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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Deep Learning Being Used to Detect Earliest Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 2nd, 2021 (0)
The rise of precision medicine is being augmented by greater use of deep learning technologies that provide predictive analytics for earlier diagnosis of a range of debilitating diseases. The latest example comes from researchers at Michigan-based Beaumont Health who ...

Israeli AI Startup Razor Labs Bypasses VC Route, Instead Going Public on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

April 1st, 2021 (0)
AI startups based in Israel have had little difficulty raising venture funding. Some are now following the lead of their U.S. counterparts by going public. Among the first is industrial AI specialist Razor Labs, which also raised $36 million ...

Training the Untrained Eye with AI to Classify Fine Art

March 31st, 2021 (0)
Beauty, it is said, resides in the eye of the beholder. What if that beholder is a machine learning model being trained to describe and classify fine works of art? That’s what AI researchers at Zhejiang University of Technology ...

LogicPlum Upgrades its Enterprise AI Platform for Times-Series Predictions and More

March 29th, 2021 (0)
As barriers to entry are lowered, more companies are looking for ways to accelerate deployment and scaling of machine learning models. That is creating demand for MLOps tools and plug-play models used to accelerate data preparation and model creation. ...

Here’s An AI-Powered, Voice-Activated Backpack That Aims to Help Visually-Impaired People ‘See’

March 26th, 2021 (0)
An open-source AI initiative has come up with a prototype system in the form of a voice-activated backpack that promises to help the visually impaired perceive and navigate their surroundings. The project, which is sponsored by Intel Corp., draws ...

Harqen.AI Helping Healthcare Sector and Grad Schools Screen for the Best Job, College Applicants

March 25th, 2021 (0)
Choosing candidates to hire or admit to a competitive university graduate program can often be a subjective exercise. Resumes, recommendations and test scores aside, evaluators often act upon gut instinct. Given that reality, the evaluation technology company Harqen.AI is ...

Arteria AI Closes $11M Series A Round to Scale its Contract Management Technology

March 23rd, 2021 (0)
AI developers have been steadily segmenting the booming financial services technology sector with new tools aimed at automating business processes. Among the latest examples are fintech startups applying AI to the drafting and analysis of business contracts, a software ...

Investors Bet Flex Logic Embedded FPGAs will Catch Edge AI Wave With $55M New Funding

March 22nd, 2021 (0)
Geoff Tate, CEO and cofounder of Flex Logix Technologies, told us several years back that edge AI inferencing would be the embedded FPGA vendor’s biggest market through about 2023. Among the reasons was the crying need for an affordable ...

California’s Sonoma County Adds AI to Wildfire Alert Network to Detect Destructive Blazes

March 19th, 2021 (0)
California continues to prepare for another round of wildfires by deploying AI-based early-warning systems designed to spot outbreaks before they become infernos. Sonoma County is the latest to adopt AI technology in the Golden State’s ongoing efforts to monitor ...

Healthcare Investors Target Enterprise Analytics, AI-Based Care Coordination

March 18th, 2021 (0)
The uneven application of AI technology within the healthcare sector appears to be smoothing out as investors increasingly target analytics and AI-based systems for applications like coordinated patient care. Those applications could soon join established AI-based use cases such ...
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