engine’s webmaster guidelines."
California suggests taking aim at AI-powered hiring software - "A newly proposed amendment to California's hiring discrimination laws would make AI-powered employment decision-making software a source of legal liability."
What AI Can Do for Climate Change, and What Climate Change Can Do for AI - "[overview of topics] To tackle the climate crisis, artificial intelligence is becoming more open and democratic"
Fun & Neat
(27:42) The 11 Commandments of Hugging Robots - "How to build a humanoid that gives perfect hugs"
(33:00) Adding AI to Museum Exhibits Increases Learning, Keeps Kids Engaged Longer - "They used artificial intelligence (AI) to create a new genre of interactive, hands-on exhibits that includes a virtual assistant to interact with visitors."