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FDA approves algorithm that predicts sudden patient deaths to help prevent them

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month granted official FDA approval for an algorithm used in hospitals to help predict -- and hopefully help prevent -- sudden patient deaths.
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A.I. reads the Harry Potter series, then writes some absurd fan fiction

A new predictive text generation artificial intelligence took a go at writing a new Harry Potter story. From Ron eating Hermione's family to some wacky Death Eater action, here's what it created.
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Algorithm learns to predict the perp on ‘CSI’ by binge-watching episodes

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Edinburgh trained an algorithm to predict the perpetrator on episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation by getting it to binge-watch episodes.
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Tweet-analyzing algorithm can detect depression sooner than a human doctor

An algorithm created by computer scientists suggests that the language we use on Twitter could help reveal early warning signs of mental health issues, such as clinical depression.
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Algorithm predicts Parkinson’s disease by digging through your medical history

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an algorithm that can identify future Parkinson's patients by looking for details in their medical history.
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MIT researchers built an algorithm that can predict how much pain you're in

Researchers at MIT have developed a machine-learning algorithm that is able to predict how much pain a person is in by looking at an image of them. Here is why that is more important than it sounds.
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AI researchers make $1 million challenge to anyone who can solve chess puzzle

Have a good mind for computational chess problem-solving? Want to earn $1 million? Then the University of St. Andrews and Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you.
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MIT algorithm learns to understand emotions and sarcasm through emojis

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an artificial intelligence system that can now understand emotion and sarcasm after being trained on emojis.
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Smartphone app promises to guide you to the perfect selfie

In yet another example of science solving real world problems, computer scientists from the University of Waterloo have created a smartphone app that uses an algorithm to curate the perfect selfie.
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The Encephalophone lets users create music just by thinking about it

Neurologists at the University of Washington have developed a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument. The technology could help empower and rehab patients with motor disabilities.
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1990s blockbusters taught an artificial intelligence how to spot handguns

An AI system trained to spot handguns may be used in home security systems, police body cameras, and in video surveillance at places like school, airports, and malls, or to monitor violent content in online videos.
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MIT algorithm tells you how to fold any shape imaginable with origami

Created by a former child prodigy-turned-MIT professor, this smart algorithm not only manages to fold any 3D shape out of a piece of paper -- but does so with the minimal amount of seams.