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Theator’s AI, analytics give surgeons, patients a real shot in the arm By Oladimeji Ewumi | Dec 08, 2023 Silicon Valley healthtech Theator crunches surgical data to optimize surgeons’ performance and ensure better patient experiences. Its co-founder and CEO Tamir Wolf lately sat down with The Yuan to present the firm’s latest advances set to transform surgical operations.
GenAI falls flat as a RegTech anti-money laundering and compliance tool Lawyer and financial crime risk and compliance specialist Nigel Morris-Cotterill explains why the GenAI being touted as the next wave in RegTech to keep VC funds flowing is in reality quite ineffective at financial risk analysis and anti-money laundering monitoring activities.
Generic | Dec 07, 2023
Brazil’s AI infatuation makes it a standout in Latin America, the World Brazilians welcome AI far more than their counterparts in wealthier North America and Europe. AI expert and Latin America maven Alex McFarland relates how AI has beguiled the world’s fifth-largest country and built a model that will reverberate way beyond its far-flung frontiers.
Generic | Dec 06, 2023
AI has already made significant strides in monitoring drug safety Adverse drug events rank along with tuberculosis and malaria as global disease burdens, thus underscoring the need for enhanced pharmacovigilance as new drugs land on the market in droves. Researcher Shipra Srivastava relates how AI is reinforcing the perimeter.
Domain knowledge | Dec 05, 2023
Philosophy for chatbots may sound silly, but holds important lessons In this open letter to a virtual chatbot, as ‘AI’ wins the ‘word of the year’ award, computational physicist Roger Kingdon gives a remedial lesson to remind his imaginary correspondent of distinctions between facts and values, as enshrined in key tenets of analytic philosophy.
Cognition | Dec 04, 2023
The Yuan retrospective on 2023 AI healthcare revolution As 2023 nears its conclusion, AI is transforming and dominating healthcare to an extent that many are unaware of. From drug discovery to treatment and beyond, author, entrepreneur, and The Yuan contributor Dr Rohit Thanki puts into focus the kaleidoscope of AI applications in medicine and prognosticates their future course.
Game-changers | Dec 01, 2023
QC in AI prompts much ballyhoo, but also holds real applicationsFanfare abounds about quantum computing, but this is increasingly justified, especially as QC and AI integrate ever more closely. AI expert Prof Patrick Glauner of Germany’s Deggendorf Institute of Technology describes the current dynamic and forecasts its future course.
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Medical field takes first steps toward tackling ‘hallucination’ by LLMs
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Scientists wield single-cell sequencing, ML data reduction to combat cancer
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AI-driven unemployment grabs headlines, but is more myth than realityPotential mass unemployment caused by AI has led to much handwringing, but a closer look reveals a more nuanced picture, argues Keun Lee, economics professor and former vice chair of the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of South Korea.
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Creating intelligence in a laboratory is no longer a pipe dream Artificial intelligence is one thing, but what if it were possible to create actual, biological intelligence in a laboratory? While this may be beyond today’s technology, that will not always be the case. Doctor, neuroscientist, and medical writer Ahmad M. Nazzal weighs in.
New era | Nov 09, 2023
Future technology director reveals her vision for US biotech’s course ahead Director of Future Technology Platforms at US NGO think tank the Special Competitive Studies Project Abigail Kukura sat for an exclusive interview with The Yuan’s Andrii Buvailo - pharma analyst and BiopharmaTrend.com co-founder - and read her auguries for US biotech’s hereafter.
New era | Oct 26, 2023
An AI revolution is sweeping, transforming Brazilian healthcare The rise of AI and the digital age are driving silent yet comprehensive change in Brazilian healthcare, with profound implications and innovative progress in digital health to benefit both doctors and their patients, says radiologist and healthcare executive Dr Gustavo Meirelles.
New era | Oct 25, 2023
Efforts to regulate Big Tech are turning into an exercise in futility
Emerging markets | Nov 27, 2023
AI has generated plenty of hype, but what about its economic performance?
