Mois : octobre 2018 (Page 3 of 7)

Tom Insel and Paul Dagum

“A startup founded in Palo Alto, California, by a trio of doctors, including the former director of the US National Institute of Mental Health, is trying to prove that our obsession with the technology in our pockets can help treat some of today’s most intractable medical problems: depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. Mindstrong Health is using a smartphone app to collect measures of people’s cognition and emotional health as indicated by how they use their phones. Once a patient installs Mindstrong’s app, it monitors things like the way the person types, taps, and scrolls while using other apps. This data is encrypted and analyzed remotely using machine learning, and the results are shared with the patient and the patient’s medical provider.”

Source : The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it yourself – MIT Technology Review

Google LYNA

“In both datasets, LYNA was able to correctly distinguish a slide with metastatic cancer from a slide without cancer 99% of the time. Further, LYNA was able to accurately pinpoint the location of both cancers and other suspicious regions within each slide, some of which were too small to be consistently detected by pathologists. As such, we reasoned that one potential benefit of LYNA could be to highlight these areas of concern for pathologists to review and determine the final diagnosis.”

Source : Google AI Blog: Applying Deep Learning to Metastatic Breast Cancer Detection

“MIT today announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.At the heart of this endeavor will be the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from Mr. Schwarzman, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, a leading global asset manager.Headquartered in a signature new building on MIT’s campus, the new MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will be an interdisciplinary hub for work in computer science, AI, data science, and related fields”.

Source : MIT reshapes itself to shape the future | MIT News

Telegeography 2018

“The internet is the wider network that allows computer networks around the world run by companies, governments, universities and other organisations to talk to one another. The result is a mass of cables, computers, data centres, routers, servers, repeaters, satellites and wifi towers that allows digital information to travel around the world. It is that infrastructure that lets you order the weekly shop, share your life on Facebook, stream Outcast on Netflix, email your aunt in Wollongong and search the web for the world’s tiniest cat.”

Source : What is the internet? 13 key questions answered | Technology | The Guardian

Winamp

“While Saboundjian declined to get into the specifics of which services would be part of the new Winamp or how the app would plug into, say, your Spotify playlists, your Google Music library, your Podcasts app, Audible and so on, he seemed confident that it would meet the needs he outlined. There are many conversations underway, he said, but licensing and agreements aren’t the main difficulty, and of course release is still quite a ways out. The team has focused on creating a consistent app across every platform you might want encounter mobile audio. A highly improved search will also play a role — as it ought to, when your media is all lumped into one place.”

Source : Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever | TechCrunch

Sénateur de Virginie Mark Warner

“Est-ce que les Etats-Unis ont repéré, durant la campagne actuelle pour les élections de mi-mandat, une activité de propagande étrangère semblable à celle de 2016 ? Il y a encore de l’activité. Cela n’est pas forcément pour appeler directement à voter pour le candidat X ou le candidat Y, mais ils essaient encore de diviser les Américains sur les questions sociales, de race… parce que ça marche, et cela ne coûte pas cher : si vous additionnez tout ce qu’ils ont dépensé pour interférer dans l’élection américaine et en Europe, cela coûte moins qu’un avion de combat F-35. C’est un sujet dont l’Occident doit prendre conscience.”

Source : La propagande numérique de la Russie « a coûté moins cher qu’un avion F-35 »

Facebook Portal Kitchen

“The biggest question surrounding the device: Why should anyone trust Facebook enough to put Facebook-powered microphones and video cameras in their living room or kitchen? Given Facebook’s year of privacy and security issues, privacy around the device — including what data Facebook collects and how it’s used — has been an important part of the story surrounding Portal.”

Source : It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads – Recode

“In a world where surveillance technology is being deployed everywhere from airports and stadiums to public schools and hotels and raising a plethora of privacy concerns, it’s perhaps inevitable that farms on land and at sea would find ways to exploit it to improve productivity. Just this year, American agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. said it was working with an Irish tech start-up on a facial-recognition system to monitor cows so farmers can adjust feeding regimens to enhance milk production. Scanners will allow them to track food and water intake and even detect when females are having fertile days. Salmon farming may be next in line. As fish vies with beef and chicken as the global protein food of choice, exporters like Norway, the world’s biggest producer of the pinkish-orange fish, have become the focal point for radical marine-farming methods designed to help the $232 billion aquaculture industry feed the world.”

Source : Salmon Farmers Are Scanning Fish Faces to Fight Killer Lice – Bloomberg

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