June 20, 2017 / by Dan / news / TAGS: AI, ML, health

Watson getting good at spotting cancer

In deciding on cancer treatment, doctors often get together in a “tumor board” to go over the options. IBM’s Watson now sits in on those meetings in a few hospitals, such as in South Korea and India—and it generally makes the same calls that a human expert would. So says IBM in a series of studies it’s presenting this weekend at the ASCO cancer treatment conference in Chicago. “It’s not maki...

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June 20, 2017 / by Dan / news / TAGS: AI, ML, gaming

AI is coming for your pacman scores

According to Sploid, researchers at the Microsoft-owned deep learning company Maluuba have used an AI system to break the all-time Ms. Pac-Man record. In a blog post, Microsoft wrote, “Using a divide-and-conquer method could have broad implications for teaching AI agents to do complex tasks that augment human capabilities,” Maluuba’s AI was able to record a perfect Ms. Pac-Man score of 999,9...

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