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AI Helps India Achieve Stable Mental Health
Optimization
Priya Dialani maps India’s mental health terrain and discusses how artificial intelligence is breaking through traditional taboos to deliver care to those most in need in the second-most populous country.
Priya Dialani  |  May 18 , 2022
Robotics and UN Sustainable Development
Governance
Prof Ricardo Vinuesa reports on last year’s IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Workshop in Prague, whose main topic was the growing impact of robotics on everyone and opportunities in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Ricardo Vinuesa  |  May 17 , 2022
The COVID-19 Calculator
Pandemic
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.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  May 16 , 2022
DAOs Are the Future of Healthcare
Optimization
Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are well-known for their decentralized nature, but what if decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) were used to disrupt the healthcare industry as well, making it more distributed and personalized? This could also have implications for the sharing and storing of electronic medical records (EMR), as well as pandemic containment and prevention.
Douglas Amante  |  May 13 , 2022
NLP Ferrets Out Propaganda
New Era
As the world is caught up in the throes of major crises, propaganda is heavily used as a way of controlling public opinion and neutralizing dissent. The propagandistic toolbox is also getting more and more sophisticated - which thus makes it harder to identify propaganda in public and social media. This article reviews the major linguistic expressions of propaganda and discusses how Natural Language Processing can be used to automatically spot it, while also noting the complexity and limitations of this task.
Janna Lipenkova  |  May 12 , 2022
AI Takes On Cancer
Domain Knowledge
Existing prognostic tools such as nomograms have many advantages in predicting cancer patients’ chances of survival and ability to enjoy a good quality of life, but also tend toward inflexibility and inability to factor in new treatments, new data, and changes in patients’ conditions. AI, however, promises to remedy these shortcomings.
Kiko Núñez  |  May 11 , 2022
A Stagflation Storm Is Brewing, Leading Economist Warns
Emerging Market
The threat of stagflation is increasingly worrisome, with both short-term and long-term structural factors to blame. Can the widespread implementation of AI help to offset some of these factors? And even if it can, will that be enough to avert a worst-case scenario for the global economy?
Ben Armour, Nouriel Roubini  |  May 10 , 2022
Is It a Boy or a Girl? Gendering AI Is Human, Problematic
Cognition
The needless gendering of AI caused by humans anthropomorphizing everything is both a threat and a small opportunity, says Satyen K. Bordoloi as he explores the bizarre phenomenon of making AI applications male or female and delves into its root causes, from bad data to AI’s depiction on the silver screen.
Satyen K. Bordoloi  |  May 09 , 2022
Applying AI in SPECT MPI in CAD
Domain Knowledge
Single-photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion (MPI) plays a crucial role in diagnosing cardiovascular disease risk, and deep learning models can predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) more accurately than today’s standard imaging protocols. This may treat more high-risk patients before the onset of atherosclerosis and heart attacks, achieving better outcomes with lower medical, social, and economic costs.
Salim El Mejjad  |  May 06 , 2022
Looping Farmers, Foresters in Agro-AI
Generic
Agriculture and forestry have not traditionally been at the forefront of AI and other hi-tech innovations, but positive results are being achieved by combining AI capabilities with the human expertise and knowledge of farmers and foresters. Deploying fully autonomous systems is not yet feasible, but existing technology has already helped to improve productivity and reduce accidents.
Anna Saranti  |  May 05 , 2022
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Kirk Borne
Kirk Borne
Kirk Borne is chief science officer at AI startup DataPrime and founder of Data Leadership Group. He provides thought leadership, global speaking, content creation, mentoring, training, and strategy consulting in data science, machine learning, and AI across multiple disciplines.
Rutwik Shah
Rutwik Shah
Rutwik Shah is a physician scientist turned product leader. He builds clinical AI applications that aid physicians and improve patient outcomes at the Center for Clinical Data Science, Mass General and Brigham hospital. Rutwik is also active in the health-tech startup ecosystem, primarily through his advisory role at Berkeley Skydeck.
Richard Dasselaar
Richard Dasselaar
Richard Dasselaar is an expert in digital health strategy and his focus is on the integration of medical AI into our global and regional health technology ecosystems for the timely identification of disease and to bring superior care to those who need it.
Sonish Sivarajkuma
Sonish Sivarajkuma
Sonish Sivarajkuma is a PhD Candidate at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on natural language processing as well as machine learning applications in healthcare. He was previously a senior data scientist at the IQVIA AI Centre of Excellence.
Semih Kumluk
Semih Kumluk
Semih Kumluk counsels Middle Eastern leaders and executives on digital transformation. He launched the first AI certification program in the Middle East. He has led Unilever innovation project teams and built a number of Data Science and AI communities.
Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai is CEO of Google and Alphabet.
Emmanuel Goffi
Emmanuel Goffi
Emmanuel Goffi is the co-founder and co-director of the Global AI Ethics Institute in Paris. He is a philosopher of technology focusing on ethics applied to AI as addressed through cultural perspectives.
Kritika Singh
Kritika Singh
Kritika Singh is a communication professional with much experience in public advisory services. She runs a podcast called It's Kritikal! that talks about climate change, health, and animal welfare. Kritika was also part of the COVID-19 War Room for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare where she was responsible for handling India's COVID-19 communication from an information, education, and communication standpoint.
Marcelo Mena
Marcelo Mena
Marcelo Mena, CEO of Global Methane Hub, is a former Chilean minister of the environment.
Sarah Vogel
Sarah Vogel
Sarah Vogel is Senior Vice President of Health at the Environmental Defense Fund.