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The existential threat of COVID-19 has highlighted an acute need to develop working therapeutics against emerging health threats. One of the luxuries deep learning has afforded us is the ability to modify the landscape as it unfolds — so long as we can keep up with the viral threat, and access the right data. As …

Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her team of researchers at Stanford have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted – working all the while – and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle …

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes. The masks are embedded with tiny, disposable sensors that can be fitted into other face masks and could also be adapted to detect other viruses. The sensors are based on freeze-dried cellular …

Will a computer ever be more creative than a human? In this compelling program, artists, musicians, neuroscientists, and computer scientists explore the future of artistry and imagination in the age of artificial intelligence. Today, there are robots that make art, move like dancers, tell stories, and even help human chefs devise unique recipes. But is …

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance. Now, researchers at Stanford University have invented a manufacturing technique that yields flexible, atomically thin transistors less than 100 nanometers in length – several times smaller than previously possible. The …

Employees have been under immense pressure over the past year to help their organizations navigate the crisis, and they’re finding a new ally in robots to help them better manage their companies’ finances. To explore the impact of technology on the future of the finance profession, we partnered with finance expert Farnoosh Torabi to survey …

A new theorem from the field of quantum machine learning has poked a major hole in the accepted understanding about information scrambling. “Our theorem implies that we are not going to be able to use quantum machine learning to learn typical random or chaotic processes, such as black holes. In this sense, it places a …

Every day, we’re inundated with a constant stream of information — most of which we’ll forget. Sure, you can probably remember what you had for breakfast this morning, but what about last year? We often take for granted the ability to forget mundane, day-to-day details to make room for valuable moments that matter in our …

What it is: Flashlight is a new open source machine learning (ML) library, written entirely in C++, that was built by FAIR to power groundbreaking research by enabling teams to rapidly and easily modify deep and ML frameworks to better fit their needs. Deep and ML frameworks are good at what they do — but …

Like superheroes capable of seeing through obstacles, environmental regulators may soon wield the power of all-seeing eyes that can identify violators anywhere at any time, according to a new Stanford University-led study. The paper, published the week of April 19 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), demonstrates how artificial intelligence combined with …