Your essential weekly guide to Artificial Intelligence – July 24

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Artificial Intelligence has spanned its wings to the vast majority of industries, but its impact on the Healthcare industry has many life-altering implications. Here are a few articles that showcase how Artificial Intelligence is being harnessed to enhance medical procedures and treatments. 

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Says It’s Ready for Brain Surgery

The startup, Neauralink just unveiled its plan to implant paralyzed patients with electrodes that’ll let them work computers with their minds. The company will seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to start clinical trials on humans as early as next year, according to President Max Hodak.

Could Artificial Intelligence be The Future of Cancer Diagnosis?

Doctors have access to high-quality imaging, and skilled radiologists can spot the telltale signs of abnormal growth. Once identified, the next step is for doctors to ascertain whether the growth is benign or malignant. Some scientists are investigating the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). In a recent study, scientists trained an algorithm with encouraging results.

My Robot Surgeon: The Past, Present and Future of Surgical Robots

As robots used for surgeries become increasingly common, we trace the journey of surgical robots in India. 

 

Apart from Healthcare, these are some interesting applications of Artificial Intelligence in other sectors: 

Expressway Operators to Use AI to Forecast Traffic Jams

Plans are afoot to enlist artificial intelligence in anticipating traffic snarls in the year-end and New Year holidays. Central Nippon Expressway Co. said it will start trials of an AI-assisted forecasting system to predict congestion on the Tomei, Chuo and other expressways in Japan during the Bon holiday season next month.

Kitchen Disruption: Better Food Through Artificial Intelligence

Players in the food industry are embracing artificial intelligence to better understand the dynamics of flavour, aroma and other factors that go into making a food product a success.

Earlier this year, IBM became a surprise entrant to the food sector, announcing a partnership with McCormick to “explore flavour territories more quickly and efficiently using AI to learn and predict new flavour combinations”.

This AI is Helping Scientists Develop Invisibility Cloaks

The general idea behind an invisibility cloak is that it gives the wearer the ability to move through the world undetected. The first step is to engineering a material that can do that. A team of South Korean researchers has developed an AI capable of designing new metamaterials with specific optical properties.

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