Welcome to Nural's newsletter where we explore how AI is being used to tackle global grand challenges.

As always in the newsletter you will find a compilation of articles, news and cool companies all focusing on using AI to tackle global grand challenges.

Please note there will be no newsletter next week as I'm heading on holiday!

Packed inside we have

  • An American government agency have created a framework to reduce bias in AI
  • Artificial pancreas are being piloted in diabetics in the UK
  • Apple entering the clinical care space
  • and more...

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Marcel


Key Recent Developments


NIST Proposes Approach for Reducing Risk of Bias in Artificial Intelligence

NIST Proposes Approach for Reducing Risk of Bias in Artificial Intelligence
In an effort to counter the often pernicious effect of biases in artificial intelligence (AI) that can damage people’s lives and public trust in AI, the Nati

Artificial pancreas will be piloted in 1,000 diabetics, says NHS CEO

NHS England » Patients with type 1 diabetes to get artificial pancreas on the NHS
Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations

Apple reportedly trialled plans for a primary care service on its own employees

Apple reportedly trialed plans for a primary care service on its own employees
Apple is testing a program that integrates data from the Apple Watch with clinical care, The Wall Street Journal reported. Employees raised concerns about the project.

TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including 'faceprints and voiceprints'

TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’ – TechCrunch
A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” from its users’ content. This includes things like “faceprints and voiceprints,” the policy explained. Reached for comment, TikT…

AI Ethics

🚀 After Repeatedly Promising Not to, Facebook Keeps Recommending Political Groups to Its Users

🚀 Facebook says it’s made a big leap forward in detecting deepfakes

🚀 From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

🚀 9 ethical AI principles for organizations to follow (WeForum)

Other interesting reads

🚀 AI-powered “better future of work” maker Memory raises $14 million

🚀 Emerging Trends: Skin Checking Algorithms

🚀 AI Proves to Be a Trash Sorter Extraordinaire

🚀 Playing a Neural Network's version of GTA V: GAN Theft Auto (video)

Dataset

🚀 PatentNet: A Large-Scale Incomplete Multiview, Multimodal, Multilabel Industrial Goods Image Database


Source

Cool companies I have come across this week

Health

Insilico Medicine - Artificial Intelligence for every step of drug development.

Productivity

Memory.ai - Craft tools for a better future of work.

Climate

ALERTWildfire - ALERTWildfire is a consortium of The University of Nevada, Reno, University of California San Diego, and the University of Oregon providing fire cameras and tools to help firefighters and first responders


AI/ML must knows

Few shot learning - Supervised learning using only a small dataset to master the task.
Transfer Learning - Reusing parts or all of a model designed for one task on a new task with the aim of reducing training time and improving performance.
Tensorflow/keras/pytorch - Widely used machine learning frameworks
Generative adversarial network - Generative models that create new data instances that resemble your training data. They can be used to generate fake images.
Deep Learning - Deep learning is a form of machine learning based on artificial neural networks.

Best,

Marcel Hedman
Nural Research Founder
www.nural.cc

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