IBM and Pfizer claim AI can predict Alzheimer’s onset with 71% accuracy

Pfizer and IBM researchers claim to have developed a machine learning technique that can predict Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms develop. By analyzing small samples of language data obtained from clinical verbal tests, the team says their approach achieved 71% accuracy when tested against a group of cognitively healthy people. Alzheimer’s disease begins with vague, […]

PS5 Preorder Details: Console Bundle Available At GameFly–Act Fast

We finally know the launch date and prices of the PS5, so the tense search to secure a preorder has begun. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after the recent PS5 event, and since then, stock has sold out […]

Researchers find evidence of racial, gender, and socioeconomic bias in chest X-ray classifiers

Google and startups like Qure.ai, Aidoc, and DarwinAI are developing AI and machine learning systems that classify chest X-rays to help identify conditions like fractures and collapsed lungs. Several hospitals, including Mount Sinai, have piloted computer vision algorithms that analyze scans from patients with the novel coronavirus. But research from the University of Toronto, the […]

Silent Eight leverages AI to detect and solve financial fraud

Silent Eight, a cybersecurity startup leveraging AI to combat fraud, today closed a $15 million funding round. The company says the funds will be used to accelerate current hiring efforts and fuel customer acquisition as it expands to new geographies. While technologies like embedded chip cards and two-factor authentication have helped reduce financial fraud, the […]

Google’s Smart Fill autocompletes Sheets columns using AI

In June, Google debuted Smart Fill, an AI-powered Google Sheets feature that automatically detects patterns, generates formulas, and autocompletes columns. Now, following a months-long beta, Smart Fill is today launching into general availability for all G Suite users. Smart Fill comes after the launch of Smart Cleanup as Google looks to inject G Suite with more […]

Sonrai Security raises $20 million to protect public clouds with automation

Public cloud security provider Sonrai Security today announced that it raised $20 million. According to a spokesperson, the fresh capital will be put toward accelerating R&D along with global sales and marketing for 47-employee Sonrai’s identity and data governance products. Roughly 83% of enterprise workloads have moved to the cloud as of 2020, according to […]

Dataloop raises $16 million for data annotation tools

AI data management and annotation startup Dataloop today announced that it raised $16 million in funding, a combination of an $11 million series A round and a previously undisclosed $5 million seed round. A spokesperson for the 35-person company says the proceeds will enable Dataloop to increase its recruitment efforts and grow its presence in […]

Google’s breast cancer-predicting AI research is useless without transparency, critics say

Back in January, Google Health, the branch of Google focused on health-related research, clinical tools, and partnerships for health care services, released an AI model trained on over 90,000 mammogram X-rays that the company said achieved better results than human radiologists. Google claimed that the algorithm could recognize more false negatives — the kind of […]

Prime Day 2020 Best 4K TV Deals Available Now

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X taking a firmer step into 4K gaming, 4K TVs are a hot-ticket item for Prime Day 2020. From TVs that support 4K and 120Hz to excellent 60Hz options, there are some great deals you can take advantage of over the course of the next two days. And Amazon […]

PS5 Preorder Info: Consoles Sold Out, Some Accessories Available

In the wake of the announcement of the PS5 launch date and price points, the long, tense search for a preorder has begun. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after the recent PS5 event, and since then, stock has […]