Over the last several centuries, humans have felled around 2 billion hectares of forest, leaving behind an area of degraded land comparable to the size of Australia. To restore these ecosystems that are essential in our fight against global warming, we need urgent reforestation … [Read more...] about How drones and AI can restore degraded ecosystems
After a woman gives birth, sometimes a specialist will conduct a placenta exam to analyze the organ for anything that might indicate health problems with the new baby or future pregnancies. The placenta is vital because it delivers blood, oxygen, and other vital substances to the … [Read more...] about New AI algorithm predicts pregnancy complications
Detecting Alzheimer’s in its early stages remains quite the mystery for scientists. In an effort to solve this mystery, a team of researchers are utilizing artificial intelligence to look for signs of Alzheimer’s within language. The research, which took place at New Jersey's … [Read more...] about Scientists create AI tool that detects Alzheimer’s through speech
While artificial intelligence can be used to detect many types of cancer, figuring out when to rely on experts versus the algorithms of AI is still tricky. It’s not simply a matter of who is “better” at making a diagnosis or prediction. Factors like how much time medical … [Read more...] about AI system knows when to make a medical diagnosis or defer to a human
At the Optimist Daily, we’re always on the lookout for solutions—whether they may be for lighter issues like gardening, or for much heavier topics, like how we can best discuss how to prepare for death. Today, we’ll be touching upon the latter. The question of how and when to … [Read more...] about Could AI help prompt doctors to have difficult discussions about death?