Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: AI


AI can help find illegal opioid sellers online. And wildlife traffickers. And counterfeits.

January 26th, 2020 at 5:16 pm » Comments Off

Tablets suspected by the Drug Enforcement Administration to be fentanyl. Don Emmert/Getty Images The government is investing in an AI-based tool that could help catch illegal opioid sales on the internet. But the same approach could find lots of other illicit transactions. An estimated 130 people die from opioid-related drug overdoses each day in the […]



Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no question’ that AI needs to be regulated

January 25th, 2020 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge ‘The only question is how to approach it.’ Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance […]



New Google AI tool detects breast cancer better than radiologists, study suggests

January 4th, 2020 at 1:21 am » Comments Off

Fox Business’s Susan Li told Stuart Varney that data from Google Health’s new breast cancer study, while positive, needs more development. A new Google artificial intelligence model appears capable of more accurately spotting breast cancer in mammograms than radiologists. In a study published in the scientific journal Nature, researchers from Google Health, Northwestern University and […]



The AI doctor will see you now

December 25th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

A lightbox showing a mammogram xray Advances in neural networks and other techniques promise to transform health care while raising profound questions about our bodies and society. AI software can identify early signs of breast cancer long before the disease can be diagnosed by conventional means. When MIT professor Regina Barzilay received her breast cancer […]



Amazon’s AI creates synthesized singers

December 25th, 2019 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

AI and machine learning algorithms are quite skilled at generating works of art — and highly realistic images of apartments, people, and pets to boot. But relatively few have been tuned to singing synthesis, or the task of cloning musicians’ voices. Researchers from Amazon and Cambridge put their collective minds to the challenge in a […]



The 10 best examples of how AI is already used in our everyday life

December 23rd, 2019 at 2:22 pm » Comments Off

When you hear news about artificial intelligence (AI), it might be easy to assume it has nothing to do with you. You might imagine that artificial intelligence is only something the big tech giants are focused on, and that AI doesn’t impact your everyday life. In reality, artificial intelligence is encountered by most people from […]



120 AI predictions for 2020

December 16th, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Me: “Alexa, tell me what will happen in 2020.” Amazon AI: ”Here’s what I found on Wikipedia: The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship…[continues to read from Wikipedia]” Me: “Alexa, give me a prediction for 2020.” Amazon AI: “The universe has not revealed the answer to me.” Well, some slight improvement over last year’s responses, when […]



The No.1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 – and its hiring growth has exploded 74%

December 16th, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

Call it hire power. On Tuesday, career and job site LinkedIn released its annual “Emerging Jobs” list, which identifies the roles that have seen the largest rate of hiring growth from 2015 through this year. No. 1 on the list: Artificial Intelligence Specialist—typically an engineer, researcher or other specialty that focuses on machine learning and […]



AI robot does its own experiments in revolution that could replace scientists

December 5th, 2019 at 2:13 am » Comments Off

The ITT works continuously day and night without any interruption or supervision  The Intelligent Tow Tank conducts experiments and changes experimental values to seek out new and useful results, conducting 100,000 experiments a year Scientists are always warning us that our jobs are under threat from artificial intelligence. Self-driving technology will replace van drivers . […]



Who wants to tie the knot with a bot? The answer may surprise you!

December 4th, 2019 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Fancy a robot as a spouse? Artificial intelligence, that marvel of software, is expected to revolutionize affairs of the human heart. But would algorithmic love still be love? Marriages are made in heaven, we were once told. But heaven might be displaced by technology within a few decades. Credit for this disruption would go to […]



Top Artificial Intelligence predictions for 2020 from IDC and Forrester

November 28th, 2019 at 1:23 pm » Comments Off

IDC and Forrester issued recently their predictions for artificial intelligence (AI) in 2020 and beyond. While external “market events” may make companies cautious about AI, says Forrester, “courageous ones” will continue to invest and expand the initial “timid” steps they took in 2019.



AI is coming for white-collar workers

November 27th, 2019 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

While robots upend blue-collar factory work and trucking in the middle of the country, AI and machine learning are poised to deeply alter white-collar jobs in superstar coastal cities. Why it matters: No one is immune to the shockwave of automation in the workplace. “AI will be as central to the white-collar office environment as […]



33 Dramatic predictions for 2030