Algorithms

Computer Vision Helps Find Binding Sites In Drug Targets

Scientists from the iMolecule group at Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) developed BiteNet, a machine learning (ML) algorithm that helps find drug binding sites, i.e. potential drug targets, in...
Related topics: Proteins

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Uber Is Being Sued By Drivers Claiming To Have Been Sacked By Its Algorithm

A group of Uber drivers have filed a legal case in Amsterdam claiming that the platform’s algorithm unfairly dismissed them from the service without appeal. Dutch news outlet NOS reports that four Uber drivers, three British and one Portuguese,...
Related topics: Netherlands, Amsterdam

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Automation 'could Displace 53 Million Positions' In Europe Alone By 2030, Economist Explains

The rapid development of algorithms and robots is projected to have a seismic impact on the production of goods and provision of services across the planet. Many experts are concerned that if this 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' is not managed...

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Academics Develop Algorithm To Analyse Hela Cancer Cells

Dr. Cefa Karabag and Dr. Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro have collaborated with the Francis Crick Institute in preparing and analyzing HeLa cells as part of a research project, documented in the October edition of the PLoS ONE journal: Semantic...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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How The Tables Have Turned: Bloke Says He Trained Facial Recognition Algorithm To Identify Police...

Plus: Facebook won't get lost in translation, Cruise all set to build fleet of driverless taxis, and more In brief  An activist in Portland, Oregon, claims to have trained a facial recognition model that is able to identify one-fifth of the police...
Related topics: Police, Social Media, Facebook, Activism

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An Algorithm Blocked Kidney Transplants To Black Patients

A formula for assessing the gravity of kidney disease is one of many that is adjusted for race. The practice can exacerbate health disparities.
Related topics: Kidney Disease

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New Algorithm Predicts Likelihood Of Acute Kidney Injury

* In a recent study, a new algorithm outperformed the standard method for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury. * Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October...
Related topics: Medical Research

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This Startup Can Predict Where The Next California Fire Will Start

Kettle’s algorithm predicted the location of 11 of the 14 major fires that have happened so far this year in California. In March, as California was still in the middle of its rainy season, a startup called Kettle was using machine learning...
Related topics: Startup

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Ibm Builds Ai That Correctly Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer’s 71% Of The Time, Better Than Standard...

IBM builds AI that correctly predicts onset of Alzheimer’s 71% of the time, better than standard clinical tests Machine-learning algorithms analyzing human communication can predict whether someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease more...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Algorithm Predicts Death, Hospital Admission From Covid-19

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- A population-based risk algorithm performs well for predicting death and hospital admission due to COVID-19 in adults, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in The BMJ. Ash K. Clift, M.B.B.S., from Radcliffe...
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Machine-learning Algorithm That Can Infer The Direction Of The Thermodynamic Arrow Of Time

The second law of thermodynamics delineates an asymmetry in how physical systems evolve over time, known as the arrow of time. In macroscopic systems, this asymmetry has a clear direction (e.g., one can easily notice if a video showing a system's...
Related topics: Science Videos

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What Exactly Is An Algorithm And How Does It Work?

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used throughout computing – algorithm. In the most general sense, an algorithm is a series of...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Uk’s Covid-19 Risk Prediction Algorithm Had A Great Start, But Experts Fear It Won’t Last

An algorithm accurately predicted the risk of someone with COVID-19 becoming seriously ill during the first wave of the pandemic in England, according to new research. The British government-backed model was developed using anonymized data from more...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Mark Zuckerberg Donates Hundreds Of Millions To Increase Voter Turnout In Democratic Strongholds

Mark Zuckerberg Donates Hundreds Of Millions To Increase Voter Turnout In Democratic Strongholds Tyler Durden Tue, 10/20/2020 - 20:45 While Facebook has come under fire recently for its algorithm 'favoring conservatives' -...
Related topics: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Social Media

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For $6.99 A Month, Google Will Send You Prints Of Your 10 Best Photos, As Picked By Ai

Your memories, as picked by an algorithm. | Image: Google If you’re someone who never prints out any of the photos you take with your smartphone, Google might have a good solution. For $6.99 a month, it’ll use machine learning to...
Related topics: Google, Tech Photos, Mobile Technology

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With Deep Learning Algorithms, Standard Ct Technology Produces Spectral Images

Engineers have demonstrated how a deep learning algorithm can be applied to a conventional computerized tomography (CT) scan in order to produce images that would typically require a higher level of imaging technology known as dual-energy CT.

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Facebook Reportedly Choked Traffic For Left-leaning News Sites Including Mother Jones

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook designed changes to its news feed algorithm in 2017 to reduce the visibility of left-leaning news sites like Mother Jones on its platform, the Wall Street Journal reported, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg

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Fda: Only Dole Out Sealed Insulin Pens; Aace's New Dyslipidemia Algorithm

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA issued updated guidance on how healthcare professionals should dispense insulin pens: they should only go to a single patient in the original sealed carton. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists released...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Insulin, Endocrinology

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Some Shipt Workers Report Seeing Lower Pay Under New Effort-based Model

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new crowdsourced report finds that the algorithm for shopping delivery platform Shipt has led to reduced pay for 40 percent of its workers. First reported by...
Related topics: Tech Photos

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What Digital Doping Means For Esports—and Everything Else

If an elite cyclist can use performance-enhancing algorithms to cheat at a virtual race, who's to say a doctor couldn't cheat on a remote exam?

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