In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, “every one of the 50,000 screening mammograms we do every year is processed through our deep learning model, and that information is provided to the radiologist,” says Constance Lehman, chief of the hospital’s breast imaging division. advertisement advertisement In deep learning, a subset of a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning, computer models essentially teach themselves to make predictions from large sets of data. The raw power of the technology has improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now used in everything from medical diagnostics to online shopping to autonomous vehicles. But deep learning tools also raise worrying questions because they solve problems in ways that humans can’t … [Read more...] about Machine learning could transform medicine. Should we let it?
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As SyFy’s executives have watched shows like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Arrow–shows that should be natural fits for a network built around genre programming–grow into ratings juggernauts on other channels, they’ve been working to refine their core mission and focus in on shows that embody it. If a SyFy network is going to remain relevant, then it needs to be a network that doesn’t just give you the same sort of genre fare you can get anywhere–it has to do it bigger, better, and further out there. advertisement advertisement As the channel’s execs have told us, if the mainstreamification of genre programming has raised the bar of success, it’s also created big opportunities and one of the ways they’re determined to exploit those opportunities is by focusing on the genres that other networks still don’t get right. And one of those genres is the one that helped put the network on the “prestigious, … [Read more...] about “Mad Men” Meets “Battlestar Galactica” In SyFy’s Ambitious New “Ascension”
Despite–and perhaps because of–incredible advancements in technology, we’re constantly romanticizing the analog and near-obsolete. Turntables are perennially en vogue, physical books are having a good year and vinyl record sales continue to climb. In a recent article in the New York Times, writer Rob Walker gives one possible explanation for our anachronistic obsessions: “While the digital often comes close to crushing its analog precedents, that process can do something curious to its putative victims: underscore their virtues, elevate their status and transform the formerly workaday into something rarefied, special, even luxurious.” advertisement In design, that specialness is often ascribed to pre-digital technologies like letterpresses, scanners, photocopiers, and the distinct aesthetic they produce. For a prime example, look no further than Spanish designer and art director Rubén Montero and his gorgeous and glitchy poster series Scanmania. … [Read more...] about 10 Glitchy Type Posters That Look Like A Photocopier Went Haywire
When it comes to movie monologues you could recite in your sleep, Anthony Hopkins’ take on Hannibal Lector’s first encounter with Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, Brad Pitt’s deliver of Tyler Durden’s message to the “space monkeys” of Fight Club, and Daniel Day Lewis’ glorious final rant as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood are probably at the top of the list. And while all of those performances are downright iconic, the fact that these sort of hardboiled monologues always seem to go to male actors is unfair. Why can’t a lady scream “I drink your milkshake!” until Paul Dano cowers into submission? The answer is “now.” In the “Role Reversal” webseries from Glamour, these iconic monologues of masculinity get reinterpreted by talented young actresses–Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba brings her crazy eyes to Hannibal Lector, nailing a chilling turn through the lip-licking … [Read more...] about What If Uzo Aduba and Abigail Breslin Played Hannibal Lector And Tyler Durden?
Indian team's frailties while batting first were thoroughly exposed by a disciplined West Indies, which kept the three-match T20 series alive with a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the second game at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuramin on December 8.A below-par score of 170 for 7 with only 38 runs in the final five overs was never going to be enough keeping the dew factor in mind and senior opener Lendl Simmons (67 no off 45 balls) along with Evin Lewis (40 off 35 balls) added 73 for the first wicket to seal the issue. West Indies reached the target with as many as nine balls to spare.With another poor day on the field barring an exceptional sidways running catch from skipper Virat Kohli, the Indian bowlers were way of target, especially spinners Ravindra Jadeja (1/22 in 2 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (0/36 in 3 overs) were off the mark.Close West Indies' dominance was evident by the half-dozen sixes that they hit apart from 11 boundaries … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: Windies level series with 8-wicket win