Research

A recent win by DeepMind, an AI lab owned by Google parent company Alphabet, in a protein-folding problem competition has scientists wondering how the technology can change the drug discovery industry, according to a report by The New York Times.

Reuters reports the Trump administration will take executive action in the next few weeks to ensure the U.S. keeps abreast of research and development opportunities in “industries of the future”—including AI and 5G networks.

Researchers with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab are working to develop an algorithm that can automatically “debias” data for AI models—an issue that has plagued the technology amid its growing prevalence in the medical field.

British clinical AI company Sensyne Health and the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute are partnering to establish a research alliance focused on using AI and digital technology to better understand chronic diseases.

Facebook is providing $7.5 million in initial funding over five years to help establish an independent research center focused on the ethics of AI.

A professor at Virginia Tech is gearing up for a four-year study that will use machine-learning techniques to help physicians decrease the number of deaths from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has named Anna Goldenberg, PhD, as its first chair of biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence, the University of Toronto recently announced.

IBM is planning to use AI and machine learning to better understand Parkinson’s disease after being awarded a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Duke researchers have been awarded a grant worth more than $196,000 to address the need of explainability features in AI-based, clinical decision support software versus the need to protect trade secrets for the technology—an issue researchers say has become an emerging problem in AI-enabled healthcare delivery.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $652,820 grant to Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering and Computer Science to establish the Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Training and Research Laboratory.

Insilico Medicine, a Maryland-based AI company, is partnering with TARA Biosystems to discover and develop new therapies for cardiac disease, the companies announced Jan. 7.

The protected health information of deidentified individuals may not be private after UC Berkeley researchers used machine-learning techniques to reidentify the health data of some children and adults. The findings could signal a need for legislation that protects and ensures the privacy of personal health data.