Training A Computer To Read Mammograms As Well As A Doctor

“I was really surprised how primitive information technology is in the hospitals,” says Regina Barzilay, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is working on improving mammography with artificial intelligence. Kayana Szymczak for NPR Regina Barzilay teaches one of the most popular computer science classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And in her research — at least until five years ago — she looked at how a computer could use machine learning to read and decipher obscure ancient texts. “This is clearly of no practical use,” she…

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Once a BJP favourite, Computer Baba finds a job, courtesy the Congress government in MP

Namdev Das Tyagi, better known as ‘Computer Baba’ who had shot to fame after he was appointed by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to a five-member committee of godmen to suggest ways to improve the Narmada catchment in April last year has now been appointed as the chairman of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandaknini River Trust’ by the Kamal Nath government on March 8. The Kamal Nath government issued orders appointing Computer Baba as the chairman of the state government set up trust in the…

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Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for strikes by robots. No, overworked machines aren’t walking out in a labor protest. Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 25 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between home and first will be shortened by 3 inches. The ground between the mound and home plate will lengthen by 2 feet for the second half of the season beginning July 12. The 60-foot-6-inch distance between the front of the pitching rubber and the back point of home plate has been…

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Is Plantronics (PLT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

In the latest trading session, Macy’s (M) closed at $24.06, marking a -1.6% move from the previous day. More For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Is Plantronics (PLT) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question. Plantronics is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes…

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RAZER BLADE STEALTH (2019) REVIEW: THE COST OF COMPROMISE

Razer’s latest Blade Stealth has a new design, more power, and some much-needed improvements. Those changes have the potential to turn the company’s least interesting laptop into its most versatile. The Blade Stealth is Razer’s smallest, lightest, and least expensive laptop, starting at $1,399. It occupies the same space as thin and light computers like Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and Dell’s XPS 13. Like other Razer laptops, it leads the way with specs: it has a fast processor, a new option for a discrete graphics card, and up to 16GB…

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Must do better: Minister urges upgrade in computer teaching

Education Minister Joe McHugh said more must be done to equip second-level pupils for entry to computing courses, after a study showed that almost half of college tech students drop out of their course. Mr McHugh said it was a difficult subject that required a lot of mathematical analysis and “we definitely have to put our hands up and acknowledge the weaknesses and think of what can we do better”. He referred to the introduction of computer science as a Leaving Cert subject as one initiative. Meanwhile, the Irish Computer…

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One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist

The days of smartwatches as niche devices might be over, at least in the US. The NPD Group estimated that smartwatch sales jumped 61 percent in the 12-month span ending in November 2018. That’s no mean feat when some companies scaled back their efforts or quit the field entirely. The analyst firm also determined that 16 percent of American adults, or about a sixth of the group, now own smartwatches. There’s a good possibility that you’ll see someone with a smartwatch if you walk down the street, to put it differently. It was mostly…

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Australian Parliament resets computer passwords

Canberra: Australia’s parliament had to reset all the passwords on its computer network after an unknown attacker tried to hack into the system, an official statement said on Friday. In the statement, the legislature’s presiding officers said “a number of measures” had been taken to protect the network following a “security incident on the parliamentary computing network”, reports CNN. “There is no evidence that any data has been accessed or taken at this time, however this will remain subject to ongoing investigation,” it said. The officers said they had no evidence as…

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