Saturday, October 16, 2021

FDA Working on New Way to Approve AI and ML Software in Medical Devices 

By AI Trends Staff   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February issued an AI and Machine Learning Software as a Medical Device Action Plan, outlining the way forward for manufacturers seeking the agency’s approval...

Sentiment Analysis Tools Well-Timed in a Low-Empathy Era 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  People in the US are suffering from an empathy deficit, one researcher suggests.    Children who spend much of their time plugged into self-focused media are less likely to learn how to read...

Experiences in Smart City Challenges Such as in Columbus, Ohio, Sobering  

By AI Trends Staff   Four years ago, the first international AI City Challenge was conducted to spur the development of AI to support transportation infrastructure in a smarter way. Teams representing American companies or universities...

Last-Mile Delivery Robots Making a Comeback After Initial Bans  

By John P. Desmond, Editor, AI Trends   The last-mile delivery market for autonomous delivery robots is poised to make a comeback, with startups raising money and partnerships working to get needed permission from local governments.   The autonomous vehicle...

AI Being Employed to Help Clean, Avoid Collisions with Space Junk 

By AI Trends Staff   AI is at the center of efforts to clean up space junk—objects in space that no longer serve a purpose and pose risk of collisions with satellites and spacecrafts—from funding from...

Canadian Government Collaborates with Startups on Autonomous Trucking 

By AI Trends Staff  Several Canadian startups are making a play in autonomous truck technology, with support from the government of Ontario as well as venture capitalists.   Autonomous trucking in Canadian has been in the spotlight...

How AI is Helping Mastercard, Siemens, John Deere 

By AI Trends Staff  AI is having an impact in business, government and healthcare. But nowhere is it having more impact than for the biggest companies with the most resources.  Advantages big companies have include access...

Raquel Urtasun’s Waabi Autonomous Vehicle Software Company is Launched   

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Raquel Urtasun hit the ground running as an entrepreneur on June 8, with the announcement of her autonomous driving software company Waabi, complete with $83.5 million in backing.   Urtasun has...

Insurance to Mitigate the Risk of AI Systems Coming into View  

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Companies are interested in buying insurance to mitigate the risk of adoption and deployment of new AI applications with no history of use.  “When it comes to the commercial...

AI Runs Into Skepticism From Cybersecurity Experts  

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  How effectively AI can be applied to cybersecurity was the subject of some debate at the RSA Security Conference held virtually from May 17-20.   The event featured a virtual...




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