This week’s list of top data news highlights covers April 2, 2022 to April 8, 2022 and includes articles on predicting players’ performances at the Masters with a supercomputer and using an AI system to translate news articles.
OpenAI, a U.S.-based AI company, has created a new version of its AI system, known as DALL-E 2, that can translate text into images. Users can direct the new system to create images, edit an existing image, and blend images with text commands.
The 2022 Masters, a U.S.-based golf tournament, is using IBM’s Watson supercomputer to project players’ performances in the tournament. Fans can see daily predictions for each player based on analysis of data on 22 training factors, such as previous performances and weather and over 40 zones on the course.
The European Union has granted regulatory clearance to an AI system that can detect abnormalities in chest x-rays without supervision by a radiologist. According to Oxipit, an AI radiology company based in Lithuania that created the system, the system made no clinically relevant errors during pilot programs. The company plans to file for approval for use in the United States as well.
Physicists at the University of Vienna have created a quantum device out of a memristor, which is a programmable electronic memory device. The team built the memristor on an integrated quantum processor with single photons. They then created simulations showing that optical networks with quantum memristors can learn both quantum and classical tasks, allowing for both AI and quantum use cases.
Amazon has opened a full-sized Amazon Fresh grocery store in Fairfax, Virginia, its first full-sized store on the East Coast. The store features cashierless “just walk out” technology, which uses sensors, cameras, and an AI system to charge customers for their purchases.
Researchers at Imperial College London have created a robotic nurse that can dress hospital patients. The team trained the robot’s system to identify key spots on a hospital gown, like sleeves, using AI and to manipulate robotic arms to dress the patient. In tests, the robot dressed a mannequin with an approximately 90 percent success rate.
Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services has launched a data analytics platform to detect and stop human trafficking in the state. Officials can use the platform to access demographic information about victims and alleged perpetrators, suspected locations, and factors influencing the spread of human trafficking.
Le Monde, a newspaper in France, has used an AI system to partially translate articles into English for its first ever English-language digital edition. The newspaper translated the articles as part of a mission to expand its subscriber base to include English-speaking readers.
Snapchat and SignAll, a Hungarian communications technology company that builds tools for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, have partnered to launch a Snapchat lens to teach American Sign Language (ASL). The lens uses augmented reality to help users learn the ASL alphabet and fingerspell their name.
Researchers at Yale have created an AI system that can detect signs of heart rhythm and conduction disorders in electrocardiograms (ECG) images. The team trained the system with two million ECGs from over a million patients.