machine learning

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AI and machine learning could halve preventable errors in medicine

Researcher Suchi Saria works to bridge the gap between AI solutions and implementation in healthcare

New machine learning approach can identify your circadian rhythm from a blood sample

Doctors do not currently monitor a person's circadian rhythms because there is not an efficient way to measure them

Artificial intelligence can help diagnose skin cancer, but only on white skin

A new image-based AI tool can suggest clinical next steps for melanoma, but for darker skinned patients, equal outcomes are lacking

Google's new dermatology app misses the mark for BIPOC people

The technology was trained on 64,387 images, only a tiny portion of which featured dark-skinned people

Detecting cancers with neural networks requires a balance of rewards and penalties

Researchers improved AI tumor detection by penalizing it for learning where the scans originated

Can the criminal justice system's artificial intelligence ever be truly fair?

Computer programs used in 46 states incorrectly label Black defendants as “high-risk” at twice the rate as white defendants

Dogs can smell silent, deadly cancers before a blood test can

Can doctors learn to detect the volatile compounds that dogs pick up?

Can AI predict the next big flood before it happens?

Computers are learning from past big ones to point to climate patterns of risk

Dogs' medical records are helping machine learning researchers track ticks

Text classification turns tick talk into data that even a machine can understand

Scientists outfitted cuttlefish with 3D goggles to understand how their brains perceive depth

Humans aren't the only animals that can see in three dimensions, but not all animals perform this feat in the same way

Can AI help diagnose depression? It's a long shot

At the moment, machine intelligence is just as subjective as human intelligence

Emotion recognition isn't just about facial expressions and body language

UC Berkeley researchers show that humans can guess how someone is feeling from context cues alone

The medical jump from mice to humans just got easier

Machine learning technology could help researchers determine what mouse data are useful when designing human clinical trials

A pile of small silver fish in the hold of a fishing vessel.

How machine learning reveals the true costs of high-seas fishing

Before now this unsustainable and unprofitable practice has been too big to measure

Artificial intelligence isn't a 'black box.' It's a key to studying the brain

Algorithms can help us see how our unconscious processes work – if we understand their language