« All Episodes: Gigaom AI Minute – May 18

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  • The U.S. Navy and a U.S. university are collaborating to augment Naval operators with AI by incorporating it into military sensor technology. In the initial phase, the university’s School of Informatics and Computing is teaming with researchers at a U.S. Naval Center to test sensor data.
  • Researchers at a UK university created an AI system that predicted which patients would have heart attacks or strokes within 10 years. After scanning their routine medical data, the system correctly predicted the fates of 355 more patients compared to the standard method used by doctors.
  • An expert panel of economists and computer scientists recently proposed in a new report, an AI index for measuring and monitoring the pace and spread of the technology and aligning insights to jobs and skills that can guide education and job-training programs.
  • A language technology company in Sweden is planning to apply its AI technology to decode the sounds of dolphins in order to understand their language and compile a dictionary by 2021. The startup has already mastered 40 human languages with its language analysis software.
  • Soon AI-scripted movies could entertain movie-goers often disappointed by obvious plot lines. Bloomberg reports that a grad student at NYU has developed an AI algorithm which has written an 8-minute sci-fi movie. The algorithm even named itself: Benjamin.