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Can deep learning tell you when you’ll die?

December 1, 2017

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–Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning This is an artificial intelligence study. The researchers took electronic health records, age gender diagnoses treatments scans drugs to predict whether you’ll be dead in 3-12 months. If so, you’re a candidate for palliative care, rather than continuing e.g. aggressive cancer treatment. The authors have good intentions, but start […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #21

September 11, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Our monthly reminder of what Facebook thinks of us First, Facebook bought […]

The source of ocean plastic: our obesity?

July 31, 2017

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I’m sitting on the beach with my girlfriend looking at the water. I say to her “I have this idea. You know that ocean plastic issue, particularly in the pacific? What if a drone could go through the water cleaning it up?” As seems to always be the case, whenever I have an idea for […]

AI will not take all jobs- looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of sports

July 24, 2017

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It’s hard to go a few days without seeing yet another article about the impending doom of artificial intelligence. This doom is related to two arenas- Skynet Taking jobs Most AI researchers don’t take 1. seriously. Pedro Domingos, in The Master Algorithm, says “The chances that an AI equipped with the Master Algorithm will take over the […]