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MIT Professor Who Advanced Cancer Treatment Wins $1 Million AI Prize

Regina Barzilay, a breast cancer survivor, was recognized for her work in breast-cancer detection and drug discovery.

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A leading AI researcher calls for standards to ensure equity and fairness

A top researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday said that artificial intelligence systems developed for medicine must be more transparent and judged against a set...

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Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages

Some languages that have never been deciphered could be the next ones to get the machine translation treatment.

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Can these researchers catch cancer much earlier than ever before?

From revolutionizing the mammogram to spotting a single tumor cell in the blood...

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Looking to Technology to Avoid Doctors’ Offices and Emergency Rooms

Americans are eagerly turning to the latest tech devices in hopes of preventing and detecting medical problems early...

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From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity?

Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr, and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future. 

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Automating molecule design to speed up drug development

Machine-learning model could help chemists make molecules with higher potencies, much more quickly.