On our radar #2

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We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest AI news, science and technology developments, and we’re back with our second round-up. From EU regulations and sarcasm detection, to AI outperforming humans when detecting small bone fractures, here’s what’s on our radar this week:

1) 10 surprising things that rely on AI

This is a great, lightweight article from the World Economic Forum that outlines 10 everyday things we take for-granted, that rely on artificial intelligence. It ranges from the fairly obvious (emails, phones, banking), to the less obvious (regulation of power supplies, manufacturing). AI is all around us, and is something we’re going to see more and more of.

2) The real story on the BBC World Service

This episode looks at the way the EU is regulating AI. It’s a really interesting premise, because although regulation is much needed in the field, we also have to consider whether it is stifling innovation.

3) Artificial intelligence shows promise spotting small bone fractures invisible to humans on X-rays

For some time now, we’ve been on the cusp of some really important breakthroughs in healthcare AI. This is particularly true in the field of radiology. This fascinating article reports on AI’s ability to detect scaphoid wrist fractures that are otherwise invisible to the human eye.

4) How to detect sarcasm with artificial intelligence

Sarcasm, irony and intentional falsehood have been traditionally problematic for AI programs to detect, but researchers have now come up with a tool that can do it. This is a major leap for intelligence services and AI in general.

5) AI: Ghost workers demand to be seen and heard

To train a model, datasets need to be curated and this is immensely time-consuming and demanding work. This article shines a light on the seemingly invisible work that goes into creating artificial intelligence.