Archive for July, 2016

Today’s Machine Relationships: Who Do You Trust to Drive the Car?

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Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Walter Frick takes a look at the complex issues involved in the technology and the emotional elements of “self-driving” cars.

Frick’s evaluation starts with the recent fatal Florida crash between a Tesla “driven” by an auto-pilot enthusiast and a commercial semi-trailer truck. In trying to understand and explain this crash, his questions rightly center on a threshold factor for cognitive systems: trust. “The causes of these crashes are uncertain, but they have added urgency to ...

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Google DeepMind To Scan Eyeballs

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Google has reached an agreement to partner with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London on a project to use Google’s machine learning to try to discover paths to early detection of eye problems from diabetes sufferers and from the onset of macular degeneration in aging populations.

Google’s health unit will use deep learning to assess over one million anonymized hi-res 3-D eye scans with the goal of becoming able to automatically diagnose vision problems in hi-risk groups. The hope is that ...

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