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IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

IBM’s inventions include use of AI to help people converse, protect the earth’s lakes and combat voice phishing

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2019 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the company’s 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. IBM led the industry in the number of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants.  (more…)

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Like taking a whole scientific team with you on a walk: iNaturalist helps spawn a generation of citizen scientists

Jennifer Rycenga used to get depressed when she thought about the environment. The impacts of climate change made the avid birdwatcher feel powerless.

Until a rattlesnake appeared in her path on a hike six years ago. (more…)

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Why artificial intelligence needs the human touch

Forget the scare stories: AI is produced by engineers and its creators have the capability to design it in ways that enhance, rather than hinder, peoples’ lives

I propose to consider the question, ‘can machines think?’ This should begin with definitions of the meaning of the word ‘machine’ and ‘think’.” (more…)

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Everything

AUSTIN, Texas — A panel of academic and industrial thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) might affect life in a typical North American city – in areas diverse as transportation, healthcare and education ­– and spur discussion of how to ensure the safe, fair and beneficial development of these rapidly emerging technologies. (more…)

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Watching HIV Bud from Cells

Study Shows Last-Minute Role of Protein Named ALIX

University of Utah researchers devised a way to watch newly forming AIDS virus particles emerging or “budding” from infected human cells without interfering with the process. The method shows a protein named ALIX gets involved during the final stages of virus replication, not earlier, as was believed previously. (more…)

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