Tag: Machine learning

Allocations, AI-powered investing platform, tops $2 billion as alternative asset demand booms

Allocations, a fintech startup using artificial intelligence to streamline private capital fundraising, has crossed $2 billion in assets under administration on its platform, VentureBeat can exclusively report. The milestone demonstrates surging demand for alternative investments like private equity and venture capital, as well as the power of AI to automate cumbersome paperwork. “AI has supercharged […]

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Artificial Intelligence set to drive major tech advancements in 2024, IEEE study finds

Artificial intelligence (AI) in its many evolving forms will be the most important area of technology in 2024, according to a new global survey of chief technology officers and IT directors conducted by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization. The new study titled “The Impact of Technology in 2024 and Beyond: An IEEE Global […]

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Smart glove teaches new physical skills

You’ve likely met someone who identifies as a visual or auditory learner, but others absorb knowledge through a different modality: touch. Being able to understand tactile interactions is especially important for tasks such as learning delicate surgeries and playing musical instruments, but unlike video and audio, touch is difficult to record and transfer. To tap […]

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Exclusive: Hummingbird launches AI-powered automation platform for financial crime investigations

The rapid advance of generative AI content creation tools such as voice cloning, video and image generation, and chatbots has already resulted in new forms of fraud and financial crime: recall the unfortunate worker in Hong Kong who was recently tricked into transferring $25 million to fraudsters impersonating his CFO. But even as the threats […]

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New model identifies drugs that shouldn’t be taken together

Any drug that is taken orally must pass through the lining of the digestive tract. Transporter proteins found on cells that line the GI tract help with this process, but for many drugs, it’s unknown which of those transporters they use to exit the digestive tract. Identifying the transporters used by specific drugs could help […]

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This tiny, tamper-proof ID tag can authenticate almost anything

A few years ago, MIT researchers invented a cryptographic ID tag that is several times smaller and significantly cheaper than the traditional radio frequency tags (RFIDs) that are often affixed to products to verify their authenticity. This tiny tag, which offers improved security over RFIDs, utilizes terahertz waves, which are smaller and travel much faster […]

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This tiny, tamper-proof ID tag can authenticate almost anything

A few years ago, MIT researchers invented a cryptographic ID tag that is several times smaller and significantly cheaper than the traditional radio frequency tags (RFIDs) that are often affixed to products to verify their authenticity. This tiny tag, which offers improved security over RFIDs, utilizes terahertz waves, which are smaller and travel much faster […]

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MIT researchers remotely map crops, field by field

Crop maps help scientists and policymakers track global food supplies and estimate how they might shift with climate change and growing populations. But getting accurate maps of the types of crops that are grown from farm to farm often requires on-the-ground surveys that only a handful of countries have the resources to maintain. Now, MIT […]

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How AI is strengthening XDR to consolidate tech stacks

Deciphering weak telemetry signals by using AI to analyze behaviors and detect threats in real time is the future of extended detection and response (XDR).  VentureBeat continues to see CISOs and their security teams migrate from Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to XDR for greater consolidation savings and a more unified view of all attack […]

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A new way to let AI chatbots converse all day without crashing

When a human-AI conversation involves many rounds of continuous dialogue, the powerful large language machine-learning models that drive chatbots like ChatGPT sometimes start to collapse, causing the bots’ performance to rapidly deteriorate. A team of researchers from MIT and elsewhere has pinpointed a surprising cause of this problem and developed a simple solution that enables […]

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Rize launches AI productivity coach, targeting work-life balance in remote work era

Rize, a San Francisco-based startup, announced the launch of its new AI productivity coach today. The coach uses machine learning (ML) to analyze users’ work patterns and provide personalized insights and recommendations to improve productivity and work-life balance. “We realized there was no insight into how we spend our time at work. It was a […]

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Machine learning means we can read a 2,000-year-old carbonized scroll buried by Mount Vesuvius and turns out it’s all about the pleasures of stuffing your face

You hear that? That’s the sound of people everywhere saying ‘they can do that?’ after reading how researchers used imaging, computer vision, and machine learning to read ancient Roman text within what most would think amounts to little more than a stick of charcoal by looking at it. The 2000-year-old scroll is one of more […]

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Six MIT students selected as spring 2024 MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellows

The MIT-Pillar AI Collective has announced six fellows for the spring 2024 semester. With support from the program, the graduate students, who are in their final year of a master’s or PhD program, will conduct research in the areas of AI, machine learning, and data science with the aim of commercializing their innovations. Launched by […]

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How symmetry can come to the aid of machine learning

Behrooz Tahmasebi — an MIT PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and an affiliate of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) — was taking a mathematics course on differential equations in late 2021 when a glimmer of inspiration struck. In that class, he learned for the first […]

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Coris raises $3.7M, sets sights on AI-driven paradigm shift in SMB risk management

Palo Alto, Calif.-based fintech startup Coris has announced $3.7 million in seed funding today to scale its AI-powered risk management platform. The company aims to bring automation and intelligence to the archaic processes still used by many financial services firms to evaluate risk for small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers.   The seed round was co-led […]

