Article: Democratizing AI: Is the future of AI open source

Open Software, Open Source

Democratizing AI: Is the future of AI open source

As an increasing number of businesses realize the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), the number of solution providers has also grown. According to recent data from Stanford University, AI start-ups have increased by 14 times in the last 20 years.

While this expansion ensures users have access to ever improving technology, it also leads to unprecedented fragmentation and a greater chance of manufacturers buying incompatible solutions. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, discusses the role of open source in democratizing AI.

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Article: Researchers develop artificial intelligence tool to help detect brain aneurysms

Cures, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Researchers develop artificial intelligence tool to help detect brain aneurysms

“There’s been a lot of concern about how machine learning will actually work within the medical field,” said Allison Park, a graduate student in statistics and co-lead author of the paper. “This research is an example of how humans stay involved in the diagnostic process, aided by an artificial intelligence tool.”

This tool, which is built around an algorithm called HeadXNet, improved clinicians’ ability to correctly identify aneurysms at a level equivalent to finding six more aneurysms in 100 scans that contain aneurysms. It also improved consensus among the interpreting clinicians. While the success of HeadXNet in these experiments is promising, the team of researchers — who have expertise in machine learning, radiology and neurosurgery — cautions that further investigation is needed to evaluate the generalizability of the AI tool prior to clinical deployment, given differences in scanner hardware and imaging protocols across different hospital centers. The researchers plan to address such problems through multicenter collaboration.

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