Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Thomas Hooven, Columbia University Medical CenterAs a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen after premature birth, can end with sudden death from constricting blood vessels in the...

In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems — such as the speech recognizer's on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator — have resulted from a technique called “deep learning.” Deep learning is in...

Introducing 'Operator 4.0,' a tech-augmented human worker The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from Henry Ford’s assembly line. Third, microelectronics and computer...

Elizabeth Tillinghast, Columbia University Medical Center The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally stalled. But there are other ways to rein in...
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Christopher Markou, University of Cambridge This is where we are at in 2017: sophisticated algorithms are both predicting and helping to solve crimes committed by humans; predicting the outcome of court cases and human rights...

Tony Prescott, University of Sheffield How closely will we live with the technology we use in the future? How will it change us? And how close is “close”? Ghost in the Shell imagines a futuristic,...

Bruce Weinberg, The Ohio State University Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy. The idea goes back to...

We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions. So how does the brain represent 3-D information? In a new study, researchers for the...
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Asimov's Laws Of Robotics Aren't The Moral Guidelines They Appear To Be Tom Sorell, University of Warwick Seventy-five years ago, the celebrated science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround. Set on Mercury,...

Mark Robert Anderson, Edge Hill University When science fiction author Isaac Asimov devised his Three Laws of Robotics he was thinking about androids. He envisioned a world where these human-like robots would act like servants...
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The Online Tool That Can Track, Monitor And Analyse Nutritional Intake Janet Cade, University of Leeds We all know that most people could improve the quality of their diet. Most of us do not eat the...

By Virginia Tech. Scientists Predict Crime Knowledge States In The Human Brain Scientists and lawyers speak different languages, but there is common ground. Scientists working in a multi-institutional team with legal authorities have discovered that brain...