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Mistral CEO confirms ‘leak’ of new open source AI model nearing GPT-4 performance

The past few days have been a wild ride for the growing open source AI community — even by its fast-moving and freewheeling standards. Here’s the quick chronology: on or about January 28, a user with the handle “Miqu Dev” posted a set of files on HuggingFace, the leading open source AI model and code […]

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Protect AI expands efforts to secure LLMs with open source acquisition

Securing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workflows is a complex challenge that can involve multiple components. Seattle-based startup Protect AI is growing its platform solution to the challenge of securing AI today with the acquisition of privately-held Laiyer AI, which is the lead firm behind the popular LLM Guard open-source project. Financial terms […]

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Creating new skills and new connections with MIT’s Quantitative Methods Workshop

Starting on New Year’s Day, when many people were still clinging to holiday revelry, scores of students and faculty members from about a dozen partner universities instead flipped open their laptops for MIT’s Quantitative Methods Workshop, a jam-packed, weeklong introduction to how computational and mathematical techniques can be applied to neuroscience and biology research. But don’t […]

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OpenAI launches new generation of embedding models and other API updates

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research company, announced on Thursday a new generation of embedding models, which can convert text into a numerical form that can be used for various machine learning tasks. The company also introduced new versions of its GPT-4 Turbo and moderation models, new API usage management tools, and lower pricing on its […]

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Hugging Face teams up with Google to accelerate open AI development

As enterprises across sectors race to bring their AI vision to life, vendors are moving to give them all the resources they need in one place. Case in point: a new strategic collaboration between Google and Hugging Face that gives developers a streamlined way to tap Google Cloud services and accelerate the development of open […]

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Entrepreneur creates career pathways with MIT OpenCourseWare

When June Odongo interviewed early-career electrical engineer Cynthia Wacheke for a software engineering position at her company, Wacheke lacked knowledge of computer science theory but showed potential in complex problem-solving. Determined to give Wacheke a shot, Odongo turned to MIT OpenCourseWare to create a six-month “bridging course” modeled after the classes she once took as […]

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Q&A: A blueprint for sustainable innovation

Atacama Biomaterials is a startup combining architecture, machine learning, and chemical engineering to create eco-friendly materials with multiple applications. Passionate about sustainable innovation, its co-founder Paloma Gonzalez-Rojas SM ’15, PhD ’21 highlights here how MIT has supported the project through several of its entrepreneurship initiatives, and reflects on the role of design in building a holistic […]

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Google has updated Chrome with three AI tools for sorting tabs, making new themes, and writing text for you

The use of generative AI, machine learning algorithms that can produce images, text, or even sound, is rapidly spread across the software industry. The likes of Photoshop and Windows, plus countless others, all now sport a simple button that claims to magically do things that we simply couldn’t do before. And now it’s the turn […]

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What to do about AI in health?

Before a drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it must demonstrate both safety and efficacy. However, the FDA does not require an understanding a drug’s mechanism of action for approval. This acceptance of results without explanation raises the question of whether the “black box” decision-making process of a safe and […]

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Google’s new ASPIRE system teaches AI the value of saying ‘I don’t know’

Google researchers are shaking up the AI world by teaching artificial intelligence to say “I don’t know.” This new approach, dubbed ASPIRE, could revolutionize how we interact with our digital helpers by encouraging them to express doubt when they’re unsure of an answer. The innovation, showcased at the EMNLP 2023 conference, is all about instilling […]

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Beyond chatbots: The wide world of embeddings

The growing popularity of large language models (LLM) has also created interest in embedding models, deep learning systems that compress the features of different data types into numerical representations. Embedding models are one of the key components of retrieval augmented generation (RAG), one of the important applications of LLMs for the enterprise. But the potential […]

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New hope for early pancreatic cancer intervention via AI-based risk prediction

The first documented case of pancreatic cancer dates back to the 18th century. Since then, researchers have undertaken a protracted and challenging odyssey to understand the elusive and deadly disease. To date, there is no better cancer treatment than early intervention. Unfortunately, the pancreas, nestled deep within the abdomen, is particularly elusive for early detection.  […]

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Reasoning and reliability in AI

In order for natural language to be an effective form of communication, the parties involved need to be able to understand words and their context, assume that the content is largely shared in good faith and is trustworthy, reason about the information being shared, and then apply it to real-world scenarios. MIT PhD students interning with […]

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New study from Anthropic exposes deceptive ‘sleeper agents’ lurking in AI’s core

New research is raising concern among AI experts about the potential for AI systems to engage in and maintain deceptive behaviors, even when subjected to safety training protocols designed to detect and mitigate such issues. Scientists at Anthropic, a leading AI safety startup, have demonstrated that they can create potentially dangerous “sleeper agent” AI models […]

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Building Smart Applications Made Easy: TDK Qeexo AutoML Platform

One of the most interesting demos at the TDK booth is TDK Qeexo AutoML, an end-to-end machine learning (ML) platform that allows customers to build production-level ML / Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications while spending minimal engineering resources. The platform is completely automated and seems very easy to use and operate. The general idea is to […]

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