Emerging markets | Oct 05, 2023
Projections for digital health investments in 2023 show interesting trends
Emerging markets | Sep 15, 2023
The Yuan favoritesMetaverse Has the concept of the metaverse failed, or is it still too early to tell? This, the fourth in an article series titled Life and Crime in the Metaverse, examines the metaverse today and the question of whether it will ever reach its potential. Some already view it as a failure, but it could just be a steppingstone to something bigger and better.Metaverse The Yuan raises the red flag, wards off incursions by GAI chatbots As GAIs such as ChatGPT find ever-wider use, this exciting development also risks obsoleting many human functions. ‘Singularitarians’ may hail this step, but The Yuan is committed to keeping humans in the loop, and so offers this cautionary tale for our contributors’ edification.Metaverse Life and crime in the metaverse: Trust, trustless, and zero trust This, the third in an article series titled Life and Crime in the Metaverse, examines the idea of trust, how to engage in online transactions and other interactions in its absence, and what this signifies in the metaverse context.Metaverse Metaverse healthcare system applications are based on the discovery layer In the second part of his series of articles on the Metaverse, AI engineer Douglas Amante takes a look at what the discovery layer of the Metaverse is and how healthcare-related applications fit in as they become an increasingly integral part of people’s lives.Optimization DL can now be used to automatically classify, segment liver tumors Automatic DL-based methods for semantic pixel-by-pixel classification and segmentation of liver tumors hold the key to detecting this type of cancer earlier and preventing the worst outcomes. AI and health expert Parisa Naraei conducts a tour of their workings.Optimization Federated graph neural networks ease the data burden of AI training Federated networks form models in which several separate networks or locations share resources via central management frameworks to enforce consistent configurations and policies. Anna Saranti, a postdoc researcher at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, explains their workings.Optimization Top AI and policy experts call for an international AI safety treaty A league of AI VIPs has signed an open letter urging an AI safety treaty. Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio and The Yuan’s contributors Gary Marcus and David Wood joined with many others to call for setup of a working group at the UK AI safety Summit now underway as a first step.Optimization AI, robotics deploy in hospitality, healthcare to supply labor shortfall Hospitality and healthcare have been hard hit by COVID-19 and labor shortages. AI and robotics are cushioning this blow and though they may eliminate some jobs they will ease and improve the quality of others, writes Sanjeev Shetty, co-founder of Robotics-as-a-service company HelloGard Robotics.Governance A forecaster’s foray into AI safety The unchecked advancement of AI systems is a ticking time bomb. It’s time to regulate, writes superforecaster Tolga Bilge.Governance The Bletchley Park summit on AI safety deserves two and a half cheers There was a good deal of scepticism ahead of the summit on AI safety which took place at Bletchley Park earlier this month. Many world leaders decided to stay away, but the doubts about the organisers sticking to their more ambitious goals proved unfounded. For the first time, political leaders have publicly acknowledged the existential risk of advanced AI, and a global conversation is under way.Governance Chinese regulators are giving the country’s AI firms a leg up Chinese GenAI firms have to clear many hurdles to succeed, but the country’s government supports them - in contrast to the EU and US - and is taking active measures to do so, while also crafting less arbitrary policies and requirements, says Hong Kong Law Prof Angela Huyue Zhang.Governance The United Nations is ready to play its part Leading AI nations in attendance have reached a world-first agreement establishing a shared understanding of the opportunities and risks posed by frontier AI. The Secretary-General of the UN comments during day one of the UK AI summit.Cognition Philosophy for chatbots may sound silly, but holds important lessons In this open letter to a virtual chatbot, as ‘AI’ wins the ‘word of the year’ award, computational physicist Roger Kingdon gives a remedial lesson to remind his imaginary correspondent of distinctions between facts and values, as enshrined in key tenets of analytic philosophy.Cognition Humans must stay in the loop as ChatGPT attends med school, upends medicine ChatGPT is an aid at times, but unreliable in medicine, especially in critical situations. Various issues will vanish as the tech improves, but others will prove more intractable and need human intervention. Dr Jennifer Dunphy, senior VP for a top physician association, explains.Cognition Running and entrepreneurship may seem unrelated, but have many synergies Runners and entrepreneurs seemingly have little in common, though both pursuits demand persistence, endurance, a willingness to overcome setbacks and shake off inertia, and many other similarities. Radiologist, healthcare exec, and runner Dr Gustavo Meirelles gets us up to speed.Cognition An adaptive mindset is an indispensable component of AI ethics The first part of this multi-part article series focuses on The Adaptive Mindset part of the Agile Leadership Framework™ introduced in the previous article, writes Dr Frank Lee Harper, Jr, AI thought leader and provost and vice chancellor at Cambridge Corporate University.Pandemic Network science plays a critical role in modeling how epidemics play out The devastation wrought by the pandemic highlights the importance of modeling epidemics to chart their progress. Mathematician and data scientist Colleen Farrelly gives the lowdown on using equations on human networks to map their infection and show the ebb and flow of contagion.Pandemic How different countries leveraged the power of AI to navigate COVID-19 This first part of a series explores how AI helped the world weather COVID-19 and at least partially cushion its impact. While the pandemic exposed many shortcomings, it also shed light on future improvements. Biomedical engineer and med-tech innovator Anjali Rajan presents a glimpse into popular AI applications in pandemic management deployed by five countries.Pandemic The COVID-19 Calculator With the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with seemingly ever-changing recommendations, restrictions, and government guidance, trying to assess one’s own personal level of risk at any given time or location can be confusing. Now, with the development of the COVID-19 calculator, people finally have a tool to cut through all the uncertainty and determine their own risk of infection accurately and flexibly.Pandemic Experts Claim CT Scans For COVID-19 Diagnosis is Flawed As the novel coronavirus evolved from epidemic to pandemic, early research suggested CT scans provided the best diagnosis for COVID-19. It turns out that the information was flawed. Data scientist and Google Scholar Dan Elton takes a closer look at the studies published.Game-changers The Yuan retrospective on 2023 AI healthcare revolution As 2023 nears its conclusion, AI is transforming and dominating healthcare to an extent that many are unaware of. From drug discovery to treatment and beyond, author, entrepreneur, and The Yuan contributor Dr Rohit Thanki puts into focus the kaleidoscope of AI applications in medicine and prognosticates their future course.Game-changers AI is stealthily redefining, revolutionizing auditory health The hard of hearing are struggling to cope, but AI Is at last promising to transform this predicament for around 2.5 billion people by 2050, writes Ganes Kesari, entrepreneur, AI thought leader, author, adjunct professor, and founder of data science advisor Innovation Titan.Game-changers Hyper-personalization 2.0 to mean AI-driven individualized experiences Personalized experiences are nothing new, but as the world becomes more digitalized and AI-driven, personalization will hit new levels and offer previously unimaginable possibilities for governments, companies, and individuals, writes Iman Oubou, co-founder and CEO of Vocable.ai.Game-changers AI is humanity’s best chance to even the climate playing field The world is likely to miss its target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures, with potentially serious consequences. Business as usual is not an option, which means that AI must play a big role for humanity to avoid the worst of climate change.Delta dialogCommunity
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