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Creating better AI partners: A case for backward compatibility

Artificial intelligence technologies hold great promise as partners in the real world. They’re in the early stages of helping doctors administer care to their patients and lenders determine the risk associated with loan applications, among other examples. But what happens when these systems that users have come to...


Walmart Is About to Deploy Hundreds of Robot Janitors

Custodial Agreement Robot janitors could be coming to a Walmart near you. On Monday, a robotics company called Brain Corp — seriously — announced it had entered a partnership with the big box chain. By the end of January 2019, the tech company will equip 360 of the retailer’s floor scrubbing machines with a...


Minimizing trial and error in the drug discovery process

In 1928, Alexander Fleming accidentally let his petri dishes go moldy, a mistake that would lead to the breakthrough discovery of penicillin and save the lives of countless people. From these haphazard beginnings, the pharmaceutical industry has grown into one of the most technically advanced and valuable sectors, driven...


New AI Is Peering Into the Nuclear Cores of Distant Stars

It’s Too Quiet You would never notice in the eerie, endless silence of deep space, but the stars that light up the night sky scream constant explosive roars as the nuclear reactions that power their cores and solar flares rumble out to their surface. That stellar screaming creates surface vibrations on stars...


Google AI claims 99% accuracy in metastatic breast cancer detection

Metastatic tumors — cancerous cells which break away from their tissue of origin, travel through the body through the circulatory or lymph systems, and form new tumors in other parts of the body — are notoriously difficult to detect. A 2009 study of 102 breast cancer patients at two Boston health centers found that...